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Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic, And Recursion: Shriram Krishnamurthi Comments On The

"Gov. Gina Raimondo's new initiative [CS4RI, announced on Monday] is a step in exactly the right direction," writes Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) in today's Providence Journal. "Rhode Island is strong in computing thanks to our universities and companies, and we are well poised to become ...

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"What we're finding is that any kind of computational challenge that is sufficiently well defined, we can build a machine that can do better. We can build machines that are optimized to that one task, and people are not optimized to one task,” says professor Michael Littman of Brown University’s Department of Computer ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Comments On The Apple/FBI Controversy In The San Francisco Chronicle And Yahoo News

"Apple is saying: ‘We could break into our system, but doing so is wrong because that would create a backdoor.’ But that’s a completely different type of issue," says Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science. "Apple already has a backdoor."

Interviewed by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo ...

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Communications Of The ACM Interviews

"It's been a fantastic journey," says Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Computer Science Department, "to see computer graphics evolve from an arcane technology accessible to a handful of specialists to completely integral to the world's daily consumption and production of information, communication, entertainment and, increasingly, education."

Andy sat down with ...

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Two Teams Will Represent Brown In Microsoft’s Build The Shield Competition

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

Two student teams will be representing Brown University on March 12 at Microsoft Headquarters in Washington for the 2016 Build the Shield competition. Build the Shield is a national level hacking contest that combines hands-on hacking with ...

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