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stefie10.jpg__120x180_q85_crop-1_subsampling-2.jpg Brown CS professor Stefanie Tellex was one of the featured speakers at MIT’s recent EmTech conference. MIT’s annual conference highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. Stefanie spoke about her work creating robots that can talk to each other and teach each other, which was deemed one of the ten most ...

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Brown CS TAs Of CS 15 Win Second Place At HealthHacks RI Hackathon

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

At many hackathons, teams assemble according to shared interests among people who have just met. It's part of the appeal. But sometimes, you just want to hack with people that you already love working with. Two ...

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Eli Upfal's Research Group Receives A Substantial Gift From Two Sigma Investments

Last month, Professor Eli Upfalthe Rush C. Hawkins Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, and his research group received a generous gift from Two Sigma Investments. Two Sigma is a New York City-based systematic investment manager, founded with the goal of applying cutting-edge technology to the data-rich world of finance. Their investment strategies ...

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Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named One Of Robohub's

On October 11, in a fitting celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Robohub (a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe) announced its 2016 list of "25 Women In Robotics You Need To Know About", and Assistant Profesor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's ...

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John Savage Gives The Inaugural Graves Distinguished Cyber Security Lecture At The University Of Tulsa

"Cyberspace," writes Professor John Savage of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS), "is the new environment in which many of us are immersed every day. It puts vast amounts of information at our fingertips and is a new vehicle for communication with friends and families. At the same time it has introduced new ...

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Connor Gramazio Brings Well-Received Information Visualization Software To VIS 2016

If you're going to be attending VIS 2016 and have a chance to watch Connor Gramazio's presentation, two things are pretty much guaranteed: a color palette that looks good, and one whose component colors are easy to tell apart from each other. Connor, a PhD student at Brown University's Department of Computer ...

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Lightweight Or Just Right? Bootstrap Launches Data Science For Kids

Funding from the National Science Foundation and Bloomberg, Inc. will allow Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used worldwide that's directed by Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer of Brown CS) to deliver broadly accessible data science to K-12 kids.

"We often use 'lightweight' as a pejorative," says Shriram, "but it nicely represents our ...

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MIT Technology Review Asks Stefanie Tellex About Robotic Learning And Complex Tasks

To extrapolate is human: unless we've overlooked to the "PUSH" sign and are frantically pulling on a door, we easily adapt to differing styles of handles and knobs, figuring out intuitively whether to slide, rotate, push down, and so on. It's not so easy for robots, and if we eventually want to have ...

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