SCS News & Press Releases

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Emily Packer (eLife) and Byron Spice (CMU)
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Tuesday February 09, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent.The model, presented in the journal eLife, uses an approach that could lead to accurate predictions of the interactions between novel drugs and their targets, helping reduce the cost of drug discovery.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 08, 2016
Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Susie Cribbs
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Friday February 05, 2016
Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Robert Kraut has been named the recipient of the 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award.
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Susie Cribbs
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Thursday February 04, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science aims to change the world — the planet and its people — for the better by the year 2040. A team of Human-Computer Interaction Institute researchers has joined with colleagues at CMU and other organizations to do just that by improving how assistive technologies like prosthetic hands are fabricated and distributed.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 03, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain's learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans.
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Tuesday January 26, 2016
MIT's Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in artificial intelligence research and Turing Award recipient, died Jan. 24 in Boston. A founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, his work in AI dates to the field's earliest days. His research spanned a number of disciplines, including robotics, and he invented the first confocal scanning microscope. An obituary appears in the New York Times.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Monday January 25, 2016
Ed Felten, the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will be this year's keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Day celebration on Thursday, Jan. 28.
By 
Shilo Rea and Byron Spice
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Thursday January 21, 2016
If the field of cognitive science is to truly understand how the mind works, researchers need to integrate the many theories about memory, language, problem-solving and other mental functions. Carnegie Mellon University's John R. Anderson has spent decades doing this — developing a unified theory of cognition and using it to create successful cognitive-based tutors that have revolutionized education.
By 
Shilo Rea and Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 20, 2016
Award-winning filmmaker Werner Herzog's latest film delves into society's dependence on the Internet for just about everything. Premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, "Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World" prominently features several Carnegie Mellon University scientists, as well as robots and other innovative technologies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 20, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University and Sikorsky Aircraft researchers have used an autonomous helicopter and an autonomous ground vehicle to demonstrate for the U.S. Army that ground and air robots can perform complex, cooperative missions.

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