SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 16, 2003
PITTSBURGH--Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) have received an initial $7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of a five-year project to develop a software-based cognitive personal assistant that will help people improve their productivity in the workplace.The new technology will be equally valuable to managers in industry, academia, government and the military.The project, nicknamed "RADAR" for Reflective Agents with Distributed Adaptive Reasoning, will help its human master with tasks like scheduling me
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 16, 2003
As NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers journey toward the red planet, 36 highschool students are honing their engineering and programming skills duringan intensive, seven-week robotics course called 'RoboCamp-West.'Sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field Calif., and CarnegieMellon University, Pittsburgh, the summer robotics course is being held atthe university's west coast campus at NASA Research Park.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 16, 2003
On Wednesday, May 14th, The Institute for Software Research International and the Master of Software Engineering Program welcomed the arrival of eleven women from South Africa. Having initiated their program at a distance in Cape Town, the women will continue their graduate studies on campus for the next six months. Chosen by the government of South Africa for their ambition and promise in the field of software engineering, these talented individuals underwent an intensive selection process in order to qualify for admittance to Carnegie Mellon's renowned program.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 12, 2003
On March 24-25, 2003, two faculty instructors from the Master of Software Engineering Program at the School of Computer Science and ISRI, Mel Rosso-Llopart and Gil Taran, traveled to Moscow Russia for teaching purposes. It was the first educational seminar in software engineering taught by a major US university to the Russian IT sector. The seminar, sponsored by Microsoft and Sun Microsystems as well as IT trade associations in Russia such as RUSSOFT, Silicon Taiga, and Sirius was a tremendous success.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 05, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's CMDragons and CMPack03 took first place in the Small-Size Robot League and the AIBO Robot League competitions of the first American Open in robot soccer, which were held at the university May 2-4. The tournament concluded Sunday at 2 p.m. The Dragons beat BigRed fielded by Cornell University by a score of 10-0, while CMPack03 beat the Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets 2-0.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2003
PITTSBURGH—More than 150 researchers, mostly from North and South America, and their autonomous, soccer-playing robots will meet at Carnegie Mellon University from April 30 to May 4, 2003, to compete in the International RoboCup Federation's first American Open. RoboCup is an international research and sports initiative founded to push the boundaries of science in artificial intelligence and intelligent robotics.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2003
PITTSBURGH—A team of Carnegie Mellon University and NASA scientists will travel to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile in April to conduct research that will help them develop and deploy a robot and instruments that may someday enable other robots to find life on Mars. The researchers will be using the Atacama, described as the most arid region on Earth, as a Martian analog.The group is funded with a $3 million, three-year grant from NASA to the university's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2003
We are very proud of the undergraduates who represented Carnegie Mellon this year -- their performance was astronomical. They were number one in our region -- and #21 in the world. To put this in perspective, there were a total of 3,850 teams from 1,329 universities across 68 countries competing in the multilevel contest. In other words, they performed in the top 6/10 of 1% of all of the teams in the world. More than not bad -- that is truly distinguished.
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Byron Spice
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Sunday March 30, 2003
PITTSBURGH-Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S)has created a new Cybersecurity Journalism Award to recognize outstanding reporting and writing in the print and broadcast mediums. Two awards, valued at $2,500 each, in print and broadcast will be presented Oct. 27, 2003, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to the writers, editors and producers who have done the most to educate the public by giving readers and viewers a better understanding of America's ongoing war against terrorism.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 05, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, the President's Professor of Computer Science and head of the Computer Science Department in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Membership in NAE honors people who have made important contributions to engineering theory and practice and who have demonstrated unusual accomplishments in pioneering new and developing fields of technology.

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