SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday September 10, 2014
Jessica Hammer, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and the Entertainment Technology Center, and Chris Harrison, assistant professor in HCII, were among 30 exceptional young scientists under the age of 40 recognized at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 10–12, in Tianjin, China.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named five Carnegie Mellon University graduate students —  Joydeep Biswas, Anca Dragan, Anirudh Viswanathan, Pengtao Xie, and Adams Wei Yu — to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday September 09, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night.
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Byron Spice
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Friday September 05, 2014
More than 50 friends and colleagues of Edmund M. Clarke, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science, will deliver technical talks Sept. 19–20 at the Clarke Symposium 2014, celebrating the work of both the Turing Award winner and the model-checking community he helped create.In addition to technical talks on both days in the Asian Students Association conference room in the Gates and Hillman centers, the conference will include a Saturday evening banquet for Clarke’s planned retirement in 2015.
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Friday August 29, 2014
What's one of the "can’t miss" college courses in Pittsburgh? According to Pittsburgh magazine, it’s our own Operating System Design and Implementation (15-410 ) — the one students put on their resumes.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, who finished a decade of service as dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science on June 30, has begun a temporary assignment in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide analysis and advice on Big Data.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday August 20, 2014
Ryan O’Donnell, associate professor of computer science, was an invited section lecturer and Alan Frieze, professor of mathematical sciences, was a plenary lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians Aug. 13–21 in Seoul, South Korea. Both are members of the ALADDIN theory group. Former ALADDIN member Ryan Williams, of Stanford, was also an invited section lecturer.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Gunhee Kim, who completed his Ph.D. in computer science last year and is now a post-doctoral researcher at Disney Research Pittsburgh, has received the 2014 SIGKDD Dissertation Award. The award, presented by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, recognizes outstanding work by graduate students in the areas of data science, machine learning and data mining. 
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
Severin Hacker, the co-founder of Duolingo.com who received his Ph.D. in computer science this spring, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s annual TR35 list of outstanding innovators under the age of 35.
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Monday August 18, 2014
SCS's graduate program has again been ranked No. 1 (a Best Graduate School 2015) by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as one of the best computer science programs in the world.

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