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by O'rya Hyde-Keller (Writer, University Initiatives and Campus Life)

Two Brown University seniors — Paula Martinez Gutierrez and I Naishad Kai-ren — have earned honors as 2017 Schwarzman Scholars, a program that provides full funding for students to pursue a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities ...

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Foreign Policy Magazine Names Tellex And Oberlin 2016 Global Thinkers

"When we consider as we do each year the work of the world's leading thinkers," writes David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine, "we find that the vast majority of them —in science, technology, business, culture and government— are actually moving us forward and helping to solve ...

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George Konidaris Wins An AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

Barely a month after his arrival at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Assistant Professor George Konidaris has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research award.

The objective of the Young Investigator Research program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career ...

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Brown CS Student Tiffany Chen Is Named A Changemaker Fellow

Tiffany Chen, a Brown CS undergraduate student, has just been named a Changemaker Fellow by Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) in Providence, RI. She was honored at a ceremony held on October 5, 2016, at SEG’s co-working space, the SEG Hub, along with nine other recipients of the Changemaker Fellowship.

The Changemaker Fellowship is a ...

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Brown CS TAs Of CS 15 Win Second Place At HealthHacks RI Hackathon

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

At many hackathons, teams assemble according to shared interests among people who have just met. It's part of the appeal. But sometimes, you just want to hack with people that you already love working with. Two ...

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Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named One Of Robohub's

On October 11, in a fitting celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Robohub (a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe) announced its 2016 list of "25 Women In Robotics You Need To Know About", and Assistant Profesor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins A NASA Early Career Faculty Award For Human-Robot Collaboration On Complex Tasks

2016 continues to be a significant year for Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has just won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for a recent proposal ("Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex Tasks"). Earlier this year, she received a Sloan Fellowship, was listed in MIT Technology Review's ...

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De Stefani, Epasto, Riondato, And Upfal Win A Best Student Paper Award At KDD 2016

Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his research group continue to distinguish themselves in the Big Data research community. Shortly after two of their full papers and one poster paper were accepted at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2016), a ...

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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 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

These are ...

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Pombrio And Krishnamurthi's Work Has Been Selected As One Of ACM SIGPLAN ICFP's Best Papers

Research in programming language implementation ("Hygienic Resugaring of Compositional Desugaring") by PhD candidate Justin Pombrio and Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has been chosen as one of the best papers of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2015).

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