From the latest issue:
BY Jason Togyer - Sunday December 13, 2009For several days, all eyes were focused on Pittsburgh as world leaders gathered in the city for one singular event.No, not the "Group of 20" summit. We're talking about Pogopalooza--the sixth-annual world championship for pogo stick enthusiasts, held in Pittsburgh from Aug. 19-22. The local organizer was Nick Ryan, a junior in Carnegie Mellon's philosophy department and an avid pogoer.
BY Jason Togyer - Sunday December 13, 2009Reunion marks quarter-century of AndrewIt was the project that turned Carnegie Mellon into the most-wired campus in the world, and on Nov. 6 and 7, the university celebrated the 25th (plus one) anniversary of the Andrew Project with a reunion in Pittsburgh.
BY Jason Togyer - Friday October 16, 2009The Link recently compiled profiles of the School of Computer Science's six newest faculty members, and we thought you might enjoy reading them.Download them in PDF form here.
BY Randy Bryant - Friday August 07, 2009I've just passed the five-year mark as dean of the School of Computer Science. Time has gone by very quickly, yet many things have transpired during that period.
BY Jason Togyer - Friday August 07, 2009A daylong celebration on Sept. 22 will herald the opening of the striking new Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies. The events being planned will include visits from the buildings' namesakes, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Pittsburgh philanthropists Henry and Elsie Hillman, who will help the university celebrate five decades of leadership in computer science education and research.
BY Jason Togyer - Friday August 07, 2009Mahadev Satyanarayanan --- better known as Satya --- is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science. Founding director of Intel Research Pittsburgh, he also was a principal architect and implementer of the Andrew File System (AFS).Much of Satya's research focuses on mobile and pervasive computing --- the ability to move from place to place and platform to platform seamlessly. One outcome of this work was Coda, an open-source system to support distributed file access on intermittent networks.