SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 23, 2014
People are always coming and going, leaving one place on their way to another. And often they spend the time in those “non-places” in between staring at a mobile device. Justin Cranshaw, a Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, helped Microsoft develop an app to see if those people in non-places might constitute communities.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 22, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced the selection of Carl Kingsford, associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Lane Center for Computational Biology, as one of 14 recipients of its Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery awards.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 15, 2014
On Oct. 13, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science Edmund M. Clarke received an honorary doctorate from the University of Crete’s Department of Computer Science — the first honorary degree ever awarded by the department.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
The School of Computer Science will host Max Levchin, an entrepreneur, investor in early-stage startups and a co-founder of PayPal and Yelp, for his Oct. 21 visit to Carnegie Mellon University as part of a University Tech Tour organized by HVF, his San Francisco-based innovation and investment lab.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 13, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated its cyber prowess by winning the “Capture the Flag” and “Crack Me If You Can” contests at DEFCON 22, one of the world’s largest annual computer security conferences.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 10, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Is it possible to run the entire country on wind power?Stephen Rose, a post-doctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, will share his views on wind power and the inner workings of American energy in an informal discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 15, at Biddle’s Escape, 401 Biddle Ave. in Wilkinsburg, Pa.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 09, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing the real animals, both biologists and roboticists have now gained long-sought insights.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 08, 2014
DataSquid, a startup founded by HCII’s Niki Kittur and student Jeff Rzeszotarski , won first prize at the Three Rivers Venture Fair University Tech Showcase Oct. 7. The company is working through AlphaLab to commercialize their data visualization software, originally known as Kinetica.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 08, 2014
CMU and the University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the accomplishments of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint center leveraging the strengths of each school to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities, with a series of events and exhibits marking its 20th anniversary this month. For more information, see the university’s news release.
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Bruce Gerson
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Monday October 06, 2014
The Ph.D. students in the Machine Learning Department fondly call Diane Stidle the “mom of the department.” Faculty members call her the department’s “heart and soul.”That’s why Stidle, the department's business and graduate programs manager, is this year’s Andy Award winner for Culture.

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