SCS News & Press Releases

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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Efforts by Women@SCS and the Field Robotics Centers’ Girls of Steel to increase opportunities for women in STEM fields are highlighted in an article in Pop City.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 29, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University’s computer poker team dealt its strongest performance to date, decisively beating its competitors in Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em at the Annual Computer Poker Competition at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) meeting in Quebec City.Meanwhile, Carnegie Mellon’s team in the annual RoboCup robot soccer competition, the winningest team in the history of RoboCup’s small-size league, had another strong outing at the world championship in João Pessoa, Brazil, though ultimately the team came in second.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 24, 2014
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have devised a computational method to determine how gene networks are rewired as normal breast cells turn malignant and as they respond to potential cancer therapy agents. This method for analyzing how genes interact with each other in laboratory-grown cells is described in a report published today by the online journal PLOS Computational Biology.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 23, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University will partner with Duolingo, a CMU spinoff company that provides free online language education, to evaluate the company’s new low-cost test for certifying the English skills of college and job applicants.
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Shilo Rea
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Tuesday July 22, 2014
Using new statistical tools, Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder has led an international team of researchers to discover that most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches.
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Thursday July 17, 2014
In an interview with Moviefone, the creators of Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Big Hero 6, talk about how Carnegie Mellon robotics research helped inspire “a huggable robot.”
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 17, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including volleyball games, the swirl of air currents and even a cascade of confetti.                
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Thursday July 17, 2014
The New York Times talked with Lenore Blum, professor of computer science, for an article on how Carnegie Mellon and some other top universities are attracting more women to study computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 15, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF), administered by the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has awarded $800,000 to 16 startup companies to help them grow their business ventures.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 14, 2014
Parts of a decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) supercomputer have found a new home at Carnegie Mellon University, where the components are being reconfigured into a new computing cluster for use in education and research related to large-scale computer systems.                

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