SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 06, 2011
Derek Lomas, a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, won the $50,000 grand prize in the $100K Challenge, a competition sponsored by Marvell Technology Group to inspire and reward innovative new educational apps for tablet computers. Marvell announced the prize Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 06, 2011
PITTSBURGH—The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), an annual competition that identifies high school students with linguistic talent while simultaneously acquainting them with the field of computational linguistics, will receive the Linguistic Society of America's (LSA) 2011 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 04, 2011
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has extended through July its display of the juried gallery show from last fall's Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science. Prints of the eight stunning high-resolution photos, each up to 17 feet in length, are displayed in the R.P. Simmons Family Gallery on the museum's third floor.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 21, 2010
Carnegie Mellon University spin-out Astrobotic Technology has received the first $500,000 task order from the $10 million contract  that NASA awarded the company in October. The order will help the company design, build and test the primary structure for its lunar lander.With the addition of engines, electronics and departure ramps, this lander will carry Astrobotic's robotic rover to the Sea of Tranquility landing site of Apollo 11 in 2013.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 16, 2010
The federal budget says the U.S. is spending more than $4 billion a year on networking and information technology research, but the actual amount is less than that— and less than what they country needs, says a new report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 14, 2010
Carnegie Mellon Computer Method Enables National Pool of Donor-Recipient PairsPITTSBURGH—A man in St. Louis and a woman in New Hampshire have received the first kidney transplants made possible through a new national program of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) that uses a Carnegie Mellon University computer algorithm to match transplant candidates with living donors.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 10, 2010
Technology Eventually Could Be Used to Study Deep Coral ReefsThe two-story Open Oceans tank at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium contains 100,000 gallons of salt water, 30 species of sea life— and one submersible robot, or Reefbot, named CLEO.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 10, 2010
Her Pioneering Work Has Established Robot Soccer as an Important Research Tool PITTSBURGH - Manuela M. Veloso, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)for her contributions to the development of cognition, perception and action in autonomous robot teams.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 09, 2010
Research Universities and HBCUs Expand Robotics Education AlliancePITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended its support for an alliance of nine major research universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, and 19 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that encourages African American students to pursue graduate training and research careers in robotics and computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 08, 2010
Sara Kiesler, Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, and Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science, are among 41 distinguished scientists recognized by the Association of Computing Machinery as 2010 Fellows.

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