SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday March 07, 2014
Innovation and entrepreneurship took center stage at Carnegie Mellon University’s 2014 McGinnis Venture Competition, a cross-campus entrepreneurial challenge in which students compete for $60,000 in investments for their startup companies.Three teams that included School of Computer Science students and alumni were among the five winners announced March 5 at the conclusion of the multi-round competition.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 06, 2014
The World Economic Forum has posted videos of the presentations that SCS faculty members Justine Cassell, Emma Brunskill and Ken Koedinger presented at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this past January.
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Jennie Dorris
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Wednesday March 05, 2014
Katie Correll (MET'14) has worked with puppets on Broadway and Sesame Street. Now she's helping Carnegie Mellon University's HERB perfect his acting skills for the robot's stage debut. She also recently made her game show debut on TBS' "King of the Nerds." HERB — the Home Exploring Robot Butler from the Robotics Institute (RI) — is no thespian. He's a mobile, two-armed robot that serves as a testbed for software and technologies that will someday enable robots to assist people in their homes.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 04, 2014
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has announced that Aarti Singh, assistant professor of machine learning, is one of 42 scientists selected this year to receive research funding for three years through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). 
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 04, 2014
Kumar Avinava Dubey, a Ph.D. student in the Machine Learning Department, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2014-15 academic year.The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Dubey’s research interests include statistical machine learning, non-parametric Bayesian methods, information retrieval and clustering.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 03, 2014
The National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS), which includes Carnegie Mellon’s Lane Center for Computational Biology, was featured in a video at the recent Biophysical Society annual meeting in San Francisco.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 03, 2014
Jack Mostow, research professor in robotics, plays Scaphio in the Pittsburgh Savoyards production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta “Utopia, Limited,” at the Carnegie Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, March 7-16.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 03, 2014
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute has published a Q&A with Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, regarding his working on verification of cyber-physical systems, including the use of verification to find subtle errors in surgical robots.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 27, 2014
Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department, discussed Project InMind, the new 5-year, $10 million partnership with Yahoo Labs, on KDKA’s Sunday Business Page. Watch the video.
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Andrea James
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
Computer science major Angela Pratt has been swinging a tennis racket since the age of six when her father first introduced her to the game. Now a junior on the nationally ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis team, Pratt uses her offseason to advance her game by playing in doubles tournaments with her dad. She’s even had the chance to play on grass rather than the traditional hard-court surface.

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