SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 08, 2005
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team (www.redteamracing.org) has entered two driverless HUMMERS in the DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile, winner-take-all desert race for robots, scheduled to take place Oct. 8, 2005. The first machine to reach the finish line within 10 hours wins a prize of $2 million. There is no second place. To compete, the two HUMMERS, named Sandstorm and H1ghlander, must first demonstrate their capability for success in the race by succeeding in the preliminaries. Red Team leader, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Professor William L.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 05, 2004
PITTSBURGH—More than 40 experts in the field of robotics will be gathering at Carnegie Mellon University Oct. 11-14 to participate in the 25th-anniversary celebration of the university's famed Robotics Institute. They will debate, demonstrate and ponder the future of the field during a four-day series of events that includes a symposium on the Grand Challenges of robotics, demonstrations of leading-edge robotics projects and a series of seminars on the commercialization of robotics research.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's IT Services Qualification Center (ITsqc) has authorized Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) to evaluate organizations that are adopting the university's eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers (eSCM-SP). UL is joining a select group that the Carnegie Mellon center is establishing to ensure that there are highly qualified professional teams conducting evaluations that may lead to certification of service providers.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2004
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh a five-year, $25 million grant to establish the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), which will sponsor rigorous research into how people learn and, based on what they find, develop technologies and approaches to teaching that will foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 01, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Post-pop artist and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Burton Morris who has gained worldwide attention for his playful, colorful posters celebrating the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 76th Academy Awards Ceremony has created a poster to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the university's Robotics Institute. www.ri25.org. Morris will be at Carnegie Mellon's University Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of the poster for the university community.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 14, 2004
Carnegie Mellon University has received a $20 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fund construction of a new building dedicated to expanding the horizons of computer science. The new facility, to be named the Gates Center for Computer Science, will enable the university to broaden its leadership in this crucial field by providing more space to nurture important ongoing and new endeavors.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 27, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Prepares To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of its Robotics InstitutePITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its world-famous Robotics Institute with an exciting, thought-provoking, robotics extravaganza that will take place October 11-14, 2004. The four-day event will include something for the research, educational and business communities, as well as for all the people who find robots a continuing source of fascination and entertainment.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 27, 2004
On July 22, Jack Mostow gave an invited keynote address in Barcelona, Spain, at the 42nd meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (http://www.acl2004.org/Invited%20talk-Mostow.htm). The title was "If I Have a Hammer: Computational Linguistics in a Reading Tutor that Listens." Abstract:
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 16, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Computer agents developed by 32 teams from around the world will come together this week at Columbia University in New York City and vie to surpass each other at manufacturing, selling and distributing personal computers in the second annual Supply Chain Management Trading Agent Competition (TAC-SCM) The games were designed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers working with this year's conference organizers from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), including Sverker Janson, Joakim Eriksson, and Niclas Finne.Final rounds of the competition will take pl
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 12, 2004
PITTSBURGH—Jeannette M. Wing has been named President's Professor in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS), effective July 1. She succeeds SCS Dean Randal E. Bryant who held the chair from the time it was established in 1997 until being named a University Professor in April 2004.

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