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Grad programs remain at top of magazine's rankings

Monday August 18, 2014
SCS's graduate program has again been ranked No. 1 (a Best Graduate School 2015) by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as one of the best computer science programs in the world. 

Google Lunar X Prize Awards $1 Million to Astrobotic

Byron Spice Monday January 26, 2015
The Google Lunar XPrize has awarded a $1 million Milestone Prize to Astrobotic Technology for achieving technical goals set for its lunar landing system. It is the third Milestone Prize awarded to the Astrobotic and Carnegie Mellon University team that is preparing to land its robot on the moon.Nine Milestone Prizes in three categories have been awarded to five teams that are competing for the Google Lunar XPrize, which will award $20 million or more to teams that can complete a robotic mission to the moon by the end of 2016.Astrobotic/CMU is the only team to achieve Milestone prizes in each... 

HCII Director Elected to CHI Academy

Susie Cribbs Friday January 23, 2015
Human-Computer Interaction Institute Director and Associate Professor Anind Dey has been elected to the CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction elects five to seven new academy members whose efforts have shaped the discipline and the industry. Members are selected based on cumulative contributions to the HCI field, impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or... 

Citadel Sponsors Redesign of Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Lab and Study Spaces

Byron Spice Friday January 23, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will dedicate the new Citadel Teaching Commons — a lab and study space featuring collaborative and high-performance clusters that will help educate and train the next generation of computer scientists.Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, will host the ribbon-cutting event in the Citadel Teaching Commons at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, along with Joseph Squeri, Citadel's chief information officer.The enhancements to the fifth floor of the Gates Center for Computer Science were made possible by a generous monetary and... 

Dow To Explore Collective Innovation Through NSF CAREER Award

Susie Cribbs Friday January 23, 2015
Today's big problems — becoming more energy independent or caring for an aging population — can't be solved in a vacuum. And while the Internet makes it easy to find and engage large groups of people in the problem-solving process, researchers need to advance the fundamental knowledge and technologies required for people to collectively explore and refine solutions to complex problems.Human-Computer Interaction Institute Assistant Professor Steven Dow hopes to do just that through a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award, the foundation's most... 

Biological and Computational Systems Share Solutions to Distributed Computing Problems

Byron Spice Thursday January 22, 2015
An overview article on the parallels between biological and computational systems by Ziv Bar-Joseph, associate professor of computational biology, and Saket Navlakha, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Machine Learning Department who is now an assistant professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, is featured on the cover of January’s Communications of the ACM.Bar-Joseph and Navlakha last year collaborated on a study of how the methods used by yeast cells to defend against environmental threats could inform the design of more secure computer networks and how the process in... 

Clarke Featured at Science Summit in Singapore

Byron Spice Wednesday January 21, 2015
Computer Science Professor Edmund M. Clarke is one of 18 eminent science and technology leaders sharing their ideas on hot science and technology topics this week as they mentor some of the world’s brightest young researchers at the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore.Clarke, a Turing Award winner, and MIT’s Shafi Goldwasser, a CMU alumna and fellow Turing laureate, joined 350 young scientists at the National Technological University for the Jan. 18–23 event. In all, 12 Nobel Prize winners, two Fields Medalists and four Turing Award winners participated.The GYSS is a... 

SCS Faculty Discuss Integrated Intelligence in Davos, Switzerland

Byron Spice Friday January 16, 2015
School of Computer Science faculty members, led by President Subra Suresh, will lead a discussion on integrated intelligence at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 21–24. Justine Cassell, Illah Nourbakhsh, Tony Stentz and Red Whittaker will make presentations at the CMU IdeasLab during the meeting. The WEF is the world's foremost international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political and academic leaders, and other members of society to shape global, regional and industrial agendas.In Pittsburgh on Jan.... 
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