SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 08, 2015
A University of Alberta research group headed by SCS alumnus Michael Bowling reports in the January 9 issue of Science that it has essentially solved the game of two-player limit Texas Hold'em poker, which CMU's Tuomas Sandholm says marks a significant milestone in solving imperfect-information games.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 06, 2015
Forbes has cited Mehdi Samadi, a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, as one of its "30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology," and Julia Schwarz, a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, as one of its "30 Under 30 in Science." 
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 05, 2015
Like many husbands, Henry Kang often found himself pressed into service as his wife's fashion adviser. "What can I wear with this?" his wife, Shawna, would ask each morning. Though his Ph.D. training in the School of Computer Science left him perhaps better prepared to provide coding advice, he nevertheless managed to help her.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 23, 2014
Alex Waibel and Howie Choset of the School of Computer Science and Diana Marculescu of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have been named 2015 IEEE Fellows in recognition of their technological contributions to society.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 18, 2014
The category on the Dec. 18 episode of "Jeopardy!" was "U.S. News & World Report Best of 2014," and the question to the $1,000 answer was obvious.Answer: When it comes to a computer science Ph.D. program, this university in Pittsburgh leads the field.Question: What is Carnegie Mellon University?(Check out the video clip below.)It was perhaps the easiest $1,000 that contestant ever won. CMU's Ph.D. program in computer science is consistently ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The Google Lunar XPRIZE announced today that Andy, a four-wheeled lunar rover designed and built by Carnegie Mellon University, is the winner of a Milestone Prize for mobility after judges concluded it is thus far the only robot among the competing teams to meet development benchmarks for flight readiness.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 15, 2014
Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and the founder of the Soft Robotics and Bionics Lab, is among the latest recipients of the Okawa Research Grant, which is awarded by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Tuesday December 09, 2014
Treating patients with their own blood, modified to increase the concentration of heal-inducing platelets, has been touted as the ‘cure-all' for bone, muscle, and tissue repair for athletes, weekend warriors, or those with traumatic injuries.But the outcomes of this therapy, called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), have been unpredictable. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have devised what they believe is a better way to deliver the therapy — as a putty — and the initial results have been encouraging.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 05, 2014
Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, and his Ph.D. student, John Dickerson, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, won the HPCwire Reader's Choice Award for Best Data-Intensive Application/Use for their work with PSC's Blacklight supercomputer to optimize living-donor kidney exchanges.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 03, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A system of four cameras, called Breathe Cam, now keeps a constant watch on air quality over Pittsburgh, providing citizens with a new interactive tool for monitoring and documenting visual pollution in the air they breathe and even tracing it back to its sources.

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