SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday May 29, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The late A. Nico Habermann, founding dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) with its inaugural Influential Educator Award.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 28, 2009
Students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) and the University of South Australia's (UniSA) School of Communication have collaborated with the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, Australia to modernize the museum's Tea and Sugar Train exhibit, opening May 29, 2009.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 20, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University professors Jacobo Bielak, Tom Mitchell and Denise Rousseau have been named University Professors, the highest distinction faculty can achieve at Carnegie Mellon.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 20, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Matthew T. Mason, director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, was presented the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Pioneer Award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation on May 16 in Kobe, Japan.Mason, a professor of computer science and robotics, was cited by the society "for pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of the mechanics of robotic manipulation and to graduate education in robotics."
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Byron Spice
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Friday May 15, 2009
Han Liu, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department (MLD), is the recipient of a Google Fellowship in Statistics, one of 13 Google Fellowships awarded for the first time this year. Liu, who is pursuing a joint doctorate in machine learning and statistics, is advised by John Lafferty of MLD and Larry Wasserman in the Department of Statistics. He received a master's degree in computer science at the University of Toronto in 2005 and a master's degree in machine learning and statistics at Carnegie Mellon in 2007.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 14, 2009
New!Podcast now availablePITTSBURGH - The National Science Foundation has renewed a five-year, $25 million grant to continue the work of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), founded by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 to study how people learn and how to use those findings to develop teaching tools that can foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 12, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Yahoo! has named four Ph.D. students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science among the 20 students selected as winners of its inaugural Key Scientific Challenges program, which recognizes outstanding graduate-student researchers with the potential to become thought leaders in their fields.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 07, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Venkatesan Guruswami, a leading researcher in theoretical computer science whose work has provided new insights on digital communications, will join the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department as an associate professor July 1.Guruswami, most recently an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, has been a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon for the past academic year.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 06, 2009
PITTSBURGH—High school teachers who want to tap the power of computing to help them teach students about science, mathematics and technology can gain valuable insights and materials during three four-day workshops offered for the first time this summer by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 04, 2009
The new Star Trek movie that hits theaters on Friday (May 8) includes a cameo appearance by Randy Pausch. Filmed in the fall of 2007 at the invitation of director J.J. Abrams, the brief scene shows Randy's character on the bridge of a starship called the U.S.S. Kelvin. Randy even had a line: "Captain, we have visual."

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