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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 05, 2013
86% of Internet users have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project and Carnegie Mellon University finds that most Internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online.Some of the key findings:
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 05, 2013
Vincent Conitzer (CS '03, '06), professor of computer science and economics at Duke University, will share the 2014 Social Choice and Welfare Prize with Tim Roughgarden of Stanford University.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 30, 2013
Brad A. Myers, professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, will be honored for the second year in a row as the author of a Most Influential Paper at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, (VL/HCC). He is the first person to win the award twice since it was established in 2008.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 26, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Stanford University's Pat Hanrahan and Cornell University's Doug L. James, computer scientists whose innovations in computer graphics have enhanced such movies as "Avatar," "Hugo," "The Dark Knight," "Finding emo" and "Star Trek," are each recipients this year of Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 20, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Figuring out what information websites are gathering about its users can be daunting, but a new privacy research project led by Carnegie Mellon University will make that task easier with computer tools that leverage the power of crowdsourcing, machine learning and natural language processing.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 12, 2013
SF Video Highlights Founders of Carnegie Mellon's PCR Program Three Carnegie Mellon graduate students talk about the importance of scientists communicating with the public and about their efforts to improve science communication in a new video featured on the ational Science Foundation's Science 360 news service.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 12, 2013
Applications Include Improved Recommendation Systems PITTSBURGH—Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an article from the attributes of its readers?
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 02, 2013
Lenore Blum, distinguished career professor of computer science, is one of five women leaders who are finalists for the Greater Pittsburgh ATHEA Award. Presented by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the award recognizes women for their professional excellence, contributions to the community and mentorship of other women.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday August 01, 2013
The CORAL research group of Manuela Veloso, professor of computer science, hosted an open house July 31 to celebrate the addition to their lab of the Baxter Research Robot. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV were among the local news media that covered the event.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 29, 2013
"Do Robots Dream of Cookies?" a video starring the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute's HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, won top honors at the Robot Film Festival July 20-21 in San Francisco.

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