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Brown CS Says Goodbye To Jeff Coady And Dorinda Moulton

Imagine another era of computing history: erase the CIT, convert your monitor to monochrome. Your phone isn’t a smartphone or even a cell phone, but at least it probably isn’t rotary anymore.

This is the age that Jeff Coady and Dorinda Moulton started their 30-year Brown CS careers in.

They’re ending those ...

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Photo Editing Algorithm Changes Weather, Seasons Automatically

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

We may not be able control the weather outside, but thanks to a new algorithm being developed by Brown University computer scientists, we can control it in photographs.

The new program enables users to change a suite of “transient attributes” of outdoor photos — the weather, time of ...

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Paul Valiant Becomes Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow

An expanded version of this story will appear as part of an article on excellence in teaching in the next issue of Conduit, our research and alumni news magazine.

Assistant Professor Paul Valiant of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship that will enable ...

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Layla Oesper Wins ISMB Workshop Best Presentation Award
Last week in Boston, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) managed to put a capstone on their achievement of giving a record number of talks at one of the most prominent conferences in Computational Biology.

At the twenty-second annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Offers Ukraine Commentary On WPRI

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown CS Professor Anna Lysyanskaya was again interviewed by WPRI's Dan Yorke and offered a commentary on the situation ...

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Jenkins, Van Dam Featured In

“Our job is essentially to build things, to build knowledge, to create ideas, even crazy ideas,” says Brown CS Professor Chad Jenkins, “and put them out there so that others can build.” 

As a contribution to Brown University’s 250th Anniversary celebrations, Professor Richard Fishman has interviewed a dozen faculty members as part of ...

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Brown CS And CCMB To Enjoy Record Participation At ISMB 2014

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) are looking forward to ...

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Andy Pavlo Wins ACM SIGMOD’s Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award

Brown University Computer Science (BrownCS) alumnus Andy Pavlo PhD ’14 has just won the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Of Data (ACM SIGMOD)’s Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award for his recent thesis (“On the Optimization of Partitioned Database Management Systems”). He’s the first BrownCS recipient of the honor, which ...

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Alex Tarvo Wins ACM Student Research Competition Award

Brown University Department of Computer Science (BrownCS) alumnus Alex Tarvo PhD ’14 has just won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Student Research Competition Award for his research into predicting the performance of multi-threaded programs. He’s the second Brown CS recipient of the honor (Dan Keefe won in 2005 at ACM’s SIGGRAPH ...

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Genevieve Patterson Helps Organize LDV Vision Summit, Sees Opportunity For Undergrads

Brown University Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) PhD student Genevieve Patterson has just helped organize the LDV Vision Summit, a start-up conference held in New York City to address trends and technologies in digital imaging and video technology. Founded by Evan Nisselson of LDV Capital, an investment group interested in technology-focused projects across the ...

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