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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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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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Imagine being tasked with designing protective clothing for law enforcement officers. The protective gear needs to be effective at stopping hurled projectiles while not severely restricting the movements of the wearer. To design such armor, it's useful to partition the human body into nearly rigid (lower arm and leg) and highly deformable parts (neck ...

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Zhiyu Liu and Maurice Herlihy Win Best Paper Award

Reached by phone after his recent shared triumph, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University’s Computer Science Department was feeling optimistic: “This is good news for programmers.” The paper that he co-wrote with PhD student Zhiyu Liu (“Well-Structured Futures and Cache Locality”) had just won the Best Paper Award at the Proceedings of the 19th ...

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The core of computer vision is concentrated on learning how to automatically recognise things that humans are already awesome at recognising (dogs, cats, sail boats, handwriting, etc.). Humans can recognise these things in approximately 0.3 seconds -- you can recognize a Jack Russell before you can even think the words ‘super cute dog,' [1]. Humans ...

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Data is the new soil of business and (soon) at the core of essentially all domains from material science to healthcare. The possibilities are sheer endless. In 2007 the Wired Magazinegot even so far and predicted "The End of Science: The quest of knowledge used to begin with grand theories. Now it begins with ...

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Manipulating HTML via JavaScript is often a frustrating task: the APIs for doing so, known as the Document Object Model (or DOM), are annoyingly inconsistent between browsers and too low-level: they amount to an “assembly language for trees”, allowing programmers to navigate from a node to its parent, children or adjacent siblings; add, remove, or ...

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

A group of Brown CS and RISD students are hosting Hack@Brown, the first annual Brown University hackathon January 24-25 in Alumnae Hall! 250 students from Brown/RISD and other schools in the northeast plus engineers ...

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

In Spring 2014 Shriram Krishnamurthi and I will be co-teaching a new course called Logic for Hackers. The course will showcase the surprising power that logical techniques such as SAT-solving, model-checking, and automated model-finding lend to developing ...

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