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Undergraduate Researcher Profile: Gaurav Manek

by Luke Camery, Meta-URA

Gaurav Manek is a deep learning researcher at the Infocomm Research Institute in Singapore. Gaurav graduated from Brown last year after an accelerated bachelor's program in Computer Science. When asked how his research career began, he told Luke and the MURAs that: "I first heard about Professor Stefanie Tellex in ...

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Michael Littman's Contribution To The First Email Attachment

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This is one for the record books, but somehow it's escaped widespread notice. It's no secret that Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) wrote the first textbook on circuit complexity or that Professor Andy van ...

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Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A

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In the past ten years, more than 30 Brown CS graduates have taken faculty positions across the country. Often, these are teaching-focused positions at liberal arts institutions, such as (most recently): Hammurabi Mendes at Davidson College; Layla Oesper at ...

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Peter Wegner Receives A Recognition Award For His Work With The Faculty Bulletin

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At yesterday's faculty meeting, Professor Emeritus Peter Wegner of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) received a recognition award that celebrates his sustained and dedicated work as editor of the Brown University Faculty Bulletin, which began in 1988. The honor ...

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Overall enrollment is currently up and introductory course enrollment is up as well. To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

Brown’s Department of Computer Science continues to grow as more students choose concentrations in computer science. This year, the department is predicted to graduate 232 undergraduates, which ...

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Tellex, Rosen, And Whitney Use Social Feedback To Help Robots Fetch Objects Intelligently

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

If someone asks you to hand them a wrench from a table full of different sized wrenches, you’d probably pause and ask, “which one?” Robotics researchers from Brown University have now developed an algorithm that lets robots do the same thing — ask for clarification when they ...

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Jeff Huang Finds Out How Gamers Get Good

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

We all know that practice makes us better at things, but scientists are still trying to understand what kinds of practice work best. A research team led by a Brown University computer scientist has found insights about how people improve their skills in a rather unlikely place ...

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In the wake of a former Uber engineer's allegations of sexual harassment and rampant sexism at the company, Brown CS alum Aimee Lucido, also an Uber employee, has penned a compelling response. Writing for Medium, she reflects on her own experience, explains why she continues to work for the company, and offers a dozen ...

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Lauren Clarke Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

Lauren Clarke, Academic and IP Programs Manager for Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received one of the highest honors for members of Brown staff, a Brown University Excellence Award. "The biggest challenge in putting together Lauren's nomination," says Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel, "was to make her contributions fit ...

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Travel And Leisure And Conde Nast Rank T.F. Green Airport One Of The Nation's Best

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Our visiting lecturers and other guests often tell us that traveling to Providence by air is surprisingly stress-free, and two recent articles confirm it. Conde Nast names T.F. Green Airport the third best in the country, beating out Tampa, Austin, Salt Lake City, and ...

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