SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday September 13, 2013
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named five Carnegie Mellon University graduate students — Jason Richard Koenig, Anuj Kumar, Gabriela Marcu, Ishan Misra, Mrinmaya Sachan — to the 2014 class of Siebel Scholars.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 12, 2013
A team of Carnegie Mellon undergraduates took second place at the PennApps hackathon, Sept. 6-8, creating a Super Duper Mario app for Android that superimposes a Super Mario Brothers game over a real-world background as captured in real-time by the camera on the player's smartphone. More than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 100 universities participated in this semester's PennApps, which claims to be the largest university hackathon in the world.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH—BirdBrain Technologies, a Pittsburgh startup that commercializes projects developed by Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab, will loan 1,000 of its Finch robots to school districts or educational groups during Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), Dec. 8-14.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 12, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Analyses of Twitter feeds have been used to track flu epidemics, predict stock market changes and do political polling, but now that the National Football League season is underway, the natural question is: Can Twitter help beat the spread on NFL games? The answer, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, is yes. Or, at least it can help a little bit at certain times during the season. They will report their findings Sept. 27 at the Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Byron Spice
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Friday September 06, 2013
Thought identification research by the Machine Learning Department's Tom Mitchell and other CMU scientists will be featured in the second episode of the two-part PBS series, "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda" that airs at 10 p.m. Sept. 18.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 05, 2013
86% of Internet users have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project and Carnegie Mellon University finds that most Internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online.Some of the key findings:
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 05, 2013
Vincent Conitzer (CS '03, '06), professor of computer science and economics at Duke University, will share the 2014 Social Choice and Welfare Prize with Tim Roughgarden of Stanford University.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 30, 2013
Brad A. Myers, professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, will be honored for the second year in a row as the author of a Most Influential Paper at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, (VL/HCC). He is the first person to win the award twice since it was established in 2008.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 26, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Stanford University's Pat Hanrahan and Cornell University's Doug L. James, computer scientists whose innovations in computer graphics have enhanced such movies as "Avatar," "Hugo," "The Dark Knight," "Finding emo" and "Star Trek," are each recipients this year of Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 20, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Figuring out what information websites are gathering about its users can be daunting, but a new privacy research project led by Carnegie Mellon University will make that task easier with computer tools that leverage the power of crowdsourcing, machine learning and natural language processing.

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