SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday August 27, 2010
The scholars are Michael Benisch and Jana Diesner, both PhD students in the Institute for Software Research's Computation, Organizations and Society Program; Hsin Huang, a graduate student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and Elijah Mayfield and Adam Skory, both graduate students in the Language Technologies Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 27, 2010
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Robotics Cluster, a forum for academic and entrepreneurial roboticists, will meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, in the Planetary Robotics Center on the first floor of the Gates Center for Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 19, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Researchers in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University will join a five-year, $10 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create novel tools for evaluating social interactions and other behaviors that can be used in diagnosing or treating behavioral disorders such as autism.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 19, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is offering a new master's degree program in robotic systems development that will provide beginning and early-entry practicing professionals with the multidisciplinary skills and know-how needed to succeed in industry. Graduates of this program will be capable of operating at a higher technical/managerial level within a company, making them extremely desirable job candidates.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 17, 2010
Two students advised by Carlos Guestrin, associate professor of machine learning and computer science, recently received awards at two top research conferences. Anton Chechetka, a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute, received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics 2010 for his paper, "Focused Belief Propagation for Query-Specific Inference." Dafna Shahaf, a Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 13, 2010
Lenore Blum, CSD professor and director of Project Olympus, will moderate a panel discussion, "Women Who Lead Us On: Top Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Venturing Into the Newest Technologies," featuring female technology entrepreneurs and executives for TiE-Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 10, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Five students and recent alumni from Carnegie Mellon University worked with partners in Chittagong, Bangladesh, for 10 weeks this summer to develop an educational tool for enhancing English literacy among pre-college students and to determine features for a standalone Braille writing tutor for visually impaired students.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 09, 2010
NASA hopes a new data-purchasing program will spur development of lunar landing vehicles and Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off devoted to robotic exploration of the Moon, is more than happy to take the space agency up on its offer.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 03, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's electric car conversion project, ChargeCar, have announced a contest to find the most efficient methods for managing power in their electric vehicles. The grand prize of the ChargeCarPrize contest is an electric car.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 16, 2010
The Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Shell Development Kashagan B.V., (SDK) are developing a human-sized, wheeled robot to perform simple inspection tasks of offshore oil and gas production facilities in the giant Kashagan field of the Caspian Sea.

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