SCS News & Press Releases

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Melanie Simko
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Monday August 21, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship recently received a continuing grant from the National Science Foundation for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Sites program.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 10, 2017
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products.      Specifically, they developed a way for computers to find analogies — comparisons between sometimes disparate methods and problems that highlight underlying similarities.
Robert Xiao of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute leads winning team at 2017 C2C competition.
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Friday August 04, 2017
School of Computer Science students captained teams that finished first and second in the Cambridge2Cambridge (C2C) three-day cybersecurity competition that ended July 27 at the University of Cambridge.Robert Xiao, a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, led the Unstoppables team, which won the £9,000 top prize, and won the £3,000 Leidos C2C Individual award as well. Carolina Zarate, a senior computer science major, captained the CrypticCrushers team, which took the second-place £4500 prize.
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Ann Lyon Ritchie
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Thursday August 03, 2017
Computer scientists need to collaborate with their counterparts in the natural and social sciences to advance cybersecurity research, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 
CMU's hacking team won its fourth title at the 2017 DefCon security conference.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Monday July 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University’s hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning or PPP, won its fourth World Series of Hacking title this weekend at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas.With four titles under their belt, the team has more wins than any other team in the 21-year history of the international competition. The 10 current members of PPP include eight undergraduates from the School of Computer Science and one Ph.D. student in SCS’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Applications are open for entrepreneurial teams to join the Fall 2017 NSF Innovation Corps customer discovery training program. Up to $2,500 is available to further your business venture through customer discovery. The application deadline is Sept. 8. For more info, visit the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 27, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found a way to design telescoping structures that can bend and twist, enabling robots of various shapes to collapse themselves for transport or entering tiny spaces, and making possible robotic arms and claws that can reach over or around large obstacles.
Jessica Hodgins
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Barb Helfer
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) has named Jessica Hodgins, professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, the 2017 recipient of its Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
What do Pittsburgh's "food boom," the establishment of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center and the return of Jean Yang to her hometown have in common? The School of Computer Science, says writer Steven Kurutz in the July 23 edition of The New York Times.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 13, 2017
Anind Dey, the Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has been named dean of the University of Washington's Information School.

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