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Setting the Standards

BY Karen Hoffmann - Thursday October 21, 2010
CMU's Software Engineering Institute looks to the next 25 yearsBy Karen Hoffmann (S'04)From a "smart grid" for delivering power, to electronic medical record systems, to transport systems, society relies more and more on software. As the scale and security implications of software continue to grow, the field of software engineering aims to make software production more disciplined and predictable. 

Tell Me a Story

BY Tom Imerito - Thursday October 21, 2010
CMU-developed Synthetic Interview has commercial potential beyond museum exhibitsBy Tom ImeritoTed and Toni Legarski of Glenmore, Pa., are in Pittsburgh for the weekend. While on a visit to the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, the couple comes upon a life-size video of George Westinghouse--or at least an actor who looks just like him.The distinguished-looking gentleman alternately strokes his moustache and grasps the lapels of his suit coat while pacing back and forth thoughtfully behind his office desk. 

Survey Says: Tweet!

BY Ken Chiacchia - Thursday October 21, 2010
Research suggests Twitter may offer an accurate gauge of public opinion--on certain subjectsBy Ken ChiacchiaLet's face it: It's easy to dismiss Twitter.Sure, about 100 million users, including journalists, politicians and business people, use the medium to trade about 65 million rapid, succinct messages every day. But with those users limited to only 140 characters, how meaningful can "tweets" possibly be?Very meaningful indeed, as it turns out. 

Feature Story: The Gambler

BY Meghan Holohan - Wednesday October 20, 2010
Gordon Bell (H'10) took risks throughout his career and computer science is better because of it By Meghan Holohan  

Research Notebook

BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday October 20, 2010
Introductory Computer Science Education: A Dean's Perspective
By Randal E. Bryant, Klaus Sutner and Mark J. Stehlik  

Then and Now Web Extra: Gordon Bell

BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday October 20, 2010
We've got several items from the Carnegie Mellon University Archives relating to C. Gordon Bell and his work here from 1966 until 1972:"Communications and Computers," an article from Carnegie Review, July 1967"C.mmp: The CMU Multiminiprocessor Computer (draft)," by C.G. Bell, W. Broadley, W. Wulf and A. Newell, Aug. 24, 1971"Management Report on C.mmp," Allen Newell, unpublished memo to Lawrence Roberts, DARPA, Nov. 19, 1971