SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 06, 2010
PITTSBURGH—AquaLux 3D, a new projection technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, can target light onto and between individual water droplets, enabling text, video and other moving or still images to be displayed on multiple layers of falling water.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 02, 2010
Students and faculty members of the Machine Learning Department (MLD) have received top honors for work they have presented this summer at leading conferences in machine learning. Purnamrita Sarkar, a PhD student in MLD, won best student paper at the Computational Learning Theory (COLT 2010) conference for "Theoretical Justification of Popular Link Prediction Heuristics," work she did with Deepayan Chakrabarti of Yahoo! Research and Andrew Moore of Google Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 30, 2010
Charles M. Geschke, who earned his PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in 1973 and serves on the School of Computer Science advisory board, is the winner of the 2010 Marconi Society Prize for his role in moving the world of print communications into the digital age.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 29, 2010
Patrick Kelley, a PhD student in the Computation, Organizations and Society program of the Institute for Software Research, won first place in the graduate category of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Student Research Competition Grand Finals.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 17, 2010
Adrien Treuille, assistant professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, was among the top U.S. scientists who participated in a panel discussion on how the U.S. government can tap the full potential of three "Golden Triangle" technologies: information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 16, 2010
Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, will share honorable mention for the 2009 Association for Computing Machinery Doctoral Dissertation Award.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 15, 2010
Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, will share honorable mention for the 2009 Association for Computing Machinery Doctoral Dissertation Award.

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