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The Virtual Student: Lee-Sien Kao, John Hughes, And CSCI 0170

This is the story of a student who went to new lengths to include computer science in her education, or a professor who was eager to try different instructional methods, or a field that rewards continuous investigation into the ways that computation can benefit any type of career. Or maybe all three at once.

One ...

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GeekWire Reviews James MacGlashan And Michael Littman's Work With Training Virtual Agents Like Dogs

As use of robots becomes widespread, the day is quickly approaching when the average owner, faced with the task of training a robot, may possess little or no programming ability. A team of researchers, including Research Scientist James MacGlashan and Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), have proposed ...

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Providence's RISD Museum Tops Architectural Digest's List Of America's Best University Art Museums

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

The interdisciplinary academic possiblities to having the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as a next-door neighbor are beyond price, but you know what else is pretty niftt? Waving your Brown University ID and walking into a ...

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Travel And Leisure Calls Providence America's Third Favorite City And Second Best For Food

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

The grilled pizza? The coffee milk? The food trucks? 

The fact that we arguably invented the food truck in 1872?  (It was a horse-drawn lunch cart.)

It's enough for Travel and Leisure to declare Providence their ...

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Humanities Magazine Features Brown's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

A recent article in Humanities discusses a discovery featured in CS Blog last week: a recently rediscovered short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") that ...

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John Savage's Recommendations For Securing Cyberspace Have Been Presented To The Japanese Government For The Upcoming G7 Summit

As the G7 Summit, one of the most important and wide-reaching global conferences for trade, climate change, health, and other issues approaches, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has once again found his cybersecurity expertise in demand.

Boston Global Forum (BGF), chaired by former governor Michael Dukakis, was ...

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New Opportunities In CS: An SMS-Based Commodity Exchange In Ghana

by Wilson Cusack

For my undergraduate thesis, I am building an SMS-based commodity and transport exchange that I am planning to work on full-time in Ghana after graduating. Below is some reflection on my journey to this and the career culture in computer science.  


My interest in agriculture came when I took a year ...

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Brown CS undergraduates recently showcased their hard work at the second annual research symposium. A panel of judges viewed their research projects, and the top three were awarded prizes. “This symposium is extraordinary,” said one of the judges, Professor Sorin Istrail. “We are surrounded by a very unique group of students here. They have shown ...

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Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

The YC Fellowship, an experiment from Y Combinator in helping create startups, has just put a Brown University student on the path toward using computing to significantly improve lives on a global scale. Krishna Chaitanya Aluru of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his collaborators Akshat Goenka (Wharton) and Vamsee Chamakura (IIIT) have ...

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An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

A team that included multiple students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Best Aging in Place Hack award at MIT's Grand Hack 2016. Inspired by a mentor whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Sven Eberhardt (Brown University postdoc), Youssef Barhomi (Brown University research engineer), Pankaj ...

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