SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 25, 2016
Machine-learning algorithms increasingly make decisions about credit, medical diagnoses, personalized recommendations, advertising and job opportunities, among other things, but exactly how usually remains a mystery. Now, new measurement methods developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers could provide important insights to this process.
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Jessica Corry
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Tuesday May 24, 2016
A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science took first place in Microsoft's Build the Shield competition earlier this spring.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
The RoboTutor project, which is developing educational software for teaching basic literacy and numeracy to children with little access to teachers, has received a ProSEED grant from Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, but it also surprisingly revealed the robot's creativity in solving problems.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 16, 2016
Before a robot arm can reach into a tight space or pick up a delicate object, the robot needs to know precisely where its hand is. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have shown that a camera attached to the robot's hand can rapidly create a 3-D model of its environment and also locate the hand within that 3-D world.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Think your password is secure? You may need to think again. People's perceptions of password strength may not always match reality, according to a recent study by CyLab, Carnegie Mellon's Security and Privacy Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Julian Shun, who received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department, is the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his work describing new approaches for designing and implementing scalable parallel programs.
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Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Jennifer Liu (Walt Disney Imagineering)
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are designed primarily for inventory control, but researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to process the tag signals with sufficient speed to make them suitable for use in games, physical interfaces and other interactive objects.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 09, 2016
Getting a bunch of people to collectively research and write a coherent report without any one person seeing the big picture may seem akin to a group of toddlers producing Hamlet by randomly pecking at typewriters. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have shown it actually works pretty well — if a computer guides the process.
By 
Byron Spice
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Monday May 09, 2016
Stephen Brookes, professor of computer science, and Peter W. O'Hearn, engineering manager at Facebook and professor of computer science at University College London, will receive the 2016 Gödel Prize for their invention of concurrent separation logic (CSL), a major advance in the design and analysis of programs that can take advantage of multicore and multiprocessor systems.

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