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

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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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IMG_2448.jpg For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Providence, Rhode Island was recently named the “Best Kept Secret On the East Coast” by Parade. The city has a lot to offer with its up-and-coming food and arts scene and a young and bustling population.

The ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK's "Women Who Changed Science In 2015" and the American ...

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Introducing Mosaic+

by Nifemi Madarikan

“We strive to foster a sense of community for marginalized and underrepresented racial minority (URM) students within the computer science department. We will welcome more racial and ethnic minority students to computer science at Brown through a community they can easily relate to and learn from. We will launch Mosaic+ as a ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into their communities to increase the diversity of our field.

These are their stories from the past two years alone ...

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Bootstrap Readies 33 Teachers To Provide CS4RI This Fall

As reported last week, Bootstrap saw sold-out enrollment for its June 27-29 workshop, and now 33 local teachers (plus four from other states) are ready to go out and teach computer science as part of Governor Gina Raimondo's CS4RI initiative. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility ...

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Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring For Distributed Systems

by Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke, and Rodrigo Fonseca

Pivot Tracing is a monitoring framework for distributed systems that can seamlessly correlate statistics across applications, components, and machines at runtime, without needing to change or redeploy system code. Users can define and install monitoring queries on-the-fly, to collect arbitrary statistics from one point in the system ...

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