SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 05, 2017
A version of Carnegie Mellon University's Libratus, which in January became the first artificial intelligence to defeat top poker pros at Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold'em, will play six top Chinese players for a $290,000 winner-take-all purse.The 36,000-hand exhibition featuring a different AI, named Lengpudashi or "cold poker master," will take place April 6–10 on the island province of Hainan, China.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Monday April 03, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute will host its first Demo Day on Thursday, April 13. Starting at 2 p.m., the institute will open its labs and share ongoing research, present demonstrations and give talks to friends, fellow researchers, industry partners and community members. The event will culminate in a student poster session and evening reception.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday March 30, 2017
Spotting a face in a crowd, or recognizing any small or distant object within a large image, is a major challenge for computer vision systems. The trick to finding tiny objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, is to look for larger things associated with them.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
Adarsh Prasad and Enxu Yan, Ph.D. students in machine learning, and Akhil Chaturvedi, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, won first place and a $25,000 prize in the Citadel/Citadel Securities Datathon, hosted by CMU’s Department of Statistics March 25.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Thursday March 23, 2017
Two Carnegie Mellon University students outcoded more than a hundred of their peers at the 2017 Global CodeCon Finals — a two-hour long coding competition at Bloomberg's offices in New York City and London. Raymond Kang, a junior studying computer science and mathematical sciences, earned ninth place; and Gabriele Farina, a Ph.D. student in computer science, came in 13th.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
The Girls of Steel robotics team and the team’s lead mentor, George Kantor, both won awards at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Competition, March 15–18.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
The Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) Fellowship Program has announced that two School of Computer Science undergraduates are among the fellows in its 2017 Engineering Fellows Program.  Allison Wang and Serena Wang are among 54 students selected from almost 2,000 applicants across the country to represent their universities this summer in Silicon Valley. The three-month summer program helps fellows develop their technical and design skills under the mentorship of innovative Silicon Valley startups.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
Lenore Blum will join a panel, "Mothers of Invention: Celebrating Women Innovators," hosted by the Congressional Inventions Caucus on Wednesday, March 22, in Washington, D.C.  Blum will speak about Project Olympus and Women@SCS and the roles they play in increasing the participation of women in computer science and entrepreneurship.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
Brett Slezak, a teacher in the Allegheny Valley School District and an active member of both the Arts and Bots program and the Fluency Project in the Robotics Institute's CREATE Lab, will receive the 2017 Carnegie
By 
Angela Ford
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Friday March 10, 2017
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and Pittsburgh have joined forces to explore the behavior of successful negotiators — very, very closely.

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