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

Gates Center, Hillman Center to be Dedicated Sept. 22

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
A 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.  

New Buildings Offer Fresh Start for Fall Term

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
When Jim Skees, director of building facilities for the School of Computer Science, describes the upcoming move into the Gates and Hillman centers, he jokingly describes it as "dollies full of boxes as far as the eyes can see." 

In the Loop: Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
Mahadev 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. 

Scanning Gigapan's Horizons

Byron Spice Friday August 07, 2009
Researchers are picturing scientific uses for camera system, softwareThe GigaPan system makes it easy to generate giant panoramas using everyday digital cameras, but even it has its limits. Laura Tomokiyo, project scientist with the Robotics Institute, learned that the hard way --- on the North Slope of Alaska.  

Keeping Up with Keepon

Anne Watzman Friday August 07, 2009
Bouncy 'bot adds new dimensions to human-robot interaction  

As the Morris Worm Turned

Meghan Holohan Friday August 07, 2009
Twenty years later, cybersecurity remains a challenging set of problems At half past midnight on November 3, 1988, subscribers to an email list for TCP-IP developers received an ominous message: "There may be a virus loose on the Internet," it warned.