SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Friday August 08, 2014
Flávio Cruz, a dual degree doctoral student in Computer Science in the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal program whose advisors include Seth Copen Goldstein and Frank Pfenning, won a best paper award at the 30th International Conference on Logic Programming in Vienna for “A Linear Logic Programming Language for Concurrent Programming over Graph Structures.”
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 07, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while guarding against code injection attacks — one of the most severe security threats in Web applications today.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Editors of photos routinely resize objects, or move them up, down or sideways, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers are adding an extra dimension to photo editing by enabling editors to turn or flip objects any way they want, even exposing surfaces not visible in the original photograph.A chair in a photograph of a living room, for instance, can be turned around or even upside down in the photo, displaying sides of the chair that would have been hidden from the camera, yet appearing to be realistic.

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