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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

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    On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into their communities to increase the diversity of our field.

    These are their stories from recent years: click any link below to read the full article.   

    2021

    Brown CS PhD Student Fumeng Yang Wins The Computing Innovation Fellowship 2021

    A Brown CS Team Takes Third Place At The Thirteenth AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition

    Wrenn, Nelson, And Krishnamurthi Win The <Programming> Editors' Choice Award

    Brown CS Student Aric Zhuang Wins $15,000 At This Year's Brown Venture Prize

    Leonhard Spiegelberg Wins A Facebook Fellowship

    Twenty-Two Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

    Cousins, Lim, Martinez, Wrenn, And Zamanian Win University And ACM Distinctions

    Ross Briden And Zachary Espiritu Win The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

    Kamara, Moataz, Park, And Qin Explore Possibilities For An Ultra-Secure Gun Registry

    2020

    Brown CS Students Create A Futuristic Art Exhibition

    Brown CS Holds Our 5th Annual Research Open House (Recording Available)

    Full Stack At Brown’s First Hackathon, Datathon, And CTF: Hack@Home

    Brown CS PhD Student Brandon J. Woodard Wins The NASA RI Space Grant Fellowship

    Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Alums Publish Seven Papers At SIGMOD 2020

    Brown And RISD Undergrads Win A $40K Challenge By MassRobotics

    Seventeen Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

    PhD Student Jinq Qian And Adobe Add AR Annotations To Physical Documents

    PhD Student Lucy Qin Receives An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Brown CS Undergraduate Nishanth Kumar Has Been Named A 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

    Deep Learning Day Showcases Student Research Into Adversarial Networks, Sentiment Analysis, And More

    Brown CS Undergraduate Nishanth Kumar's Student Abstract Has Been Accepted At AAAI-20

    Areyan And Greenwald Take Second Place In The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition

    Brown CS Undergraduates Dai And Bermudez-Silverman Present Their Work At The Inaugural AAAI Undergraduate Consortium

    Kai Wang Wins An Adobe Research Fellowship

    Bayazit, Galgana, Kumar, And Safranchik Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

    2019

    Undergrad Nishanth Kumar Wins Best Plenary Presentation At ILURS

    Brown CS Undergraduate Atsunobu Kotani Teaches Robots Handwriting And Drawing

    David Abel Wins A Presidential Award For Excellence In Teaching

    Evgenios Kornaropoulos Wins The Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award

    Twenty-Seven Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

    Jiwon Choe Wins The Memsys Best Student Presentation Award

    Brown CS Student Liyaan Maskati Wins The Association For Women In Mathematics Student Essay Contest For Writing About Ellie Pavlick

    Fong, Ren, And Weir Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

    2018

    Pombrio, Krishnamurthi Win The PLDI Distinguished Artifact Award For Inferring Rule Types For Syntactic Sugar

    Brown CS Students Advance To The Second Round Of The Cyber 9/12 Competition

    Lauren Ho And Nina Polshakova Earn KPCB Fellowships

    Building News4Good: A First Take At Software Engineering For Four Undergrads

    Karamcheti, Porncharoenwase, And Rosen Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

    igniteCS @ Brown

    Kamara, Moataz, And Zhu Use Structured Encryption To Create Pixek, Offering Searchable Privacy For Digital Photos

    Seeing Theory: Teaching Statistics Through Interactive Web-Based Visualizations

    Toymaker: A New Seven-Minute Animated Short From Brown CS

    Novotny And Collaborators Win The VIS Best Poster Award For Visualizing Dinosaur Tracks

    Natalie Reed Becomes Brown's Tenth Google Women Techmakers Scholar

    Martha Edwards And Kalvin Lam Win hackNY Fellowships

    2017

    David Armanious And Jared Siskin Are Among CyberStart's Top Scorers Nationwide

    New Software From Rosen And Whitney Allows Virtual Reality Control Of Robots

    Meta-TA Zach Kirschenbaum Helps Represent Brown CS At The Out For Undergraduate Tech Conference

    Brown Students Win Best Data Visualization Prize At HackMIT

    Alum Tushar Bhargava Wins A 2017 Undergraduate Award For Work With Tim Edgar

    The NYT Asks Brawner And Krishnamurthi About CSCI 0030 And Teaching Computational Thinking

    Arumugam, Karamcheti, Gopalan, Wong, Tellex Help Robots Follow Spoken Commands

    Esha Ghosh Wins An Inaugural Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

    Tiffany Chen Has Been Named A Women Techmakers Scholar

    Look Where Our 2017 Graduates Are Headed!

