SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Mike Rick (K&L Gates) and Martin Mbugua (Carnegie Mellon)
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Wednesday November 02, 2016
As the ethical and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence and other computing technologies take center stage, global law firm K&L Gates LLP has made a gift to help ensure Carnegie Mellon University's leadership in this emerging field.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 24, 2016
A 2006 research paper co-authored by Travis Breaux, an assistant professor in the Institute for Software Research, received an honorable mention for the Most Influential Paper Award at the 24th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) hosted last month in Beijing.
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Susie Cribbs
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Monday October 17, 2016
Four School of Computer Science seniors have been named ACS Scholars by Carnegie Mellon University's Andrew Carnegie Society. Kimberly Kleiven, Ananya Kumar, Benjamin Lichtman and Ariana Weinstock join 36 students from across the university honored for embodying CMU's high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 17, 2016
A smartwatch can detect and distinguish a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers, and all that's required is a software upgrade that repurposes the device's existing accelerometer, Carnegie Mellon University researchers discovered.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
Employment by Pittsburgh-area robotics firms has jumped from 700 to 2,200 people in the five years since President Barack Obama announced the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) at the National Robotics Engineering Center, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 07, 2016
When CBS's "60 Minutes" decided to do a two-part report on the state of artificial intelligence, they came to Pittsburgh to see the state of the art and talk with SCS Dean Andrew Moore about where AI is taking humankind. That report, by correspondent Charlie Rose, aired on Oct. 9.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 04, 2016
More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot, has an equally elegant motor with just one moving part: the ball.The only other active moving part of the robot is the body itself.       
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 03, 2016
Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science, will receive the annual George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award on Friday, Oct. 7, at the American Computer and Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Mont.

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