From the latest issue:
BY Jason Togyer - Sunday March 06, 2011By Jeannette M. WingIn a March 2006 article for the Communications of the ACM, I used the term "computational thinking" to articulate a vision that everyone, not just those who major in computer science, can benefit from thinking like a computer scientist [Wing06]. So, what is computational thinking? Here's a definition that Jan Cuny of the National Science Foundation, Larry Snyder of the University of Washington, and I use; it was inspired by an email exchange I had with Al Aho of Columbia University:
BY Jason Togyer - Saturday March 05, 2011B.S., computer science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1993M.S., computer science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1996Ph.D., Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005 If any machine-learning research can be considered "retro," that might be an apt description of the work Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu is pursuing at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
BY Tina Carr - Friday March 04, 2011Winter doldrums. The blahs. The blues. Let's face it: The weather around here right now does not make me feel very inspired or energetic. In fact, the endless days of snow, cold and gray skies are enough to make a person want to either hibernate like a bear for the rest of the winter or permanently relocate to Bora Bora (I can see the smiles of the year-round temperate climate residing alumni now).
BY Mark Dorgan - Friday March 04, 2011By Mark DorganDaniel Siewiorek has witnessed much in his time at Carnegie Mellon. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford University, Dan worked with pioneers in both artificial intelligence (Allen Newell, Herb Simon, Raj Reddy) and computer architecture (Gordon Bell) who provided him with a unique and broad perspective on those fields.
BY Jason Togyer - Thursday October 21, 2010Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey in the last issue. It wasn't scientific, and the response rate was low, but your feedback was interesting nevertheless.Responses came from alumni (about 32 percent), faculty and staff (28 percent) and current students (21 percent), but visitors, friends and a few people with no affiliation with CMU also replied. The top three career fields reported were, in order, "educator/researcher," "student" and "IT/CS professional."