SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 14, 2015
Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will discuss the challenges to personal privacy posed by the growing list of household appliances, cars and other devices that are now linked to the Internet as the keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Day Jan. 28.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
A contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science who are seeking to undercut sex traffickers by developing online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise.The three-year, $3.6 million CMU effort will develop machine learning algorithms for domain-specific indexing and search, and will build on existing efforts by CMU researchers to analyze ads for sex services posted to websites.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Carnegie Mellon's John R. Anderson will participate in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning on Friday, Jan. 23, in Washington, D.C.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot is called Snake Monster; however, with six legs, it looks more like an insect than a snake. But it really doesn't matter what you call it, says its inventor, Howie Choset — the whole point of the project is to make modular robots that can easily be reconfigured to meet a user's needs.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 08, 2015
Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor in the Institute for Software Research and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 08, 2015
A University of Alberta research group headed by SCS alumnus Michael Bowling reports in the January 9 issue of Science that it has essentially solved the game of two-player limit Texas Hold'em poker, which CMU's Tuomas Sandholm says marks a significant milestone in solving imperfect-information games.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 06, 2015
Forbes has cited Mehdi Samadi, a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, as one of its "30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology," and Julia Schwarz, a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, as one of its "30 Under 30 in Science." 
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 05, 2015
Like many husbands, Henry Kang often found himself pressed into service as his wife's fashion adviser. "What can I wear with this?" his wife, Shawna, would ask each morning. Though his Ph.D. training in the School of Computer Science left him perhaps better prepared to provide coding advice, he nevertheless managed to help her.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 23, 2014
Alex Waibel and Howie Choset of the School of Computer Science and Diana Marculescu of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have been named 2015 IEEE Fellows in recognition of their technological contributions to society.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 18, 2014
The category on the Dec. 18 episode of "Jeopardy!" was "U.S. News & World Report Best of 2014," and the question to the $1,000 answer was obvious.Answer: When it comes to a computer science Ph.D. program, this university in Pittsburgh leads the field.Question: What is Carnegie Mellon University?(Check out the video clip below.)It was perhaps the easiest $1,000 that contestant ever won. CMU's Ph.D. program in computer science is consistently ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.

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