SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 18, 2009
The National Society of Black Engineers sponsored "π-A-Professor" on Friday, March 20 in Wean Hall's fifth floor atrium, in honor of the number pi < 3.14. The event was celebrated late because March 14 fell during Spring Break.  The lineup included Gregory Kesden, Mark Stehlik and Luis von Ahn of the School of Computer Science; Kurt Larsen of the Carnegie Institute of Technology; John Mackey of the Mellon College of Science; and Erik Theissen of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 16, 2009
An algorithm devised by Carnegie Mellon computer scientists launched a long-running chain of kidney swaps that thus far has resulted in 10 patients receiving kidney transplants, with the potential for even more.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 12, 2009
A Santa Clara, Calif., software company is crediting a 2008 project by graduate students in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with helping it enhance the user experience of its signature product.OutSystems says its joint, eight-month project with the team of master's degree students has improved the overall user experience of its Agile Platform, which is used by web developers to build and manage business applications.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 11, 2009
This ULS Journeys lecture is presented in partnership with Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30pm, *Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall (MMCH) 103, Breed Hall, Carnegie Mellon UniversityBorn in a Pittsburgh working-class community to unschooled immigrants from Eastern Europe, Milton Fine went on to build the world's largest independent hotel management company.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 11, 2009
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, hosted by Carnegie Mellon Qatar and TechBridgeWorld from April 17-19, 2009. ICTD2009 brings together the latest ideas on ICTs for development from both technical and social science perspectives. Alongside academic paper presentations, there will be poster sessions, workshops, panels, and application demonstrations.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 09, 2009
PITTSBURGH-Manuela M. Veloso, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University who studies how robots can learn, plan and work together to accomplish tasks, is the winner of the 2009 Autonomous Agents Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM/SIGART).
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 05, 2009
Dentists are accustomed to software that's clunky and focusedheavily on administrative tasks. Carnegie Mellon students havedeveloped a new prototype — called DMD — that's user-friendly andfocused more on clinical needs."Most dental software in use today is centered on administrativefunctions, with clinical functions added as an afterthought. We foundthere needs to be a clear separation between the two," explained teammember and usability expert Jaanus Kase (CS '08).
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 04, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Three Carnegie Mellon University students will be awarded APC Fellowships for Data Center Efficiency Research during a program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at the Collaborative Innovation Center at 4720 Forbes Ave. The APC Research Fellowships support Carnegie Mellon Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 03, 2009
Master of Software Engineering Professional Programs faculty member, Tony Lattanze (MSE '95), recently published his first book, "Architecting Software Intensive Systems:  A Practitioner's Guide". Focusing on the architecture centric design method (ACDM), this book provides insight into designing software architectures for systems, and how to effectively use architectural design artifacts once created.  A book-signing will be held at the Carnegie Mellon Bookstore on Wednesday, March 25th, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 03, 2009
RI graduate student, Marek Michalowski, is featured in Post-Gazette for his work with robots and autistic children. Michael's favorite robot, Keepon, is "being used to study how children interact socially, and whether the robot might particularly be able to help children with autism". Read Post-Gazette article and watch Keepon on YouTube

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