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In her latest commentary on Apple's recent struggles with the FBI, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) takes an unusual position: iPhone security is flawed, and the legal battle could have been avoided. 

"In order to call a product or consumer device secure, even its maker shouldn't ...

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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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John Savage Addresses The Boston Global Forum On The G7 Cybersecurity Agenda

Last week, following his efforts to help formulate a cybersecurity agenda for the 2016 G7 Conference, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) addressed the Boston Global Forum (BGF) in an online dialogue moderated by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. 

In his remarks ("A G7 Cybersecurity Agenda: The BGF ...

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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 ...

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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 and her ...

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The NYT Steps Into Virtual Reality And Finds The Yurt

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 ...

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