SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Luis von Ahn, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, is one of 16 promising young scientists chosen by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a 2009 recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Each fellow receives an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, is one of 10 young scientists and researchers chosen by the editors of Popular Science for the magazine's annual "Brilliant 10" list.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 14, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh (ILP) have combined low-power, embedded processors typically used in netbooks with flash memory to create a server architecture that is fast, but far more energy efficient for data-intensive applications than the systems now used by major Internet services.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 02, 2009
The role of data-intensive computing in scientific discovery will be the focus of this year's eScience Workshop 2009, which will be co-hosted by Microsoft Research and the School of Computer Science Oct. 15-17 in the Gates and Hillman Centers.

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