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Topic: data

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

COVID-19 Updates, News, Science & Research

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

September 28, 2020 0 comments

Picture thousands of undergraduate students unpacking their bags at an isolated Brown University campus free from outside contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this simplified scenario, a certain number of these students are carrying stowaway SARS-CoV-2 particles.

Love Data Week events highlight applied research

News, Science & Research

Love Data Week events highlight applied research

February 12, 2020 0 comments

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Office of Research Integrity and the University Library have organized a series of events featuring data use in research across disciplines as part of worldwide Love Data Week, which runs from Feb. 10 through 14.

UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

News, University News

UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening.

Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics Emily Oster increases the accessibility of her data-driven advice on pregnancy and parenting through personal experiences.

News, Science & Research

Professor beloved for parenting advice reflects on career

November 8, 2019 0 comments

During the uniquely anxious months of pregnancy and early years of parenthood, many turn to Professor of Economics Emily Oster’s data-based books.

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

News, Science & Research

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind, and drooping eyelids, nodding heads and the temptation to succumb to a nap in lecture point to the potential risks caused by lack of sleep among some at the University.

Panelists discussed how big data can both solidify and overcome social inequalities at a panel hosted by the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Data Science Initiative yesterday.

News, University News

University event highlights complexities of data power

February 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The oft-touted power of big data is a double-edged sword, with the potential to both uphold and dismantle entrenched systemic inequalities, according to panelists at yesterday’s “Algorithmic Justice: Race, Bias and Big Data” event.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, discussed studying early childhood learning at Wednesday’s talk, “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

News, Science & Research

Panel examines intersection of data science, neuroscience

December 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Wednesday evening, three University researchers gathered in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society to discuss their ongoing multidisciplinary research on “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

News, Science & Research

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

October 31, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Columns, Opinions

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

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Kaufmann ’18: Data (mis)match

Op-eds, Opinions

Kaufmann ’18: Data (mis)match

February 11, 2018 2 comments

Math dictates almost every process in our lives