SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday August 08, 2008
James Kuffner, associate professor of robotics, and Seth Goldstein, associate professor of computer science, will be featured in two episodes of the Discovery Channel series, NextWorld, which airs new programs at 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The "Future Intelligence" episode, which premiers Aug. 13, includes segments on Kuffner's work on motion planning for humanoid robots and Goldstein's work on Claytronics programmable matter. Both also will appear in the "Extreme Tomorrow" episode, now slated to air Aug. 27.
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Byron Spice
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Sunday July 27, 2008
PITTSBURGH— When some people hear "robots," they conjure thoughtsand images of humanoid creatures doing dangerous or monotonous tasksmost people would prefer not to do.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH— Randy Pausch, renowned computer science professor atCarnegie Mellon University, died Friday, July 25, of complications frompancreatic cancer. He was 47. Celebrated in his fieldfor co-founding the pioneering Entertainment Technology Center and forcreating the innovative educational software tool known as "Alice,"Pausch earned his greatest worldwide fame for his inspirational "Last Lecture."
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 23, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University adjunct professor and Robotics Institute alumnus Henry Schneiderman and UA and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Takeo Kanade have won the 2008 Longuet-Higgins Prize. The award is given annually at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition for prior work considered novel at the time of publication that continues to be influential and has stood the test of time.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 22, 2008
William Cohen , associate research professor in the Machine Learning Department, received the 2008 SIGMOD Test of Time Award during the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data conference in Vancouver, B.C., June 9-12. The award recognizes the enduring insights of a paper Cohen published 10 years ago on the challenges of combining information from multiple databases.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 17, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University's CMieux team, led by Norman Sadeh, professor, Institute for Software Research, and graduate student Michael Benisch, won this year's Procurement Challenge, a tournament in which teams develop autonomous trading agents to procure PC components. The finals were July 14 at the AAAI 2008 conference in Chicago.The challenge is part of the Trading Agent Competition, an annual event supported by SAP and CapGemini that promotes high quality research into trading agent technologies and features several trading scenarios.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 07, 2008
The latest edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, will feature a double foldout panorama of New York's Yankee Stadium produced with the Global Connection Project's GigaPan system. Sports Illustrated photographers previously used GigaPan back in April to photograph Augusta National The latest edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, will feature a double prior to the Master's Tournament for SI's Golf Plus special edition.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 01, 2008
Carnegie Mellon's Tartan Racing team and its Boss vehicle will be featured in the new TV series, "Robocars," which premieres at 10 p.m. July 14 on the Discovery Science channel. Last year's DARPA Urban Challenge robot race is the subject of the six-part series. Boss finished the race 19 minutes ahead of its nearest competitor, winning the $2 million grand prize.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 19, 2008
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, June 19, 2008— The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is joining with Carnegie Mellon University experts to expand research in the field of outsourcing and promote industry standards focused on quality developed at the university.As the newest IAOP™ Academic Alliance Partner, Carnegie Mellon's Information Technology Services Qualification Center (ITSqc) (www.itsqc.cmu.edu) will work closely with the association to educate professionals about the latest trends, best practices and innovation impacting outsourcing.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 19, 2008
PITTSBURGH—General Motors Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University today announced a new Collaborative Research Lab (CRL) and a renewed commitment to work jointly on technologies that will accelerate the emerging field of autonomous driving — a family of electronics and software technologies that could influence the way drivers and their vehicles interact in the future.

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