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Providence Is Home To One Of Bon Appetit's Ten Best Restaurants

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Providence is frequently cited for its fine dining, but a recent honor puts our city in the very highest ranks: the Providence Journal reports that Bon Appetit has named local restaurant, Oberlin, the seventh best in the country. Triumphing over competition from as far away ...

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Eli Upfal Receives The President's Award For Excellence In Faculty Governance

Following a strong year of research, Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored in another area: service to Brown. Yesterday, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance, which was established by President Simmons in 2007-08 to celebrate faculty contributions, past and ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb And Alum David Blei Talk About AI With The ACM

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to fascinate the general public, but its depiction in the media and popular culture is frequently more fantastical than some scientists might prefer. To help separate fact from fiction, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has devoted the first entry in their "Panels in Print" series to a discussion of AI ...

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Laura Dobler Has Been Named An Office Of Institutional Diversity And Inclusion Administrative Fellow

A staff member in Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received an honor that will provide her with additional skills and resources to continue her work with diversity and inclusion. Financial and Outreach Coordinator Laura Dobler has been named one of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion's six ...

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Michael Littman Chats With Neil deGrasse Tyson About AI And Society

Michael Littman, talking about artificial intelligence with Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Brains are cool, man!"

Neil: "That's the best line of the day."

To review GE Podcast Theater's second podcast, LifeAfter, Chicago's WBEZ 91.5 turned to Neil deGrasse Tyson, the renowned astrophysicist whose work in providing science education to the public has ...

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Undergraduate Researcher Profile: Miles Eldon

by Luke Camery

Even though he now continues his work professionally, Miles Eldon came to robotics research by way of a friend. He recalls that his friend, "was so excited about it that I got interested in finding out more. I met with Tellex, talked about opportunities in her lab, and at her suggestion, took ...

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Stefanie Tellex And Baxter Provide Local Kids With A Glimpse Of The Future Of Robotics

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was in good company as Wheeler School's 2016 N-12 Fox Family Speaker. "Last year's speaker was world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall," says Nupur Shridhar, Director of Wheeler's Design-Innovate-Build Lab. "How could we possibly top that? Well, with an ...

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Sherief Reda Has Been Named One Of 11 RI Innovators

Not sure where to look for innovation in 2017? The Providence Journal recommends Sherief Reda of Brown University's School of Engineering, who shares a secondary joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). They've just named him a 2017 RI Innovator for his work with reconfigurable computing and embedded smart vision ...

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splash.png SignMeUp was originally created by Brown CS students Dhruv Rawat, Anamta Farook, and Mohsan Elahi as part of a cs132 project. Brown CS student, Atty Eleti, has since continued to improve and maintain SignMeup. This webapp allows teaching assistants to post their office hours, and students can then sign up for them and will be ...

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CSCI 1951 Students Showcase Smart Mirrors, Haptic Blankets, Robots, And Other Humanity-Centered Technology

"We'll soon live in a world," says Professor Ian Gonsher, "if we don’t already, that's saturated with a dazzling array of interconnected, automatic things. This semester, my students in CSCI 1951C Designing Humanity Centered Robots explored how these emerging technologies might impact our lives in the near future as they designed, discussed ...

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