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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 27, 2014
Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department, discussed Project InMind, the new 5-year, $10 million partnership with Yahoo Labs, on KDKA’s Sunday Business Page. Watch the video.
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Andrea James
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
Computer science major Angela Pratt has been swinging a tennis racket since the age of six when her father first introduced her to the game. Now a junior on the nationally ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis team, Pratt uses her offseason to advance her game by playing in doubles tournaments with her dad. She’s even had the chance to play on grass rather than the traditional hard-court surface.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
Richard Scheines, professor and head of the Department of Philosophy, with appointments to the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Machine Learning Department, has been selected to lead the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences as dean, effective July 1, 2014. 
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
The World Economic Forum has released its 2014 list of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies, which cites Carnegie Mellon University’s pioneering research in one of these technologies, the quantified self.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 20, 2014
Duolingo, the language education and translation service launched by Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science, and Ph.D. student Severin Hacker, Ph.D. student, has received yet another honor. The tech blog community – TechCrunch, Gigaom, and VentureBeat – has presented Duolingo with the 2013 Crunchie Award for Best Education Startup.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 19, 2014
Astrobotic Technology, which is attempting to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has qualified for Milestone Prizes offered by the XPRIZE organization, which could net the team up to $1.75 million for reaching its objectives in three categories – Landing, Mobility, and Imaging.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 19, 2014
PITTSBURGH—One hundred people will use their laptop computers to make beautiful music together, even though they may be as distant from each other as Connecticut is from New Zealand.  Connected only by tenuous Internet links, the musicians will simultaneously create this unprecedented concert on their individual laptops, under the direction of Carnegie Mellon University’s Roger Dannenberg.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 18, 2014
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Jeffrey Bigham, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, as a winner of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.The prestigious fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders. The foundation this year selected 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers as fellowship recipients.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 14, 2014
Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department, will appear on the Sunday  Business Page, which airs at 6:30 a.m. Sunday Feb. 16, on KDKA-TV. He will discuss the InMind Project that has been launched with funding from Yahoo.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH, Pa., February 12, 2014 – Today, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) announced a five-year, $10 million partnership highlighted by an industry-first mobile toolkit that will enable CMU researchers to easily experiment with Yahoo’s real-time data services, letting them test new ways that machine learning and interface technologies can improve personalized user experiences.

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