    Brown CS Returns To The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

    Geopipe, Co-Founded By Thomas Dickerson, Wins $100K At The NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

    Twelve Brown CS Students Will Be Recognized For Their Achievements With The Senior Prize In Computer Science

    Markell, Picard, And Tipperman Earn KPCB Fellowships, Setting A Brown CS Record

    Sorawee Porncharoenwase Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

    Connor Gramazio Will Give An Invited Talk At OpenVis Conf

    Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A "Dream Job" At Pomona College

    Tellex, Rosen, And Whitney Use Social Feedback To Help Robots Fetch Objects Intelligently

    Krishnamurthi And Quay-de la Vallee Look At App Store Insecurity In Fast Company

    2016

    Sarah Sachs Wins A Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize

    The Thinking Behind Startup@Brown

    Pombrio And Krishnamurthi's Work Has Been Selected As One Of ACM SIGPLAN ICFP's Best Papers

    Professor Eli Upfal’s Research Group Publishes Three Papers

    Student’s Senior Thesis Becomes Gates Foundation-Funded Project

    Papoutsaki, Laskey, Huang Advance Eye Tracking Through Webcam, Browser-Based Democratization

    Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

    TAG (Touch Art Gallery): Student And Community Education With A Worldwide Impact

    Brown CS Student Youn Kim Is Awarded A Presidential Fellowship At MIT

    A Brown University Undergraduate Uses The Yurt To More Intuitively Visualize Developmental Biology

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

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

    Undergraduates Share Unique Projects At Their Second Research Symposium

    Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

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

    csciStartup Students Develop A Solution To The Horrors Of Parking In Providence With Their New App “Spotter”

    David Abel Has Been Selected For Brown's Highly Competitive Open Graduate Education Program

    Brown CS Students Make Another Strong Showing At The Third Annual Cyber 9/12 Student Competition

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

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

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

    Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship

    2015

    Stefanie Tellex And John Oberlin's Award-Winning Video Earns Brown CS A New Baxter Robot

    Touch Art Gallery (TAG) Expands Worldwide With A Nobel Museum/Nobel Media Collaboration

    Mace, Roelke, And Fonseca Win A Best Paper Award At SOSP 2015

    Crotty, Galakatos, Zgraggen, Binnig, And Kraska Win Best Demo At VLDB 2015

    Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

    Brown CS Uses Minecraft To Unboggle The Robot Mind

    Esha Ghosh, Olya Ohrimenko, And Roberto Tamassia Win The ACNS 2015 Best Student Paper Award

    Research By Undergraduate Sarah Sachs Gets Attention From Wired, The Today Show, And Others

    Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

    MIT Tech Review Reports On Oberlin And Tellex's Work In Robot Object Manipulation

    Touch Art Gallery's Digital Museum Experiences Featured In Campus Technology

    BDH Reports On Rising CS Enrollment, Unique Apps Created By CS Students

    Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

    Slashdot And MIT Technology Review Cover A Brown/Cornell Collaboration That Allows Robots To Teach Robots

    PhD Student Ashley Conard Interviewed About GHC By SiliconANGLE

    Brown CS Continues Strong Levels Of VIS Participation

    Oberlin, Meier, Kraska, And Tellex's "Acquiring Object Experiences At Scale" Featured On CCC's "Great Innovative Ideas"

    Brown CS HackMIT Winners Featured In Times Square

    Students Hone Business Ideas At Startup Conference

    Brown CS Students Win Three Awards At HackMIT

    Startup@Brown (9/26-27) Brings Together Innovative Startups And Talented Students

    MongoDB Intern Spotlight Features Benjamin Murphy '18

    Christian Mathiesen And Teammates Take First Place At LinkedIn’s Intern Hackday

    Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

    "I Had To Hire Henry": The New Yorker Documents A Brown CS Student's "Hacking The Humanities"

    MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, And Others Cover The Tellex Lab's Minecraft AI Project

    Jonathan Mace And Rodrigo Fonseca Develop "Retro" To Improve Server Resource Management For Big Data

    2nd Place Award For Software At HackPrinceton Goes To Aaron Gokaslan '18 And Laura Shea '18

    Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

    Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

    Michael Chang Wins KPCB Fellowship

    Victor Naroditskiy PhD '09 Demonstrates Crowdsourcing's Vulnerability To Malicious Behavior

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

    The Providence Journal Reports On "Serious Innovation" At Hack@Brown 2015

    Gryte Satas Creates Opportunities For Girls To Code

    Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli Selected As Runner-Up For CRA Award

    Algorithm Identifies Networks Of Genetic Changes Across Cancers