Topic: Brown University computer science

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

Op-eds, Opinions

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Palantir Technologies, a software company based out of Silicon Valley, recently renewed a three-year contract to provide crucial products to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Editorial: CS Department needs ethical guidelines for industry partnerships

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: CS Department needs ethical guidelines for industry partnerships

October 11, 2019 0 comments

At the fall Career Fair, a group of students affiliated with the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition protested four companies — Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir and Ernst & Young — that hold contractual agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Letter: Public condemnation by CS HTAs further isolates students

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Public condemnation by CS HTAs further isolates students

September 8, 2019 0 comments

To the Editor: As a computing education researcher, a teaching assistant and, most importantly, an equal member of the CS community, I was deeply dismayed by the April 25 letter by Head Teaching Assistants for CSCI 0150: “Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science.”

CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

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CS department grapples with collaboration policy, diversity

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Like many computer science students, Chelsey Serrano ’22 is finishing up a two-part CS intro sequence with help from close friends, who struggle together through late nights and stressful deadlines.

Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

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Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Last spring, students in a new computer science social change course developed software tools for a disaster relief organization to teach refugee children about science and technology, a Chrome extension to filter hate speech on the internet and a mobile app to help doctors during a patient visits.

Computer science department plans expansion

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Computer science department plans expansion

December 6, 2018 1 comment

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.

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.

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.