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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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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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