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Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A

Click the links that follow for more content about Alexandra Papoutsaki and other Brown CS alums.

In the past ten years, more than 30 Brown CS graduates have taken faculty positions across the country. Often, these are teaching-focused positions at liberal arts institutions, such as (most recently): Hammurabi Mendes at Davidson College; Layla Oesper at ...

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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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Our Inaugural Research Open House Attracts Over 100 Undergraduates

by Luke Camery, Meta-URA

The inaugural Brown CS Research Open House brought together eleven faculty members and over one hundred undergrads to demo projects, discuss the latest research innovations, and form partnerships that will shape their careers. Students flooded the Robotics Lab to start the evening's journey that would take them through every floor ...

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Jeff Huang And Colleagues Receive An NIH R01 Grant For Predicting Mental Health Issues From Social Data

Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) and two smaller NIH grants as a Co-Investigator with a team of clinical researchers from Rhode Island Hospital. The original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH ...

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Jeff Huang And His TAs Expand CSCI 1300 With Workshops And Events Open To All Brown/RISD Students

Perhaps inspired by their course material (user experience design aims at improving the usability, accessibility, and enjoyment of using a product to increase user satisfaction), Assistant Professor Jeff Huang of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and the TAs for CSCI 1300 User Interfaces and User Experience have made significant changes to ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK's "Women Who Changed Science In 2015" and the American ...

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Papoutsaki, Laskey, Huang Advance Eye Tracking Through Webcam, Browser-Based Democratization

WebGazer.js has already received significant attention on Reddit and Hacker News. Click either of the previous links to share the story and take part in the discussion.

In an age where technological advancements have made extremely high levels of responsiveness, interactivity, and customization almost omnipresent, eye tracking (using a device to measure eye position ...

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Self-described as a "different kind of hackathon" designed with goals of inclusiveness, experimentation, learning, and collaboration in mind, Hack@Brown turned three this year and showed strong success on all counts. Held on February 6-7, 2015, with support from Brown CS and numerous corporate sponsors, the event brought in 450 students from as far away ...

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Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

The Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), held this year in San Diego, is one of the most prominent conferences on the subject of human cooperation, computation, and crowdsourcing, and Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS)  made a strong showing this year. Two different groups of students and faculty have been ...

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Brown CS Continues Strong Levels Of VIS Participation

As VIS 2015 (the premier combined conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Chicago this week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues its strong level of representation and participation, with a faculty member and a PhD candidate each contributing papers to two separate ...