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Brown Alumni Magazine Features David Blei '97

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by Michael McLaughlin(reprinted with permission from Brown Alumni Magazine) You can thank David Blei ’97 for all those personalized suggestions of things to buy that pop up on your screen whenever you’re online. In fact, the easiest way for this Columbia University computer science and statistics professor to explain his …

Brown CS Brings An Hour Of Code To 130+ Kids

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Community outreach connects Brown CS students to the Providence area. For more articles on how Brown CS students inspire and lead members of the greater Providence community click here.For the second year in a row, Brown Computer Science brought an Hour of Code to Providence students at Nathan Bishop Middle …

A Visit To The Computer History Museum

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This summer while I was interning at Yahoo! some current and former Brown CS Grad Students had a mini-reunion in the San Francisco Bay Area. And where else would we hold this event but the Computer History Museum (http://www.computerhistory.org/) in Mountain View, CA? While visiting the museum, I learned more …

Alumni Update: Sunil Mallya '11

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Like the company that he co-founded, Neon Labs, Sunil Mallya ’11 sees himself as rooted in science and invigorated by its potential for discovery, transforming what had previously been uninteresting or impassable. He says, “I grew up at just the right moment in time to be constantly amazed by the …

#YurtAtBrown

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“The #YurtAtBrown hashtag documents a milestone,” says Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS). “2015 will be a landmark year for visualization at Brown and an evolutionary, transformative leap for the field.”This leads to an obvious question: other than a dwelling of the Central Asian steppes, …

6% Of Brown Undergraduates Apply To Be CS UTAs

Keeping pace with surging Brown CS enrollment, interest in the department's Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program is at perhaps a historic high. According to Professor Tom Doeppner, Vice Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, he's received 375 applications for the Spring 2015 semester, meaning that 6% of undergraduates have …

Brown CS Looks Forward To Strong VIS 2014 Participation

When VIS 2014 (the premier conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Paris next week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) will enjoy a markedly high level of representation and participation.“As this conference has grown, our Graphics, Visualization, and Interaction …

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