SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 16, 2010
National Pilot Program Facilitates Kidney Paired-Donation Transplants
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 15, 2010
Carnegie Mellon and PghTech Women Network™ Boost Tech Options For GirlsPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Field Robotics Center (FRC) and the PghTech Women Network™ have launched an all-girl robotics team, girlsFIRST, which will compete in a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) regional event in spring 2011.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 11, 2010
Carnegie Mellon spin-off re2  Inc., a Lawrenceville company that specializes in intelligent modular manipulation systems, will host the second meeting of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Robotics Cluster, a forum for academic and entrepreneurial roboticists, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16.Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of re2 will be the featured speaker. David Ruppersberger, president and CEO of the Technology Collaborative, also will report on SBIR solicitations for robotics technology.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 11, 2010
Online capture the flag (CTF) competitions may not be a sport in the traditional sense, but they're just as competitive, just as arduous. The computer security war game requires each team or individual in the competition to find a key source of information by solving a host of challenging problems, with each competition lasting as long as 48 hours.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 11, 2010
Three computer science majors - sophomore Nathaniel Barshay, senior Tom Conerly and junior Si Young Oh - will be competing at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on March 3.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 09, 2010
Professor Honored for his Real-World Applications in Computer and Cognitive SciencePITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University Professor John R. Anderson has been named a 2011 Franklin Institute Laureate — an honor given to distinguished trailblazers in science, business and technology.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 09, 2010
PITTSBURGH—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer (TX) Program, which is exploring the feasibility of a military ground vehicle that could transform into a vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) air vehicle.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 08, 2010
TechBridgeWorld, the Robotics Institute program that creates and field tests technological solutions that are relevant and accessible to developing communities around the world, will host its annual Interactive event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Perlis Atrium of Newell-Simon Hall.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 04, 2010
Randy Vickers, director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, will be one of several speakers at a Cyber Citizen Forum at 4:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 8 in room 6115 of the Gates and Hillman centers. The program, part of DHS's "Stop. Think. Connect."  public education campaign, www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect, will include details about a new national Public Service Announcement Challenge that the department is inviting students to enter.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 02, 2010
Tom Mitchell's two daughters are grown, but watching his newest 'baby' learn to read is an unprecedented achievement. Professor Mitchell leads the team that developed the Never-Ending Language Learner— NELL— a computer system that, over time, is teaching itself to read and understand the web.

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