SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday October 08, 2010
Event: The Internet offers young people a rich resource for learning and a popular means of socializing. But predators solicit one in seven children online, according to a recent study, which makes educating young people about safe Internet use a high priority for the FBI and Carnegie Mellon University, a world leader in computer science and cybersecurity. Gordon M. Snow, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, and Michael A.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 07, 2010
Mark Palatucci, a PhD student in the Robotics Institute, and Olatunji Ruwase, a PhD student in the Computer Science Department, are among 27 winners of 2010 Intel PhD Fellowships.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 06, 2010
Mark J. Ahn, Ph.D., a former corporate officer of the pioneering biotechnology firm Genentech Inc., will discuss the role of disruptive technologies on high technology industries in general and biotech in particular in a special SCS/LTI lecture. Ahn will speak at 1 p.m. Friday in GHC 6115. "Black Swans, Blockbusters, and Biotechnology: Patterns of Innovation and Value Creation," will explore how patterns and types of innovation in biotechnology have evolved into "tipping points" to reach increasing rates of returns leading to technology breakthroughs and commercial success.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2010
The Never Ending Language Learning (NELL) project, headed by Tom Mitchell, chair of the Machine Learning Department, is featured in the Oct. 5 issue of the New York Times.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2010
Open Source Release Makes Device Available for Developing NationsPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld program has publicly released the hardware specifications and software for its Braille Writing Tutor, an innovative device that helps visually impaired students learn the tricky task of writing Braille letters with a traditional slate and stylus.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 30, 2010
Carnegie Mellon To Provide Expertise as a Global Leader in the FieldPITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $10 million award to the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Utah to build and operate the Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE), a one-of-a-kind computer systems research center.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 30, 2010
Michael Kirkland, vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Security Business, will present a special lecture on the challenges of cyber security at 12:30 p.m. today in the Rashid Auditorium. He also will honor four Carnegie Mellon students for creating technologies that enhance the government's ability to stay at the leading edge of the cyber arms race.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 30, 2010
PITTSBURGH—A "bait ball" of salema fish swirling off the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's largest Adelie penguin colonies basking on an Antarctic beach and ancient petroglyphs in northern Saudi Arabia depicting hunters and their prey are three of the arresting scientific panoramas selected for a juried gallery show in conjunction with the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imagery for Science.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 22, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Educators at Carnegie Mellon University will lead a global consortium funded by the HP Catalyst Initiative to develop new technologies for measuring students' competency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The six members of the consortium include institutions of higher learning in France, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the United States, as well as a New Jersey high school.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 20, 2010
The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project, which produced a humungous 360-degree portrait of Pittsburgh last fall from atop the U.S. Steel Tower, is doing it again this Thursday and is inviting everyone to join in the picture.

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