SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 12, 2016
Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers say properly designed privacy notices — pushed out to users at appropriate times — could help remedy that problem.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 08, 2016
Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, was honored as Industrialist of the Year by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors' Western Pennsylvania chapter at a ceremony Jan. 7 at the Duquesne Club.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 16, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's Human Sensing Laboratory will celebrate the new year by making available to fellow researchers its advanced software for tracking facial features and recognizing emotions, filling a gap that has slowed development for real-time facial image analysis applications.
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Joe Lyons
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Tuesday December 15, 2015
A Carnegie Mellon University student team won the $10,000 grand prize at the 2015 Facebook Global Hackathon by creating a new digital product that supports breaking news 24/7 with real-time eyewitness videos from around the world.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 14, 2015
Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy and co-director of the master's program in privacy engineering, has been named a 2016 IEEE fellow for her contributions to privacy engineering.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 10, 2015
Frank Pfenning, head of the Computer Science Department, and Kevin Fall, the deputy director and chief technology officer of the Software Engineering Institute, have been named 2015 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery in recognition of their contributions to computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 09, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab will launch an educational project next year called Nearby Nature that will enable middle school and high school students in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to study scientific phenomena in almost any outdoor space, in both built and natural settings.Sponsored by the Benedum Foundation and Chevron, Nearby Nature will provide tools that empower students to measure otherwise invisible aspects of their surroundings, such as fine particulates in the air and dissolved solids in water.
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Katelyn Howard
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Monday December 07, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and alumni are recognized leaders in producing successful startup companies, and the university houses several centers and programs for promoting innovation and growth. Fueled by such entrepreneurship, the National Science Foundation-sponsored Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site is one of the Carnegie Mellon vehicles that drives relationships with internal and external partners in the business community.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 03, 2015
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy, as the agency's chief technologist.Cranor, who will be taking a leave from the university, will join the FTC staff in January, succeeding Ashkan Soltani. She will be primarily responsible for advising Ramirez and the commission on developing technology and policy matters.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 02, 2015
Stelian Coros, an assistant professor of robotics, is one of just six recipients of the 2015 Intel Early Career Faculty Award, which honors faculty members who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. The program is designed to foster long-term collaborative relationships with senior Intel technical leaders and includes $25,000 to cover travel and other costs.

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