Topic: Computer Science

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Foster ’19: Against hackathons

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Hackathons seem to be the hot new thing. A portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon,” hackathons began around the turn of the millennium when programmers gathered to solve problems related to sending data over a computer network. 

The University will make changes to the CIT to promote interdisciplinary work among faculty in fields such as graphics and robotics.

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CIT to create more labs, public space

February 27, 2018 0 comments

As part of ongoing efforts to expand the University’s computer science resources and facilities, the first floor of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology will be renovated this summer.

Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

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Robots engage in autonomous high-level planning

February 27, 2018 0 comments

A new study by led by George Konidaris, assistant professor of computer science, describes an algorithm to help robots plan intelligently by engaging in high-level tasks using low-level data.

The Artemis Project was created to maintain girls’ interest in STEM. The free math and science courses aim to impact students’ college futures.

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Artemis Project makes STEM accessible to underrepresented genders

February 23, 2018 0 comments

Over 20 years ago, Laurie Kardos ’98 and Jesse Marmon ’97 founded The Artemis Project while they were undergraduates in the computer science department.

Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

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Growing CS department struggles to pay all TAs

January 24, 2018 0 comments

As computer science becomes increasingly popular, paying all of its undergraduate teaching assistants has become a challenge for the department.

Friedman ’19: Tech has a gender problem

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Friedman ’19: Tech has a gender problem

November 30, 2017 0 comments

Like many other Brown students on the hunt for a summer internship, I am captivated by the tech industry.

Savello ’18: Is STEM growth hurting the humanities?

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Savello ’18: Is STEM growth hurting the humanities?

November 19, 2017 0 comments

In 2017, 144 Brown students — 7.7 percent of the Class of 2017 — graduated with computer science degrees.

CS department pilots student wellness position

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CS department pilots student wellness position

November 14, 2017 0 comments

This semester, the Department of Computer Science will hire its first paid student advocates for health and wellness.

University reevaluates academic code

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University reevaluates academic code

November 14, 2017 0 comments

In light of recent increases in violations, the University has created a faculty committee to evaluate potential changes to the academic code.

University struggles to keep up as AI industry booms

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University struggles to keep up as AI industry booms

November 7, 2017 0 comments

In recent years, the field of artificial intelligence has exploded, enabling leaps in computer image recognition, speech translation, robotic movement.