SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 14, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University, in cooperation with the Tokyo University of Technology (TUT) in Tokyo, Japan, has established the Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science. The prizes have been endowed with a gift from Japanese entrepreneur and education advocate Mr. Koh Katayanagi, who founded TUT and several other technical institutions in Japan during the last 60 years.The awards, to be made annually, include the Katayanagi Prize for Research Excellence and the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 13, 2007
Autonomous navigation software developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) drove the NASA Mars Rover "Opportunity" last week in the software's first live test on the Red Planet. Preliminary data from the test run, which was initiated Feb. 7, indicates it was successful. Opportunity, operating near the rim of Victoria Crater, was traversing an area that mission managers had made certain was without obstacles for this initial test.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 12, 2007
Join author Lee Gutkind in 5700 Wean Hall at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, for a book signing and presentation on "Almost Human, Making Robots Think," a new book about the people and projects at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, to be published March 19 by W.W. Norton & Co.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 09, 2007
The InterACT center, which began in 2004 as a joint program of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and its counterpart at the University of Karlsruhe, has expanded its global reach with the addition of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.Representatives of Carnegie Mellon, Karlsruhe and HKUST signed a three-year collaborative agreement in Hong Kong on Feb. 1."Now, InterACT is a worldwide center, providing greater access for students in an area of rapid economic growth," said its director, Alex Waibel, professor, Language Technologies Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 06, 2007
People routinely use their computers to share baby photos, corny jokes and hot music files, but an invention by Carnegie Mellon University computer science students is helping users share something more personal: their emotions. "MoodJam" is a software application that helps people express their moods in words and, strikingly, in bands of color. This creates a colorful and often artistic daily record, displayed either on MoodJam's Web site, www.moodjam.org, or on an individual's homepage. Ian Li, a Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 31, 2007
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen Jeannette Wing, the President's Professor and head of the Computer Science Department in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS), to be its assistant director for Computer Science & Information Science and Engineering (CISE). She will assume her new position July 1.In this post, Wing will guide and manage funding for the federal agency that supports research in computer and information science and engineering.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 29, 2007
The Tartan Racing team, Carnegie Mellon's entry in this year's DARPA Urban Challenge, will be featured in an episode of the Discovery Channel's four-part series, FutureCar. The series will debut Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.; the episode titled "The Brain" that airs on Feb. 28 will include interviews with Tartan Racing's William "Red" Whittaker and Chris Urmson.Tartan Racing is preparing a self-driving Chevy Tahoe called Boss for the Nov. 3 race.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 17, 2007
Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Racing team will unveil Boss, the modified Chevy Tahoe that will be its entry in this fall's DARPA Urban Challenge, during an open house from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 23.The team invites the entire Carnegie Mellon community to stop by its headquarters in the Roundhouse at Robot City, located on the former LTV site in Hazelwood. Team members will demonstrate Boss' autonomous driving capabilities and will be happy to answer questions and discuss their plans for the Urban Challenge.The event, set for Nov.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 20, 2006
A German-based project team in the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT), a partnership of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) headed by LTI Professor Alex Waibel, received one of three "best exhibit" awards at the 2006 IST conference held in Nov. 21-23 in Helsinki, Finland. IST—Information Society Technologies--is a research program funded by the European Union. More than 4,500 visitors attended the 2006 conference, which is held biannually at sites around the world.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 14, 2006
Lorrie Cranor, associate research professor in computer science and engineering and public policy, and Elisa Bertino of Purdue University have received funding for work in privacy and security policy management through IBM's new Open Collaboration Research (OCR) program.Carnegie Mellon is one of seven leading U.S.

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