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Hack@Brown 3 Arrives: 450 Students, 65 Mentors, Noted Speakers, And A Closing Ceremony That's Open To All

Last update on Feb. 4, 2016.

Hack@Brown 3 Arrives: 450 Students, 65 Mentors, Noted Speakers, And A Closing Ceremony That's Open To All

by Michael Markell

Hack@Brown, with support from Brown CS, is holding their third annual hackathon this weekend, February 6-7! The event will bring in 450 students from 84 schools, travelling from as far as the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico, as well as 65 industry mentors, many of which are Brown alums. Governor ...

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United States CTO Cites Bootstrap In A Landmark "Computer Science For All" Blog Post

Last update on Feb. 4, 2016.

United States CTO Cites Bootstrap In A Landmark

"The field of computer science education," writes Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States, "has come a long way in just a few years." In her recent posting, she explicitly singles out Bootstrap, a CS education outreach program co-developed by Kathi Fisler (WPI and an adjunct at Brown CS), Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown CS), and ...

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A New Brown CS Course Aims To Build The Next Generation Of CS Entrepreneurs

Last update on Jan. 27, 2016.

A New Brown CS Course Aims To Build The Next Generation Of CS Entrepreneurs

The number of new startups launched in the US each year is quickly increasing and many successful ones have been founded by recent CS graduates. Current and future students may be wondering how they too can succeed with a startup of their own. Brown CS has this in mind with csciStartup, a new course offered ...

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Erik Sudderth's Software Helps Detect Nuclear Tests

Last update on Jan. 14, 2016.

Erik Sudderth's Software Helps Detect Nuclear Tests

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

When North Korea conducted its recent nuclear weapon test, the blast had been detected by a global seismic sensing network operated by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The network, called the International Monitoring System, aims to “make sure that no nuclear explosion ...

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"Not A Peep": Tim Edgar Critiques The State Of The Union's Failure To Address Key Cybersecurity Issues

Last update on Jan. 13, 2016.

Sometimes silence, perhaps unintentionally, speaks louder than words. Writing today in Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute, noted that neither cybersecurity nor surveillance nor encryption was mentioned once in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night.

"In past years," he writes, "Obama has sounded increasingly ...

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Michael Littman Stars In A Television Commercial That Will Reach Millions Of Viewers Nationwide

Last update on Jan. 12, 2016.

Michael Littman Stars In A Television Commercial That Will Reach Millions Of Viewers Nationwide

“Ordinary people are being empowered,” says Professor Michael Littman of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, “in a way that makes the experts unnecessary.” Coming from a thought leader whose research is helping create household gadgets that can be programmed in a user-friendly and natural way, it's not an unusual statement. 

Except in ...

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Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship

Last update on Jan. 12, 2016.

Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship

"When things go wrong in today’s systems," writes Brown CS PhD student Jonathan Mace, "it can be difficult to answer questions about causes of failures, uncover dependencies between components, or understand performance or resource usage." Very few things are going wrong for Jonathan at the moment, nor is his recent performance difficult to understand ...

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Brown CS Alums At Delphix Share Their Experiences Via Blog Posts

Last update on Jan. 11, 2016.

At Brown CS, we pride ourselves on the valuable work that our alums do and their interest in sharing their discoveries and insights with other members of our community. We're happy to hear from our alums Ardra Hren, Alex Kleiman, and Adam Leventhal, who are at Delphix, a company that helps provide "Data as ...

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NYT Ranks Providence With Global Peers As A "Place To Go In 2016"

Last update on Jan. 8, 2016.

NYT Ranks Providence With Global Peers As A

We're immensely proud to be part of Brown and to call Providence home. For more articles on our parent university and our home city, click here.

Rising cinematically in glory beside the Brihadeeswarar Temple of Thanjavur, Barcelona's Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and the Kansai ryokans: the Carrie Tower, the Independent Man, and ...

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Providence Declared Best City To Raise Kids In America

Last update on Jan. 4, 2016.

1024px-Waterfire_flicker_image_4.jpg We're immensely proud to be part of Brown and to call Providence home. For more articles on our parent university and our home city, click here.

Destination Tips lists Providence, RI as the number one city to raise children in America. Its safe neighborhoods, historic attractions, and fun zoo are just a few aspects ...

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