SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Monday August 12, 2013
SF Video Highlights Founders of Carnegie Mellon's PCR Program Three Carnegie Mellon graduate students talk about the importance of scientists communicating with the public and about their efforts to improve science communication in a new video featured on the ational Science Foundation's Science 360 news service.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 12, 2013
Applications Include Improved Recommendation Systems PITTSBURGH—Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an article from the attributes of its readers?
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 02, 2013
Lenore Blum, distinguished career professor of computer science, is one of five women leaders who are finalists for the Greater Pittsburgh ATHEA Award. Presented by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the award recognizes women for their professional excellence, contributions to the community and mentorship of other women.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 01, 2013
The CORAL research group of Manuela Veloso, professor of computer science, hosted an open house July 31 to celebrate the addition to their lab of the Baxter Research Robot. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV were among the local news media that covered the event.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 29, 2013
"Do Robots Dream of Cookies?" a video starring the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute's HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, won top honors at the Robot Film Festival July 20-21 in San Francisco.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 23, 2013
IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine has named Ariel Procaccia, assistant professor of computer science, as one of "AI's 10 to Watch." The list, compiled every two years, includes researchers who have completed their doctoral work in the past five years and who already have made impressive research contributions.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 23, 2013
Data-driven Technique Created by Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley Researchers Will Improve Real-time Animation of Complex Phenomena PITTSBURGH—It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, are pretty sure they've simulated almost every important configuration of that cloth.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 22, 2013
Terahertz Imaging Could Read Information Encoded Inside Objects PITTSBURGH—The age of 3D printing, when every object so created can be personalized, will increase the need for tags to keep track of everything. Happily, the same 3D printing process used to produce an object can simultaneously generate an internal, invisible tag, say scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 22, 2013
Big Data Enables Drawing Assistance Application, ew Insights PITTSBURGH—The fingers of thousands of people who created sketches of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their iPhones can collectively guide and correct the drawing strokes of subsequent touchscreen users in an application created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.

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