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Startup@Brown Connects Students With Startups

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Lots of computer science students have dreams of one day going to work for one of the giants of the tech world — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and the like. But not Krishna Aluru, a Brown senior. Those are great companies, he says, but they're just not the ...

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Sam Dooman, Caroline Malin-Mayor, And Bootstrap Provide Summer Enrichment For Local Students

Almost everyone who has had a summer break from school can understand the challenge of summer learning loss, in which students fail to retain concepts learned during a previous school year. This summer, some local kids avoided losing their recently-acquired math skills through a summer enrichment program offered by Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum ...

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Kraska, Binnig, And Collaborators Receive An NSF Big Data Spoke Grant For Data Sharing

Less than a year after Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) began participation in the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (BD Hub), Assistant Professor Tim Kraska (Principal Investigator) and Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) Carsten Binnig (Co-Principal Investigator) and colleagues at Drexel University and MIT have been awarded a Big Data Spoke award ...

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John Savage Joins Boston Global Forum's Board Of Thinkers And Works To Combat Cyberattacks In Vietnam

2016 continues to be a busy year for Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has presented recommendations for securing cyberspace to the government of Japan, addressed the Boston Global Forum on the G7 cybersecurity agenda, received a nanotechnology patent, and participated in the Munich Security Conference

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Brown CS is so proud of our PhD alums! They have been very busy this year and are continuing to work hard to improve and expand the field of computer science.

Michael Littman:

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Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Staff Attend The 2016 Tapia Conference

"Empowering" and "informational" are the first two words that undergraduate student Austin Peete of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) uses to describe the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. "Given the opportunity to interact with other URMs that have made, and are making, an impact in the field provided ...

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Tim Edgar Speaks Out On Behalf Of A Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden

This week, the long chain of events following Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to leak classified NSA documents has taken a new turn. In an interview with the Guardian, Snowden has argued that President Obama should pardon him before he leaves office next year.

Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University ...

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Jeff Huang And Colleagues Receive An NIH R01 Grant For Predicting Mental Health Issues From Social Data

Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) and two smaller NIH grants as a Co-Investigator with a team of clinical researchers from Rhode Island Hospital. The original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH ...

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Jeff Huang And His TAs Expand CSCI 1300 With Workshops And Events Open To All Brown/RISD Students

Perhaps inspired by their course material (user experience design aims at improving the usability, accessibility, and enjoyment of using a product to increase user satisfaction), Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and the TAs for CSCI 1300 User Interfaces and User Experience have made significant changes to ...

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Recent PhD Research: Alexander Kalinin Creates Systems Tools For Large Multidimensional Data Sets

Brown CS has just begun a project to highlight the wide-ranging and innovative research of our PhD students as they approach graduation. Our latest contributor, Alexander Kalinin, discusses his work below. He'll be defending his thesis on Monday, September 12, at 12 PM in CIT 506To see other PhD research overviews, click here ...

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