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Brown Daily Herald Takes Readers Into

The Yurt, Brown University's newest 3D virtual reality environment, launched in 2015 and has earned worldwide praise. To read more articles on the Yurt, click here​.

If the Yurt's resolution or pixel density were any better, the human eye wouldn't be able to perceive it, and the possibilities it offers to researchers ...

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Brown News Investigates The Yurt's Advantages For Scientific And Artistic Exploration

The Yurt, Brown University's newest 3D virtual reality environment, launched in 2015 and has earned worldwide praise. To read more articles on the Yurt, click here.

When the next rover lands safely on Mars, we may owe some of our gratitude to Brown University's newest 3D virtual reality environment. Barely halfway into its ...

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NYT Quotes Timothy Edgar On NSA Surveillance

Documents recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the New York Times reports, reveal that the National Security Agency has used foreign collection of Internet metadata as a way around the oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The article features remarks from Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson ...

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Timothy Edgar Gives NPR And WWL Radio Interviews

As the world revisits issues of government surveillance and cybersecurity in the wake of the Paris attacks, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute, has been interviewed by regional and national radio stations. 

His interview with Louisiana-based WWL is available here.

His interview on NPR's "To The Point" program is ...

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Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

The Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), held this year in San Diego, is one of the most prominent conferences on the subject of human cooperation, computation, and crowdsourcing, and Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS)  made a strong showing this year. Two different groups of students and faculty have been ...

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La Presse Interviews Timothy Edgar About

Francophones will be interested in a recent interview with Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. La Presse, Canada's second-largest French-language newspaper, sought him out on the topics of Edward Snowden, government surveillance, and privacy. 

You can read the full article here

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NYT Article On Government Surveillance Quotes Tim Edgar

Today's edition of the New York Times includes an article by Scott Shane ("After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance") reviewing recent developments in the discussion regarding limits on government surveillance. In it, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institue, offers comments alongside several colleagues and prominent public ...

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MIT Technology Review has just reported on Brown CS PhD student John Oberlin and Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex's work on robot object manipulation. The entire article is available here. You can also watch their "Bandit-based Adaptation for Robotic Grasping" video by clicking the image above and read their paper here

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BDH Reports On The Launch Of The Brown CS UTA Endowment Fundraising Campaign

Today's edition of the Brown Daily Herald contains a feature by Hattie Xu on the launch of the fundraising campaign for the Brown CS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment, featuring comments from Associate Professor (Research), Vice Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Tom Doeppner, several undergraduate teaching assistants, and three alums. The entire article is ...

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Touch Art Gallery's Digital Museum Experiences Featured In Campus Technology

Campus Technology has just reported on the newly-launched TAG (Touch Art Gallery, one of the most visible recent successes of the Brown CS undergraduate research program) collaboration with the Nobel Museum and Nobel Media to create state-of-the-art museum experiences. The entire article is available here.

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