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Roads Scholars

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday May 01, 2012
Cash-strapped governments throughout Pennsylvania are getting concrete help with their problems from Carnegie Mellon UniversityBy Jennifer BailsAnyone who has lived in Pittsburgh knows that a better name for late winter might be "pothole season," as craters big enough to swallow a Smart car or two rip open the city's roadways.  

Full Download

BY Jason Togyer - Thursday April 19, 2012
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Astrobotic's Race to the Moon

BY Meghan Holohan - Wednesday August 24, 2011
By Meghan Holohan CMU's Planetary Robotics Lab is a cavernous room that resembles the service bay at a busy car dealership, full of tools and equipment and activity. James Lee, a senior in electrical and computer engineering, walks past something that looks like a pool table with ATV wheels to a small pyramid-like structure covered with a mosaic of black tiles. It's a robotic rover, and one of its panels is open, revealing its guts--wires and microprocessors. 

Running Man

BY Ken Chiacchia - Tuesday August 23, 2011
By Kenneth ChiacchiaWhen Ziv Bar-Joseph talks about his research, he's precise, but rapid-fire. It's as if language can't keep up with him; as if the ideas have to come out more quickly than verbal communication can allow.That's not surprising, perhaps, given the nature of his work at Carnegie Mellon University: bridging the biological and computational worlds in a way that allows us to finally understand a tremendous volume of built-up data. 

In the Loop: Alexei Efros

BY Jason Togyer - Sunday August 21, 2011
Alexei (Alyosha) Efros is an associate professor of robotics and computer science at CMU and last year received a Finmeccanica Career Development Chair. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Efros came to the United States in 1989, earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his master's and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  

Finding the Right Words

BY Jason Togyer - Saturday August 20, 2011
CMU leads a multi-university effort to develop translation programs for less-common languagesBy Jason TogyerAbout 12 million people worldwide are fluent in Kinyarwanda, an African dialect used in Rwanda and parts of neighboring Burundi and Uganda. It may sound like a lot--but consider that about 1.4 billion people speak Mandarin and 1.8 billion speak English. That makes it relatively simple to find someone who can translate English into Mandarin, but not so simple to find someone who can turn English into Kinyarwanda and back again.