SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 17, 2013
Biannual showcase kicks off in Silicon Valley, slated for Pittsburgh in October 2013. When Carnegie Mellon's Project Olympus, an initiative in the School of Computer Science, began hosting its entrepreneurship "Show & Tell" events, the response from the community both on and off campus was overwhelmingly positive. The popular program provided an engaging, high-level overview of the ideas coming out of the university, allowing businesses, investors and the public to get a glimpse of what was happening on campus.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 15, 2013
Tightly Packed Macromolecules Enhance Gene Expression in Artificial Cellular System PITTSBURGH—The interior of a living cell is a crowded place, with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together. A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial cellular system and found that tight quarters help the process of gene expression, especially when other conditions are less than ideal.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 11, 2013
ational Robotics Engineering Center Assembling Innovative CHIMP Robot PITTSBURGH—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced that a team from Carnegie Mellon University's ational Robotics Engineering Center (REC) is one of six Track A teams chosen to compete this December in trials for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 09, 2013
Tests at Austrian Facility Show Robot Can Inspect Otherwise Unreachable Areas PITTSBURGH—Tests of a modular snake robot in an Austrian nuclear power plant proved the multi-jointed robot with a camera on its head can crawl through a variety of steam pipes and connecting vessels, suggesting it could be a valuable inspection tool, report researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 03, 2013
Team Wins Bronze Medal at "Battle of the Brains" Contest in St. PetersburgCarnegie Mellon's three-person programming team bested other orth American teams and placed 11th overall at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 02, 2013
The CMDragons, Carnegie Mellon University's team in the RoboCup small-size league, performed impressively in the finals of the RoboCup'2013 world championship on June 30 in Eindhoven, The etherlands, before finally falling to the ZJUlict team from China's Zhejiang University by the narrowest of margins in a shoot out.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 26, 2013
Blue Belt Technologies, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff that includes a number of School of Computer Science alumni and faculty members, has received FDA clearance to market its avioPFS™ orthopedic surgical system. It is the first spinoff of the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creations (CTTEC) to receive such clearance.
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 17, 2013
Bhavana Dalvi Mishra, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute advised by William Cohen and Jamie Callan, was recently awarded the 2013 Google U.S./Canada Ph.D. Fellowship in Information Extraction.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 14, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University will host SIGMETRICS 2013, the flagship conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community, June 17-21. Most sessions are scheduled in the Gates and Hillman centers.

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