SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 28, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Jibbigo LLC and Carnegie Mellon University's International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT) have developed a new application for Apple's iPhone 3GS that performs speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation between English and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Abraham Lincoln, as played by veteran stage and TV actor James Hayney, is the focus of a new interactive exhibit at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg that enables visitors to ask the Great Emancipator questions about war strategy, the evils of slavery and the high and low points of his career.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Leaders from Google Inc., NASA and National Geographic will be among the speakers exploring the scientific uses of panoramic imagery at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, Nov. 11-13, 2010, at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 26, 2010
She's got blue hair, bright red lips and an attitude to match. She's Hala and she's your bilingual robot receptionist. While Carnegie Mellon Qatar's newest employee may not be on the payroll, she is having quite an impact on campus. "Hala is giving us a look into the future: at automation and technology," says Yasser Masood, senior information systems major. "Robots are everywhere in the industrial world and now Hala is part of our regular life. You can't buy her but you can interact with her."
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 26, 2010
PITTSBURGH—The same inexpensive, but high-quality optical sensors employed in the common computer mouse can enable small mobile phones and digital music players to be used as their own pointing and gestural input devices, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII).
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 22, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Marek Michalowski, a Ph.D. student in robotics, and Keepon, an ingratiating robot that looks like a tiny yellow snowman, are the winners of this year's Smiley Award, presented annually to a Carnegie Mellon University student for innovation in technology-assisted person-to-person communication.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 20, 2010
Randal E. Bryant and Jeannette M. Wing from the School of Computer Science are among 229 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs to be elected members this year of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 15, 2010
The Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science ranks number one among computer science Ph.D. programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, tying programs at MIT, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 14, 2010
Mladen Kolar, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department, is one of five doctoral students nationwide and one of two from Carnegie Mellon University, to be named an inaugural Facebook Fellow.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 13, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its pioneering Robotics Institute and commemorate the first National Robotics Week with special exhibits, lectures and demonstrations April 15-16 in conjunction with the university's annual Spring Carnival.

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