SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 01, 2002
Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University's Bruce Nelson professor of computer science, and a leader in the world oftheoretical computing, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist or engineer.Blum is one of the founders of computational complexity theory, work that has also had applications to cryptography andprogram checking. He came to Carnegie Mellon as a visiting professor in 1999 after a distinguished career at theUniversity of California at Berkeley where he received an A.M.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 22, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker and Vermont Governor Howard Dean will join some of the nation's leading state information technology officials, academic experts and Internet security specialists when they meet March 27-28 at Carnegie Mellon University to explore ways to strengthen the security of state information systems and network infrastructures.Governor Dean, who serves on the executive committee for the National Governor's Association and who has been active in computer security matters, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.Topics to be addressed during
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 07, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will offer several courses of study leading to a Master of Science degree in information technology at its West Coast campus at Moffett Field, Calif., starting in the fall of 2002. The program is designed to cater to Silicon Valley professionals, preparing them to provide skilled technical leadership and an informed strategic vision in the workplace. Raj Reddy, university professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, is the director of Carnegie Mellon West.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 19, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Vermont Governor Howard Dean will join some of the nation's leading state information technology officials, academic experts and Internet security specialists as they meet March 27-28 at Carnegie Mellon University to explore ways to strengthen the security of state information systems and network infrastructures.Governor Dean, who serves on the executive committee for the National Governor's Association and who has been active in computer security matters, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.Topics to be addressed during the two-day event will include identity, auth
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 16, 2002
PITTSBURGH—NASA's Ames Research Center has signed an agreement to award $23.3 million to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science to develop a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional High-Dependability Computing Program (HDCP) to improve NASA's capability to create dependable software. The incremental, five-year cooperative agreement is part of a broad strategy for dependable computing that links Carnegie Mellon, NASA, corporate partners, and other universities.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 28, 2001
EVENT: More than 300 Pittsburgh-area middle-schoolers from some 20 local educational institutions will compete in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League robotics competition, Saturday, Dec. 1, at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC) in Lawrenceville. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS TM kits, the students have built autonomous robots designed to help researchers studying climate change above the Arctic Circle who are in danger of being trapped in a huge storm.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 19, 2001
PITTSBURGH--In response to the growing need for standards to evaluate companies providing information technology (IT) enabled outsourcing services, researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) have developed a methodology to rate outsourcing firms and have established a center to certify their capabilities.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 13, 2001
PITTSBURGH--In response to the growing need for standards to evaluate companies providing information technology (IT) outsourcing services, researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) have developed a system to rate outsourcing firms and have established a center to certify their capabilities.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 29, 2001
PITTSBURGH- Experts in computer science and astrophysics from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are among researchers from 17 institutions nationwide who will share a $10-million, five-year Information Technology Research (ITR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help "put the universe on line" via a National Virtual Observatory (NVO)- http://us-vo.org.

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