SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday October 03, 2014
President Barack Obama announced today that he has selected Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation and invention.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 01, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will lead a five-year, $5 million early implementation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve educational outcomes and advance the science of learning by creating a large, distributed infrastructure called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 25, 2014
Venture capitalists and investment experts will unite with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace. 
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Is there something funny about sea urchins dying amidst a polar vortex? Is there drama in establishing an Internet connection at sea? These and other tales about scientific research, to be recounted by five Carnegie Mellon University students during a performance on the South Side, promise both laughter and tears.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Manuel Blum, professor of computer science, and four Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. students in computer science will be among the world’s top students and most distinguished researchers attending the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 21-26, in Heidelberg, Germany.
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Java inventor James Gosling (CS'83), Facebook's Serkan Piantino (CS'04) and Microsoft Research head Peter Lee will join faculty, alumni and students for "SCS25," a two-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the School of Computer Science on Oct. 10 and 11.
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
WTAE’s recent special on the New Pittsburgh included a segment highlighting how high-tech research at CMU and the University of Pittsburgh helped revitalize the city. SCS Dean Andrew Moore predicts Google and CMU will "make revolutionary things happen" and "astonish the rest of the world" in one segment.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 10, 2014
Jessica Hammer, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and the Entertainment Technology Center, and Chris Harrison, assistant professor in HCII, were among 30 exceptional young scientists under the age of 40 recognized at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 10–12, in Tianjin, China.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named five Carnegie Mellon University graduate students —  Joydeep Biswas, Anca Dragan, Anirudh Viswanathan, Pengtao Xie, and Adams Wei Yu — to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night.

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