SCS News & Press Releases

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Ken Walters (Carnegie Mellon) and Emily Watts (Rivers Casino)
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Friday May 08, 2015
Four of the world's best players of heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 04, 2015
The Department of the Navy has named Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, one of 36 recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program — one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 01, 2015
NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program has awarded $375,000 in contracts to Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to develop sensing and navigation technologies for finding minerals and other resources on the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies.
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Ken Walters (Carnegie Mellon) and Emily Watts (Rivers Casino)
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Friday May 01, 2015
Today marks the halfway point of an 80,000-hand journey in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" poker competition. After 40,000 hands, the humans — four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon University's artificial intelligence program, Claudico.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 27, 2015
The next time you share a cab, get a little help on splitting the fare from a Nobel laureate in economics. That's possible as of today through Carnegie Mellon University's Spliddit.org website, which offers "provably fair" solutions to everyday dilemmas.
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Ken Walters (Carnegie Mellon) and Emily Watts (Rivers Casino)
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Thursday April 23, 2015
In a contest that echoes Deep Blue's chess victory over Garry Kasparov and Watson beating two Jeopardy! Champions, computer poker software developed at Carnegie Mellon University will challenge four of the world's best professional poker players in a "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition beginning Friday, April 24, at Rivers Casino.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 23, 2015
With the Computer Science Department boasting record-breaking 40 percent women in its first-year class last fall, Carol Frieze's colleagues thought it was the perfect time to nominate her for Carnegie Mellon University's Mark Gelfand Award for Educational Outreach. After all, she's devoted the past 15 years to creating opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in computer science. She will accept the award at the Celebration of Education today at 4:30 p.m. in the Cohon University Center's Rangos Hall.
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Byron Spice, Jennifer Liu
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Sunday April 19, 2015
As people find ever more inventive uses for smartphones, touchscreens sometimes fall short as control surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed an inexpensive alternative — a toolbox of physical knobs, sliders and other mechanisms that can be readily added to any device.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Carnegie Mellon, where so many people are preoccupied with robots, artificial intelligence and the nature of consciousness, will get an early screening of "Ex Machina," a new sci-fi thriller that explores those themes.The movie was written and directed by Alex Garland, writer of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine." The School of Computer Science will host a screening at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in McConomy Auditorium. A CMU ID is required for attendance.
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Jocelyn Duffy
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Friday April 03, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University has placed fifth in the Mathematical Association of America's 75th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 55 students who scored among the top 507, the second most of any university. Computer science was well-represented among the top scorers, with senior mathematical sciences and computer science major Albert Gu among the top 16 overall.

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