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Overall enrollment is currently up and introductory course enrollment is up as well. To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

Brown’s Department of Computer Science continues to grow as more students choose concentrations in computer science. This year, the department is predicted to graduate 232 undergraduates, which ...

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splash.png SignMeUp was originally created by Brown CS students Dhruv Rawat, Anamta Farook, and Mohsan Elahi as part of a cs132 project. Brown CS student, Atty Eleti, has since continued to improve and maintain SignMeup. This webapp allows teaching assistants to post their office hours, and students can then sign up for them and will be ...

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800px-Providence-first_impression.jpg For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Providence’s Oberlin restaurant is one of the top ten best new restaurants in America according to Bon Appetit. Chef Benjamin Sukle and his wife Heidi opened the restaurant in January of 2016 at 186 Union Street ...

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stefie10.jpg__120x180_q85_crop-1_subsampling-2.jpg Brown CS professor Stefanie Tellex was one of the featured speakers at MIT’s recent EmTech conference. MIT’s annual conference highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. Stefanie spoke about her work creating robots that can talk to each other and teach each other, which was deemed one of the ten most ...

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Brown CS is so proud of our PhD alums! They have been very busy this year and are continuing to work hard to improve and expand the field of computer science.

Michael Littman:

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IMG_2448.jpg For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Providence, Rhode Island was recently named the “Best Kept Secret On the East Coast” by Parade. The city has a lot to offer with its up-and-coming food and arts scene and a young and bustling population.

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sarah.png Sarah Sachs, a recent Brown CS graduate, is the winner of a Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduates across the University. “Sarah has done really impressive work, and accomplished a lot as an undergrad,” says her mentor Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb. “Her thesis describes her research in optimization algorithms ...

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IMG_2448.jpg For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Travel and Leisure lists Providence as the 3rd most charming city in America. Its rich colonial-era history, bustling art scene, and quaint gas-lantern-lined streets easily make the Rhode Island capital a top contender. The article highlights ...

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img_1243.JPG.300x300_q85.jpg GoLocalProv has named Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS as one of the 50 Greatest Living Rhode Islanders! He was listed alongside How To Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis and Brown “Engin. 9” professor Barrett Hazeltine, among other famous names. Michael is known for his work in reinforcement learning and machine learning, and ...

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Three papers from Professor Eli Upfal’s research group were recently accepted to Knowledge Discovery and Data Science (KDD’16), a top-tier conference in the Big Data research community. A total of 784 papers were submitted to the conference, of which 70 were accepted as full papers and 72 were accepted as poster papers. Eli ...