SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 16, 2007
More than 100 local students spent hours in McConomy Auditorium poring over linguistics problems during the first North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) March 29, a low-key beginning to a process that would yield high honors for U.S. students in international competition this summer.NACLO, which was co-chaired by Lori Levin, associate research professor in the Language Technologies Institute and Tom Payne, research faculty at the University of Oregon, identified eight talented high school students, including Shadyside Academy's Joshua Falk. From Aug.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 15, 2007
Luis von Ahn, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, today was named one of this year's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 by Technology Review magazine in recognition of his pioneering work in the field known as human computation. A panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review selected this year's TR35 from more than 300 nominees. Von Ahn and the other TR35 winners for 2007 will be featured in the September issue of the magazine and honored Sept.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 09, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racing team is one of 36 contenders that advanced today toward a spot in the DARPA Urban Challenge, a $2 million robotic vehicle race that will take place Nov. 3 at an urban military training facility in Victorville, Calif.BossTartan Racing's self-driving Chevy Tahoe, "Boss," must now compete for one of 20 positions in the starting lineup at the National Qualification Event (NQE) Oct. 26-31, which will also be at the Victorville training facility on the former George Air Force Base.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 06, 2007
txtNation has recently expanded its core support, working to cater for its vast increase in both volumes and clients.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 03, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University researchers want everyone in Pittsburgh to learn to build robots. They say the experience will foster creativity, build a sense of community and increase the technical literacy of the entire city. To this end, they've launched Robot 250, a program in which students, families, artists and the general public can gather and build their own customized robots using cutting-edge technology and educational materials developed at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 24, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Madeira in Portugal will launch a joint program this fall for a dual master's degree in human-computer interaction that will involve course work on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The 16-month program is sponsored by the regional government of Madeira. It will include a semester of core courses at Carnegie Mellon's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) in the fall, followed by 12 months of further course work and a capstone project course at the University of Madeira.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 24, 2007
David O'Hallaron, associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is the new director of Intel Research Pittsburgh. O'Hallaron, whose research focuses on scientific supercomputing, computational database systems and virtualization, assumed leadership of the Pittsburgh lab July 1. He succeeds Todd Mowry, who has returned to the university as an associate professor of computer science. Founded in 2002, Intel Research Pittsburgh is one of three labs Intel Corp.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 16, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University is hosting three high school students from the Al RU'YA Bilingual School in Kuwait who took the top spot at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar's first international Botball® competition. The students won a trip to Pittsburgh as the grand prize after beating 17 other teams from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in May. The students and their teacher will spend five days in Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 10, 2007
Computer graphics researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed systems for editing or altering photographs using segments of the millions of images available on the Web. Whether adding people or objects to a photo, or filling holes in an edited photo, the systems automatically find images that match the context of the original photo so they blend realistically.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 10, 2007
Once again, Carnegie Mellon University's teams of soccer-playing robots have taken top spots at the International RoboCup Federation's 2007 RoboCup competition, which ended Sunday in Atlanta. The CMDragons are world champions in the small-sized robot league for the second consecutive year after besting a dozen competitors. The CMDash AIBO team took third place in the legged league, which included a field of 24.

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