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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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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into ...

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Student’s Senior Thesis Becomes Gates Foundation-Funded Project

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

For most students a senior thesis represents a valuable learning exercise and the culmination of several years of careful study. Brown University senior Wilson Cusack’s was certainly both of those, but it’s also about to be an international agricultural technology project sponsored by the Bill ...

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New Opportunities In CS: An SMS-Based Commodity Exchange In Ghana

by Wilson Cusack

For my undergraduate thesis, I am building an SMS-based commodity and transport exchange that I am planning to work on full-time in Ghana after graduating. Below is some reflection on my journey to this and the career culture in computer science.  

Background

My interest in agriculture came when I took a year ...

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Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship

"When things go wrong in today’s systems," writes Brown CS PhD student Jonathan Mace, "it can be difficult to answer questions about causes of failures, uncover dependencies between components, or understand performance or resource usage." Very few things are going wrong for Jonathan at the moment, nor is his recent performance difficult to understand ...

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Jonathan Mace And Rodrigo Fonseca Develop

Inside Microsoft Research reports that PhD candidate Jonathan Mace and Professor Rodrigo Fonseca of Brown CS, collaborating with Microsoft Researchers Peter Bodik and Madan Musuvathi, have created a new server resource management framework, known as Retro. It identifies the cause of bottlenecks in cloud systems, then optimizes cloud resources to make cloud operations more cost-effective ...

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Rodrigo Fonseca Helps Fight Brazilian Bank Fraud

Widespread weaknesses recently revealed in the Brazilian banking system have already resulted in up to US $3.75 billion in fraud. For readers unfamiliar with Brazil and its use of the “boleto” (a printable document issued by banks and businesses that allows easy financial transactions), Professor Rodrigo Fonseca of Brown University’s Department of Computer ...