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Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Staff Attend The 2016 Tapia Conference

"Empowering" and "informational" are the first two words that undergraduate student Austin Peete of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) uses to describe the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. "Given the opportunity to interact with other URMs that have made, and are making, an impact in the field provided ...

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Tim Edgar Speaks Out On Behalf Of A Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden

This week, the long chain of events following Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to leak classified NSA documents has taken a new turn. In an interview with the Guardian, Snowden has argued that President Obama should pardon him before he leaves office next year.

Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University ...

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Jeff Huang And Colleagues Receive An NIH R01 Grant For Predicting Mental Health Issues From Social Data

Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) and two smaller NIH grants as a Co-Investigator with a team of clinical researchers from Rhode Island Hospital. The original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH ...

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Jeff Huang And His TAs Expand CSCI 1300 With Workshops And Events Open To All Brown/RISD Students

Perhaps inspired by their course material (user experience design aims at improving the usability, accessibility, and enjoyment of using a product to increase user satisfaction), Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and the TAs for CSCI 1300 User Interfaces and User Experience have made significant changes to ...

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Recent PhD Research: Alexander Kalinin Creates Systems Tools For Large Multidimensional Data Sets

Brown CS has just begun a project to highlight the wide-ranging and innovative research of our PhD students as they approach graduation. Our latest contributor, Alexander Kalinin, discusses his work below. He'll be defending his thesis on Monday, September 12, at 12 PM in CIT 506To see other PhD research overviews, click here ...

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Tim Edgar Travels To Germany To Testify In The Snowden Inquiry

Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to "reveal the details of NSA surveillance to the world", writes Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity program and Senior Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs, "precipitated the open debate on privacy and surveillance ...

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Seeing The World In A New Way: Channing Gray Explores The Yurt

For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

Few journalists are fortunate enough to cover the same beat as noted critic and Providence Journal arts writer, Channing Gray. He's written at length on Stephen Nachmanovitch, Paul Nelson, Benjamin Britten, puppetry, photography, piano design, and now the Yurt, Brown ...

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Fodor's New England Cites The Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative

The size of a travel guide is necessarily limited by the tourist's ability to carry yet another object while exploring or cram it into an overflowing backpack. In the latest edition of Fodor's New England, Brown University gets a mere thirteen lines that mention the university's 40 academic departments, its Gothic and ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Praises Apple's Recent Privacy Stance In CSM's Passcode

As a thought leader in the areas of cryptography, privacy, and accountability, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is often asked to comment on areas ranging from data privacy to White House security policy to the FBI's case against Apple. Frankly skeptical at recent efforts by Apple ...

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De Stefani, Epasto, Riondato, And Upfal Win A Best Student Paper Award At KDD 2016

Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his research group continue to distinguish themselves in the Big Data research community. Shortly after two of their full papers and one poster paper were accepted at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2016), a ...

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