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Archive – 2015

Providence Declared Best City To Raise Kids In America

We're immensely proud to be part of Brown and to call Providence home. For more articles on our parent university and our home city, click here.Destination Tips lists Providence, RI as the number one city to raise children in America. Its safe neighborhoods, historic attractions, and fun zoo are just a few …

Brown Alumni Magazine Features CS Alum Scott Anderson

The latest issue of Brown Alumni Monthly shares the story of Brown CS alum Scott Anderson, an Oscar winner, computer graphics animator, visual effects supervisor, special effects director, screenwriter, producer, and short film director. He has gone back and forth between lower-budget independent films and big-name studios and created the company Digital Sandbox …

TechCrunch Features Former Student Dylan Field's Design Collaboration Tool, Figma

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Former Brown CS student Dylan Field is the co-founder of Figma, which he launched with alum Evan Wallace '12. It's a tool that he hopes will transform the way teams collaborate in designing user interfaces. Figma automatically saves projects to the cloud with every change, allowing groups to make comments, edit design features, and review past versions, all …

Timothy Edgar Helps Fact-Check Marco Rubio For Politifact

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"Rubio is almost certainly off by orders of magnitude," says Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. He was recently consulted by Politifact in an article critiquing Senator Marco Rubio's claim that 700,000 Americans could be unjustly prevented from buying guns by a bill that would use a …

Amy Greenwald Delivers Opening Remarks At Women In Machine Learning Workshop's Tenth Anniversary

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Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science delivered opening remarks and made multiple other contributions to a workshop she helped found that's celebrating a proud anniversary: Women In Machine Learning (WiML) turned ten this year. Amy made a significant founding contribution to the workshop by writing the initial …

Research By Undergraduate Sarah Sachs Gets Attention From Wired, The Today Show, And Others

To learn more about Sarah's research, click the image above to see a two-minute video. Joining such luminaries as Alan Turing, Bill Joy, and One Direction, the work of Sarah Sachs, an undergraduate in Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), has been featured in Wired, the Today Show, and other publications including Wonk Blog/Washington Post, MIT …

Brown CS Alum Jack Stankovic Receives University Of Virginia's Distinguished Scientist Award

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Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) congratulates Jack Stankovic PhD '79, who has recently received the University of Virginia (UVA)'s Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of his outstanding record of achievement and impact during his career at the university. Given annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the award …

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