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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 07, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen from websites.This new type of password, dubbed a GOTCHA (Generating panOptic Turing Tests to Tell Computers and Humans Apart), would be suitable for protecting high-value accounts, such as bank accounts, medical records and other sensitive information.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 05, 2013
Anca Dragan, a Ph.D student in the Robotics Institute since 2009, is one of 15 U.S. students chosen for the 2013-2014 Intel PhD Fellowship Program. Another Carnegie Mellon University doctoral  student, Yoongu Kim of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, also was selected.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 05, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The failure to detect infrequent, but obvious security threats at airport screenings and other checkpoints may have less to do with incompetence or poor training than a human tendency to overlook rare events. But a Carnegie Mellon University researcher suggests guards could improve their detection rates the same way adults learn vocabulary words — through repetition.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 04, 2013
Two School of Computer Science masters students, Trisha Black of the Language Technologies Institute and Yanan Jian of the Institute for Software Research, were selected by the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) as 2013 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows.   The program develops entrepreneurial skills through mentoring, hands-on experiences, coursework and networking with business professionals.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 04, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has named Edmund M. Clarke, the FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and professor of electrical and computer engineering, as the recipient of the 2014 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 31, 2013
Using autonomous navigation software first developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity this week completed its first two-day autonomous drive, a new technique that enables the mobile laboratory to cover ground faster.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 30, 2013
Amna AlZeyara, a computer science student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, won first place in the undergraduate research competition for her work at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Minneapolis.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 30, 2013
Four seniors from SCS are among 40 campuswide who have been chosen as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars for their excellence in academics and campus leadership. They are Aaron Anderson, Madeleine Clute, Alexandra Johnson and Shreepal Shah.  Three additional scholars, Eric Balkanski, Andy Biar and Ronny Ho, are pursuing cross-disciplinary degrees that include computer science or human-computer interaction.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 30, 2013
Story Collider, a national storytelling project, has posted a podcast featuring Victor Hwang, a masters student in the Robotics Institute, talking about his experience preparing computer code for a NASA spacecraft. He was one of five Carnegie Mellon students to share their stories about science at an Oct. 21 show at the Rex Theater sponsored by Story Collider and Public Communication for Researchers.
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BYRON SPICE
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Tuesday October 29, 2013
Randal E. Bryant, dean of the School of Computer Science since 2004, will step down as dean at the end of his term, which expires June 30, 2014.

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