SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 26, 2015
The School of Computer Science honored outstanding faculty and staff members March 24 during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony in Rashid Auditorium. It was the fourth year for the event and the first to be hosted by Dean Andrew Moore.Charlie Garrod, associate teaching professor in the Institute for Software Research (ISR), was the winner of the 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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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
School of Computer Science Professor Scott Hudson and a team of former and current students have earned the school's 2015 Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence.The award recognizes an outstanding body of work that epitomizes Newell's research style as expressed in his words: "Good science responds to real phenomena or real problems. Good science is in the details. Good science makes a difference."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
An innovative device developed by Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld research group to help visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus has won the 2014 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation.
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
National Geographic Channel's "Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future" recently featured the HCII's WorldKit project in the episode "Perfect City." Hawking introduced the segment, which you can watch here.
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
How is extreme robotics transforming the world? Robotics Professor Red Whittaker answers that question in a video of his presentation at the World Economic Forum’s Davos meeting in January, now available online.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 23, 2015
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 23, 2015
Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. An experiment at Carnegie Mellon University shows that when people learn exactly how many times these apps share that information they rapidly act to limit further sharing.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 16, 2015
Speck, a personal air pollution monitor introduced today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, will enable people to monitor the level of fine particulate matter suspended in the air inside their homes, helping them assess if their health is at risk.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 16, 2015
A new alliance is uniting Carnegie Mellon’s unrivaled machine learning capabilities with Pitt’s world class health sciences expertise.Funded by UPMC, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with CMU and Pitt  promises to transform the explosion of health-related “big data”—from sources as varied as electronic medical records, genomic sequencing, insurance records  and wearable sensors-- into new technologies, products and services that will change the way diseases are prevented and patients diagnosed, treated and engaged in their own care.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 10, 2015
Travis Breaux, assistant professor of computer science in the Institute for Software Research, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty.

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