SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday July 14, 2014
Parts of a decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) supercomputer have found a new home at Carnegie Mellon University, where the components are being reconfigured into a new computing cluster for use in education and research related to large-scale computer systems.                
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 03, 2014
As a recipient of a 2014 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) award, Computer Science Professor Christos Faloutsos will lead an effort to spot fraudsters who buy followers, pay others to post content, and otherwise manipulate trending topics and user popularity on the Tumblr microblogging site.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 02, 2014
Bernhard Haeupler, who will join the Computer Science Department this summer as an assistant professor, received the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award in Distributed Computing.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 02, 2014
Andy Pavlo, assistant professor of computer science, has received the 2014 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award, which recognizes the best dissertation in the field of databases for the previous year.Pavlo earned his Ph.D. in computer science last year at Brown University. His thesis, “On Scalable Transaction Execution in Partitioned Main Memory Database Management Systems,” was based on H-Store, an experimental, distributed main memory database management system.
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 30, 2014
Abhinav Shrivastava, a Ph.D. student in robotics, is one of a dozen computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics students nationwide to receive a 2014 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 27, 2014
Astrobotic Technology and Masten Space Systems say a computer vision and navigation system developed by Astrobotic successfully landed Masten’s Xombie vertical-takeoff vertical-landing suborbital rocket at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 26, 2014
Abhinav Gupta, assistant research professor in the Robotics Institute, has received a Bosch Young Faculty Fellowship to support his research on computer vision and large-scale visual learning. The fellowship, which includes a $45,000 gift for the first year, is renewable for up to three years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 26, 2014
Carl Doersch, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department, has received a 2014 Google PhD Fellowship.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Three School of Computer Science graduate students are among just 11 winners of 2014-2015 Facebook Graduate Fellowships. Four additional Carnegie Mellon University students were finalists.The fellowships support emerging research leaders who demonstrate potential to advance Facebook’s mission of making the world more open and connected. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, and provide a stipend in addition to conference travel and other benefits. This year’s winners include:
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science and a 2005 PhD alumnus, is among four Carnegie Mellon University alumni included in this year’s Fast Tracker Awards, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

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