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Peter Wegner Receives A Recognition Award For His Work With The Faculty Bulletin

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At yesterday's faculty meeting, Professor Emeritus Peter Wegner of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) received a recognition award that celebrates his sustained and dedicated work as editor of the Brown University Faculty Bulletin, which began in 1988. The honor ...

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Overall enrollment is currently up and introductory course enrollment is up as well. To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

Brown’s Department of Computer Science continues to grow as more students choose concentrations in computer science. This year, the department is predicted to graduate 232 undergraduates, which ...

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

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

If someone asks you to hand them a wrench from a table full of different sized wrenches, you’d probably pause and ask, “which one?” Robotics researchers from Brown University have now developed an algorithm that lets robots do the same thing — ask for clarification when they ...

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Jeff Huang Finds Out How Gamers Get Good

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

We all know that practice makes us better at things, but scientists are still trying to understand what kinds of practice work best. A research team led by a Brown University computer scientist has found insights about how people improve their skills in a rather unlikely place ...

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In the wake of a former Uber engineer's allegations of sexual harassment and rampant sexism at the company, Brown CS alum Aimee Lucido, also an Uber employee, has penned a compelling response. Writing for Medium, she reflects on her own experience, explains why she continues to work for the company, and offers a dozen ...

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Lauren Clarke Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

Lauren Clarke, Academic and IP Programs Manager for Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received one of the highest honors for members of Brown staff, a Brown University Excellence Award. "The biggest challenge in putting together Lauren's nomination," says Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel, "was to make her contributions fit ...

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Travel And Leisure And Conde Nast Rank T.F. Green Airport One Of The Nation's Best

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Our visiting lecturers and other guests often tell us that traveling to Providence by air is surprisingly stress-free, and two recent articles confirm it. Conde Nast names T.F. Green Airport the third best in the country, beating out Tampa, Austin, Salt Lake City, and ...

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Providence Is Home To One Of Bon Appetit's Ten Best Restaurants

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Providence is frequently cited for its fine dining, but a recent honor puts our city in the very highest ranks: the Providence Journal reports that Bon Appetit has named local restaurant, Oberlin, the seventh best in the country. Triumphing over competition from as far away ...

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Eli Upfal Receives The President's Award For Excellence In Faculty Governance

Following a strong year of research, Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored in another area: service to Brown. Yesterday, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance, which was established by President Simmons in 2007-08 to celebrate faculty contributions, past and ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb And Alum David Blei Talk About AI With The ACM

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to fascinate the general public, but its depiction in the media and popular culture is frequently more fantastical than some scientists might prefer. To help separate fact from fiction, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has devoted the first entry in their "Panels in Print" series to a discussion of AI ...

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