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A minute with Karianne Bergen

Get to know Karianne Bergen, Assistant Professor of Data Science and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and DSI Director of Postdoctoral Engagement.
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A minute with Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Get to know Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Deputy Director of the Data Science Institute, Professor of Data Science and Computer Science, and Director of the Center for Technological Responsibility, Reimagination, and Redesign.
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DSI Celebrates 2024 Commencement Weekend

DSI celebrates our 2024 graduating students with an Undergrad and PhD Lunch and a Master's Dinner during Commencement Weekend. Congratulations to our graduating students!
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2024 Graduating DSI students

Congratulations to all of the graduating students earning their doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate degrees from DSI-related programs this year!
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Each year, DSI awards a number of seed grants to researchers pursuing data science projects across the university. DSI recently announced the grantees of the 2024 Data Science Seed Grants @ Brown and celebrated the accomplishments of the 2023 grantees.
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Held in Toronto, Canada, last month, the IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning (IEEE SATML) focuses on expanding on the theoretical and practical understandings of vulnerabilities inherent to ML systems, exploring the robustness of ML algorithms and systems, and aiding in developing a unified, coherent scientific community which aims to build trustworthy ML systems. The event’s organizers recognized only two papers with their Distinguished Paper Award, and new research by Brown CS PhD student Victor Ojewale was one of them.
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Deep Learning Day 2024

This year's Deep Learning Day (actually held across two days due to large participation) showcased student projects across a myriad of fields, from computer vision to healthcare to art, and included many projects from DSI students.
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DSI and CS Master’s students in Professor Roberta DeVito’s DATA2020: Statistical Learning class gathered at DSI for an engaging poster session on their statistical learning projects this week.
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Brown University’s Dean of the Faculty gives out five different awards annually to recognize continued excellence in teaching, and this year, Brown CS and Data Science Institute faculty member Ritambhara Singh has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for a junior faculty member from the physical or life sciences.
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Congratulations to CCMB’s Ritambhara Singh (Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science), Jeff Bailey (Associate Professor of Translational Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), and David Rand (Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History, Chair of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology)!
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Twenty Years of CCMB

For twenty years, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology has been furthering computational, biological, and bioinformatical research.
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CCMB presents at ISMB

CCMB Ph.D. student Julian Stamp, a member of the Crawford Lab, gave a talk at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference in Lyon, France, in July.
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Brown University recently became a member of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN). PIT-UN fosters collaboration between universities and colleges to build the field of public interest technology and nurture a new generation of civic-minded technologists. This
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Faculty Spotlight: Linda Clark

Linda Clark, newly promoted to Senior Lecturer of Data Science, has been the driving force behind DSI’s undergraduate education programs at Brown.
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An Institute is Born

On Tuesday, February 7, the Brown faculty voted in favor of creating a Brown Data Science Institute, building on the Data Science Initiative that was created here in 2016.
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Congratulations to Amina Abdullahi!

Tassallah Amina Abdullahi, a second-year doctoral student in Computer Science, has won a highly competitive Computational and Data Science Fellowship from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (ACM SIGHPC).
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A Physics-CS collaboration: Detecting satellite RFI

Stephen Bach (Assistant Professor of Computer Science) and Jonathan Pober (Assistant Professor of Physics), along with colleagues at the University of Washington, have been awarded a Collaborative Research grant from the National Science Foundation
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New Co-Chairs for DSI's Campus Advisory Board

The incoming co-chairs of DSI's Campus Advisory Board are Stephen Bach (Assistant Professor of Computer Science) and Margo Jackson (Professor of Sociology).
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Shekhar Pradhan Joins DSI Faculty

DSI's newest Lecturer, Shekhar Pradhan, started at Brown July 1 and is taking on the role of Director of Graduate Studies as well as teaching our existing DATA 1050 (Data Engineering) and a new course on text analytics (coming spring 2023).
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Roberta DeVito Receives Award

Congratulations to DSI’s Roberta DeVito (jointly appointed in Biostatistics), for winning the American Statistical Association’s 2022 W.J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing
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Brown’s Data Fluency Certificate provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain fundamental conceptual knowledge and technical skills in data analysis.
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Data Science Fellows in Action

Brown’s Data Science Fellows program pairs faculty members with Brown undergraduates who have data science skills and experience to bring to the project.
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Data Science making an impact at Brown

The Brown University Financial Report for fiscal year 2021 (which ended June 30, 2021) highlights the exciting work in data science happening on campus in the “Making an Impact" section.
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About one year ago, DSI announced a new interim director, Sohini Ramachandran. Today, we are happy to announce that Professor Ramachandran is officially Director of the Data Science Initiative. Below is Provost Locke's email announcement. 
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The Rise of Data Journalism

It's no secret that data has become an unavoidable part of daily life. Between online messaging, electronic business records, social media, and other forms of both passive and active data collection, our personal, everyday stories are chronicled by the internet of things around us.
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DSI Welcomes Andras Zsom

The Brown Data Science Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Andras Zsom to the position of Director of Industry and Research Engagement and Assistant Professor of the Practice in Data Science, effective August 16, 2021.
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Ethics of Data Science: Students Weigh In

Students from Linda Clark’s new course, Data Science Fluency (DATA 0200), have been considering the ethical and societal implications of data and data science through the lenses of their class projects.
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