Topic: Computer Science

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.

New CS prof starts machine learning lab

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New CS prof starts machine learning lab

September 6, 2018 0 comments

As computer science students flood into the newly-renovated CIT, they will be joined by Stephen Bach, an assistant professor who joined the department this semester.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

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Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.

Thomas Dickerson’s GS startup Geopipe, which creates virtual models of the real world, was created in collaboration with Christopher Mitchell, an adjunct professor of computer science at New York University.

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University startup awarded first place at SXSW competition

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Thomas Dickerson GS led his startup, Geopipe, to take first place at the Student Startup Madness competition in the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, March 12.

Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

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Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

April 9, 2018 0 comments

With the buzzword “data-driven” gaining traction as a hot topic within many disciplines today, researchers and students flocked to the Serre Lab’s workshop on deep learning and the field’s myriad applications last Saturday.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

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Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

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Johnson ’20: We need a more diverse CS faculty

March 15, 2018 0 comments

In late February, the computer science department announced that Seny Kamara will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure as of July 1, 2018.

Student-produced short presented at film festival

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Student-produced short presented at film festival

February 28, 2018 0 comments

“Toymaker,” a seven-minute animated short developed by Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Barbara Meier ’83 MS’87 and her students was accepted to the Athens Animfest 2018 film festival Feb. 16.

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Miller ’19: I, not a robot, wrote this article

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Computer science has impacted almost every aspect of our world, linking individual minds in a searchable format.