SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—An innovative program that introduces robotic technology into non-technical middle school classes will be used by suburban Pittsburgh and rural West Virginia schools in a federally funded research project to identify and nurture students with an affinity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 08, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have devised a motion tracking technology that could eliminate much of the annoying lag that occurs in existing video game systems that use motion tracking, while also being extremely precise and highly affordable.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 02, 2013
IBM has launched a collaborative research initiative including Carnegie Mellon University’s Eric Nyberg that will advance the development and deployment of cognitive computing systems. Like IBM’s famed Watson, these systems can learn, reason and help human experts make complex decisions involving extraordinary volumes of data.MIT, New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute also are part of the initiative, which will lay the groundwork for the Cognitive Systems Institute, which IBM envisions will comprise universities, research institutes and IBM clients.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 01, 2013
PITTSBURGH—A new computational tool developed by U.S. and Israeli scientists will help scientists exploit the massive databases of gene expression experimental results that have been created over the past decade. Researchers say it could uncover new links between diseases and treatments and provide new insights into biological processes.The team, headed by Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University, reports in the October issue of the journal Nature Methods that the tool, called ExpressionBlast, enables searches based directly on experimental values, rather than keywords.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 24, 2013
The Robotics Institute’s Field Robotics Center is celebrating its first 30 years of building robots that work in places that can be rugged, unstructured and even downright dangerous. FRC 30, Oct. 10-11, will be an alumni-focused event that includes a seminar by Center Director William “Red” Whittaker, a group photo, and plenty of time for socializing. Registration information is available at http://fr30.org.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 23, 2013
The October issue of Pittsburgh magazine features a story about the city’s thriving cluster of language technology companies and the key role played by Carnegie Mellon and the Language Technologies Institute in establishing many of those firms. Faculty members Jaime Carbonell, Luis von Ahn and Alon Lavie are quoted.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 19, 2013
PopTech, a global social innovation incubator and thought leadership network, has named Jason Hong, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, as one of 11 PopTech Science Fellows for 2013. Carmel Majidi, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, also is a 2013 Science Fellow.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 17, 2013
Students: Do you have a story — funny, heartbreaking, or otherwise — about how science has touched your life? The Story Collider wants to feature the best stories on its podcast and at its Oct. 21 live show at the Rex Theater, South Side. Public Communications for Researchers is soliciting story pitches for the show; deadline is Sept. 30.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 16, 2013
Eric Nyberg, professor in the Language Technologies Institute, will accept the Boston University Computer Science Distinguished Alumnus Award and present a lecture, "Automatic Optimization of Intelligent Information Systems," on Sept. 27 at the university. Nyberg earned his bachelor's degree at BU in 1983, before earning a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon in 1992. His research interests include automatic text translation, information retrieval, and automatic question answering.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 16, 2013
Carnegie Mellon computer scientists and Turing Award recipients Manuel Blum, Edmund Clarke, Raj Reddy and Dana S. Scott are among 40 of the world's most distinguished computer scientists and mathematicians who are expected to participate in the newly established Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 22-27.

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