SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 24, 2003
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $7.5 million grant to a collaboration of scientists to lay the groundwork for a new, glass fiber-based wireless telecommunications network that will bring reliable, high-speed Internet access to every home and small business in America within the next few years. The five-year grant for the "100 Megabits to 100 Million Homes" project" was made under NSF's Information Technology Research (ITR) Program, and is one of eight large grants made from that program this year. The collaboration includes researchers from Carnegie M
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 18, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will host the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC) Sept. 30— Oct. 3 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. It is the first time this leading eBusiness research conference is being held in the United States. "ICEC provides an interdisciplinary forum where researchers and practitioners can come together, present their latest findings, and engage in discussions aimed at charting the future of this fascinating and ever expanding area," said conference general chairman Norman M.
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Byron Spice
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Monday September 15, 2003
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a partnership with the university's CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC) to create US-CERT, a coordination point for prevention, protection, and response to cyber attacks across the Internet. The US-CERT will begin as a partnership between the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within DHS and Carnegie Mellon's CERT/CC. The US-CERT will grow to include other partnerships with private-sector security vendors and domestic and international organizations.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 11, 2003
PITTSBURGH—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation have given researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA) $250,000 to implement two new wireless broadband networks linking isolated rural towns in Appalachia to the rest of the world via high speed wireless Internet connectivity.The first project is taking place in Glenville, W. VA., a town of 2000, located in the central part of the state some 160 south of Pittsburgh and 85 miles north of Charleston.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 27, 2003
This year's edition of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce is organized by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2003
The Glushko-Samuelson Foundation and the Cognitive ScienceSociety are pleased to announce that John R. Anderson has beenchosen as the fourth recipient of the $100,000 David E. RumelhartPrize, awarded annually for outstanding contributions to theformal analysis of human cognition. Anderson will receive thisprize and give the Prize Lecture at the 26th Meeting of theCognitive Science Society in Chicago, August 4-8, 2004.The David E. Rumelhart Prize
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 25, 2003
PITTSBURGH — An autonomous, solar-powered robot and its advanced life-detection and geologic instruments, developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, have both exceeded expectations in the first phase of a three-year effort to develop and deploy a robotic system that may some day enable other rovers to search for life on Mars. The robot Hyperion, operating in Chile's Atacama Desert, traveled farther and collected more data while operating autonomously than any planetary rover tested to date.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 25, 2003
PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Tuomas Sandholm is the 2003 recipient of the "Computers and Thought Award," given every two years by the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) to an outstanding young scientist working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 22, 2003
Pittsburgh, PA— Through a $250,000 grant funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Benedum Foundation, CMU's Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA) will implement a new, wireless broadband network linking the community of Glenville, WV, with the rest of the world through high speed wireless Internet connectivity.After several months of planning, implementation of the project begins on July 12 at Glenville State College (GSC) with "Camp Glenville." This working "camp" brings together faculty and students of CMU's H.

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