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June 20, 2016 - June 26, 2016

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sarah.png Sarah Sachs, a recent Brown CS graduate, is the winner of a Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduates across the University. “Sarah has done really impressive work, and accomplished a lot as an undergrad,” says her mentor Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb. “Her thesis describes her research in optimization algorithms ...

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Andy van Dam Wins A Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award

Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored by his colleagues at Microsoft Research, who have recognized him as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator. "Your contributions have had an outstanding impact on the direction, visibility, and value of our research and our products," writes Judith ...

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The Thinking Behind Startup@Brown

by Valentin Perez ‘18

When I got to Brown as a freshman, I knew I wanted to dive right into the startup scene. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved creating things and working on projects with teams. I had come to the first Hack@Brown as a senior in high school and it ...

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Bootstrap Sells Out Its June 27-29 CS4RI Workshop

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used worldwide by 10,000 students whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility, and reach of computer science education, it continues to expand globally, nationally, and within ...

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Littman Is An Invited Speaker For The White House's Workshop On Safety And Control For AI

It's already been a busy summer for researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). Following just after Professor Amy Greenwald's efforts to co-organize the White House's Artificial Intelligence for Social Good conference, Professor Michael Littman has been invited to speak at their ...

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