SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday June 27, 2016
The development of an electronic Braille writing tutor at a school for the blind in India has been a labor of love over the past decade for M. Bernardine Dias and her Carnegie Mellon University colleagues, students and staff. And for the past year, it has provided a research window into the role love plays in engineering.
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Shilo Rea
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Thursday June 23, 2016
Researchers face growing pressure to report accurate findings, even as they interpret increasingly larger amounts of data. One way to ensure such accuracy? Following sound statistical practices. A team of statisticians, including Carnegie Mellon’s Robert Kass, aims to help researchers do just that in their article, "Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice."
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 22, 2016
Artificial intelligence has the potential to benefit humankind in diverse and deep ways, but only to the extent that people believe these smart systems can be trusted. The technical means for ensuring AI systems operate in a safe, controlled manner will be the focus of a June 28 workshop at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 17, 2016
The Inamori Foundation has named Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Robotics and Computer Science, as the winner of the prestigious 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, citing his pioneering contributions to computer vision and robotics.The international award is presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of humankind.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday June 07, 2016
In an article published on May 13, the Washington Post claimed that Donald Trump routinely posed as his own public relations agent in the 1980s and 1990s, using the alias "John Miller" or "John Barron" to boast of Trump's personal and professional successes. When questioned about it now, though, Trump resolutely denies doing any such thing. What's a person to believe?
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Thursday June 02, 2016
The official trailer for “Lo and Behold,” the new film by director Werner Herzog about the Internet and computer technology, is now available online. Parts of the film were shot at Carnegie Mellon and the trailer includes clips of the CMU robot soccer team, the National Robotics Engineering Center’s CHIMP robot, Adrien Treuille's EteRNA game and former post-doc Joydeep Biswas, as well as Psychology Professor Marcel Just. The movie is set for release Aug. 19.
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Wednesday June 01, 2016
The Virtual World Society will award its first Nextant Prize to the late Randy Pausch, a renowned Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist and virtual world innovator, on June 1 at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. Pausch, who earned his Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 25, 2016
Machine-learning algorithms increasingly make decisions about credit, medical diagnoses, personalized recommendations, advertising and job opportunities, among other things, but exactly how usually remains a mystery. Now, new measurement methods developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers could provide important insights to this process.
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Jessica Corry
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Tuesday May 24, 2016
A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science took first place in Microsoft's Build the Shield competition earlier this spring.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
The RoboTutor project, which is developing educational software for teaching basic literacy and numeracy to children with little access to teachers, has received a ProSEED grant from Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative.

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