SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
Adm. Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, will discuss cybersecurity issues in a public lecture at Carnegie Mellon University at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in Rashid Auditorium.
By 
Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
Language Technologies Institute Professor Eric Nyberg has joined forces with Deloitte University Press on the launch of its new massive open online course (MOOC) "Cognitive Technologies: The Real Opportunities for Business." Nyberg serves as a knowledge expert and contributor for the course, which examines artificial intelligence and its impact on businesses across industries.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2015
Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University have announced the first open source platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.The IBM and CMU researchers used the platform to create a pilot app, called NavCog, that draws on existing sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their surroundings by "whispering" into their ears through earbuds or by creating vibrations on smartphones. (Learn more about the app in the video below.)
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 14, 2015
Even when Carnegie Mellon computer scientists look back, they're still looking forward.So when faculty, students and alumni gather Oct. 23–24 for CS Fifty — the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Department — expect visions of the future of computing to be as common as reminiscences.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 02, 2015
Is there life after MOOCs? Phillip Compeau, who joined the Computational Biology Department this fall as an assistant teaching professor, argues in the October issue of the Communications of the ACM that often-derided massive open online courses need not go away, but should be transformed into more effective teaching products, called massive adaptive interactive texts or MAITs. 
By 
Byron Spice (CMU) and Lauren McFarland (Boeing)
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Thursday October 01, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University has joined with The Boeing Company to establish the Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, a new academic research initiative that will leverage the university's leadership in machine learning, language technologies and data analytics.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 28, 2015
Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They also have created a new type of stretchable optical sensor.               
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 23, 2015
Helping people learn American English is an integral part of U.S. public diplomacy and Amy Ogan, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, is part of a new working group that will help the U.S. Department of State use technology to make their English educational outreach efforts more effective.Ogan was one of a select group of academic, industry and governmental representatives invited to participate in Technology in English, a day-long workshop Sept. 15 at the White House Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 17, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University — with a big assist from the School of Computer Science — sent the largest delegation of any university to the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 9–11 in Dalian, China.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 16, 2015
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named six Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to the 2016 class of Siebel Scholars, including one in the field of energy science, which is newly added to the program this year.Matt Wytock was named as a scholar in energy science, while John Dickerson, Rohit Girdhar, Po-Yao Huang, Jeffrey Rzeszotarski and Xun Zheng were honored as exceptional students in computer science.

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