SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 15, 2010
Moira Burke, a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, is the recipient of a Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Human Computer Interaction and is one of just 31 students worldwide recognized by the Google Fellowship program this year.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 15, 2010
Peter Lee, former head of the Computer Science Department and a professor of computer science, will become managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond this fall. Lee had joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency last year to direct its new Transformational Convergence Technology Office.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 14, 2010
Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science, will receive the 2010 Innovation Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) at the KDD 2010 international conference in Washington, D.C., July 25-28.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 14, 2010
A Carnegie Mellon University team headed by Tuomas Sandholm,professor of computer science, won the heads-up, no-limit bankroll category in the annual Computer Poker Competition at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2010 conference this week in Atlanta, Ga.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 13, 2010
PITTSBURGH—A new four-year, $7 million educational initiative by Carnegie Mellon University will leverage students' innate interest in robots and other forms of "hard fun" to increase U.S. enrollments in computer science and steer more young people into scientific and technological careers.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 12, 2010
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $2.7 million to three researchers in the School of Computer Science's Institute for Software Research and the Heinz College for a five-year study on "Nudging Users Toward Privacy."
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 12, 2010
Yaser Sheikh, assistant research professor in the Robotics Institute, and Alan Black, associate professor in the Language Technologies Institute, are among five winners nationwide of 2010 Honda Initiation Grants.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 08, 2010
PITTSBURGH—A magnetic levitation haptic interface invented by Ralph Hollis, a professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, is the recipient of a 2010 R&D 100 Award, presented by R&D Magazine to recognize the 100 most technologically significant products of the past year. Hollis and other winners, listed on the R&D Awards website, will be recognized at an awards banquet Nov. 11 in Orlando, Fla.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 06, 2010
Piasecki Aircraft Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University have developed and flight demonstrated a navigation/sensor system that enables full-size, autonomous helicopters to fly at low altitude while avoiding obstacles; evaluate and select suitable landing sites in unmapped terrain; and land safely using a self-generated approach path.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 06, 2010
EventsAim To Build Buzz for Electric Car ConversionsPITTSBURGH—ChargeCar, the gas-to-electric car conversion project at Carnegie Mellon University, is sponsoring a series of Friday night community events this month at its new Electric Garage, 4621 Forbes Ave., for anyone interested in electric cars and environmentally friendly commuting.

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