SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 10, 2011
CMU Visiting Faculty Member 1973-74Leslie G. Valiant, an innovator in machine learning who was a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 1973-74, is the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery's 2010 A.M Turing Award. He is the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where he has been a faculty member since 1982.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 09, 2011
Four of the 10 most promising young scientists working today in the field of artificial intelligence are either Carnegie Mellon University faculty members or have recently earned their PhDs in computer science at CMU, according to the editors of IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 09, 2011
An all-girl robotics team sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Field Robotics Center (FRC) and the PghTech Women Network will compete in a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) regional event March 11-12 at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.The rookie team, the Girls of Steel, includes 24 students in grades 9 through 12 from 11 Pittsburgh area high schools and a home school student. The program is intended to nurture interest among girls in robotics and in technological careers in general.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 08, 2011
Roger Dannenberg Develops Signal Processing Algorithm for iPhone/iPad App
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 07, 2011
Creating a Pothole Database Independent of GovernmentPITTSBURGH—Potholes are the scourge of drivers during each spring thaw, often resulting in complaints to local government street departments and sometimes a trip to the repair shop. Now a Carnegie Mellon University project allows anyone with a GPS-linked cell phone camera and a Facebook account to take an active role in monitoring the constantly changing pothole environment.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 01, 2011
Justine Cassell, director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, will present the keynote address to 85 undergraduate women from across the United States and from several foreign countries who are attending this weekend's OurCS (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science) workshop.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 17, 2011
Students and Faculty Pack Rashid Auditorium to View FinaleA standing-room-only crowd filled the Rashid Auditorium on Feb. 16 to view three episodes of Jeopardy! featuring IBM's Watson question-answering system, including the live broadcast  of the final episode in which Watson convincingly beat human champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 11, 2011
"Watson" To Play "Jeopardy!" Champions, Feb. 14-16PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it is one of eight universities collaborating with IBM to advance the Question Answering (QA) technology behind the IBM "Watson" computing system.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 10, 2011
Jeopardy! Viewing Party for Students on Feb. 16
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 07, 2011
Astrobotic Technology Inc., the Carnegie Mellon University spin-off headed by William "Red" Whittaker, has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch Astrobotic's exploration robot to the Moon atop one of the company's Falcon 9 boosters. The mission could launch as soon as December 2013.

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