SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 15, 2016
EM-Sense, a technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research for automatically identifying an electrical or electromagnetic device that a person is touching, is the student category winner of Fast Company magazine's prestigious Innovation by Design Awards.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
Artificial intelligence systems will be able to give managers real-time insights about their business operations, as well as detect early warnings of problems before they occur, writes SCS Dean Andrew Moore in an essay commissioned by Sloan MIT Management Review.Moore was one of 14 thought leaders invited by the management journal to inaugurate its new Frontiers section, which will explore how technology is reshaping management.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 12, 2016
Women make up more than 48 percent of incoming first-year undergraduates this fall in Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked School of Computer Science (SCS), setting a new school benchmark for diversity.SCS has long been a national leader in increasing the participation of women in computer science, a discipline in which women have been significantly underrepresented nationwide.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 08, 2016
An algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University makes it easier to determine if someone has faked an Amazon or Yelp review, or if a politician with a suspiciously large number of Twitter followers might have bought and paid for that popularity.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 06, 2016
Personal interactions on Facebook can have a major impact on a person's feelings of well-being and satisfaction with life just as much as getting married or having a baby, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook researchers shows.But not just any interaction has these positive effects. Passively reading posts or one-click feedback such as "likes" don't move the needle. What really makes people feel good is when those they know and care about write personalized posts or comments.
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Byron Spice
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Friday September 02, 2016
A new feature for the SpeckSensor app enables users to see the number of "dirty days," when air quality has been unhealthy in a locale over the past year, and to compare that number with other cities across the nation.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 01, 2016
The School of Computer Science Film Series will feature a screening of famed director Werner Herzog's latest documentary, "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World," at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in McConomy Auditorium in the Cohon University Center.The film seeks to chronicle the virtual world from its origins to its outermost regions. On the way, Herzog encounters a number of Carnegie Mellon researchers and projects.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
Officials of Carnegie Mellon University and Tsinghua University signed a memorandum of understanding today to offer a dual-degree master's program in computer science. Students will study at both campuses, learning from faculty at the top-ranked computer science programs in both the United States and China.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
Everyone knew Carnegie Mellon's latest computer poker program, Baby Tartanian8, was good. But it turns out its performance in the Annual Computer Poker Competition this year was even better than people thought.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 23, 2016
Jean Yang, who is joining the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department as an assistant professor this fall, has been named to MIT Technology Review's annual list of Innovators Under 35.

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