SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 14, 2003
Mountain View, Calif. - October 13, 2003 - The Computer History Museum today announced that computer industry pioneer, Gordon Bell, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Museum at the annual Computer History Museum Fellow Awards Celebration to be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Drive in Mountain View, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 08, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University scientist Robert Murphy has received $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a five-year, $9.4 million multi-institutional grant headquartered at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This grant for "Next-Generation Bio-Molecular Imaging and Information Discovery" was one of eight large grants made this year by NSF's Information Technology Research Program (see www.engineering.ucsb.edu).
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 03, 2003
PITTSBURGH—A team of Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers has received a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance an intelligent, automated Reading Tutor that listens to children read and verbally assists them when it hears them stumble.The Reading Tutor displays stories on a computer screen, uses a speech recognizer to listen to children as they read aloud, and responds when necessary with spoken and graphical assistance.The four-year grant will be used to improve and integrate speech and user modeling technologies in th
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 24, 2003
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $7.5 million grant to a collaboration of scientists to lay the groundwork for a new, glass fiber-based wireless telecommunications network that will bring reliable, high-speed Internet access to every home and small business in America within the next few years. The five-year grant for the "100 Megabits to 100 Million Homes" project" was made under NSF's Information Technology Research (ITR) Program, and is one of eight large grants made from that program this year. The collaboration includes researchers from Carnegie M
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 18, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will host the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC) Sept. 30— Oct. 3 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. It is the first time this leading eBusiness research conference is being held in the United States. "ICEC provides an interdisciplinary forum where researchers and practitioners can come together, present their latest findings, and engage in discussions aimed at charting the future of this fascinating and ever expanding area," said conference general chairman Norman M.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 15, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a partnership with the university's CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC) to create US-CERT, a coordination point for prevention, protection, and response to cyber attacks across the Internet. The US-CERT will begin as a partnership between the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within DHS and Carnegie Mellon's CERT/CC. The US-CERT will grow to include other partnerships with private-sector security vendors and domestic and international organizations.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 11, 2003
PITTSBURGH—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation have given researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA) $250,000 to implement two new wireless broadband networks linking isolated rural towns in Appalachia to the rest of the world via high speed wireless Internet connectivity.The first project is taking place in Glenville, W. VA., a town of 2000, located in the central part of the state some 160 south of Pittsburgh and 85 miles north of Charleston.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 27, 2003
This year's edition of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce is organized by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2003
The Glushko-Samuelson Foundation and the Cognitive ScienceSociety are pleased to announce that John R. Anderson has beenchosen as the fourth recipient of the $100,000 David E. RumelhartPrize, awarded annually for outstanding contributions to theformal analysis of human cognition. Anderson will receive thisprize and give the Prize Lecture at the 26th Meeting of theCognitive Science Society in Chicago, August 4-8, 2004.The David E. Rumelhart Prize

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