SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 12, 2009
Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat Inc., on Monday will dedicate the Red Hat Computer Laboratory in the Gates Center and present a special talk about how Red Hat has built an S&P 500 business using open source as a business and organizational model.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 05, 2009
PITTSBURGH—James Gosling, a vice president and fellow at Sun Microsystems who is best known as the father of the popular Java programming language, will present the keynote lecture at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 for the 25th (plus one) anniversary of the pioneering Andrew Project, which developed Carnegie Mellon University's central distributed computing service and made it the world's first wired campus. The lecture, open to the public, will be held in the Rashid Auditorium of the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at 4902 Forbes Avenue.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 03, 2009
A Carnegie Mellon team will be competing at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest in China next year, but it won't be the Tartans.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 28, 2009
Seven executives of Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group behind public television's "Sesame Street," will discuss the trailblazing show for pre-schoolers and about their re-launch of "The Electric Company" during a talk at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 4 in the Rashid Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies.The group, hosted by Matthew Kam, assistant professor of human-computer interaction, is visiting campus to discuss possible research collaborations.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 27, 2009
PITTSBURGH—An iPhone application that turns the Apple phone into a translator that converts English speech into Spanish, or vice versa, is now being sold by Jibbigo LLC, a startup company launched by Alex Waibel, professor of computer science and language technologies at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 27, 2009
PITTSBURGH—A 230-foot-long pedestrian bridge spanning a hollow between the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon University campus will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in memory of Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design, and author of the bestselling book "The Last Lecture." The ribbon-cutting and bridge-lighting ceremony will be held in front of the Purnell Center's main entrance.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 26, 2009
Eric P. Xing, associate professor of computer science, machine learning and language technology, is one of 38 scientists and engineers chosen for funding through the U.S. Air Force's highly competitive 2010 Young Investigator Research Program.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 26, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Automated methods for discovering astrophysical phenomena by sifting through massive amounts of cosmological data are being developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington under a new three-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today announced the expansion of its Mobile & Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) project, which will gauge the effectiveness of mobile phone-based games for teaching English lessons to students in rural India. This new phase of the research project is made possible, in part, by a grant and a supply of 450 mobile phones provided by Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 19, 2009
Dmitry Berenson, a PhD candidate in the Robotics Institute, is the winner of a prestigious Intel PhD Fellowship, one of just 26 winners nationwide in the highly competitive program. The one-year award from the Intel Corp. includes tuition and a stipend, as well as a travel grant and an Intel mentor.

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