SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 03, 2016
The University of Zurich conferred an honorary doctorate in economics on Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, during ceremonies on April 30.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 02, 2016
More than 100 of the top minds in the private sector have participated in the Presidential Innovation Fellowship (PIF) program since it began in 2012, and the 11 new fellows who joined this year include three with Carnegie Mellon University ties and two who are alumni of the School of Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 28, 2016
Jim Herbsleb, famed for his research in collaboration and coordination on large-scale software engineering projects, is this year's winner of the Outstanding Research Award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT).
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 25, 2016
The team of Daniel Maturana and Sankalp Arora, both Ph.D. students in the Robotics Institute, was one of just eight nationwide to win a 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. Each winning team receives $100,000 and will be mentored by Qualcomm engineers.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 20, 2016
Tom Mitchell, the Fredkin University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), joining the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 19, 2016
Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, has joined the board of directors of Duolingo, the language-learning app launched in 2011 by Luis von Ahn, adjunct professor of computer science, and SCS Ph.D. alumnus Severin Hacker."It's rare that I stumble upon technology that completely turns my preconceptions upside down," Moore said. "That's what happened when I first saw Duolingo.
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Susie Cribbs
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Wednesday April 13, 2016
The School of Computer Science paid tribute to faculty and staff at its annual Founders' Day celebration on Thursday, April 7. Founders' Day honors members of the SCS community whose work best exemplifies the tradition of excellence established by Allen Newell (TPR’57), Herbert A. Simon (H’90) and Alan Perlis (S’42) — the fathers of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 28, 2016
A team from CMU’s National Robotics Engineering Center has been named one of four semi-finalists and awarded $10,000 in the Naturipe Blue Challenge, a contest to develop innovative technologies for harvesting blueberries. Dimi Apostolopoulos, senior systems scientist, is principal investigator and Gabriel Goldman, senior robotics engineer, was instrumental in developing the technical concept for the NREC entry. Naturipe will select which of the semi-final teams – or combinations of teams – will be funded to further develop and potent
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 23, 2016
Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, is the new head of Carnegie Mellon University's Machine Learning Department, Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, announced today.She succeeds Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and the founding head of the Machine Learning Department (MLD), who remains a member of the faculty.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 22, 2016
The Clinical Genomics Modeling Platform, a system for easily creating and deploying predictive models to help physicians make treatment decisions, is the first Carnegie Mellon University project to be funded by UPMC Enterprises under the umbrella of the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.

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