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Oct. 12, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015

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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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