SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 22, 2016
The Clinical Genomics Modeling Platform, a system for easily creating and deploying predictive models to help physicians make treatment decisions, is the first Carnegie Mellon University project to be funded by UPMC Enterprises under the umbrella of the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.
By 
Ann Lyon Ritchie
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Thursday March 17, 2016
Computer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS 2010, 2014), a former high school teacher and now director of education and research for CSNYC - NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 16, 2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management has selected Carnegie Mellon University to provide specialized training for graduate students in robotics to support environmental remediation of nuclear sites.Deputy DOE Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall announced the selection during an appearance at Carnegie Mellon today (March 16).
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 16, 2016
A readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute (LTI) finds most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades six through eight, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others.
By 
Ann Lyon Ritchie
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Tuesday March 15, 2016
Pavement riddled with cracks, graffiti on stop signs, icy surfaces that need rock salt: municipalities must respond to road infrastructure problems that are changing constantly. Christoph Mertz, principal project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, is researching how a smartphone could be a solution for all these issues, and more.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Suzanne Thinnes (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
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Tuesday March 15, 2016
Learning about the quality of the air you breathe should be as easy and inexpensive as borrowing a book from a library, and that's why Carnegie Mellon University researchers plan to provide free Speck air quality monitors to 100 public libraries nationwide.
By 
Daniel Tkacik
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Friday March 11, 2016
Few people read privacy policies. Studies have projected that it would take an average user more than 600 hours to read every privacy policy associated with every website they visited in one year. However, research conducted over the past two years by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Fordham University and Stanford University is paving the way to a day when technology may be able to provide users with short summaries of privacy policies.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday March 11, 2016
Katie Couric of Yahoo News examined the revitalization of Pittsburgh and found that Carnegie Mellon, including the work at the Robotics Institute, is playing a major role in the ongoing effort. Watch her online report.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 08, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years. The projects range from research on a wheel that can transform into a track to automated stress testing for critical software.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday March 07, 2016
Justine Cassell, School of Computer Science associate dean for technology strategy and impact, has been named a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). She is one of 56 distinguished individuals from science, the arts and business elected as fellows this year.

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