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Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

Recently, two teams from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science extended Brown’s reputation for cybersecurity excellence in a competition at the University of Connecticut, winning prizes for the second consecutive year. CyberSEED features competitive cybersecurity ...

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Media coverage of robotics tends to be a bit one-sided, and we've been flooded with images of robots that perform effortlessly because they've been designed and trained for a specific task: cleaning a floor, kicking a basketball, even running like a dog. The idea that a brand new, cutting-edge robot would have trouble ...

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Erik Sudderth And Collaborators Contribute To Geoscience With An Algorithm That Helps Predict Landslides

Following shortly after his recent contributions to seismic monitoring and nuclear non-prolifereation, Professor Erik Sudderth of Brown University's Department of Computer Science and his collaborators have developed graph algorithms that use remote sensing data to predict where landslides are most likely to occur. Their work was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth ...

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"My biggest concern at the moment," Brown CS Professor Michael Littman says, "is that we as a society find a way of valuing people not just for the work they do." He was recently featured alongside other colleagues in an MSN article on job automation, and his response steps outside the usual questions of processor ...

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Buzzfeed Puts Brown In The Top 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses Worldwide

We are immensely proud to be part of Brown. For more articles on our parent university check out our Praise for Brown page here.

From Australia to Africa to North America, only 25 colleges made Buzzfeed's list of the most beautiful campuses in the world, and Brown University was one of them. Sorry, MIT ...

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Slashdot And MIT Technology Review Cover A Brown/Cornell Collaboration That Allows Robots To Teach Robots

Without human intuition and our knowledge of goals and prerequisite actions acquired through years of experience, learning new tasks is difficult for robots, and considerable human effort goes into training them. But what if robots could learn from other robots?

Will Knight of MIT Technology Review interviews Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's ...

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The Yurt, Brown University's newest 3D virtual reality environment, launched in 2015 and has earned worldwide praise. To read more articles about the Yurt, click here.

The future of virtual reality, explains Providence's East Side Monthly, is wide open. In this month's issue, Claire Flanagan steps inside the Yurt, Brown University's ...

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Eli Upfal Wins A Brown Institute For Brain Science Innovation Award

Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science and his collaborators, Jerome Sanes of the Department of Neuroscience and Xi Luo of the Department of Biostastistics, have just received a Brown Institute for Brain Science Innovation Award. It supports their recent work ("Advanced Neuroimaging of Functional Connectivity and Networks") with funding aimed ...

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PhD Student Ashley Conard Interviewed About GHC By SiliconANGLE

“As we continue to move forward in this technological age," says Brown CS PhD Candidate Ashley Conard, "you need to couple computer science with what you do.” Last week, Gabriel Pesek of SiliconANGLE interviewed Ashley, an Anita Borg Institute Student Board member who has attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) since ...

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