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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 20, 2014
Duolingo, the language education and translation service launched by Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science, and Ph.D. student Severin Hacker, Ph.D. student, has received yet another honor. The tech blog community – TechCrunch, Gigaom, and VentureBeat – has presented Duolingo with the 2013 Crunchie Award for Best Education Startup.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 19, 2014
Astrobotic Technology, which is attempting to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has qualified for Milestone Prizes offered by the XPRIZE organization, which could net the team up to $1.75 million for reaching its objectives in three categories – Landing, Mobility, and Imaging.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 19, 2014
PITTSBURGH—One hundred people will use their laptop computers to make beautiful music together, even though they may be as distant from each other as Connecticut is from New Zealand.  Connected only by tenuous Internet links, the musicians will simultaneously create this unprecedented concert on their individual laptops, under the direction of Carnegie Mellon University’s Roger Dannenberg.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 18, 2014
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Jeffrey Bigham, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, as a winner of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.The prestigious fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders. The foundation this year selected 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers as fellowship recipients.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 14, 2014
Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department, will appear on the Sunday  Business Page, which airs at 6:30 a.m. Sunday Feb. 16, on KDKA-TV. He will discuss the InMind Project that has been launched with funding from Yahoo.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH, Pa., February 12, 2014 – Today, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) announced a five-year, $10 million partnership highlighted by an industry-first mobile toolkit that will enable CMU researchers to easily experiment with Yahoo’s real-time data services, letting them test new ways that machine learning and interface technologies can improve personalized user experiences.
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Jason Togyer
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Tuesday February 11, 2014
A new undergraduate scholarship is designed to reward students who go beyond “good grades” to explore research and community service opportunities.Named for Mark Stehlik, associate dean for education at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, the Mark Stehlik SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship was created by the SCS Alumni Advisory Board and is currently accepting donations.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 10, 2014
The book, “Alan Turing: His Work and Impact,” which includes a paper by Lenore Blum, professor of computer science, is the winner of the R.R. Hawkins Award, the top honor in the 2013 PROSE Awards, the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Blum contributed her paper, “Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation.”
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 06, 2014
Lorrie Cranor, an associate professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, was recently recognized as one of 18 winners, honorable mentions and people’s choice awardees from the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 06, 2014
The Buhl Planetarium at Carnegie Science Center will celebrate Back to the Moon Day this Saturday with three showings of “Back to the Moon for Good,” a 25-minute film about the Google Lunar X Prize competition. Members of Astrobotic Technology, the Carnegie Mellon spinoff that aims to win the prize, will make remarks and be on hand with information about the team.

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