SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 19, 2015
Waleed Ammar, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute, is one of two Carnegie Mellon University students and one of just 15 graduate students from across North America chosen as 2015 Google Ph.D. Fellows.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 19, 2015
Two SCS privacy researchers, Lorrie Cranor of the Institute for Software Research, and Jason Hong of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, discussed how smartphones are used to gather personal information about users on the Feb.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 19, 2015
The Carnegie Mellon University Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site has announced its 2015 spring cohort of 16 startup companies that are commercializing innovations ranging from online tools for identifying sex traffickers to technologies for bio-printing 3-D tissues for regenerative medicine.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
About 800 applicants to one of SCS’s master’s programs, the Master of Science in Computer Science program in the Computer Science Department, on Monday were erroneously sent acceptance letters via email. This error was the result of serious mistakes in our process for generating acceptance letters. Once the error was discovered, the university moved quickly to notify affected applicants.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
When it's time to buy a new appliance, like a stove, few consumers just rush headlong into the purchase. They check multiple retailers' websites, possibly read reviews in consumer-centered magazines, talk to friends and family members about their recent purchases and if they're satisfied with the price and quality. Finally, after days or months, they may even visit multiple stores before deciding on their new appliance.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 12, 2015
Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, was a panelist at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Feb. 13 at Stanford University. President Barack Obama announced the summit  as a way of bringing together stakeholders from industry, tech companies and law enforcement, as well as consumer and privacy advocates, law professors and students, to explore how best to bolster cybersecurity.
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Shilo Rea
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Monday February 09, 2015
What if the touchscreen of your smartphone or tablet could touch you back? What if touch was as integrated into our ubiquitous technology as sight and sound?Carnegie Mellon University and Northwestern University researchers have made a discovery that provides insight into how the brain makes sense of data from fingers.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 04, 2015
In a demonstration aboard a former U.S. Navy ship, a small quadrotor developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and spin-off company Sensible Machines flew autonomously through dark, smoke-filled compartments to map fires and locate victims.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 02, 2015
Uber and Carnegie Mellon University are announcing today a strategic partnership that includes the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The center will focus on the development of key long-term technologies that advance Uber's mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 26, 2015
The Google Lunar XPrize has awarded a $1 million Milestone Prize to Astrobotic Technology for achieving technical goals set for its lunar landing system. It is the third Milestone Prize awarded to the Astrobotic and Carnegie Mellon University team that is preparing to land its robot on the moon.

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