SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 07, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A new computer science course offered this fall at Carnegie Mellon University will give students unprecedented access to IBM’s Watson cognitive technology as they develop mobile applications for the system, which famously beat Jeopardy! champions in a 2011 on-air showdown.The IBM Watson Group is working with Carnegie Mellon and six other universities to offer  cognitive computing courses this fall that will give students the technical knowledge and hands-on experience they need to create new applications for Watson.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 01, 2014
Astrobotic Technology, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon, has been selected as one of three companies that will partner with NASA to develop reliable and cost-effective lunar landing capabilities as part of the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (CATALYST) initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 01, 2014
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, will be awarded a Doctor of Science and Technology degree at Carnegie Mellon's 117th Commencement, Sunday, May 18, in Gesling Stadium.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 30, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Tuesday April 29, 2014
Timelapse, the project from Time magazine that uses Carnegie Mellon's GigaPan Time Machine technology to explore 30 years of Landsat imagery of Earth, has won the People's Choice Award for Best Use of Video or Moving Image in the 2014 Webby Award Competition. The Webbys are international awards for excellence on the Internet.
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Ken Walters
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Tuesday April 29, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science Manuela M. Veloso is among five faculty members to be named University Professor — the highest academic accolade a faculty member can achieve at Carnegie Mellon. She joins Carnegie Mellon Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet, Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology Sheldon Cohen, Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English Jim Daniels, and Mellon College of Science Professor of Mathematics Irene Fonseca in receiving this elite distinction.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 29, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Most people want to take medications as prescribed, even if they sometimes need a little help remembering. For them, an automated system that monitors drug taking and provides feedback after the fact may be more useful than one that nags people when it is time to take a pill, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 28, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Soft and cuddly aren’t words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today’s 3D printers. But a new type of printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might actually enjoy touching.
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Pam Wigley
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Thursday April 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts, and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown experiments by Andy Warhol (BFA, 1949) on aging floppy disks from 1985.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The robot-development skills of the Girls of Steel, a team of high-school-age girls from the Pittsburgh area, are being tested at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, April 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo. Several team members, however, already have put those skills to practical use in helping to build a robot for Autodesk, a leader in 3D design software.

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