SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 08, 2014
DataSquid, a startup founded by HCII’s Niki Kittur and student Jeff Rzeszotarski , won first prize at the Three Rivers Venture Fair University Tech Showcase Oct. 7. The company is working through AlphaLab to commercialize their data visualization software, originally known as Kinetica.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 08, 2014
CMU and the University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the accomplishments of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint center leveraging the strengths of each school to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities, with a series of events and exhibits marking its 20th anniversary this month. For more information, see the university’s news release.
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Bruce Gerson
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Monday October 06, 2014
The Ph.D. students in the Machine Learning Department fondly call Diane Stidle the “mom of the department.” Faculty members call her the department’s “heart and soul.”That’s why Stidle, the department's business and graduate programs manager, is this year’s Andy Award winner for Culture.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 06, 2014
PITTSBURGH—One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing their own hypotheses, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University say.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 06, 2014
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, has named Computer Science Professor Tuomas Sandholm one of 12 new INFORMS Fellows.He is one of two recipients from Carnegie Mellon University among the fellows being inducted this year. 
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 03, 2014
President Barack Obama announced today that he has selected Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Software Research, as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation and invention.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 01, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will lead a five-year, $5 million early implementation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve educational outcomes and advance the science of learning by creating a large, distributed infrastructure called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 25, 2014
Venture capitalists and investment experts will unite with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace. 
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Is there something funny about sea urchins dying amidst a polar vortex? Is there drama in establishing an Internet connection at sea? These and other tales about scientific research, to be recounted by five Carnegie Mellon University students during a performance on the South Side, promise both laughter and tears.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Manuel Blum, professor of computer science, and four Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. students in computer science will be among the world’s top students and most distinguished researchers attending the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 21-26, in Heidelberg, Germany.

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