SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Carnegie Mellon, where so many people are preoccupied with robots, artificial intelligence and the nature of consciousness, will get an early screening of "Ex Machina," a new sci-fi thriller that explores those themes.The movie was written and directed by Alex Garland, writer of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine." The School of Computer Science will host a screening at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in McConomy Auditorium. A CMU ID is required for attendance.
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Jocelyn Duffy
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Friday April 03, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University has placed fifth in the Mathematical Association of America's 75th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 55 students who scored among the top 507, the second most of any university. Computer science was well-represented among the top scorers, with senior mathematical sciences and computer science major Albert Gu among the top 16 overall.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 01, 2015
The Girls of Steel, a team of teenaged girls from the Pittsburgh area, won the Chairman's Award at the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Cleveland March 28, qualifying the team for its fifth consecutive trip to the FRC Championship, April 22–25, in St. Louis.
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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) and Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3-D design software, are launching a Reality Computing studio course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 30, 2015
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to use a smartphone's sensors to build 3-D models of faces or other objects and — literally, with the wave of a hand — provide accurate measurements of those objects.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 26, 2015
The School of Computer Science honored outstanding faculty and staff members March 24 during the annual Founder’s Day ceremony in Rashid Auditorium. It was the fourth year for the event and the first to be hosted by Dean Andrew Moore.Charlie Garrod, associate teaching professor in the Institute for Software Research (ISR), was the winner of the Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award, sponsored by Lutron Electronics Co. of Coopersburg, Pa., in honor of the company’s founders and the inventor of the electronic dimmer switch.
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Susie Cribbs
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
School of Computer Science Professor Scott Hudson and a team of former and current students have earned the school's 2015 Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence.The award recognizes an outstanding body of work that epitomizes Newell's research style as expressed in his words: "Good science responds to real phenomena or real problems. Good science is in the details. Good science makes a difference."
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
An innovative device developed by Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld research group to help visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus has won the 2014 Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation.
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
National Geographic Channel's "Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future" recently featured the HCII's WorldKit project in the episode "Perfect City." Hawking introduced the segment, which you can watch here.
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Tuesday March 24, 2015
How is extreme robotics transforming the world? Robotics Professor Red Whittaker answers that question in a video of his presentation at the World Economic Forum’s Davos meeting in January, now available online.

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