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Thursday July 17, 2014
In an interview with Moviefone, the creators of Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Big Hero 6, talk about how Carnegie Mellon robotics research helped inspire “a huggable robot.”
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 17, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including volleyball games, the swirl of air currents and even a cascade of confetti.                
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Thursday July 17, 2014
The New York Times talked with Lenore Blum, professor of computer science, for an article on how Carnegie Mellon and some other top universities are attracting more women to study computer science.
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Tuesday July 15, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF), administered by the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has awarded $800,000 to 16 startup companies to help them grow their business ventures.
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Monday July 14, 2014
Parts of a decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) supercomputer have found a new home at Carnegie Mellon University, where the components are being reconfigured into a new computing cluster for use in education and research related to large-scale computer systems.                
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Thursday July 03, 2014
As a recipient of a 2014 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) award, Computer Science Professor Christos Faloutsos will lead an effort to spot fraudsters who buy followers, pay others to post content, and otherwise manipulate trending topics and user popularity on the Tumblr microblogging site.
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Wednesday July 02, 2014
Bernhard Haeupler, who will join the Computer Science Department this summer as an assistant professor, received the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award in Distributed Computing.
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Wednesday July 02, 2014
Andy Pavlo, assistant professor of computer science, has received the 2014 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award, which recognizes the best dissertation in the field of databases for the previous year.Pavlo earned his Ph.D. in computer science last year at Brown University. His thesis, “On Scalable Transaction Execution in Partitioned Main Memory Database Management Systems,” was based on H-Store, an experimental, distributed main memory database management system.
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Monday June 30, 2014
Abhinav Shrivastava, a Ph.D. student in robotics, is one of a dozen computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics students nationwide to receive a 2014 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
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Friday June 27, 2014
Astrobotic Technology and Masten Space Systems say a computer vision and navigation system developed by Astrobotic successfully landed Masten’s Xombie vertical-takeoff vertical-landing suborbital rocket at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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