SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday June 06, 2005
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced the 40 teams selected to advance to the semifinals of the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 autonomous ground vehicle competition.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 23, 2005
HCI doctoral student Andrew J. Ko, HCI Research Associate Htet Htet Aung, along with Professor of Human Computer Interaction Brad A. Myers, have won one of four best paper awards at the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'05), the premier software engineering conference, held May 15-21 in St. Louis, Mo.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 16, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, is being honored today in Washington, D.C., as a recipient of the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).The PAESMEM Program, administered on behalf of the White House by the National Science Foundation (NSF), seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups, including women, minorities and persons with disabilities that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and m
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 11, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University's Sandstorm robot, being groomed for the 2005 Grand Challenge desert race, made four successful runs yesterday during tests by DARPA evaluators at the Nevada Automotive Test Center near Carson City. Successful performance in these tests is critical to Sandstorm being chosen as a semi-finalist in the quest to enter the Grand Challenge, a 175-mile rumble for robots that will take place Oct.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 06, 2005
PITTSBURGH—On May 10, Carnegie Mellon University's Sandstorm robot will demonstrate that it has the skills to compete in the 2005 Grand Challenge, a no-holds-barred, driverless race across 175 miles of hostile desert terrain, for a $2-million prize. Sandstorm, which went furthest and fastest in the first Grand Challenge, held in March 2004, will be tested by DARPA evaluators at the Nevada Automotive Test Center (www.natc-ht.com) near Carson City, Nev. Carnegie Mellon's Red Team, which built Sandstorm, is one of 118 teams hosting similar evaluations.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 27, 2005
HCI Professor Brad Myers, and his student Jake Wobbrock who are academic partners of Microsoft Research in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science have been invited to participate in the Microsoft Research Tech Fair 2005. The event takes place Wed., April 27 at the National Digital Library Learning Center in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 27, 2005
PITTSBURGH—On May 5, Carnegie Mellon University's H1ghlander robot will demonstrate that it has the skills to compete in the 2005 Grand Challenge, a driverless rumble through 175 miles of hostile desert terrain, including mountains, gullies and dry lakebeds, for a $2-million prize. The DARPA-sponsored, winner-take-all race will take place on Oct.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 11, 2005
PITTSBURGH—A group of Carnegie Mellon University researchers are part of an eight-institution team that will work on cybersecurity and trustworthy computing issues within a new National Science Foundation-funded (NSF) Science and Technology Center led by the University of California at Berkeley. NSF announced its intention to establish and fund the center today with a $19 million award, which they intend to disburse over five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 31, 2005
PITTSBURGH—A team of Carnegie Mellon University computer science students will compete with more than 200 of the world's "best and brightest" programmers at the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals April 3-7, in Shanghai, China.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 31, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Takeo Kanade, the U.A./Helen Whitaker university professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, has initiated a gift of his papers and memorabilia to the University Archives.

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