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The class Virtual Reality Design for Science taught by Brown Computer Science Professor David Laidlaw, Brown Biology Professor Sharon Swartz, and RISD Illustration Professor Fritz Drury is a featured news item on Brown's website. One class project centered on a 3-D visualization of the flight of bats and was showcased at the Granoff Center ...

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Brown CS alumna  Sarah Meiklejohn(Sc.B. 2008, Sc.M. 2009 under the guidance of Professor Anna Lysyanskaya) was quoted in a New York Times article published December 5, 2013, regarding Bitcoin fraud.

Sarah is a fifth year Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego. She has broad research interests in security ...

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Associate Professor Chad Jenkins and Henry Evans presented a great talk about using robots to improve the quality of life for the physically disabled at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2013 conference in Washington, D.C. Henry, who is a mute quadriplegic, presented remotely via a Beam mobile telepresence system from his home in Northern California. He also ...

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Brown Robotics and BaxterProfessors Chad Jenkins and Stefanie Tellex and the students of Brown Robotics with the new Baxter Research Robot

Christmas arrived earlier this week to the Brown Robotics lab. The faculty and students of Brown Robotics unpacked the newest addition to the lab, a Baxter Research Robot designed and built by Rethink Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts ...

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Prof. David H. Laidlaw, Hua Guo, Ryan Cabeen Recent work from Professor David H. Laidlaw's Visualization Research Lab is helping scientists better understand connectivity in the brain.

At the Information Visualization conference (InfoVis) in October, Ph.D. student Hua Guo presented a poster about her novel tool, BraiNet, which visualizes the graph of neuron projections between different brain parts. Her poster, titled ...

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Thirteen Students and One Bear Attend the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration

Professor Josiah S. Carberry interviews graduate students Betsy Hilliard and Layla Oesper about their experiences at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Carberry: Thanks so much for joining me for this interview. To start off, what is the Grace Hopper Celebration?

Hilliard: GHC or just Grace Hopper, was named after Rear Admiral ...

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LaylaOesperHighRes.jpg Fourth year Computer Science Ph.D. student Layla Oesper was one of three students chosen by the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program to represent the state at Supercomputing13, November 17-22, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

A full story was published in The Brown Daily Herald on September 24, 2013.

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by Karishma Bhatia and April Tran

image01.jpg Community outreach connects Brown CS students to the Providence area. For more articles on how Brown CS students inspire and lead members of the greater Providence community click here.

On the surface, Artemis is a summer program geared towards teaching young girls computer skills, programming, and computer science concepts ...

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Chad Jenkins Speaks at National Geographic's Explorer Symposium

Associate Professor Chad Jenkins was named a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his research in Human-Robot Interaction, enabling new capabilities for robots to learn from and interact with humans.

National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers.

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ferguson_small.JPG Brown Ph.D. student Andrew Ferguson recently defended the current design of Australia's National Broadband Network in an op-ed published July 12, 2013, in Melbourne's The Age. The Australian government is currently building a nation-wide network to provide broadband Internet service, known locally as the NBN. The plan calls for 93% of Australian ...

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