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Tech For Social Good Spotlight: Ben Spector '17

by Adi Melamed

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The Tech For Social Good Spotlight is a series focused on recent Brown Computer Science graduates working at the intersection of computer science and social good ...

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CNN Names Providence

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"Brilliant professors" is at the top of CNN's new rave review of Providence that calls it America's "most arty" city. And if that's not enough? Following shortly after in the list of favorites are freshly-made baklava ...

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Brown CS Staff Continue To Innovate And Excel

Much like their colleagues on the Brown CS faculty and our pioneering students, Brown CS staff have been repeatedly honored for their dedication and the quality of their work. Click any of these links to learn more:

Benjamin Nacar Of TStaff Takes Audiences To The Moon And Beyond

Jesse Polhemus Wins A Brown University Excellence ...

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Blockchains And The Future: Our Q+A With Maurice Herlihy

Looking back on 2018, it's difficult to remember a month or even a week in which blockchains weren't making news, making it difficult to separate the legitimate scientific breakthroughs from the hype of cryptocurrency speculation. To help us distinguish fact from fiction and start to form a picture of where the future of ...

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Bostonians Find Providence

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Our neighbors in Boston have been paying a lot of visits to Providence lately, where they're drinking our carrot-fennel bellinis, walking our historic streets, and admiring our art, culture, and sense of fun. Boston has a day trip ...

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Faculty Afield: Shriram Krishnamurthi And Scientist Colleagues Team Up With Media Stars

by Shriram Krishnamurthi

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A few months back, I attended one of the most unusual and interesting events of my life. Some years ago, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine created a program to bring together scientists and the entertainment industry, with ...

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The WSJ Ranks Brown Among The Best Schools For Student Engagement

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Engagement. It's such a hallmark of Brown that when the Wall Street Journal rates us seventh in overall engagement and sixth for student engagement, well above competitors like MIT and Caltech, it's enough to restore ...

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Brown CS Researchers Find That Robots Are Often Left Unsecured On The Internet

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Robotics researchers wouldn’t dream of leaving the door unlocked when they leave the lab for night, but a new study shows that research robots are often left exposed in another way: unsecured on the internet.

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Alum Adventures: Harry Li Helps The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Improve K-12 Education

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"I had the pleasure of graduating in two recessions," laughs Brown CS alum Harry Li '02, "first in 2002 and then in 2009, after the housing bubble burst." (He also has his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.) Currently ...

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Martha Edwards And Kalvin Lam Win hackNY Fellowships

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Competition for the hackNY Fellows Program is fierce, with only 19 students chosen in 2018 from a pool of several hundred. This year, undergraduate students Martha Edwards and Kalvin Lam of Brown University's Department of ...