SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday May 12, 2017
Justine Cassell, associate dean of technology strategy and impact for the School of Computer Science, will present a keynote address on Wednesday, May 17, at a United Nations event on emerging technologies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing — with a single, general purpose sensor for each room — may be better.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Monday May 08, 2017
One of the most popular passwords in 2016 was "qwertyuiop," even though most password meters will tell say it's a weak choice. The problem is that no existing meters offer any good advice to make it better — until now.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 08, 2017
Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, however, can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.Walls, furniture, steering wheels, toys and even Jell-O can be turned into touch sensors with the technology, dubbed Electrick.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 05, 2017
NASA has selected lunar logistics company Astrobotic Technology, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, to develop a new class of small, lightweight rovers — called CubeRovers — capable of small-scale science and exploration on extraterrestrial surfaces.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 04, 2017
Students, faculty and other members of the Pittsburgh community can pitch their ideas for using Alexa voice technology at Alexa Day @ CMU on Friday, May 12. The event, sponsored by the School of Computer Science, begins at 1 p.m. in room 152 of Posner Hall.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 03, 2017
The Association for Computing Machinery has named the developers of Carnegie Mellon University's pioneering Andrew File System (AFS) the recipients of its prestigious 2016 Software System Award.
By 
Julianne Mattera
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Friday April 28, 2017
It's Feb. 27, 1943. Berlin. Anneliese Edelman returns home with some fish, a rare treat for dinner. Her husband, Max, should be back from his double shift at the factory, but their home is empty. For Anneliese, what was an ordinary day becomes the day her soulmate disappeared.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
One of Robotics Professor Howie Choset's famous snake-like robots crawled up the even more famous leg of comedian Jimmy Fallon during an April 25 appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
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Susie Cribbs
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Monday April 24, 2017
Mary Shaw joined the Carnegie Mellon University faculty after she completed her Ph.D. at the university in 1972. Since then, she's designed computer science curricula at all university levels, established software architecture as a recognized discipline, and served as chief scientist of CMU's Software Engineering Institute and associate dean for professional education.

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