SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 04, 2017
Happy New Year: Forbes magazine has released its 30 Under 30 listings for 2017 and SCS alumni Matt Humphrey and Xi Chen are among those so honored. Humphrey, who earned a bachelor's degree in computer science as well as an MBA at CMU, is a serial entrepreneur who founded LendingHome, which provides funds to unconventional borrowers; he was named to the 30 Under 30 Finance list.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 04, 2017
Four of the world’s best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world’s toughest poker games. 
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Aisha Rashid and Susie Cribbs
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Thursday December 15, 2016
When Facebook launched its Live video service last year, the social media giant's 1.5 billion global users began living their lives as if they had TV cameras in their back pockets. A team of Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni recently harnessed the power of the Live system to take first place in the 2016 Facebook Global Hackathon.
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Shilo Rea
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Stephen E. Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Pittsburgh. He was 74.An internationally acclaimed statistician, Fienberg was best known for developing and using statistical applications to influence science and public policy in many areas, including aspects of human rights, privacy and confidentiality, forensics, survey and census taking.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 09, 2016
Computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University are using both artificial intelligence and the wisdom of crowds to guide their efforts in forecasting 2016-2017 flu activity. Past experience suggests it remains an open question as to which is better at predicting the disease's spread week by week.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 08, 2016
The world premiere of "La Mare dels Peixos" (Mother Fish), a one-act opera co-written by Roger Dannenberg, professor of computer science, and Jorge Sastre, professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and former visiting researcher at CMU, will be held Friday, Dec. 16, in Valencia, Spain. The opera, based on an old Valencian folktale about how a magical fish changes a family's fortunes, includes computer and electronic elements.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 08, 2016
Three School of Computer Science faculty members  — Justine Cassell, Manuela Veloso and Todd Mowry — have been named Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows for 2016 in recognition of their contributions to human-computer interaction, computer architecture and artificial intelligence, respectively. They are among 53 members of the ACM, the world's leading computing society, elevated to fellow status this year.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 06, 2016
Howie Choset, professor of robotics, and Manuela Veloso, head of the Machine Learning Department, are two of eight founding editorial board members of Science Robotics, the latest member of the Science family of journals. The journal's inaugural issue, published Dec. 6, included a review article on bio-inspired robots written by Matt Travers, systems scientist in the Robotics Institute, and Choset.
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Susie Cribbs
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Friday December 02, 2016
Bhiksha Raj, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science's Language Technologies Institute, has been named to the 2017 class of IEEE fellows for his "contributions to speech recognition," according to IEEE.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 30, 2016
Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, told the U.S. Senate today that the nation should be preparing a million of today's high school students to join a growing artificial intelligence industry.

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