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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 18, 2014
One lesson to be drawn from the stage debut of HERB, an acronym for Home Exploring Robot Butler, might be summarized by paraphrasing a legendary theatrical quote:“A system crash is easy. Comedy is hard.”
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 16, 2014
Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.The five-year, $670,000 award will support her research on data-driven, machine learning algorithms for automatically constructing personalized strategies. Brunskill will use these methods to help create self-improving tutoring systems that provide individualized learning experiences, focusing on mathematics education.
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Mark Burd
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Friday June 13, 2014
LaunchCMU's latest cycle shone a bright light on how robotics technology originating at Carnegie Mellon University is making a successful impact in the marketplace. The Silicon Valley showcase of cutting-edge technology, research and innovation brought together venture capitalists, investment experts, CMU startups, faculty and alumni.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH—“Let’s Go,” Carnegie Mellon University’s innovative automated phone line that has provided after-hours transit information to riders of the Port Authority of Allegheny County since 2005, is expanding to a 24-hour service available at 412-268-3526.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 12, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, dean of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, has appointed Anind K. Dey as the new Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), where he has been a faculty member since 2005.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 10, 2014
“Robogenesis,” the latest novel from Robotics Institute Ph.D. alumnus Daniel H. Wilson, has debuted to positive reviews, with Boing Boing describing it as “a terrifying and technologically rigorous sequel” to his earlier bestseller, “Robopocalypse.” 
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Friday June 06, 2014
If you liked “Security Blanket,” the award-winning quilt crafted by Lorrie Cranor, associate professor in the Institute for Software Research, you’ll love the password dress she wore at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C. CNET certainly liked what it had to say about bad Internet password choices.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Women, who historically have been under-represented among computer science majors nationwide, will make up 40 percent of the incoming class of undergraduates this fall in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science (SCS). The school has been a leader in efforts to increase the number of women in the discipline of computer science and its female enrollment has long exceeded national averages. The number of women in this fall’s first-year class nevertheless sets a new benchmark for the school.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 04, 2014
PITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to create an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site on campus. The I-Corps Site will train entrepreneurial faculty and student teams to commercialize research and concepts related to science, technology, engineering and math.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 03, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. are working with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to show that an autonomous helicopter and an unmanned ground vehicle can work together to autonomously survey a contaminated site.

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