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State Magazine Recognizes Jefferson Science Fellow John Savage

State Magazine, a monthly publication of the U.S. Department of State, has just highlighted John Savage among several prominent Jefferson Science Fellows, citing his efforts in having "[created] new courses on international affairs and technology, advised students on ways to combine science with public service and developed new research partnerships and directions". (John received ...

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Providence Ranked America's Eighth Best College Town For People Who Aren't In College

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

Condé Nast Traveler has just ranked Providence as America's eighth Best College Town for People Who Aren't in College. The full story is available here.

photo by Will Hart, used under Creative Commons

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Tim Edgar Assesses A Recent Supreme Court Ruling With Surveillance Implications

Writing for Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, offers an astute and even at times humorous analysis of the implications that the recent Yates v. United States decision has for national security surveillance. The article is available here.

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Michael Chang Wins KPCB Fellowship

Michael Chang, a junior at Brown University concentrating in computer engineering, has just been selected for the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) Fellows Program, one of technology’s most prestigious fellowships. He’ll be spending the summer working for Shape Security, a firm that creates dynamic security architecture to defend web sites against malware ...

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Working with colleagues from the University of Southampton and National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA), Victor Naroditskiy PhD '09 has published findings that reveal a downside to crowdsourcing, particularly when competition is involved.

Beginning with the discovery that the openness of crowdsourcing makes it vulnerable to malicious behavior, the researchers arrive at some unexpected ...

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ACM Interviews Shriram Krishnamurthi On Python As An Introductory Programming Language

Writing for Communications of the ACM, Esther Shein has just interviewed Shriram Krishnamurthi among several programming language experts on the subject of Python as an introduction to coding. Going beyond some of the remarks made by his fellow interviewees, Shriram not only offers an analysis of Python's weaknesses (limited support for testing) and strengths ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Comments On Computer Security And Privacy On WPRI (7:30 PM, 2/23)

Following up on her recent Providence Journal editorial on computer security and privacy, Anna Lysyanskaya will be appearing again on WPRI as a guest of Dan Yorke State of Mind. 

To watch, tune in at 7:30 PM on February 23 on the following channels: 

  • myRITV on channel 64-2 over the air, or on:
  • Verizon ...

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East Side Monthly Recognizes Gryte Satas's Efforts In Closing The Gender Gap

In the "Smart News in East Side Education" section of their latest issue, East Side Monthly recognized PhD candidate Gryte Satas for her leadership with the local chapter of Girls Who Code, a national organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and engineering by equipping girls with skills and resources to pursue opportunities ...

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Brown CS Supports Brown's First Feminist Conference For RI High School Students

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.

Brown CS is proud to lend financial support to the FLAME Conference, Brown's first feminist conference for Rhode Island high school students.

FLAME will take ...

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Multistakeholder Governance For The Global Internet

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

It’s taken just a few decades for the Internet to sweep the globe as an economic, cultural, and political force. The question now is how and by whom should this border-spanning technology be governed. John Savage, professor of computer science at Brown University, addressed the issue ...

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