SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 22, 2015
An overview article on the parallels between biological and computational systems by Ziv Bar-Joseph, associate professor of computational biology, and Saket Navlakha, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Machine Learning Department who is now an assistant professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, is featured on the cover of January’s
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
Computer Science Professor Edmund M. Clarke is one of 18 eminent science and technology leaders sharing their ideas on hot science and technology topics this week as they mentor some of the world’s brightest young researchers at the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
Alan Black, professor in the Language Technologies Institute, discussed the history of talking devices, the state of current research in speech simulation and what the future might hold for speech processing on the Science Friday radio show. Listen to the segment here.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 16, 2015
School of Computer Science faculty members, led by President Subra Suresh, will lead a discussion on integrated intelligence at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 21–24. 
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Daniel Tkacik, Byron Spice
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Thursday January 15, 2015
What is privacy? People sometimes have a hard time putting it into words. So Lorrie Cranor, a leading authority on Internet privacy at Carnegie Mellon University, has explored the meaning of privacy by asking people to draw pictures.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 14, 2015
Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will discuss the challenges to personal privacy posed by the growing list of household appliances, cars and other devices that are now linked to the Internet as the keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University's Privacy Day Jan. 28.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
A contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science who are seeking to undercut sex traffickers by developing online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise.The three-year, $3.6 million CMU effort will develop machine learning algorithms for domain-specific indexing and search, and will build on existing efforts by CMU researchers to analyze ads for sex services posted to websites.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Carnegie Mellon's John R. Anderson will participate in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning on Friday, Jan. 23, in Washington, D.C.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 12, 2015
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot is called Snake Monster; however, with six legs, it looks more like an insect than a snake. But it really doesn't matter what you call it, says its inventor, Howie Choset — the whole point of the project is to make modular robots that can easily be reconfigured to meet a user's needs.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 08, 2015
Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor in the Institute for Software Research and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.

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