SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Bryan Burtner
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon came out on top in the LiveQA evaluation — an exercise that requires question-answering (QA) software to respond to real-time questions received by the Yahoo! Answers website — at the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2016).
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
People love to take selfies, but it's a love that can prove fatal. A growing number of people die each year while snapping photos of themselves on cliffs, on railroad tracks and other hazardous spots. Researchers in Pittsburgh and in India are looking for ways to reduce this risk.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Facebook has agreed to acquire Faciometrics, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute that develops facial analysis software for mobile applications.  "Now, we’re taking a big step forward by joining the team at Facebook, where we’ll be able to advance our work at an incredible scale, reaching people from across the globe," said Fernando De la Torre, associate research professor of robotics and head of the Human Sensing Laboratory.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have spent years inventing and perfecting a platform that uses workstations, distributed computers, mobile devices or embedded devices to solve large machine learning problems efficiently and effectively, and have now spun off a company, Petuum Inc., to make those capabilities available commercially.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
The Verge technology and culture site is celebrating its fifth anniversary in November by looking at what's in store for the next five years, based on interviews with opinion leaders, such as Manuela Veloso, head of SCS's Machine Learning Department. Read Veloso's "The Verge 2021" interview and watch the accompanying video to get her insights on why humanity and artificial intelligence will be inseparable.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
How a mobile app says it will collect or share a user’s personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves, a new automated analysis system developed by Carnegie Mellon University has revealed.
By 
Susie Cribbs
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Thursday November 10, 2016
A team of students from the Language Technologies Institute (LTI), one of seven departments in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, recently earned top honors for their performance in the BioASQ 2016 Biomedical Semantic Question Answering challenge.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday November 10, 2016
Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, received the prestigious 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in a ceremony in Kyoto, Japan.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 07, 2016
A contentious presidential election can raise questions about whether the voting system produces the best possible candidates. While nothing is going to change the way Americans vote, a new online service, RoboVote.org, enables anyone to use state-of-the-art voting methods to make optimal group decisions.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday November 04, 2016
When plants need water their leaves droop and they start to look dry. But what's happening on a molecular level? Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the School of Computer Science's Computational Biology Department have found some answers, which could be critical to helping agriculture adapt to drought and other climate-related stressors.

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