SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday January 17, 2011
General Motors' OnStar will host a campus kick-off workshop for its OnStar Student Developer Challenge from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in GHC 6115. Through March 11, students at participating universities, including MIT, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas, can submit voice-enabled applications using OnStar vehicle data into the competition.Voice app experts from OnStar and QuickFuse will be on hand to show examples and provide tips on developing entries using the QuickFuse Voice App platform.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 13, 2011
Biologically Derived Method Could Help Organize Wireless Sensor NetworksPITTSBURGH—The fruit fly has evolved a method for arranging the tiny, hair-like structures it uses to feel and hear the world that's so efficient a team of scientists in Israel and at Carnegie Mellon University says it could be used to more effectively deploy wireless sensor networks and other distributed computing applications.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 13, 2011
With the world continuing to go digital, concerns about data privacy are increasing. What happens to the sensitive information we provide online? And what can we do to protect it? To celebrate the 2011 International Data Privacy Day, Heinz College will be hosting a poster session and panel discussion with CMU privacy researchers on Wednesday, January 26 in Hamburg Hall.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 11, 2011
Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Researchers Test Game Results in Lab PITTSBURGH—Many video games boast life-like graphics and realistic game play, but have no connection with reality. A new online game developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University researchers, however, finally shatters the virtual wall.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 11, 2011
Manuela M. Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science, is one of three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members elected as 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. AAAS fellowships are awarded to individuals for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Veloso is being cited for her "distinguished contributions to artificial intelligence, especially advances in automated planning, multi-agent systems, and robotics."
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 07, 2011
Slang Terms Like Y'all, Yinz, Koo, Coo and Suttin Predict Location of Tweet AuthorsPITTSBURGH—Microbloggers may think they're interacting in one big Twitterverse, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science find that regional slang and dialects are as evident in tweets as they are in everyday conversations.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 06, 2011
Derek Lomas, a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, won the $50,000 grand prize in the $100K Challenge, a competition sponsored by Marvell Technology Group to inspire and reward innovative new educational apps for tablet computers. Marvell announced the prize Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 06, 2011
PITTSBURGH—The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), an annual competition that identifies high school students with linguistic talent while simultaneously acquainting them with the field of computational linguistics, will receive the Linguistic Society of America's (LSA) 2011 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 04, 2011
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has extended through July its display of the juried gallery show from last fall's Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science. Prints of the eight stunning high-resolution photos, each up to 17 feet in length, are displayed in the R.P. Simmons Family Gallery on the museum's third floor.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 21, 2010
Carnegie Mellon University spin-out Astrobotic Technology has received the first $500,000 task order from the $10 million contract  that NASA awarded the company in October. The order will help the company design, build and test the primary structure for its lunar lander.With the addition of engines, electronics and departure ramps, this lander will carry Astrobotic's robotic rover to the Sea of Tranquility landing site of Apollo 11 in 2013.

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