SCS News & Press Releases

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Tuesday September 23, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Is there something funny about sea urchins dying amidst a polar vortex? Is there drama in establishing an Internet connection at sea? These and other tales about scientific research, to be recounted by five Carnegie Mellon University students during a performance on the South Side, promise both laughter and tears.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Manuel Blum, professor of computer science, and four Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. students in computer science will be among the world’s top students and most distinguished researchers attending the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Sept. 21-26, in Heidelberg, Germany.
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Thursday September 18, 2014
Java inventor James Gosling (CS'83), Facebook's Serkan Piantino (CS'04) and Microsoft Research head Peter Lee will join faculty, alumni and students for "SCS25," a two-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the School of Computer Science on Oct. 10 and 11.
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
WTAE’s recent special on the New Pittsburgh included a segment highlighting how high-tech research at CMU and the University of Pittsburgh helped revitalize the city. SCS Dean Andrew Moore predicts Google and CMU will "make revolutionary things happen" and "astonish the rest of the world" in one segment.
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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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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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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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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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