SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 03, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on physics principles.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 26, 2010
Luis von Ahn, Mark Stehlik and Jared Cohon are among the non-animated stars of "Cognitive Learner," a sweet, funny film about Carnegie Mellon's first robot exchange student. It was produced by students in the Art, Animation and Technology class taught by Jessica Hodgins of the Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute and James Duesing of the School of Art. See it here
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 19, 2010
Randal E. Bryant, University Professor of Computer Science and dean of the School of Computer Science, will receive the 2010 ACM/IEEE A.R. Newton Award in recognition of his revolutionary use of mathematical techniques to prove that hardware and software designs function as intended.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 19, 2010
ACM/IEEE Award for Improving Product Quality Design to be Presented at Design Automation Conference
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Two technology spin-off companies from Carnegie Mellon University, Safaba Translation Solutions LLC and SpiralGen Inc., have each received $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, has been chosen by the Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation of Japan as the inaugural recipient of its Tateisi Grand Award and Prize.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Jeannette Wing, assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division, will return to Carnegie Mellon University July 1 to once again head its Computer Science Department (CSD). She succeeds Peter Lee, who stepped down as department head in August 2009 to become director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 11, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Computer analysis of sentiments expressed in a billion Twitter messages during 2008-2009 yielded measures of consumer confidence and of presidential job approval similar to those of well-established public opinion polls, Carnegie Mellon University researchers report.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 06, 2010
Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering as the first recipient of its Distinguished Educator Award.The award, announced today at the 32nd annual International Conference on Software Engineering in Cape Town, South Africa, recognizes Shaw for her work developing innovative curricula in computer science from the introductory to the doctoral level.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 05, 2010
Three PhD students in the School of Computer Science are among the 23 graduate students from 16 universities selected by Yahoo! as winners in the 2010 Key Scientific Challenges program.

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