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The school of Mark

BY Meghan Holohan - Friday August 31, 2012
It's the first fall semester in SCS history without Mark Stehlik advising and teaching undergraduates on the Pittsburgh campus. As Stehlik starts his new post in Qatar, alumni share some favorite stories. By Meghan Holohan"I knew I wanted to teach when I was in second grade," Mark Stehlik says. 

In the loop

BY Jason Togyer - Monday August 27, 2012
In July 2012, Luis von Ahn was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.Von Ahn, 33, is the A. Nico Habermann Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. He was one of 96 PECASE recipients announced by the White House and was one of 20 recipients nominated by the National Science Foundation.  

Building a Better Robot Workforce

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday May 08, 2012
Creating jobs for humans might just start with improving the jobs done by technologyBy Meghan HolohanA student scurries over to an orange robotic arm hovering above a checkerboard. He studies the arm, and then adjusts it slightly before returning to his computer. The arm slowly moves across the board, stops suddenly and projects a green-hued mirror image of the board. 

RI co-founder Tom Murrin: 1929-2012

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday May 08, 2012
For a man who described himself as a "thick-skulled, occasionally dumb-witted" kid from the East Side of New York City, Tom Murrin did more than OK. 

In the Loop: Carlos Guestrin

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday May 08, 2012
Carlos Guestrin is Finmeccanica associate professor of machine learning and computer science and co-directs the Sense, Learn, and Act (Select) Lab with Geoff Gordon. A graduate of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Guestrin earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 2003.His main research interest is in developing efficient algorithms and methods for designing, analyzing and controlling complex real-world systems. 

The Iconoclast

BY Jason Togyer - Monday May 07, 2012
Do you want to understand the history of computer science? You might want to start with computer chess.