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
Speaking before a U.S. Senate committee on the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence, computer scientist Suresh Venkatasubramanian urged lawmakers to establish regulations to govern AI-based systems.
Suresh Venkatasubramanian served as a White House advisor for the nation’s first “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights,” helping to develop a guide to ethical practices in an era of data-driven technologies.
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).
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
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).
Karianne Bergen, Assistant Professor of Data Science and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown recently sat down with Sam Charrington on his podcast, "The TWIML AI Podcast" to discuss machine learning for earthquake seismology.
The COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease is advancing the use of computational tools among biomedical scientists at Brown, helping them unlock new insights that could ultimately benefit patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sarah Brown, currently a DSI Postdoctoral Fellow, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island and will move to URI in August 2020.
A research project of Brown sociology PhD student Thomas Marlow has garnered media attention stemming from an article in the Guardian, which featured at the top of the Guardian’s US page when it came out.
The Data Science Initiative and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning embarked on a partnership at the beginning of the current academic year to add data science to the curriculum across campus through the Data Science Fellows program, which trains undergraduates to support faculty in adding data science to their courses.
DSI Director Bjorn Sandstede and DSI professor Roger Blumberg spoke about data science to an audience of about 75 graduate students last week, as part of the Brown Graduate School’s Academy in Context program.
On April 25, DSI hosted the annual meeting of “Being Human in STEM” (HSTEM), an initiative that “aims to foster a more inclusive, supportive STEM community by helping students, faculty, and staff collaboratively develop a framework to understand and navigate diverse identities in the classroom, lab, and beyond.”
The DSI has awarded its first Data Science @ Brown research grant to a project entitled "A Quantitative Measure of Freedom of Assembly," a collaboration between Jesse Shapiro of Brown’s Department of Economics, Yusuf Neggers (Michigan), and Mehdi Shadmehr (Calgary and Chicago).
Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that created twelve institutes to investigate foundational problems in data science over three years, one located at Brown University.