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Brown Alumni Magazine Features David Blei '97

by Michael McLaughlin

(reprinted with permission from Brown Alumni Magazine)

You can thank David Blei ’97 for all those personalized suggestions of things to buy that pop up on your screen whenever you’re online. In fact, the easiest way for this Columbia University computer science and statistics professor to explain his field of expertise ...

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Brown CS Brings An Hour Of Code To 130+ Kids

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.

For the second year in a row, Brown Computer Science brought an Hour of Code to Providence students at Nathan Bishop Middle School.  Hour of Code ...

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Professor Valerie Barr of Union College has just followed up her inaugural lecture for the Brown CS Diversity Series (“The Toy Aisle Still Matters: The State Of Women In Computing”) with two blog posts based on her presentation.  They’re available here and here.  Professor Barr, thank you for laying a strong foundation for this ...

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Aaron Gokaslan ’18 Wins HackPrinceton Best iOS App Award

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

Brown University computer science concentrator Aaron Gokaslan ’18 and a team of his peers have just won a Best iOS App award from Apple at the recent HackPrinceton hackathon, earning an iPad Mini and the envy of ...

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Van Dam's Group Provides Users Worldwide With New Opportunities To Interact With Art

Professor Andries van Dam of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science and his team of researchers were recently featured by the Brown Daily Herald for developing software that facilitates a high level of interaction with artwork and other images. The application, known as Touch Art Gallery (TAG), allows users to navigate easily around artwork ...

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A Visit To The Computer History Museum

This summer while I was interning at Yahoo! some current and former Brown CS Grad Students had a mini-reunion in the San Francisco Bay Area. And where else would we hold this event but the Computer History Museum (http://www.computerhistory.org/) in Mountain View, CA? While visiting the museum, I learned more about the ...

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Alumni Update: Sunil Mallya '11

Like the company that he co-founded, Neon Labs, Sunil Mallya ’11 sees himself as rooted in science and invigorated by its potential for discovery, transforming what had previously been uninteresting or impassable. He says, “I grew up at just the right moment in time to be constantly amazed by the ubiquity of computers. I was ...

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#YurtAtBrown

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

“The #YurtAtBrown hashtag documents a milestone,” says Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS). “2015 will be a landmark year for visualization at Brown and an evolutionary, transformative leap for the field.”

This leads to an ...

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Keeping pace with surging Brown CS enrollment, interest in the department's Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program is at perhaps a historic high. According to Professor Tom Doeppner, Vice Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, he's received 375 applications for the Spring 2015 semester, meaning that 6% of undergraduates have applied to be ...

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When VIS 2014 (the premier conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Paris next week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) will enjoy a markedly high level of representation and participation.

“As this conference has grown, our Graphics, Visualization, and Interaction group has grown ...

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