SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 02, 2015
Pittsburgh magazine’s annual listing of the 50 Most Powerful People includes CMU President Subra Suresh and SCS Dean Andrew Moore.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 01, 2015
HERB, the robot butler, and CHIMP, the semi-humanoid that was one of the top finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge in June, share the silver screen with such robots as Honda's ASIMO, Boston Dynamics' Atlas and a European consortium's iCUB humanoid in National Geographic
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 27, 2015
Joseph F. Traub, a pioneering computer scientist who led Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department during a crucial period in its history, died unexpectedly Aug. 24 in Santa Fe, NM. He was 83.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 24, 2015
A paper by Human-Computer Interaction Institute researchers that examined how to motivate people to adopt online security measures by sharing information about how their friends use such tools received an honorable mention in the National Security Agency's third annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. The paper, by HCII Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 20, 2015
The IEEE has honored James A. Gosling (CS'83), chief software architect at Liquid Robotics, with the 2015 John von Neumann Medal for his pioneering work on Java and other programming languages and environments.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
Manuela Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Oct. 14–16 in Houston. 
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
A Pittsburgh venture capital fund, Coal Hill Ventures, is launching a new business accelerator, dubbed the Robotics Hub, to identify, build and guide the most promising startups — regardless of origin — in the burgeoning field of advanced robotics. GE Ventures is its founding sponsor.
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Daniel Tkacik
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's cybersecurity team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, took second place at this year's DefCon Capture the Flag competition. The competition, widely considered the "World Series of Hacking," took place Aug. 6–9 in the Bally's Events Center in Las Vegas.
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Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon University), Sean Bettam (University of Toronto)
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Monday August 10, 2015
Depth-sensing cameras, such as Microsoft's Kinect controller for video games, have become widely used 3-D sensors. Now, a new imaging technology invented by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Toronto addresses a major shortcoming of these cameras: their inability to work in bright light, especially sunlight.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 05, 2015
The newly established Siebel Energy Institute, a consortium of Carnegie Mellon and seven other research universities, marked its official launch Aug. 4 by announcing 24 seed grants, including three to CMU researchers.

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