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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Women, who historically have been under-represented among computer science majors nationwide, will make up 40 percent of the incoming class of undergraduates this fall in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science (SCS). The school has been a leader in efforts to increase the number of women in the discipline of computer science and its female enrollment has long exceeded national averages. The number of women in this fall’s first-year class nevertheless sets a new benchmark for the school.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 04, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to create an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site on campus. The I-Corps Site will train entrepreneurial faculty and student teams to commercialize research and concepts related to science, technology, engineering and math.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 03, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. are working with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to show that an autonomous helicopter and an unmanned ground vehicle can work together to autonomously survey a contaminated site.
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Monday June 02, 2014
Public Communication for Researchers has launched a new group blog, Science Non-Fiction, featuring science writing by Pittsburgh graduate students.
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Kelly Solman
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Monday June 02, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University's Future Interfaces Group is exploring wearable technologies to make information and communication even more accessible. "For highly glance-able information such as notifications, directions, an upcoming meeting or your calendar, our smartwatch is much less distracting, and it's much less socially intrusive," said Chris Harrison, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and director of the Future Interfaces Group.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 23, 2014
Venture capitalists and investment experts will converge with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 22, 2014
Small, autonomous airboats, disguised to look like crocodiles, helped scientists measure water quality this spring in Kenya’s Mara River. An estimated 4,000 hippos use the river as a toilet with potentially deadly effects for fish living downriver.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Web services companies, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, all make promises about how they will use personal information they gather. But ensuring that millions of lines of code in their systems operate in ways consistent with privacy promises is labor-intensive and difficult. A team from Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research, however, has shown these compliance checks can be automated.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Tai Sing Lee, associate professor of computer science, is “the new face of Pittsburgh,” according to a May 18 front-page feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The story was the first of a series on the city’s highly skilled, highly educated “New Immigrants.”
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Justine Cassell, director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, discusses the Quantified Self and how electronic devices that measure and interpret our physical and mental processes will improve our everyday lives in an essay posted by Scientific American.

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