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HotNet is the heat-seeker of cancer


Computer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

Computer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. “Instead of identifying individual players,” Raphael asked, “can we identify the conspiracy?” Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University by Richard Lewis

This summer, more than a hundred scientists from dozens of research institutions published a landmark paper that identified a single gene responsible for the most prevalent form of ovarian cancer. Their success hinged in no small part on an ingenious algorithm ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb Given Joint Faculty Appointment with Computer Science and Engineering


The Department is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb as a new faculty member jointly appointed to the CS Department and the School of Engineering. He started at Brown in September after serving as a Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Pedro’s research is focused on computer vision, a field that uses algorithms and modeling to teach machines how to see. Computer vision has important applications, including robotics and artificial intelligence, medical image analysis and computer graphics, as well as aiding our understanding of human perception and intelligence.

“We are thrilled ...

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Women in Computer Science Receive Funding from the National Center for Women & Information Technology

The department’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group has been selected to receive a ReturnPath Student Seed Fund grant from the NCWIT. The WiCS work to increase the participation of women in computer science through social, mentoring, and outreach programs. The grant will be used to support these programs as well as new academic support, outreach, and scholarship programs that have been in the works for some time.

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