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Tupleware: Redefining Modern Analytics

Up until a decade ago, most companies sufficed with simple statistics and offline reporting, relying on traditional database management systems (DBMSs) to meet their basic business intelligence needs. This model prevailed in a time when data was small and analysis was simple.

But data has gone from being scarce to superabundant, and now companies want ...

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Chad Jenkins Speaks At World Science Festival

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Chad Jenkins remembers the day when he knew he wanted to be a computer scientist.

It was December 25, 1981. At the age of 7, Jenkins woke up Christmas morning to find an Atari 2600 video game console and a Space Invaders game cartridge. That started an ...

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Students, Faculty, And Friends Honor Roberto Tamassia

Students, faculty, and friends honored Roberto Tamassia for his service as BrownCS Department Chair at a special TGIF on May 9 and a dinner on May 27. At the two events, Roberto looked back on his seven-year term; thanked Brown and BrownCS students, faculty, and staff; and congratulated his successor, professor Ugur Cetintemel. Roberto's ...

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Matteo Riondato Wins SDM 2014 Best Student Poster Award

Just weeks after a successful thesis defense, Brown University Computer Science (BrownCS) graduate Matteo Riondato PhD ’14 has just won the Best Student Poster award at the 2014 SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) International Conference on Data Mining (SDM).

“I was amazed,” he comments. “It’s a wonderful conclusion to my past five ...

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BrownCS Alumnus Jack Stankovic To Receive University Of York Honorary Doctorate

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (BrownCS) alumni continue their tradition of achievement, with Jack Stankovic PhD '79 about to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of the University from University of York, U.K.

Now a professor at the University of Virginia, Stankovic was one of the first graduates of the BrownCS PhD ...

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Students

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

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.

Middle school teacher Adam Newall calls it “the eternal question” of introductory algebra. As students tread water in ...

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Professor Jeff Huang And 19 Students Crowdsource A Dataset Of 2200 Computer Science Faculty

Professor Jeff Huang and 19 students enrolled in his CS2951-L seminar on Human-Computer Interaction released the first free dataset with information on the academic development of all professors in 50 top US Computer Science graduate programs.

As part of an assignment, the students were given a fixed budget in Amazon Mechanical Turk credit and were ...

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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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