SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday February 15, 2016
Fewer women than men pursue computer science, but correcting that imbalance won't be accomplished by quick fixes or making coursework less strenuous. Rather, the culture of computer science departments must change, as outlined in the new book, "Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University."
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 11, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University has awarded its 2015 Dickson Prize in Science to Judea Pearl, a computer scientist at UCLA who is internationally known for his contributions to artificial intelligence, human reasoning, causality and the philosophy of science.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 10, 2016
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has elected Eric P. Xing, professor of machine learning and director of the Center for Machine Learning and Health, one of six 2016 AAAI fellows.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 09, 2016
Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Rescue Team and its CHIMP robot are featured in "Rise of the Robots," the Feb. 24 episode of PBS's NOVA.
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Emily Packer (eLife) and Byron Spice (CMU)
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Tuesday February 09, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent.The model, presented in the journal eLife, uses an approach that could lead to accurate predictions of the interactions between novel drugs and their targets, helping reduce the cost of drug discovery.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 08, 2016
Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Susie Cribbs
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Friday February 05, 2016
Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Robert Kraut has been named the recipient of the 2016 SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement in Research Award.
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Susie Cribbs
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Thursday February 04, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science aims to change the world — the planet and its people — for the better by the year 2040. A team of Human-Computer Interaction Institute researchers has joined with colleagues at CMU and other organizations to do just that by improving how assistive technologies like prosthetic hands are fabricated and distributed.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 03, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain's learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans.
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Tuesday January 26, 2016
MIT's Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in artificial intelligence research and Turing Award recipient, died Jan. 24 in Boston. A founder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, his work in AI dates to the field's earliest days. His research spanned a number of disciplines, including robotics, and he invented the first confocal scanning microscope. An obituary appears in the New York Times.

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