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:

Research Notebook: Data-Intensive, Scalable Computing

Randy Bryant Wednesday April 15, 2009
Editor's Note: Research Notebook is a new section of The Link where School of Computer Science faculty will write about developments and frontiers in their fields. Randy Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the School of Computer Science, inaugurates this feature with a discussion of data-intensive, scalable computing.  

Alumni Snapshot: Ashley W. Strope

Jason Togyer Wednesday April 15, 2009
B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 1990M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, 1998M.S., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003 

Alumni Snapshot: Tiffany Chang

Jason Togyer Wednesday April 15, 2009
B.S., Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003M.B.A., Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 2008No one knows the value of a good support network like Tiffany Chang. As an undergraduate majoring in computer science and human-computer interaction, she was one of the founding student members of Women@SCS, which promotes academic and professional interaction for women in a field once dominated by men. 

SCS in the News

Jason Togyer Wednesday April 15, 2009
CS theorist Karp receives Dickson PrizeOne of the leading theorists in computer science is this year's winner of Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science. At a ceremony March 25 at the McConomy Auditorium, the university honored Richard M. Karp of the University of California at Berkeley. A lecture by Karp entitled "The Mysteries of Algorithms" followed. 

Screenshots: FRC 25 + Red 60 =

Jason Togyer Wednesday April 15, 2009
Carnegie Mellon celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Field Robotics Center and the 60th birthday of its founder, William "Red" Whittaker, during the university's Homecoming festivities. On Friday, Oct. 24, Whittaker--Fredkin Professor of Robotics, director of the Field Robotics Center, and founder of the National Robotics Engineering Consortium--delivered a free public lecture in Wean Hall entitled "Robots at Work."  

Then and Now

Jason Togyer Wednesday April 15, 2009
It's early Wednesday morning, March 28, 1979, in the small towns south of Harrisburg, Pa. Suddenly, sirens are piercing the quiet and firefighters are scrambling into action. At the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station, the Metropolitan Edison Company has declared a "general emergency."The worst U.S. accident in the two-decade history of commercial nuclear power has come dangerously close to releasing a life-threatening cloud of radioactive material.