SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 06, 2000
PITTSBURGH-Carnegie Mellon University and NASA have formed a High Dependability Computing Consortium (HDCC) whose mission is to eliminate failures in computing systems critical to the welfare of society.Twelve information technology companies have agreed to work with Carnegie Mellon and NASA to develop the consortium and its agenda.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 14, 2000
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Palm Pilot Robot And License It to Acroname, Inc., for Commercialization PITTSBURGH Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute, working in the toy and entertainment area, have developed an easy-to-build, autonomous robot controlled by a Palm handheld computer. The system, originally built with off- the-shelf components, has been commercialized by Acroname, Inc., of Boulder, Colo., which is selling it in a kit.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 14, 2000
MEDIA ADVISORYEvent: Michael I. Shamos, principal systems scientist and co-director of Carnegie Mellon Universitys Institute for eCommerce in the School of Computer Science, has been an examiner of computerized voting systems for Pennsylvania and Texas since 1980. He has studied over 100 different voting products, including the ones just used in Florida.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 09, 2000
A group of experts and visionaries in fields ranging from psychology to robotics will gather at Carnegie Mellon University October 19 to explore whether computers will make the world a better place to live over the next 50 years in a day-long symposium titled "Earthware: A Good World in 2050. Will Computers Help or Hinder?" The event, sponsored by the School of Computer Science, highlights the dedication of its new building Newell-Simon Hall, and is part of the university's Centennial Celebration.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 14, 2000
PITTSBURGH--The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a three-year grant of nearly $900,000 to develop tools to promote diversity in the Web-based education of software developers, in response to the growing number of unfilled jobs in the industry. The education programs of Carnegie Technology Education (CTE), a nonprofit subsidiary of the university, will be used as the project's setting.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 03, 2000
PITTSBURGH- The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been awarded $45 million from the National Science Foundation to provide "terascale" computing capability for U.S. researchers in all science and engineering disciplines. Through this three-year award, PSC will collaborate with Compaq Computer Corporation to create a new, extremely powerful system for the use of scientists and engineers nationwide.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 28, 2000
PITTSBURGH- Carnegie Mellon University robots and robotic systems will be on display at a variety of events during the Republican Convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles as the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Chamber of Commerce showcase southwestern Pennsylvania technology to highlight the region's legislative agenda.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 08, 2000
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Manuela Veloso hasbeen named the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science.The chaired professorship is named after the late Herbert A. Simon, university professor andNobel Laureate who helped to found the field of artificial intelligence and establish Carnegie Mellon as one of the foremost computer science institutions in the world.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 04, 2000
PITTSBURGH- Thirty-two fifth graders from the Holy Rosary Elementary School in Pittsburgh's Homewood section will be the stars of a poetry reading at Carnegie Mellon University's Purnell Center for the Arts to showcase how they've enhanced their speaking skills.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 20, 2000
PITTSBURGH- Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, will host the first Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment (WIRE 2000), April 30 to May 1 on the university campus. For the first time, experts in interactive robotics from academia and industry will share the podium with strategists and seers from the toy industry--estimated at more than $28 billion in the U.S. alone--to analyze the growing interaction between their fields and predict how it will change both areas in the future.

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