SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 04, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The need to divide things among people is an aspect of daily life filled with potential pitfalls. Whether the deal involves land, an inheritance or credit for an idea, a split perceived as unfair can lead to war, personal feuds, or silent, seething resentment.
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Friday October 31, 2014
BBC PopUp, an experimental mobile news bureau, will spend November in Pittsburgh, shooting video stories that will be posted online and broadcast on BBC World. The Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab is working with BBC PopUp to host a community meeting to gather story ideas at 7 p.m. Monday in Newell-Simon Hall 3305.
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Shilo Rea, Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bernie Devlin.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH—When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, would also be an inflatable robot.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Fifteen teams have been chosen to work at the Carnegie Mellon University Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site, designed to create an effective and replicable process to commercialize innovations based on customer discovery and product adaptation.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 23, 2014
People are always coming and going, leaving one place on their way to another. And often they spend the time in those “non-places” in between staring at a mobile device. Justin Cranshaw, a Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, helped Microsoft develop an app to see if those people in non-places might constitute communities.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 22, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced the selection of Carl Kingsford, associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Lane Center for Computational Biology, as one of 14 recipients of its Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery awards.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 15, 2014
On Oct. 13, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science Edmund M. Clarke received an honorary doctorate from the University of Crete’s Department of Computer Science — the first honorary degree ever awarded by the department.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
The School of Computer Science will host Max Levchin, an entrepreneur, investor in early-stage startups and a co-founder of PayPal and Yelp, for his Oct. 21 visit to Carnegie Mellon University as part of a University Tech Tour organized by HVF, his San Francisco-based innovation and investment lab.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 13, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated its cyber prowess by winning the “Capture the Flag” and “Crack Me If You Can” contests at DEFCON 22, one of the world’s largest annual computer security conferences.

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