SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday June 30, 2014
Abhinav Shrivastava, a Ph.D. student in robotics, is one of a dozen computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics students nationwide to receive a 2014 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 27, 2014
Astrobotic Technology and Masten Space Systems say a computer vision and navigation system developed by Astrobotic successfully landed Masten’s Xombie vertical-takeoff vertical-landing suborbital rocket at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 26, 2014
Abhinav Gupta, assistant research professor in the Robotics Institute, has received a Bosch Young Faculty Fellowship to support his research on computer vision and large-scale visual learning. The fellowship, which includes a $45,000 gift for the first year, is renewable for up to three years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 26, 2014
Carl Doersch, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department, has received a 2014 Google PhD Fellowship.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Three School of Computer Science graduate students are among just 11 winners of 2014-2015 Facebook Graduate Fellowships. Four additional Carnegie Mellon University students were finalists.The fellowships support emerging research leaders who demonstrate potential to advance Facebook’s mission of making the world more open and connected. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, and provide a stipend in addition to conference travel and other benefits. This year’s winners include:
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science and a 2005 PhD alumnus, is among four Carnegie Mellon University alumni included in this year’s Fast Tracker Awards, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Raj Reddy, professor of computer science and robotics, and Reid Simmons, research professor of robotics, are listed by Business Insider among the 15 most important people in robotics today.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists, however, have invented a video highlighting technique that can automatically pick out the good parts.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
A 2005 paper by Carnegie Mellon University researchers that explored the burgeoning community of end-user programmers will be honored as the Most Influential Paper from a decade ago at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) July 28–Aug. 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Tuesday June 24, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University has taken its autonomous vehicle to Washington, D.C. Beginning June 24, CMU will provide up to 40 members of Congress the opportunity to ride the vehicle around Washington during the two-day demonstration. The General Motors-CMU Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab includes researchers from the Robotics Institute.

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