SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed two new tools to help computer programmers select from among thousands of options within the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are used to write applications in Java, today's most popular programming language.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Gene regulatory networks in cell nuclei are similar to cloud computing networks, such as Google or Yahoo!, researchers report today in the online journal Molecular Systems Biology. The similarity is that each system keeps working despite the failure of individual components, whether they are master genes or computer processors.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 11, 2009
Speakers at the inaugural meeting include Margaret Giannini, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office on Disability; Isao Shimoyama, professor in the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Technology, and Alan Jette, director of the Health & Disability Research Institute at Boston University. Assistive robotics, safe driving technology, human awareness technology, mobility aids and privacy issues are among the topics to be addressed.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 05, 2009
Bill Gates will be returning to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Sept. 22, 2009, to dedicate the Gates Center for Computer Science. While details of the visit have not been finalized, Gates will be on hand for the ceremony celebrating the university's long history in computer science excellence.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 03, 2009
Sun Microsystems presented its Duke's Choice Award for Java Technology in Education to Carnegie Mellon's innovative Alice software system during the JavaOne conference at San Francisco's Moscone Center.
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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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