SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Jennifer Liu (Walt Disney Imagineering)
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are designed primarily for inventory control, but researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to process the tag signals with sufficient speed to make them suitable for use in games, physical interfaces and other interactive objects.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 09, 2016
Getting a bunch of people to collectively research and write a coherent report without any one person seeing the big picture may seem akin to a group of toddlers producing Hamlet by randomly pecking at typewriters. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have shown it actually works pretty well — if a computer guides the process.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 09, 2016
Stephen Brookes, professor of computer science, and Peter W. O'Hearn, engineering manager at Facebook and professor of computer science at University College London, will receive the 2016 Gödel Prize for their invention of concurrent separation logic (CSL), a major advance in the design and analysis of programs that can take advantage of multicore and multiprocessor systems.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 05, 2016
Since the advent of smartwatches, technologists have been looking to expand interactions beyond the confines of the small watch face. A new wearable technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University suggests turning the entire lower arm into a touchpad.
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Shilo Rea
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Wednesday May 04, 2016
Acclaimed Carnegie Mellon University statistician Larry Wasserman has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. NAS membership is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday May 03, 2016
Amy Ogan, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has earned a Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship to support her work on international education technology.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 03, 2016
The University of Zurich conferred an honorary doctorate in economics on Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, during ceremonies on April 30.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 02, 2016
More than 100 of the top minds in the private sector have participated in the Presidential Innovation Fellowship (PIF) program since it began in 2012, and the 11 new fellows who joined this year include three with Carnegie Mellon University ties and two who are alumni of the School of Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 28, 2016
Jim Herbsleb, famed for his research in collaboration and coordination on large-scale software engineering projects, is this year's winner of the Outstanding Research Award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT).
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 25, 2016
The team of Daniel Maturana and Sankalp Arora, both Ph.D. students in the Robotics Institute, was one of just eight nationwide to win a 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. Each winning team receives $100,000 and will be mentored by Qualcomm engineers.

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