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Brown CS Continues Strong Levels Of VIS Participation

As VIS 2015 (the premier combined conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Chicago this week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues its strong level of representation and participation, with a faculty member and a PhD candidate each contributing papers to two separate ...

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Learn Python, 6:30-7:30 PM on November 2

Waiting at Faunce Arch to meet up with friends, sitting under a tree on Main Green, she's put it in her Calendar app and erased it a dozen times.

Learn Python, 6:30-7:30 PM on November 2

She knows that just last week, Brown ...

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Michael Littman Interviewed By Business Insider About Robot Myths

When robots develop feelings, they're probably going to be hurt when they read this article.

According to leading artificial intelligence experts, their field is widely misperceived by the general public, perhaps due to movie treatments where vengeful robots decide to turn on their human masters and conquer the planet. In an attempt to set ...

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Stefanie Tellex Contributes A Robot-Human Interaction Podcast To Software Engineering Daily

We don't often get a chance to hear faculty members in conversation about the field, their latest research, and even issues that border on the philosophical. ("Do robots perceive our physical environment in the same way that people do?")  Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science was interviewed by Software ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya: Companies Should Rethink Data Collection

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Last week, the European Court of Justice struck down a 15-year-old agreement that allowed companies to move European citizens’ personal data to servers in the United States. The so-called Safe Harbor agreement had made it possible for American companies to skirt European data privacy laws, many of ...

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Oberlin, Meier, Kraska, And Tellex's

Their challenge to the robotics world? Help us scan and manipulate one million objects.

Last week, John Oberlin, Maria Meier, Tim Kraska, and Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Computer Science Department were featured on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)'s Great Innovative Ideas blog for a paper ("Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale") that was ...

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Going Big: BDH Covers Bootstrap's NSF Grant Aimed At Changing The Way Kids Think About Algebra

Writing in today's Brown Daily Herald, Olivia Katcher documents a critical moment in the growth of Bootstrap, a curriculum that helps middle and high school students learn algebra by creating their own video games. Alongside other co-founders of the program, she interviews Brown CS Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi, who shares his hope that a recent ...

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Brown CS alumni continue to rank highly as industry pioneers. Click here for a list of related stories.

"Back then," Peter Norvig '78, now Director of Research at Google, says of his days at Brown, "nobody owned their own computer, so people would congregate where the computers were and hang out late at night. There ...

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Brown CS HackMIT Winners Featured In Times Square
At least in terms of square area or number of unique views, Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just achieved a new level of visibility. To honor their award at last month's HackMIT, Brown CS students Linda Chang, Aaron Gokaslan, and Chen Ye (together with Laura Pang of MIT) were ...

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Stefanie Tellex Looks Forward To Fourth Northeast Robotics Colloquium

by David Whitney and Jesse C. Polhemus

In 2014, the Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) brought more than 150 participants to Brown University’s Sayles Hall. This year, Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown’s Computer Science Department, who founded the conference, serves on its steering committee, and is one of the current organizers, is hoping for ...

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