SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday February 13, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University alumni and former staff members at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have founded Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup in which Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion over the next five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 09, 2017
Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research group, has been elected as a foreign member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Shum, who was born in China, earned a Ph.D. in robotics at Carnegie Mellon in 1996.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 07, 2017
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University's U. A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Robotics and Computer Science, has been named the 2017 recipient of the IEEE Founder's Medal — one of IEEE's highest honors.The medal, which will be presented at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, in San Francisco, recognizes Kanade "for pioneering and seminal contributions to computer vision and robotics for automotive safety, facial recognition, virtual reality and medical robotics."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 07, 2017
A new study led by the genealogy company Ancestry analyzed 770,000 DNA samples to map how people moved and married in post-colonial America – weaving together genetics and geography to better understand human history. Authors of the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, include Theodore Roman, a student in the joint CMU-Pitt computational biology Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 06, 2017
"A major milestone for AI.""A powerful and rather unsettling proposition: a machine that can out-bluff a human.""Libratus's main attribute as a poker player is that it's inhumanly good."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 31, 2017
Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world's best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition called "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante" at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
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Aisha Rashid
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Monday January 30, 2017
Three School of Computer Science graduate students have been named to the 2017 class of Facebook fellows.
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Aisha Rashid
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Friday January 27, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University's Jeff Bigham and Carol Frieze were both recognized as recipients of the 2016 AccessComputing Capacity Building Award, which honors collaborators who work to advance students with disabilities in computing fields.
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Susie Cribbs
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Thursday January 26, 2017
With more than half the competition in the rearview mirror, Carnegie Mellon University's AI program Libratus has built up a substantial lead against four top poker professionals in Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante.In our latest video, Computer Science Professor Tuomas Sandholm and two of the poker professionals reflect on the competition to date and what it means for the future of artificial intelligence.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
The incidence of influenza-like symptoms has been on the rise, but computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University say their models suggest flu activity may be reaching its peak for the 2016-17 season.

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