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Maurice Herlihy And Eli Upfal Are Appointed To Named Chairs

A letter to the Brown University community from President Christina Paxson on May 27, 2016, announced that Maurice Herlihy and Eli Upfal of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have joined colleagues from across the University in being appointed to named chairs. Maurice is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science, and Eli is ...

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Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

Andrew Crotty of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Google PhD Fellowship for his research in data management, particularly the design of big data analytics systems. His current work focuses on developing a new high-performance analytics platform, Tupleware, which is geared toward complex computations like machine learning.

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Brown CS Alum Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP Of Advertising And Commerce At Google, Receives The Horace Mann Medal

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is proud to announce that alum Sridhar Ramaswamy's achievements in the field have earned him the Horace Mann Medal. Dean Peter M. Weber will present the award, given annually to a Brown University Graduate School alum who has made significant contributions to their field, at ...

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Paul Valiant Wins A Hazeltine Citation For Excellence In Teaching, Guidance, And Support

Less than a year after earning a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Paul Valiant of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has been chosen by the graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation for his efforts teaching the wildly successful Design and Analysis of Algorithms course each fall. Named for a ...

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Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

The YC Fellowship, an experiment from Y Combinator in helping create startups, has just put a Brown University student on the path toward using computing to significantly improve lives on a global scale. Krishna Chaitanya Aluru of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his collaborators Akshat Goenka (Wharton) and Vamsee Chamakura (IIIT) have ...

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An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

A team that included multiple students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Best Aging in Place Hack award at MIT's Grand Hack 2016. Inspired by a mentor whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Sven Eberhardt (Brown University postdoc), Youssef Barhomi (Brown University research engineer), Pankaj ...

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Ainsworth, Hamburger, Lo, Rosenthal, And Sachs Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just announced that it will recognize five graduating seniors for their achievements at Commencement in May. Samuel Ainsworth, Allison Hamburger, Sharon Lo, Eli Rosenthal, and Sarah Sachs will each receive the Senior Prize in Computer Science for their academic work as well as their service ...

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When we're balancing a tablet on our stomach to read in bed instead of holding a smart phone in one hand while pushing a stroller, why shouldn't the user interface be context-specific and ability-specific?

Even a few years ago, asking this question would have been unthinkable or at least highly optimistic, but the ...

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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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Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

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

Recently, two teams from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science extended Brown’s reputation for cybersecurity excellence in a competition at the University of Connecticut, winning prizes for the second consecutive year. CyberSEED features competitive cybersecurity ...