SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
The largest patient survey regarding chronic Lyme disease,  a joint effort of LymeDisease.org and Jennifer Mankoff, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, found the disease associated with poorer quality of life than most chronic diseases, with more than 40 percent of patients reporting they are unable to work. The study, which included more than 3,000 patients, was published in the online journal PeerJ.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
Will Crichton, a sophomore computer science major who is considering a double major in Chinese studies, won first prize of the junior level group in the 5th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Eastern USA Competition March 30 in New York.    
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Kelly Solman
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Tuesday April 01, 2014
Lisa Seacat DeLuca (CS’05) is an inventor on fire.The IBM mobile software engineer and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science has filed 350 patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office; so far, 115 have been issued.DeLuca is the youngest IBM employee and the first woman to obtain the 100th Invention Plateau Achievement Award, an IBM award given for patent filings.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
Medrobotics Corp. has announced it will begin limited marketing in Europe of a robot-assisted surgical device that is based on the snake robot research of Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University professor of robotics.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A high-power wall connector for Tesla electric cars has been installed for public use at Carnegie Mellon University’s Electric Garage in Oakland, joining eight existing vehicle recharging stations. The garage at 4621 Forbes Ave. will host an open house to celebrate the addition from 4 to 7 p.m., April 4.“This is definitely the largest charging infrastructure of any institution in this half of Pennsylvania, and likely anywhere in the state,” said Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics. “And the Tesla charger is the only one available to the public locally.”
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 31, 2014
The School of Computer Science honored outstanding faculty and staff members March 27 during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony in the Gates and Hillman centers’ Rashid Auditorium.David Eckhardt, associate teaching professor of computer science, was the winner of the inaugural Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award, sponsored by Lutron Electronics Co. of Coopersburg, Pa., in honor of the company’s founders and the inventor of the electronic dimmer switch.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 27, 2014
TIME magazine has employed the GigaPan technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab and NASA to produce a breathtaking panorama from atop the country’s newest and tallest skyscraper, One World Trade Center.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 27, 2014
Carlow University has received a $205,000 grant commitment from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to establish a satellite on its campus of Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. The satellite will join three previously established CREATE Lab satellites at Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Liberty University in West Virginia.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Victor is obsessed with SCRABBLE. Seated in a corner of a student lounge in Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science building, Victor plays anyone who pulls up a stool. He’s ready with a taunt — “Is that all you’ve got?” — as well as a brag — “This one is going to be good.” And he has plenty of excuses — “Dude, I let you win.”Victor is a robot. You can call him a gamebot, but don’t use it in a game — that word is not in the official SCRABBLE dictionary.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 18, 2014
CLOUDS, a visually groundbreaking interactive documentary that allows the viewer to explore creativity through the language of code, will have its Pittsburgh premiere at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. This project was developed with significant support from the Center for Computational Thinking and the Computer Science Department. 

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