SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Katelyn Howard
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Monday December 07, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and alumni are recognized leaders in producing successful startup companies, and the university houses several centers and programs for promoting innovation and growth. Fueled by such entrepreneurship, the National Science Foundation-sponsored Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site is one of the Carnegie Mellon vehicles that drives relationships with internal and external partners in the business community.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday December 03, 2015
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy, as the agency's chief technologist.Cranor, who will be taking a leave from the university, will join the FTC staff in January, succeeding Ashkan Soltani. She will be primarily responsible for advising Ramirez and the commission on developing technology and policy matters.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 02, 2015
Stelian Coros, an assistant professor of robotics, is one of just six recipients of the 2015 Intel Early Career Faculty Award, which honors faculty members who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. The program is designed to foster long-term collaborative relationships with senior Intel technical leaders and includes $25,000 to cover travel and other costs.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 01, 2015
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building a computer system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person's shoulder and whisper instructions for tasks as varied as repairing industrial equipment, resuscitating a patient or assembling IKEA furniture.
By 
Anita Srikameswaran (UPMC) and Byron Spice (CMU)
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Monday November 30, 2015
Big data researchers have received a three-year, $5 million state Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) grant to develop better methods for integrating, analyzing and modeling large volumes of diverse data on cancer patients. The goal is to produce more accurate predictions of patient outcomes and to enable clinicians to tailor care for each patient.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 24, 2015
What makes Paris look like Paris? Carl Doersch, a Ph.D. student in machine learning, and his CMU colleagues developed visual data mining software that can detect sometimes subtle features, such as street signs, streetlamps and balcony railings, that give cities a distinctive look. It was a hit at SIGGRAPH in 2012 and is on the cover of December's Communications of the ACM.
By 
Daniel Tkacik
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Friday November 20, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), won its seventh straight capture the flag competition last week at the annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) conference hosted by New York University.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday November 20, 2015
A Carnegie Mellon system designed to rapidly answer questions — even some seemingly off the wall — posed to the Yahoo! Answers website received the highest score by far in the LiveQA evaluation track at the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2015).
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 18, 2015
Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis being developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to help users recover their balance by using techniques based on the way human legs are controlled.
By 
Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 17, 2015
Can children learn to read, write and do basic arithmetic without a teacher or classroom, relying only on tablet computers, each other and some intelligent software? A team of educational researchers from Carnegie Mellon University aims to find out in the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE competition.

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