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Diverse Career Paths: Brown CS Alum Karen Smith Catlin Helps Build Better Allies

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“Something about Brown CS influenced me,” says alum Karen Smith Catlin, whose distinctive career path has taken her from working at Brown’s Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship (IRIS) to ...

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Diverse Career Paths: Brown CS Alum Morgan McGuire Makes An Impact In Academia And Industry

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by Rujul Singh

“I’ve learned that sometimes you really can change the world by just putting your ideas out in an academic publication,” laughs Brown CS PhD alum Morgan McGuire ‘06, “and sometimes you ...

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

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by Charlotte Whatley and Emily Wu 

Full Stack at Brown (FSAB), Brown University’s software engineering club, hosted its very first virtual hackathon, Hack@Home, on October 9-12, 2020.

Hack@Home brought together over 300 high schoolers and college students over ...

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Read More: Brown CS Alums Follow Diverse Career Paths

From creating a computer camp for girls in Rwanda to founding a company that uses machine learning to produce 3D models based on satellite photos, maps, and laser scans, Brown CS alums are known for career paths that often take them far beyond Silicon Valley, with a particular focus on CS education and socially responsible ...

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The Brown Daily Herald Asks Brown CS Faculty About COVID Cybersecurity

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“We’re facing a tipping point in terms of global cybersecurity and privacy, as a result of the pandemic forcing everybody out of the streets and their offices and into their home offices and online,” says Timothy EdgarBrown CS ...

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Designing Humanity Centered Robots At The Intersection Of Art, Design, And Engineering In CSCI 1951C

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What if your plants could become "unplanted" and autonomously roam around a room, offering new configurations to the space? What if you could hold a scrolling digital sign up high in your hand at a demonstration, amplifying ...

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Brown CS Alum Jacob Beck Creates Aggregated Memory For Reinforcement Learning

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Jacob (Jake) Beck is a Brown CS alum, MS and BS, and former researcher under the supervision of Michael Littman. In between his two degrees from Brown, Jake worked at Microsoft Research on developing memory for intelligent ...

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Akhil Bagaria Shares Deep Skill Chaining Research At ICLR

Akhil Bagaria is a Brown CS doctoral student working with Professor George Konidaris.  In the blog post here, he shares research that will be presented at ICLR this week. Akhil is interested in how artificially intelligent agents can solve complex real-world problems with minimal human intervention and knowledge. His paper investigates how robots could autonomously ...

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Encrypting Distributed Databases With Provable Security

by Archita Agarwal

Archita Agarwal is a doctoral student at Brown CS who works in the area of applied cryptography with Professor Seny Kamara. You can find out more about her work at her personal page. In the blog post below, she explains how her research aims to provide provable security for distributed databases through ...

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

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On December 12, 2019, the 340 students in Brown CS Professor Daniel Ritchie's CS 147 Deep Learning class turned their final project presentations into a full-day mini-conference. Held in Sayles Hall, Deep Learning Day was ...

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