SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
Manuela Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Oct. 14–16 in Houston. 
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
A Pittsburgh venture capital fund, Coal Hill Ventures, is launching a new business accelerator, dubbed the Robotics Hub, to identify, build and guide the most promising startups — regardless of origin — in the burgeoning field of advanced robotics. GE Ventures is its founding sponsor.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's cybersecurity team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, took second place at this year's DefCon Capture the Flag competition. The competition, widely considered the "World Series of Hacking," took place Aug. 6–9 in the Bally's Events Center in Las Vegas.
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Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon University), Sean Bettam (University of Toronto)
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Monday August 10, 2015
Depth-sensing cameras, such as Microsoft's Kinect controller for video games, have become widely used 3-D sensors. Now, a new imaging technology invented by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Toronto addresses a major shortcoming of these cameras: their inability to work in bright light, especially sunlight.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 05, 2015
The newly established Siebel Energy Institute, a consortium of Carnegie Mellon and seven other research universities, marked its official launch Aug. 4 by announcing 24 seed grants, including three to CMU researchers.
By 
Abby Simmons
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University’s robot soccer team took home its fifth world championship without allowing a single goal at the 2015 RoboCup on July 22 in Heifi, China..The CMDragons won the final round of the Small Size League (SSL) 5-0 over MRL, a team from Qazvin Islamic Azad University in Iran.        
By 
Richard Lynch
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
The U.S.
By 
Ken Walters
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Thursday July 23, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company Medrobotics Corp. announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Flex® Robotic System, which is based on the research of CMU Robotics Institute Professor Howie Choset.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday July 16, 2015
Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department, and Michael Jordan, professor of computer science at the University of California-Berkeley, have co-authored a review of “Trends, Perspectives and Prospects” for machine learning. The invited article, published in the July 17 issue of the journal Science, is part of a special section on artificial intelligence.
By 
Byron Spice (CMU), Kristina Grifantini (Salk Institute)
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Thursday July 16, 2015
When it comes to developing efficient, robust networks, the brain may often know best.Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.

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