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by Natalie Reed and Eric Rosen

As President Obama has said, “Computers are going to be a big part of our future…and that future is yours to shape.” Technology is one of the fastest-growing fields today, solving problems in every industry while impacting our everyday lives. Despite this, computer science is not yet adequately ...

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Seeing Theory: Teaching Statistics Through Interactive Web-Based Visualizations

by Daniel Kunin

I was holding TA hours for an introductory CS course when one of my fellow TAs told me that my website, Seeing Theory, had crashed. He’d seen a post on the Brown CS Facebook group about the statistics-teaching platform that I’d been developing for nearly a year, but the link ...

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Artemis Project Alum Nirva LaFortune Advocates For Her Community On The Providence City Council

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More than two decades ago, two undergraduate women at Brown CS, Laurie Kardos and Jesse Marmon, founded The Artemis Project, a free, five-week summer program for rising ninth-grade girls. Their goal was to enhance the self-confidence ...

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Alum Adventures: Andrew Ayer Keeps Certificate Authorities Honest With Certificate Transparency

by Andrew Ayer

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Andrew Ayer graduated from Brown in 2012 with an ScM and ScB in Computer Science. He focused his CS studies on systems and architecture, taking courses such as CS 168 and ...

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David Armanious And Jared Siskin Are Among CyberStart's Top Scorers Nationwide

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Over just the past few years, Brown CS students have traversed the country to win prizes at competitions such as HackMIT, CyberSEED, and LinkedIn's Intern Hackday. But for CyberStart, undergraduates David ...

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Rhode Island Robot Block Party Returns On April 7

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 11 AM to 4 PM at Pizzitola Sports Center (235 Hope Street).

Rhode Island Robot Block Party, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and the ...

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Meta-TA Zach Kirschenbaum Helps Represent Brown CS At The Out For Undergraduate Tech Conference

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Zach Kirschenbaum (he/him), a junior CS concentrator at Brown University, doesn't even remember how he found out about the Out for Undergrad (O4U) Tech conference, which is designed to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergrads in software development and technology reach ...

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Brown Students Win Best Data Visualization Prize At HackMIT

by Jack Roswell

Last month, over 1000 hackers from across the globe, from Stockholm to San Francisco, gathered at HackMIT. For 24 hours, they worked in teams of no more than four to transform their ideas into reality. Some took a practical approach, making programs to sharpen an image, or websites to validate the authenticity ...

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Brown CS And HCRI Faculty Advise On Forthcoming AI Legislation

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The judicial systems of eight states utilize a computational process sometimes referred to as algorithmic sentencing, which uses algorithms to assess the risk of a criminal committing future crimes. This assessment then provides guidance for judges as they make sentencing ...

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The New Yorker Visits Tellex's H2R Lab In A Feature On Automation

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It's a new and strange moment, captured in the photo that heads the article: a robot has just plucked the petals of an artifical daisy, with an eye to someday replacing the intricate but backbreaking ...