SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday December 16, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Andrew W. Moore, Carnegie Mellon University professor of computer science and robotics, has been chosen by Google Inc., developer of the award-winning search engine, to head a new engineering office that will open in Pittsburgh sometime in 2006. The new engineering office will focus on creating a variety of search tools for Google and could act as an engine for creating new high-tech jobs in the Pittsburgh area. Moore, 40, is an expert in data mining and artificial intelligence.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 12, 2005
PITTSBURGH—In conjunction with the once-in-a-decade White House Conference on Aging, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers will demonstrate new technologies to enhance the lives of the elderly at the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) exhibition, Dec. 12-14, in Washington, D.C. The researchers will showcase their technologies at a booth in the Imagine Technology Pavilion at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road N.W.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 07, 2005
PITTSBURGH-A standard Internet protocol that checks errors made duringemail transmissions has now inspired a revolutionary method to transformDNA microarray analysis, a common technology used to understand geneactivation.
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Byron Spice
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Friday November 11, 2005
PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) will welcome representatives from some of the nation's premier academic institutions and corporations next week, when it hosts a bi-annual meeting of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).NCWIT is a growing coalition of over 65 organizations working to increase women's participation in the field of information technology (IT). NCWIT believes that the future of U.S.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 14, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Doug James, assistant professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, is featured in the October issue of Popular Science magazine as one of this year's "Brilliant 10," an annual showcase of 10 of the brightest, most innovative young scientists in the country who are gaining recognition in their fields, but are not yet well known to the general public.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 31, 2005
Jeannette Wing, head of the Computer Science Department in the School of Computer Science, and Computer Science Professor Manuela Veloso are among 23 women who will be honored for their scientific innovations by the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania (WGF) at a Women in Science event Sept. 14 at the Carnegie Science Center. The event will honor outstanding women who apply math and science skills to their everyday work in the arts, sciences, technology, media, and medical fields.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 30, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) and the university's College of Engineering will host five journalists at a special media panel from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Singleton Room of Roberts Hall. The Media Boot Camp series is designed to help faculty and researchers better understand the needs of reporters covering science and the environment. The event is open to Carnegie Mellon faculty.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 25, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, is strengthening its support of Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team to help them win the DARPA Grand Challenge on Oct. 8, 2005, in the desert southwest. The company, an early supporter and enduring technical pillar of the team, has stepped up to provide additional resources and is now its premier sponsor.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 10, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University researchers and their colleagues from NASA's Ames Research Center, the universities of Tennessee, Arizona and Iowa, as well as Chilean researchers at Universidad Catolica del Norte (Antofagasta) are preparing for the final stage of a three-year project to develop a prototype robotic astrobiologist, a robot that can explore and study life in the driest desert on Earth. The team will direct and monitor Zoë, an autonomous solar-powered rover developed at Carnegie Mellon, as it travels 180 kilometers in Chile's Atacama Desert.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 09, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Two robot HUMMERS, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team, have left campus and are heading west for the final push in their bid to win the DARPA Grand Challenge. The robots Sandstorm and H1ghlander have mastered basic driving skills at strip mine sites, brownfields and racing tracks in southwestern Pennsylvania using only sensors and computers.

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