SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 02, 2017
Ran Zhao, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute (LTI), has been named Carnegie Mellon University's first Alexa Fund fellow, and CMU is one of the first four universities to be chosen to be part of the Alexa Fund Fellowship.
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Aisha Rashid and Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) has named two School of Computer Science professors among its award recipients for 2017 and elected a third to its honorary organization.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 20, 2017
Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Computational Biology Department, is part of an all-star research team that aims to find new ways to translate genetic findings into new therapies for Alzheimer's disease.
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Heidi Opdyke
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Friday February 17, 2017
School of Computer Science alumnus Kiran Bhat and former Robotics Institute faculty member Iain Matthews are among 18 winners of this year's Scientific & Technical Achievements Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 13, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University alumni and former staff members at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have founded Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup in which Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion over the next five years.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 09, 2017
Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research group, has been elected as a foreign member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Shum, who was born in China, earned a Ph.D. in robotics at Carnegie Mellon in 1996.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 07, 2017
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University's U. A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Robotics and Computer Science, has been named the 2017 recipient of the IEEE Founder's Medal — one of IEEE's highest honors.The medal, which will be presented at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, in San Francisco, recognizes Kanade "for pioneering and seminal contributions to computer vision and robotics for automotive safety, facial recognition, virtual reality and medical robotics."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 07, 2017
A new study led by the genealogy company Ancestry analyzed 770,000 DNA samples to map how people moved and married in post-colonial America – weaving together genetics and geography to better understand human history. Authors of the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, include Theodore Roman, a student in the joint CMU-Pitt computational biology Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 06, 2017
"A major milestone for AI.""A powerful and rather unsettling proposition: a machine that can out-bluff a human.""Libratus's main attribute as a poker player is that it's inhumanly good."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 31, 2017
Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, made history by defeating four of the world's best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition called "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante" at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

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