SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday April 14, 2014
The Guatemalan government will bestow its highest honor, the National Order of the Sovereign Congress, on native son Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science. The award recognizes von Ahn for his work on CAPTCHAs, reCAPTCHAs and Duolingo.com, for his entrepreneurial business career and for enhancing Guatemala’s reputation.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 11, 2014
Astrobotic Technology successfully tested the landing guidance system it will use to place a robot on the moon during a February test in the Mojave Desert aboard the Masten Aerospace Xombie, a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing suborbital rocket.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 09, 2014
Amidst the hoopla of Carnival, Carnegie Mellon University will once again be celebrating National Robotics Week, beginning with an April 10 lecture by Marc Raibert, the chief technology officer and director of Boston Dynamics.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 04, 2014
Like other scientists, astrophysicists first used computers as glorified calculators, but in the emerging era of Big Data, computers are poised to become true scientific partners. Automated tools being developed at Carnegie Mellon University in a new federally sponsored project could hasten that reality.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
The largest patient survey regarding chronic Lyme disease,  a joint effort of LymeDisease.org and Jennifer Mankoff, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, found the disease associated with poorer quality of life than most chronic diseases, with more than 40 percent of patients reporting they are unable to work. The study, which included more than 3,000 patients, was published in the online journal PeerJ.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
Will Crichton, a sophomore computer science major who is considering a double major in Chinese studies, won first prize of the junior level group in the 5th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Eastern USA Competition March 30 in New York.    
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Kelly Solman
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
Lisa Seacat DeLuca (CS’05) is an inventor on fire.The IBM mobile software engineer and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science has filed 350 patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office; so far, 115 have been issued.DeLuca is the youngest IBM employee and the first woman to obtain the 100th Invention Plateau Achievement Award, an IBM award given for patent filings.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
Medrobotics Corp. has announced it will begin limited marketing in Europe of a robot-assisted surgical device that is based on the snake robot research of Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University professor of robotics.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A high-power wall connector for Tesla electric cars has been installed for public use at Carnegie Mellon University’s Electric Garage in Oakland, joining eight existing vehicle recharging stations. The garage at 4621 Forbes Ave. will host an open house to celebrate the addition from 4 to 7 p.m., April 4.“This is definitely the largest charging infrastructure of any institution in this half of Pennsylvania, and likely anywhere in the state,” said Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics. “And the Tesla charger is the only one available to the public locally.”
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
The School of Computer Science honored outstanding faculty and staff members March 27 during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony in the Gates and Hillman centers’ Rashid Auditorium.David Eckhardt, associate teaching professor of computer science, was the winner of the inaugural 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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