SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday December 09, 2002
MOFFETT FIELD, CALIF.—Carnegie Mellon University will host a Founders' Day celebration to honor Silicon Valley leaders who together have donated more than $1 million to support the establishment of the university's new West Coast campus. The event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. PST, Tuesday, December 10, in Building 17 of the Shenandoah Plaza at Moffett Field where the campus is located.More than 20 donors will be honored, including some of Silicon Valley's most famous entrepreneurs.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 31, 2002
PITTSBURGH—A socially skilled talking robot named Grace, built by a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Metrica, Inc., Northwestern University and Swarthmore College, will participate in the American Association for Artificial Intelligence annual Robot Challenge Wednesday, July 31, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.The event is part of the 18th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002) that started on July 28 and lasts through Aug. 1. (See www.aaai.org).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 25, 2002
MOFFETT FIELD, CALIF.--Thirty San Francisco Bay Area high school students entering their senior year this fall will soon participate in a new robotic summer course offered by Carnegie Mellon University at its West Coast Campus at Moffett Field, Calif. The course is being offered in collaboration with NASA's Ames Research Center and the National Hispanic University at San Jose, Calif. Students in the "Robotic Autonomy" program will build, program and operate their own vision-based, mobile robots as they learn about the electronics, mechanics and computer science of robotic systems.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 01, 2002
Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University's Bruce Nelson professor of computer science, and a leader in the world oftheoretical computing, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a U.S. scientist or engineer.Blum is one of the founders of computational complexity theory, work that has also had applications to cryptography andprogram checking. He came to Carnegie Mellon as a visiting professor in 1999 after a distinguished career at theUniversity of California at Berkeley where he received an A.M.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 22, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker and Vermont Governor Howard Dean will join some of the nation's leading state information technology officials, academic experts and Internet security specialists when they meet March 27-28 at Carnegie Mellon University to explore ways to strengthen the security of state information systems and network infrastructures.Governor Dean, who serves on the executive committee for the National Governor's Association and who has been active in computer security matters, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.Topics to be addressed during
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 07, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will offer several courses of study leading to a Master of Science degree in information technology at its West Coast campus at Moffett Field, Calif., starting in the fall of 2002. The program is designed to cater to Silicon Valley professionals, preparing them to provide skilled technical leadership and an informed strategic vision in the workplace. Raj Reddy, university professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, is the director of Carnegie Mellon West.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 19, 2002
PITTSBURGH—Vermont Governor Howard Dean will join some of the nation's leading state information technology officials, academic experts and Internet security specialists as they meet March 27-28 at Carnegie Mellon University to explore ways to strengthen the security of state information systems and network infrastructures.Governor Dean, who serves on the executive committee for the National Governor's Association and who has been active in computer security matters, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.Topics to be addressed during the two-day event will include identity, auth
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 16, 2002
PITTSBURGH—NASA's Ames Research Center has signed an agreement to award $23.3 million to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science to develop a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional High-Dependability Computing Program (HDCP) to improve NASA's capability to create dependable software. The incremental, five-year cooperative agreement is part of a broad strategy for dependable computing that links Carnegie Mellon, NASA, corporate partners, and other universities.

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