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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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GradReports Ranks Brown CS First In Colleges For Computer Science

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GradReports, an organization that aims to make college outcomes-based data more accessible, transparent, and easily comparable has just released their 25 Best Colleges for Computer Science 2020, and Brown CS has taken first ...

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Life After Brown: Michael Halloran '89

by Michael Halloran ‘89

Although I didn’t graduate with a degree in Computer Science, my studies led to an interesting career that I wanted to share with others to show the impact that CS has had upon my life.

I took my first coding class in 6th grade and though I was mostly self-taught ...

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Providence Has One Of America's Top 50

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Just don't tell Yia-Yia that you've been eating someone else's baklava for months...

Local favorite, Aleppo Sweets, was one of 50 nominees for Bon Appétit's "Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants of 2019”. Founded ...

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Alum Aimee Lucido Publishes A Novel About Her Two Loves, Coding And Writing

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Brown CS alums are often known for the diversity of their career paths and pursuing multidisciplinary work, and Aimee Lucido is no exception. A former software engineer and continuing crossword puzzle creator (she's been featured five times by The ...

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BAM Asks Two Alums About A Startup Dedicated To Ethical CS

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"Our hope," says Brown CS alum Adi Melamed, "is to spark a national conversation and create a national community dedicated to thinking critically about technology’s impact on society and inspiring students ...

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Smart, Urbane, Wonderfully Weird: The Washington Post Shares Some Must-See Providence Attractions

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"Standing in line for coffee at Brown’s campus center," writes Andrea Sachs of The Washington Post, "I started to question the wisdom of choosing that other college town to the north. Her ramble across Providence is full of ...