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Archive – February 2016

Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek


Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach the subject to students who have historically been underserved.By …

MIT Technology Review Includes Research From The Humans To Robots Laboratory In Its 2016 Ten Breakthrough Technologies


Genetically engineered immune cells, reusable rockets, and self-driving cars have some excellent company this year: robots that learn tasks and share that knowledge with the cloud so other robots can benefit from it. MIT Technology Review has just released its Ten Breakthrough Technologies 2016, and recent work from Brown CS Professor Stefanie Tellex …

The NYT Steps Into Virtual Reality And Finds The Yurt "Inspiring"


For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here."Today has been inspiring," comments Michael Villasenor of the New York Times. Joined by Sydney Levin (also of the New York Times) and Theodore Bogosian, visiting assistant professor of the practice in Brown University's Cogut Center for the Humanities, he spoke …

John Savage Is Awarded A New Patent And Travels To The Munich Security Conference


Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) closed 2015 with a number of important achievements in the area of cybersecurity, including being appointed to Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission, re-appointed as an EastWest Institute Professorial Fellow, and serving as a panelist at the Wuzhen, China meeting of the IEEE Experts …

"Inclusiveness And Learning, Rather Than Competition And Prestige": Three Years In, Hack@Brown Is Bigger And More Diverse Than Ever


Self-described as a "different kind of hackathon" designed with goals of inclusiveness, experimentation, learning, and collaboration in mind, Hack@Brown turned three this year and showed strong success on all counts. Held on February 6-7, 2015, with support from Brown CS and numerous corporate sponsors, the event brought in 450 students from as far away …