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Michael Littman, Melwyn Pak Yong Ho, And Elyse McManus At CHI2014: Programming The Smart Home

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

The idea of a smart home sounds promising enough. Who doesn’t want a house full of automated gadgets — from light switches to appliances to heating systems — that know exactly when to turn on, turn off, heat up or power down?

But in order for all those ...

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Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology Named A Notable Book

Maurice Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology has just been selected by Computing Reviews as a Best of 2013 Notable Book. The entire list is available at the Computing Reviews site. Congratulations, Maurice!

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Sorin Istrail Receives NSF Grant For Haplotype Reconstruction Algorithms

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Sorin Istrail has received funding for the NSF grant “Genome-Wide Algorithms for Haplotype Reconstruction and Beyond: A Combined Haplotype Assembly and Identical-by-Descent Tracts Approach”. Human genomes are diploids, which means that each human has two haplotypes, one inherited ...

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Alumnus David Blei '97 Wins ACM Award

Professors John Savage and Michael Littman share the news that BrownCS alumnus David Blei '97 has won an ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences for his development of powerful modeling techniques to speed information retrieval from large data collections.

Michael says, "I'm really excited for David. I got to work with him a ...

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Middle Schoolers get tour of Robotics Lab for Brown 250+ Celebrations

Community outreach connects Brown CS students to the Providence area. For more articles on how Brown CS students inspire and lead members of the greater Providence community click here.

The robotics open house was hosted by the Brown Robotics Lab on first floor of the CIT Building.  Visitors were greeted in the lobby by Morgan ...

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The Brown Bears Robotics Team has been selected for the annual RoboCup@Home robotics competition.  The Bears consists of graduate and undergraduate students working with Professor Chad Jenkins, along with Kuma (the PR2 robot) from the Brown Robotics Lab.  This year's RoboCup competition will be held in Brazil in July, just after ...

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BrownCS Students Win Best Teamwork Award

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

On Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, the Atlantic Council hosted their second annual Cyber 9/12 Student Competition in Washington DC. It is an event designed to give students a taste of the challenges that ...

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Brown University Press Release Media Contact: Kevin Stacey

To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle.

Yes, that’s a dance move, but it’s also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University.

The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns ...

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