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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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The class Virtual Reality Design for Science taught by Brown Computer Science Professor David Laidlaw, Brown Biology Professor Sharon Swartz, and RISD Illustration Professor Fritz Drury is a featured news item on Brown's website. One class project centered on a 3-D visualization of the flight of bats and was showcased at the Granoff Center ...

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Brown CS alumna  Sarah Meiklejohn(Sc.B. 2008, Sc.M. 2009 under the guidance of Professor Anna Lysyanskaya) was quoted in a New York Times article published December 5, 2013, regarding Bitcoin fraud.

Sarah is a fifth year Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego. She has broad research interests in security ...

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Associate Professor Chad Jenkins and Henry Evans presented a great talk about using robots to improve the quality of life for the physically disabled at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2013 conference in Washington, D.C. Henry, who is a mute quadriplegic, presented remotely via a Beam mobile telepresence system from his home in Northern California. He also ...

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Brown Robotics and BaxterProfessors Chad Jenkins and Stefanie Tellex and the students of Brown Robotics with the new Baxter Research Robot

Christmas arrived earlier this week to the Brown Robotics lab. The faculty and students of Brown Robotics unpacked the newest addition to the lab, a Baxter Research Robot designed and built by Rethink Robotics in Boston, Massachusetts ...

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Prof. David H. Laidlaw, Hua Guo, Ryan Cabeen Recent work from Professor David H. Laidlaw's Visualization Research Lab is helping scientists better understand connectivity in the brain.

At the Information Visualization conference (InfoVis) in October, Ph.D. student Hua Guo presented a poster about her novel tool, BraiNet, which visualizes the graph of neuron projections between different brain parts. Her poster, titled ...

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