SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 17, 2001
PITTSBURGH: Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute (LTI) in the School of Computer Science will host "Language Technologies 2001," a meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), June 2-7 on the university campus. More than 400 experts from academia and industry are expected to attend the event, which will include tutorials, workshops, exhibits and demonstrations of the latest in research and products related to language technologies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 02, 2001
PITTSBURGH-More than 80 people from academia, industry and government will be meeting to discuss "Dependability in Real Life" at the High Dependability Computing Consortium's (HDCC), second workshop, May 7-8, at Chaminade in Santa Cruz, Calif. The HDCC was established in December 2000,by Carnegie Mellon University and NASA's Ames Research Center in the Silicon Valley.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 27, 2001
PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) will host a forum on how to make computer technology and the field of computer science a more friendly discipline for girls and young women. Enhancing the position of women in the field is beneficial for everyone because of the different perspective they bring to the development and use of computer technology.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 08, 2001
PITTSBURGH--Vivisimo, a new software system developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers that quickly and automatically groups Web search results into easily browsed clusters of related information, has been ranked a top tier search engine tool by ZD Net, a key online resource for information about new technology.(www.zdnet.com/searchiq)Vivisimo, which means very lively and clever in Spanish, was developed by a team of faculty, post-docs and students in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 06, 2000
PITTSBURGH-Carnegie Mellon University and NASA have formed a High Dependability Computing Consortium (HDCC) whose mission is to eliminate failures in computing systems critical to the welfare of society.Twelve information technology companies have agreed to work with Carnegie Mellon and NASA to develop the consortium and its agenda.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 14, 2000
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Palm Pilot Robot And License It to Acroname, Inc., for Commercialization PITTSBURGH Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute, working in the toy and entertainment area, have developed an easy-to-build, autonomous robot controlled by a Palm handheld computer. The system, originally built with off- the-shelf components, has been commercialized by Acroname, Inc., of Boulder, Colo., which is selling it in a kit.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 14, 2000
MEDIA ADVISORYEvent: Michael I. Shamos, principal systems scientist and co-director of Carnegie Mellon Universitys Institute for eCommerce in the School of Computer Science, has been an examiner of computerized voting systems for Pennsylvania and Texas since 1980. He has studied over 100 different voting products, including the ones just used in Florida.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 09, 2000
A group of experts and visionaries in fields ranging from psychology to robotics will gather at Carnegie Mellon University October 19 to explore whether computers will make the world a better place to live over the next 50 years in a day-long symposium titled "Earthware: A Good World in 2050. Will Computers Help or Hinder?" The event, sponsored by the School of Computer Science, highlights the dedication of its new building Newell-Simon Hall, and is part of the university's Centennial Celebration.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 14, 2000
PITTSBURGH--The National Science Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a three-year grant of nearly $900,000 to develop tools to promote diversity in the Web-based education of software developers, in response to the growing number of unfilled jobs in the industry. The education programs of Carnegie Technology Education (CTE), a nonprofit subsidiary of the university, will be used as the project's setting.

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