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Paul Valiant Becomes Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow

An expanded version of this story will appear as part of an article on excellence in teaching in the next issue of Conduit, our research and alumni news magazine.

Assistant Professor Paul Valiant of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship that will enable ...

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Layla Oesper Wins ISMB Workshop Best Presentation Award
Last week in Boston, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) managed to put a capstone on their achievement of giving a record number of talks at one of the most prominent conferences in Computational Biology.

At the twenty-second annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Offers Ukraine Commentary On WPRI

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown CS Professor Anna Lysyanskaya was again interviewed by WPRI's Dan Yorke and offered a commentary on the situation ...

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Jenkins, Van Dam Featured In

“Our job is essentially to build things, to build knowledge, to create ideas, even crazy ideas,” says Brown CS Professor Chad Jenkins, “and put them out there so that others can build.” 

As a contribution to Brown University’s 250th Anniversary celebrations, Professor Richard Fishman has interviewed a dozen faculty members as part of ...

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Brown CS And CCMB To Enjoy Record Participation At ISMB 2014

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) are looking forward to ...

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Andy Pavlo Wins ACM SIGMOD’s Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award

Brown University Computer Science (BrownCS) alumnus Andy Pavlo PhD ’14 has just won the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Of Data (ACM SIGMOD)’s Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award for his recent thesis (“On the Optimization of Partitioned Database Management Systems”). He’s the first BrownCS recipient of the honor, which ...

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Alex Tarvo Wins ACM Student Research Competition Award

Brown University Department of Computer Science (BrownCS) alumnus Alex Tarvo PhD ’14 has just won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Student Research Competition Award for his research into predicting the performance of multi-threaded programs. He’s the second Brown CS recipient of the honor (Dan Keefe won in 2005 at ACM’s SIGGRAPH ...

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Genevieve Patterson Helps Organize LDV Vision Summit, Sees Opportunity For Undergrads

Brown University Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) PhD student Genevieve Patterson has just helped organize the LDV Vision Summit, a start-up conference held in New York City to address trends and technologies in digital imaging and video technology. Founded by Evan Nisselson of LDV Capital, an investment group interested in technology-focused projects across the ...

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Imagine a first-year computer science concentrator (let’s call him Luis) e-mailing friends and family back home after a few weeks with Brown Computer Science (BrownCS). Everything he expected to be challenging is even tougher than anticipated: generative recursion, writing specifications instead of implementations, learning how to test his code instead of just writing it ...

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Timothy Edgar Comments On The Search For Better Privacy Technology In The Wall Street Journal

Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, has just written an article (“One Year After First Snowden Report, Search for Better Privacy Tech Continues”) published today in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal (subscription required).

Formerly the first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White ...