SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 23, 2015
With the Computer Science Department boasting record-breaking 40 percent women in its first-year class last fall, Carol Frieze's colleagues thought it was the perfect time to nominate her for Carnegie Mellon University's Mark Gelfand Award for Educational Outreach. After all, she's devoted the past 15 years to creating opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in computer science. She will accept the award at the Celebration of Education today at 4:30 p.m. in the Cohon University Center's Rangos Hall.
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Byron Spice, Jennifer Liu
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Sunday April 19, 2015
As people find ever more inventive uses for smartphones, touchscreens sometimes fall short as control surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed an inexpensive alternative — a toolbox of physical knobs, sliders and other mechanisms that can be readily added to any device.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Carnegie Mellon, where so many people are preoccupied with robots, artificial intelligence and the nature of consciousness, will get an early screening of "Ex Machina," a new sci-fi thriller that explores those themes.The movie was written and directed by Alex Garland, writer of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine." The School of Computer Science will host a screening at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in McConomy Auditorium. A CMU ID is required for attendance.
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Jocelyn Duffy
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Friday April 03, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University has placed fifth in the Mathematical Association of America's 75th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 55 students who scored among the top 507, the second most of any university. Computer science was well-represented among the top scorers, with senior mathematical sciences and computer science major Albert Gu among the top 16 overall.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 01, 2015
The Girls of Steel, a team of teenaged girls from the Pittsburgh area, won the Chairman's Award at the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Cleveland March 28, qualifying the team for its fifth consecutive trip to the FRC Championship, April 22–25, in St. Louis.
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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) and Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3-D design software, are launching a Reality Computing studio course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 30, 2015
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to use a smartphone's sensors to build 3-D models of faces or other objects and — literally, with the wave of a hand — provide accurate measurements of those objects.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 26, 2015
The School of Computer Science honored outstanding faculty and staff members March 24 during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony in Rashid Auditorium. It was the fourth year for the event and the first to be hosted by Dean Andrew Moore.Charlie Garrod, associate teaching professor in the Institute for Software Research (ISR), was the winner of the Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award, sponsored by Lutron Electronics Co. of Coopersburg, Pa., in honor of the company’s founders and the inventor of the electronic dimmer switch.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
School of Computer Science Professor Scott Hudson and a team of former and current students have earned the school's 2015 Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence.The award recognizes an outstanding body of work that epitomizes Newell's research style as expressed in his words: "Good science responds to real phenomena or real problems. Good science is in the details. Good science makes a difference."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
An innovative device developed by Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld research group to help visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus has won the 2014 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation.

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