SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday April 07, 2008
Event: Meet Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Zaslow, whose column, Moving On, catapulted Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Randy Pausch into an Internet phenomenon when he wrote about the terminally ill professor's "last lecture" on Sept. 18, 2007. Today (April 8), The Last Lecture, a book that Zaslow, a 1980 graduate of Carnegie Mellon, co-wrote with Pausch based on that lecture was released by Hyperion Books.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Actors Anthony Daniels and Zachary Quinto will help Carnegie Mellon University's Robot Hall of Fame® induct four robots— the Raibert Hopper, NavLab5, LEGO® Mindstorms and the fictional Lt. Cmdr. Data— during a ceremony April 9 at Carnegie Science Center. Daniels, who played C-3PO in all six Star Wars movies, will be master of ceremonies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
Sports Illustrated and Golf.com are using the Global Connection Project's GigaPan technology to bring the Masters Tournament— or at least the Augusta National golf course— just a little closer to readers and viewers. The Golf Plus special edition for the Masters, which Sports Illustrated sends to some of its subscribers, features a double gatefold panorama of Augusta National's 18th and 9th greens produced by SI photographer Fred Vuich using the GigaPan system.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and Entertainment Technology Center will be featured in WQED's newest documentary in the Pittsburgh History Series, Invented, Engineered and Pioneered in Pittsburgh. The program premieres at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 10. Created in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, the program shows how much Pittsburgh was, and still is, at the forefront of engineering, invention and technology.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2008
PITTSBURGH— Anind K. Dey, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty. A five-year, $500,000 grant will support Dey's work on making intelligent, interactive systems easier for people to understand and control.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 27, 2008
Amen Corner Charities will honor Randy Pausch with the 2008 Dr. John E. Murray Jr. Award for Academic Leadership and Excellence during a luncheon at noon April 17 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.Pausch has videotaped his acceptance speech for the luncheon and SCS Dean Randal E. Bryant will accept the award on Pausch's behalf. Scholarship recipients supported by Amen Corner Charities, which is affiliated with the local business and civic affairs group called Amen Corner, also will be announced during the luncheon.Past recipients of the award include oncologist Dr. Stanley M.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University, in cooperation with the Tokyo University of Technology (TUT) in Tokyo, Japan, will award the second annual Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science to two outstanding members of the world's computer science community. The prizes have been endowed with a gift from Japanese entrepreneur and education advocate Mr. Koh Katayanagi, who founded TUT and several other technical institutions in Japan over the last 60 years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 20, 2008
PITTSBURGH—The Easter bunny made an early visit to Carnegie Mellon University's GigaPan Web site, www.gigapan.org, leaving behind eggs and other goodies hidden in a series of panoramic images that can be explored by young and old alike via the Internet.The GigaPan site is a place where people can upload and interactively explore panoramic images, including the GigaPan panoramic image format developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and NASA's Ames Research Center.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 17, 2008
PITTSBURGH— A graduate student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a non-partisan Web site, www.VoteChooser.com, which helps voters find a presidential candidate whose views are most compatible with theirs. Bryant Lee, who is pursuing a doctorate in computer science, said more than 1.5 million people have visited the site since he launched it in January.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 14, 2008
The Human-Computer Interaction Institute is well represented among the nominees for the second annual YouTube Awards. http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07 . The video of Prof. Randy Pausch's Sept. 18 lecture, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," has been nominated for Most Inspirational. PhD student Johnny Chung Lee and his "Head Tracking for Desktop VR" video are nominated in the Instructional Video category.Winners will be chosen based on popular voting.

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