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:

Eyes (and fingers) on the road

Jason Togyer Wednesday November 28, 2012
A steering wheel developed by a CMU-led team of researchers provides real-time feedback for sleepy or distracted driversBy Ken ChiacchiaThe accident didn't just seem to happen in slow motion. The elderly driver came at me across the crowded parking lot so slowly I could count the dents in the grill of his big, torpedo-nosed car. Sandwiched between a bus and another car, I had no place to go and nothing to do but lean on my horn.In agonizing languidness, I watched him plow into my Civic. 

Put to the test

Jason Togyer Wednesday November 28, 2012
CMU researchers have gone a long way to create a new software certification--7,670 miles to be exactBy Jason TogyerAn athlete can train to run a five-minute mile, says Phil Miller, but the ultimate test is running a mile in five minutes, "and there's really no way to fake it." 

Dean's message

Jason Togyer Wednesday November 28, 2012
This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend alumni events in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For the past several years, the School of Computer Science has teamed up with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to organize these events. This has proved very successful, because many CS and ECE alumni interacted with each other as students, and they tend to end up at similar companies, pursuing similar career paths. 

Feedback

Jason Togyer Wednesday November 28, 2012
Praise for Berliner, articleI can't praise highly enough your article about Hans Berliner in the Spring 2012 issue. May I offer a few of my own reminiscences? 

The school of Mark

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

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.  

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