SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on Scott Fahlman and his invention of the Smiley emoticon on May 18. Correspondent Mo Rocca interviewed Fahlman, research professor in the Language Technologies Institute. Watch the video.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has launched a small laboratory, or lablet, sponsored by the National Security Agency to study fundamental issues about the design of information systems that are secure and trustworthy, an area of research that has come to be known as the Science of Security, or SoS.
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Sarah Nightingale and Jennie Dorris
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Monday May 12, 2014
Anirban Lahiri faced a major challenge as a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar — spinal muscular atrophy type 2, an inherited disease that causes muscle damage and weakness. But he not only utilized specialized technology to earn a computer science degree, he now plays an integral role in helping others with special needs.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2014
The Chicago Public Library has 500 Finch robots, developed by the Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab and marketed by BirdBrain Technologies, that can be checked out by people who want to learn computer programming, thanks to a donation by Google Chicago.
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Thursday May 08, 2014
The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site that will train entrepreneurial faculty and student teams to commercialize university STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) research and ideas.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 07, 2014
PITTSBURGH— Readers of the provocative bestseller “Capital in the 21st Century,” who want to take a closer look at the income database analyzed by economist and author Thomas Piketty can take advantage of a new online tool created at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 07, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A new computer science course offered this fall at Carnegie Mellon University will give students unprecedented access to IBM’s Watson cognitive technology as they develop mobile applications for the system, which famously beat Jeopardy! champions in a 2011 on-air showdown.The IBM Watson Group is working with Carnegie Mellon and six other universities to offer  cognitive computing courses this fall that will give students the technical knowledge and hands-on experience they need to create new applications for Watson.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 01, 2014
Astrobotic Technology, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon, has been selected as one of three companies that will partner with NASA to develop reliable and cost-effective lunar landing capabilities as part of the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (CATALYST) initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 01, 2014
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, will be awarded a Doctor of Science and Technology degree at Carnegie Mellon's 117th Commencement, Sunday, May 18, in Gesling Stadium.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 30, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

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