SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday October 07, 2016
When CBS's "60 Minutes" decided to do a two-part report on the state of artificial intelligence, they came to Pittsburgh to see the state of the art and talk with SCS Dean Andrew Moore about where AI is taking humankind. That report, by correspondent Charlie Rose, aired on Oct. 9.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 04, 2016
More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot, has an equally elegant motor with just one moving part: the ball.The only other active moving part of the robot is the body itself.       
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 03, 2016
Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science, will receive the annual George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award on Friday, Oct. 7, at the American Computer and Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Mont.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 03, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will launch a new bachelor's degree program in computational biology next fall, complementing the Computational Biology Department's existing Ph.D. and master's degree programs.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
Kill or be killed is the essence of the classic video game Doom, and an artificial intelligence agent developed by two Carnegie Mellon University computer science students has proven to be the game's ultimate survivor — outplaying both the game's built-in AI agents and human players.The students, Devendra Chaplot and Guillaume Lample, used deep-learning techniques to train the AI agent to negotiate the game's 3-D environment, still challenging after more than two decades because players must act based only on the portion of the game visible on the screen.
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Aisha Rashid
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Monday September 26, 2016
In 2014, Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh launched the Presidential Fellowship and Scholarship program as a financial resource for accomplished undergraduate and graduate students across the university's seven colleges and schools. Funds and commitments of more than $169 million support current and future classes of Presidential Fellows and Scholars through tuition expenses and graduate research stipends.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 26, 2016
Your resume may impress employers, but referrals gain their trust. Kartik Mandaville and Hank Hwang, graduates of the Biotechnology Innovation and Computation (BIC) program, are banking on this idea as CEO and co-founder, respectively, of SpringRole, Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif., startup using referrals to match jobs to great candidates — even those who may not have applied for the position.  
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 26, 2016
A team of CyLab researchers have devised an advanced password meter that makes use of an artificial neural network to calculate the strength of passwords.
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Aisha Rashid
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Monday September 19, 2016
The Siebel Scholars Foundation, a program recognizing exceptional students in the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science, has named six Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to the 2017 class of Siebel Scholars.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 19, 2016
Raj Reddy, the Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, will be among the distinguished researchers speaking this week at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 18–23, in Heidelberg, Germany.Reddy will present his talk, "Too Much Information and Too Little Time," on Thursday, Sept. 22. Talks are being streamed live and are available later for playback.

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