SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday April 03, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The two-member team of Philip Deets and Susannah Johnson of Grove City College won Grand Champion honors at the 2009 Carnegie Mellon University Spring Programming Contest hosted by Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science with support from Morgan Stanley Technology.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 30, 2009
The hundreds of thousands of travelers who pass through O'Hare International Airport every day - but don't necessarily see anything else of Chicago - now can experience some of the Windy City's famous sights through GigaPan imagery.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 27, 2009
Scientific American Online tells how Red Whittaker launched his career developing robots to help with the cleanup of a meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station near Harrisburg, Pa. that occurred on March 28, 1979. It was the worst accident in the history of nuclear power in the United States and it took 10 years to remediate.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 27, 2009
DATE: Friday, March 27, 2009TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 pm ("Speeching" at 5:00 pm)LOCATION: Newell-Simon Hall 3305PROJECT:Come have your photograph taken with Anne one last time. You don't want her to ever forget you, right !? Robots welcome.PURPOSE:To send our colleague off to her "next" new life with raucous fanfare, ample refreshments and many heartfelt goodbyes. Please join us. This will be Anne's last official day on campus.Detailed release.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 18, 2009
The National Society of Black Engineers sponsored "π-A-Professor" on Friday, March 20 in Wean Hall's fifth floor atrium, in honor of the number pi < 3.14. The event was celebrated late because March 14 fell during Spring Break.  The lineup included Gregory Kesden, Mark Stehlik and Luis von Ahn of the School of Computer Science; Kurt Larsen of the Carnegie Institute of Technology; John Mackey of the Mellon College of Science; and Erik Theissen of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 16, 2009
An algorithm devised by Carnegie Mellon computer scientists launched a long-running chain of kidney swaps that thus far has resulted in 10 patients receiving kidney transplants, with the potential for even more.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 12, 2009
A Santa Clara, Calif., software company is crediting a 2008 project by graduate students in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with helping it enhance the user experience of its signature product.OutSystems says its joint, eight-month project with the team of master's degree students has improved the overall user experience of its Agile Platform, which is used by web developers to build and manage business applications.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 11, 2009
This ULS Journeys lecture is presented in partnership with Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30pm, *Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall (MMCH) 103, Breed Hall, Carnegie Mellon UniversityBorn in a Pittsburgh working-class community to unschooled immigrants from Eastern Europe, Milton Fine went on to build the world's largest independent hotel management company.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 11, 2009
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, hosted by Carnegie Mellon Qatar and TechBridgeWorld from April 17-19, 2009. ICTD2009 brings together the latest ideas on ICTs for development from both technical and social science perspectives. Alongside academic paper presentations, there will be poster sessions, workshops, panels, and application demonstrations.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 09, 2009
PITTSBURGH-Manuela M. Veloso, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University who studies how robots can learn, plan and work together to accomplish tasks, is the winner of the 2009 Autonomous Agents Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM/SIGART).

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