SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Luis von Ahn, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, is one of 16 promising young scientists chosen by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a 2009 recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Each fellow receives an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, is one of 10 young scientists and researchers chosen by the editors of Popular Science for the magazine's annual "Brilliant 10" list.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 14, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh (ILP) have combined low-power, embedded processors typically used in netbooks with flash memory to create a server architecture that is fast, but far more energy efficient for data-intensive applications than the systems now used by major Internet services.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 02, 2009
The role of data-intensive computing in scientific discovery will be the focus of this year's eScience Workshop 2009, which will be co-hosted by Microsoft Research and the School of Computer Science Oct. 15-17 in the Gates and Hillman Centers.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 30, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Daniel Munoz, a first-year Ph.D. student in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, is the first recipient of the QinetiQ North America Robotics Fellowship, which will provide him with three years of educational support. The fellowship also includes an internship with QinetiQ North America.Munoz, a native of Fargo, N.D., earned a bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon in electrical and computer engineering, with a minor in computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 22, 2009
PITTSBURGH— Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) has added computational biology to its educational mix by incorporating the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology as a new academic unit.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH—ReCAPTCHA Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department, has been acquired by Google Inc. The Pittsburgh company developed online puzzles that serve the dual purpose of protecting Web sites and digitizing printed text.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 09, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman of Microsoft Corp., will present the keynote address at dedication ceremonies for the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies on Sept. 22 at Carnegie Mellon University.

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