SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 04, 2008
Lisa Brown, a first-year graduate student at the Entertainment Technology Center,is one of four recipients of the first annual Randy Pausch ScholarshipFund established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences(AIAS).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 02, 2008
September 22 Event will be Streamed Live on ABCNews.com PITTSBURGH—CarnegieMellon University will celebrate the life of Professor Randy Pauschwith a special memorial event at 4:30 p.m., September 22. Pausch, abeloved professor who became famous worldwide for his inspirational"Last Lecture," died July 25 at age 47 of pancreatic cancer.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 01, 2008
As more and more people migrate to the web for social interaction, researchers like Jure Leskovec (CS '07, '08) are finding new opportunities to study their collective behavior. While interning at Microsoft Research Redmond, Leskovec began wondering whether or not the "six degrees of separation" theory still rings true in today's wired world.The theory suggests that everyone on Earth can be connected to any random person through less than seven people.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 29, 2008
Members of the Pittsburgh Sports League, an initiative of thePittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), knew Randy Pausch as apassionate and intense flag football participant. In his memory, theyare hosting a Randy Pausch Memorial Flag Football Tournament from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Park Fairgrounds Sunday Oct. 12.Competitions will be held for both women's and men's flag footballteams, with proceeds donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.Registration opens Sept. 2. More Information.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 26, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will accept the first Randy Pausch Prize from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) and present the keynote address at the 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) on Sept. 26. The award, which the ETC plans to present annually, is named for Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist and author of the best-selling book 'The Last Lecture,' who died July 25 at age 47.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH—The growth of shared Wi-Fi and other wireless computer networks has increased the risk of eavesdropping on Internet communications, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and College of Engineering have devised a low-cost system that can thwart these "Man-in-the-Middle" (MitM) attacks. The system, called Perspectives, also can protect against attacks related to a recently disclosed software flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS), the Internet phone book used to route messages between computers.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Johnny Lee, whose creative uses of the Nintendo Wiiremote have made his instructional videos a YouTube sensation, has beenrecognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top 35innovators under the age of 35.                
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA—Disney announced a major research and developmentinitiative to engage top technology universities to conduct researchand development for its Parks & Resorts Division, Disney MediaNetworks, ESPN, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney StudiosMotion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group and Pixar AnimationStudios.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 08, 2008
James Kuffner, associate professor of robotics, and Seth Goldstein, associate professor of computer science, will be featured in two episodes of the Discovery Channel series, NextWorld, which airs new programs at 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The "Future Intelligence" episode, which premiers Aug. 13, includes segments on Kuffner's work on motion planning for humanoid robots and Goldstein's work on Claytronics programmable matter. Both also will appear in the "Extreme Tomorrow" episode, now slated to air Aug. 27.
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Byron Spice
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Sunday July 27, 2008
PITTSBURGH— When some people hear "robots," they conjure thoughtsand images of humanoid creatures doing dangerous or monotonous tasksmost people would prefer not to do.

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