SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Gunhee Kim, who completed his Ph.D. in computer science last year and is now a post-doctoral researcher at Disney Research Pittsburgh, has received the 2014 SIGKDD Dissertation Award. The award, presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, recognizes outstanding work by graduate students in the areas of data science, machine learning and data mining. 
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Severin Hacker, the co-founder of Duolingo.com who received his Ph.D. in computer science this spring, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s annual TR35 list of outstanding innovators under the age of 35.
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Monday August 18, 2014
SCS's graduate program has again been ranked No. 1 (a Best Graduate School 2015) by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as one of the best computer science programs in the world.
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Friday August 08, 2014
Flávio Cruz, a dual degree doctoral student in Computer Science in the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal program whose advisors include Seth Copen Goldstein and Frank Pfenning, won a best paper award at the 30th International Conference on Logic Programming in Vienna for “A Linear Logic Programming Language for Concurrent Programming over Graph Structures.”
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 07, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while guarding against code injection attacks — one of the most severe security threats in Web applications today.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Editors of photos routinely resize objects, or move them up, down or sideways, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers are adding an extra dimension to photo editing by enabling editors to turn or flip objects any way they want, even exposing surfaces not visible in the original photograph.A chair in a photograph of a living room, for instance, can be turned around or even upside down in the photo, displaying sides of the chair that would have been hidden from the camera, yet appearing to be realistic.
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Efforts by Women@SCS and the Field Robotics Centers’ Girls of Steel to increase opportunities for women in STEM fields are highlighted in an article in Pop City.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University’s computer poker team dealt its strongest performance to date, decisively beating its competitors in Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em at the Annual Computer Poker Competition at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) meeting in Quebec City.Meanwhile, Carnegie Mellon’s team in the annual RoboCup robot soccer competition, the winningest team in the history of RoboCup’s small-size league, had another strong outing at the world championship in João Pessoa, Brazil, though ultimately the team came in second.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 24, 2014
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have devised a computational method to determine how gene networks are rewired as normal breast cells turn malignant and as they respond to potential cancer therapy agents.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 23, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University will partner with Duolingo, a CMU spinoff company that provides free online language education, to evaluate the company’s new low-cost test for certifying the English skills of college and job applicants.

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