Subscribe to The Brown Daily Herald Newsletter

Sign up for The Brown Daily Herald’s daily newsletter to stay up to date with what is happening at Brown and on College Hill no matter where you are right now!


Topic: Computer Science

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.

News, University News

Critical Review introduces redesigned, improved website

October 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

New CS professor Pavlick seeks to unite tech, language

October 1, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

Smart pillow talks to users, improves sleep

September 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

News, Science & Research

New CS prof starts machine learning lab

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

News, University News

Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, University News

University startup awarded first place at SXSW competition

April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

News, Science & Research

Workshop explores connections between artificial, human intelligence

April 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Columns, Opinions

Johnson ’20: We need a more diverse CS faculty

March 15, 2018 1 comment

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