SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
Kill or be killed is the essence of the classic video game Doom, and an artificial intelligence agent developed by two Carnegie Mellon University computer science students has proven to be the game's ultimate survivor — outplaying both the game's built-in AI agents and human players.The students, Devendra Chaplot and Guillaume Lample, used deep-learning techniques to train the AI agent to negotiate the game's 3-D environment, still challenging after more than two decades because players must act based only on the portion of the game visible on the screen.
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Aisha Rashid
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Monday September 26, 2016
In 2014, Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh launched the Presidential Fellowship and Scholarship program as a financial resource for accomplished undergraduate and graduate students across the university's seven colleges and schools. Funds and commitments of more than $169 million support current and future classes of Presidential Fellows and Scholars through tuition expenses and graduate research stipends.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 26, 2016
Your resume may impress employers, but referrals gain their trust. Kartik Mandaville and Hank Hwang, graduates of the Biotechnology Innovation and Computation (BIC) program, are banking on this idea as CEO and co-founder, respectively, of SpringRole, Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif., startup using referrals to match jobs to great candidates — even those who may not have applied for the position.  
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 26, 2016
A team of CyLab researchers have devised an advanced password meter that makes use of an artificial neural network to calculate the strength of passwords.
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Aisha Rashid
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Monday September 19, 2016
The Siebel Scholars Foundation, a program recognizing exceptional students in the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science, has named six Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to the 2017 class of Siebel Scholars.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 19, 2016
Raj Reddy, the Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, will be among the distinguished researchers speaking this week at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 18–23, in Heidelberg, Germany.Reddy will present his talk, "Too Much Information and Too Little Time," on Thursday, Sept. 22. Talks are being streamed live and are available later for playback.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 15, 2016
EM-Sense, a technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research for automatically identifying an electrical or electromagnetic device that a person is touching, is the student category winner of Fast Company magazine's prestigious Innovation by Design Awards.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
Artificial intelligence systems will be able to give managers real-time insights about their business operations, as well as detect early warnings of problems before they occur, writes SCS Dean Andrew Moore in an essay commissioned by Sloan MIT Management Review.Moore was one of 14 thought leaders invited by the management journal to inaugurate its new Frontiers section, which will explore how technology is reshaping management.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 12, 2016
Women make up more than 48 percent of incoming first-year undergraduates this fall in Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked School of Computer Science (SCS), setting a new school benchmark for diversity.SCS has long been a national leader in increasing the participation of women in computer science, a discipline in which women have been significantly underrepresented nationwide.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 08, 2016
An algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University makes it easier to determine if someone has faked an Amazon or Yelp review, or if a politician with a suspiciously large number of Twitter followers might have bought and paid for that popularity.

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