SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Three School of Computer Science graduate students are among just 11 winners of 2014-2015 Facebook Graduate Fellowships. Four additional Carnegie Mellon University students were finalists.The fellowships support emerging research leaders who demonstrate potential to advance Facebook’s mission of making the world more open and connected. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, and provide a stipend in addition to conference travel and other benefits. This year’s winners include:
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science and a 2005 PhD alumnus, is among four Carnegie Mellon University alumni included in this year’s Fast Tracker Awards, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
Raj Reddy, professor of computer science and robotics, and Reid Simmons, research professor of robotics, are listed by Business Insider among the 15 most important people in robotics today.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists, however, have invented a video highlighting technique that can automatically pick out the good parts.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 25, 2014
A 2005 paper by Carnegie Mellon University researchers that explored the burgeoning community of end-user programmers will be honored as the Most Influential Paper from a decade ago at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) July 28–Aug. 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Tuesday June 24, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University has taken its autonomous vehicle to Washington, D.C. Beginning June 24, CMU will provide up to 40 members of Congress the opportunity to ride the vehicle around Washington during the two-day demonstration. The General Motors-CMU Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab includes researchers from the Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University researchers will tap data-driven approaches to improving learning as part of a new Google-sponsored effort to unlock the educational potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in collaboration with Adobe Research have created a new open-source JavaScript library that makes it easier for developers to create interactive Web applications.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 18, 2014
One lesson to be drawn from the stage debut of HERB, an acronym for Home Exploring Robot Butler, might be summarized by paraphrasing a legendary theatrical quote:“A system crash is easy. Comedy is hard.”
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 16, 2014
Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.The five-year, $670,000 award will support her research on data-driven, machine learning algorithms for automatically constructing personalized strategies. Brunskill will use these methods to help create self-improving tutoring systems that provide individualized learning experiences, focusing on mathematics education.

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