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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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BYRON SPICE
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Monday October 28, 2013
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year,  $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.
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BYRON SPICE
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Thursday October 24, 2013
Robotic rotorcraft for inspecting bridges and other infrastructure, tools for minimally invasive surgery that guide surgeons by creating 3D maps of internal organs and assistive robots for blind travelers are among seven new Carnegie Mellon University research projects sponsored through the National Robotics Initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 17, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students have personal stories about falling in love under African skies, being responsible for a spacecraft millions of miles away and even overcoming self-consciousness regarding a Pittsburgh accent – and all of them relate to their passion for science and technology. They shared them at a live show with The Story Collider on October 21.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 16, 2013
Bob Cosgrove, who retired in December 2012 after 11 years as SCS director of computing facilities, died suddenly near his home in Naples, Fla., on Oct. 9. He was 62.

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