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Discover, Opening 5/12: Showcasing Remarkable Interdisciplinary Work To Enable New Collaboration

by Eric Metcalf, Brown CS PhD Student

In many different cases, groundbreaking ideas have come out of collaboration. Often, though, it is difficult to find somebody to work with. To showcase remarkable interdisciplinary work in the hope that students will seek out new collaborations, my partners and I have created Discover, an interdisciplinary project that ...

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Kamara And Papamanthou's Work Is #10 For Citations In Security Research From 2012

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Professor Konrad Rieck of Technische Universität Braunschweig has just released a list of Influential Security Papers, and research from Brown CS Professor Seny Kamara and alum Charalampos Papamanthou ("Dynamic Searchable Symmetric Encryption"), co-authored with Tom Roeder (now at Google ...

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SR Education Group Ranks Brown CS Third Nationwide For CS Master's Degree Programs

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This year, as part of its 2017 Top Graduate Schools survey, SR Education Group compiled 57,000 student reviews and ratings of over 1,400 colleges into rankings to highlight the top-rated graduate programs. This year ...

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Undergraduate Researcher Profile: Gaurav Manek

by Luke Camery, Meta-URA

Gaurav Manek is a deep learning researcher at the Infocomm Research Institute in Singapore. Gaurav graduated from Brown last year after an accelerated bachelor's program in Computer Science. When asked how his research career began, he told Luke and the MURAs that: "I first heard about Professor Stefanie Tellex in ...

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Michael Littman's Contribution To The First Email Attachment

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This is one for the record books, but somehow it's escaped widespread notice. It's no secret that Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) wrote the first textbook on circuit complexity and Professor Andy van Dam ...

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Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A

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In the past ten years, more than 30 Brown CS graduates have taken faculty positions across the country. Often, these are teaching-focused positions at liberal arts institutions, such as (most recently): Hammurabi Mendes at Davidson College; Layla Oesper at ...

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Peter Wegner Receives A Recognition Award For His Work With The Faculty Bulletin

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At yesterday's faculty meeting, Professor Emeritus Peter Wegner of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) received a recognition award that celebrates his sustained and dedicated work as editor of the Brown University Faculty Bulletin, which began in 1988. The honor ...

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Tellex, Rosen, And Whitney Use Social Feedback To Help Robots Fetch Objects Intelligently

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

If someone asks you to hand them a wrench from a table full of different sized wrenches, you’d probably pause and ask, “which one?” Robotics researchers from Brown University have now developed an algorithm that lets robots do the same thing — ask for clarification when they ...

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Jeff Huang Finds Out How Gamers Get Good

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

We all know that practice makes us better at things, but scientists are still trying to understand what kinds of practice work best. A research team led by a Brown University computer scientist has found insights about how people improve their skills in a rather unlikely place ...

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In the wake of a former Uber engineer's allegations of sexual harassment and rampant sexism at the company, Brown CS alum Aimee Lucido, also an Uber employee, has penned a compelling response. Writing for Medium, she reflects on her own experience, explains why she continues to work for the company, and offers a dozen ...