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:

Alumni Snapshot: David M. Steier

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
B.S., computer science, Purdue University, 1982Ph.D., computer science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989Hollywood doesn't make flashy TV crime shows about people who develop accounting software. But as David Steier (CS'89) describes the work he and his colleagues do at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), it's clearly got many of the same elements --- it's fast-paced, involves high technology and unravels mysteries. 

SCS in the News

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
Gates delivers keynote as Qatar campus hosts ICTD 2009Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was the keynote speaker when the university's campus at Education City in Doha, Qatar, hosted the third International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development from April 17-19. 

Screenshot

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
We thought dragons were the only animals that flew over Wean Hall, but photographer Renee Rosensteel spotted this peregrine falcon high above the Pittsburgh campus. Although these birds of prey occasionally startle unsuspecting pedestrians along Frew Street, they're no danger --- unless you happen to be a tasty pigeon. 

Then and Now

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
All Photos: © Carnegie Mellon University Archives, all rights reserved.One of the most ambitious building projects in Carnegie-Mellon University's short history was announced March 14, 1968. The $13 million "Research-Computer Building" would include the University Computation Center, Engineering and Science Library and a 200-seat auditorium, along with offices, laboratories and classrooms for biotechnology, computer science, materials science, mathematics, metallurgy, physics and statistics. 

Then and Now Web Extra: Raymond J. Wean

Jason Togyer Saturday August 01, 2009
When it first opened in 1971, the $15.5 million building that brought Carnegie-Mellon students and researchers out of the campus basements and into the modern era bore the rather undistinguished moniker "Science Hall."That was a dubious improvement over its original, equally dull name, "Research-Computer Building."But on Oct. 9, 1981, "Science Hall" got a very distinguished name, indeed --- that of Raymond John "Jack" Wean, one of Carnegie Institute of Technology's first star alumni.  

Unraveling Language

Karen Hoffmann Monday April 27, 2009
Maxine Eskenazi knows how much can depend on the meaning of a single word. While she was living in France, her French mother-in-law sent one of her American aunts a gift of delicate chiffon fabric.But the French have a different name for the sheer material--mousseline--while "chiffon" means "rag." Eskenazi's mother-in-law received, therefore, a well-intentioned note thanking her for the "nice rags." 

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