SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Abby Simmons
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Wednesday November 13, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University leaders, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) today announced that 36 new startup companies were created at CMU this year — a record for the university and a major economic milestone for the Pittsburgh region.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 13, 2013
Five Carnegie Mellon University teams ranked among the Top 10 scorers in regional competition for the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest, with one team, CMU1, taking the top spot.As members of the first-place team, Aram Ebtekar, a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department; Ajay Ravindran, a junior majoring in computer science, and Bo Ma, a masters student in the Institute for Software Research, will compete at the ACM-ICPC  World Finals June 22-26 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 12, 2013
Digital Dream Labs, a startup launched with the aid of SCS’s Project Olympus by graduates of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center, has a Kickstarter campaign beginning Nov. 12. The company is raising money to produce cloudBoard, an interactive puzzle set designed to work in concert with virtual games to promote logic and problem-solving in children ages 4-12.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 12, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host LaunchCMU, a daylong event showcasing cutting-edge research and innovations from Carnegie Mellon University students, alumni, faculty and staff.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 11, 2013
Carnegie Mellon's PPP "Capture the Flag" team won the prestigious DefCon 2013 hacking competition. CNBC produced a feature on the team, which includes both computer science and electrical and computer engineering students.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday November 07, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen from websites.This new type of password, dubbed a GOTCHA (Generating panOptic Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart), would be suitable for protecting high-value accounts, such as bank accounts, medical records and other sensitive information.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 05, 2013
Anca Dragan, a Ph.D student in the Robotics Institute since 2009, is one of 15 U.S. students chosen for the 2013-2014 Intel PhD Fellowship Program. Another Carnegie Mellon University doctoral  student, Yoongu Kim of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, also was selected.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 05, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The failure to detect infrequent, but obvious security threats at airport screenings and other checkpoints may have less to do with incompetence or poor training than a human tendency to overlook rare events. But a Carnegie Mellon University researcher suggests guards could improve their detection rates the same way adults learn vocabulary words — through repetition.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 04, 2013
Two School of Computer Science masters students, Trisha Black of the Language Technologies Institute and Yanan Jian of the Institute for Software Research, were selected by the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) as 2013 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows.   The program develops entrepreneurial skills through mentoring, hands-on experiences, coursework and networking with business professionals.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday November 04, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has named Edmund M. Clarke, the FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and professor of electrical and computer engineering, as the recipient of the 2014 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.

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