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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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Thirteen Students and One Bear Attend the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration

Professor Josiah S. Carberry interviews graduate students Betsy Hilliard and Layla Oesper about their experiences at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Carberry: Thanks so much for joining me for this interview. To start off, what is the Grace Hopper Celebration?

Hilliard: GHC or just Grace Hopper, was named after Rear Admiral ...

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LaylaOesperHighRes.jpg Fourth year Computer Science Ph.D. student Layla Oesper was one of three students chosen by the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program to represent the state at Supercomputing13, November 17-22, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

A full story was published in The Brown Daily Herald on September 24, 2013.

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by Karishma Bhatia and April Tran

image01.jpg 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.

On the surface, Artemis is a summer program geared towards teaching young girls computer skills, programming, and computer science concepts ...

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Chad Jenkins Speaks at National Geographic's Explorer Symposium

Associate Professor Chad Jenkins was named a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his research in Human-Robot Interaction, enabling new capabilities for robots to learn from and interact with humans.

National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers.

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ferguson_small.JPG Brown Ph.D. student Andrew Ferguson recently defended the current design of Australia's National Broadband Network in an op-ed published July 12, 2013, in Melbourne's The Age. The Australian government is currently building a nation-wide network to provide broadband Internet service, known locally as the NBN. The plan calls for 93% of Australian ...

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In a large metropolitan area such as NYC, the public transportation system is a vital part of the city's day-to-day operation. But transportation systems do not work for free: each of the millions of passengers they serve must pay for their rides. Let's take a look at their underlying payment systems.

The simplest ...

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New Edition of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice

Nearly a decade in the writing, the new edition of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice has finally been published (the first copy is shown here sitting on my somewhat messy desk). 

The book is 1209 pages, which is slightly shorter than the second edition, but it's in a larger format, which more than compensates ...

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In Fall 2012, I offered my course CSCI 1730. This is a junior-, senior-, and beginning-graduate-level course in programming languages (not in how to program, but rather in linguistic mechanisms). Together with my PhD student (and graduate TA) Joe Politz, I decided to offer it on-line in addition to in-class.

My primary goal was to ...

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What sets Coursera apart from my other experiences with distance learning (MIT's OCW, Stanford's video courses, Khan Academy[1])? All previous venues shared the essential qualities of being free, providing rich video resources, being available on demand, and not being restricted by prerequisites or tied to a syllabus (although Khan does supply a ...

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