Topic: Computer Science

Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

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Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

March 18, 2019 0 comments

As computer science students on this campus know all too well, any trip to the Center for Information Technology is bound to be accompanied by the murmurs and moans of concentrators buried under heaps of assignments.

Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

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Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

February 7, 2019 0 comments

Many Brown students concentrating in computer science hope to travel to Silicon Valley this summer to intern for a variety of tech companies and startups. But do these students realize the amount of space that they would take up by joining the tech industry in cities like San Francisco?

Community mourns death of undergraduate student

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Community mourns death of undergraduate student

January 28, 2019 0 comments

William Povell ’20, a computer science concentrator from Baltimore, passed away, wrote Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Dean of the College Rashid Zia in an email  to the University community Monday. Povell was “deeply immersed in activities across the (computer science) department,” they wrote.

Computer science department plans expansion

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Computer science department plans expansion

December 6, 2018 0 comments

At a time when cybersecurity, machine learning and artificial intelligence deeply influence the economy and public debate, more students are flocking to the University’s Department of Computer Science.

Editorial: Computer science department’s expansion is welcome news

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Editorial: Computer science department’s expansion is welcome news

December 5, 2018 0 comments

In late November, the Department of Computer Science announced that it would be embarking on the largest expansion in its four-decade history.

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

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Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

October 31, 2018 0 comments

While the future of data transmission may lie in the hands of terahertz technology, there is still a ways to go until it is crowned heir to the tech throne.

The Critical Review, established in 1976, underwent its first web redesign in decades, thanks to a group of students who worked to revamp the site as a project in a computer science class.

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Critical Review introduces redesigned, improved website

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Since 1976, the Critical Review has helped Brown students navigate the Open Curriculum.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ellie Pavlick joined the University in July and launched the Language Understanding and Representation lab. She aims to explore collaboration and interdisciplinary work at Brown.

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New CS professor Pavlick seeks to unite tech, language

October 1, 2018 0 comments

A simple conversation between two friends can be understood by a toddler, but even the most sophisticated computer models struggle to grasp linguistic nuance. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ellie Pavlick, who joined the department this July, hopes to change this.

Professor of Physics S. James Gates was elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society.

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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018 0 comments

U. professor elected to board of American Physical Society The American Physical Society has elected Professor of Physics S. James Gates to its presidential line, according to a University press release.

Tiffany Chen ’18 developed the smart pillow with the help of undergraduates and Computer Science faculty. After Chen’s graduation, Jiaju Ma ’21, a RISD dual degree student, has expanded the pillow’s capabilities.

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Smart pillow talks to users, improves sleep

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Restless nights spent tossing and turning may soon be a thing of the past. Together with a team of undergraduates and CS faculty, Tiffany Chen ’18 created a smart pillow that can read users’ sleep patterns and give recommendations for improvement.