The Link is the magazine of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

Its name recognizes the pioneering work of two of the School of Computer Science's co-founders, Allen Newell and Herb Simon, who invented the use of linked-list data structures for representing complex information.

But it also serves as the link between the School of Computer Science and more than 10,000 alumni, colleagues, parents and other friends around the world.

From the latest issue:

Setting the Standards

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. 

Feature Story: The Gambler

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  

Then and Now Web Extra: Gordon Bell

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(draft)," by C.G. Bell, W. Broadley, W. Wulf and A. Newell, Aug. 24, 1971"Management Report on C.mmp," Allen Newell, unpublished memo to Lawrence Roberts, DARPA, Nov. 19, 1971 

Research Notebook

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

Cover Story: Inside Intel

Jason Togyer Tuesday October 19, 2010
As the research partnership between Carnegie Mellon and the chipmaker turns 10, it provides useful lessons about collaboration between companies and academicsBy Jason Togyer  

On the Cover

Jason Togyer Monday October 18, 2010
"Many hands make light work," wrote the English poet John Heywood in the 16th century. Many hands indeed make light work of some of computer science's thorniest problems, especially when those hands are those of Carnegie Mellon and Intel researchers working together. The cover cartoon by Carnegie Mellon alumnus and illustrator Frank Harris (A'82) shows the "many hands" representing CMU faculty and students as they help raise the Intel logo over the Collaborative Innovation Center on the Pittsburgh campus.