SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 08, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Beginning this fall, Carnegie Mellon University will offer a Bachelor of ComputerScience and Arts (BCSA), a new interdisciplinary program that will equip students to explore and expand the connections between computation and the arts.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 05, 2008
Google Inc. has named Amy Hurst, a PhD student in human-computer interaction, and Jennifer Denise Tam, a PhD student in computer science, as 2008 Anita Borg Memorial Scholars. They are among 23 outstanding U.S. female leaders in technology who each will receive $10,000 scholarships through the program.Five other students in the School of Computer Science and one student from Electrical and Computer Engineering were recognized among 32 U.S. Anita Borg Finalists and will receive $1,000 scholarships.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 01, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Lane Center for Computational Biology have discovered how to significantly speed up critical steps in an automated method for analyzing cell cultures and other biological specimens.The new technique, published online in the Journal of Machine Learning Research, http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu/, promises to enable higher accuracy analysis of the microscopic images produced by today's high-throughput biological screening methods, such as the ones used in drug discovery, and to help decipher the
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 29, 2008
Event: Outsourcing of information technology and business process services is a rapidly expanding and changing business phenomenon with worldwide revenues of $450 billion. A panel of industry insiders will provide an unusual opportunity to discuss this sometimes controversial and often misunderstood field and to detail how Carnegie Mellon University's Information Technology Services Qualification Services Center (ITSqc) is helping to improve relations between service providers and their clients.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 28, 2008
John Grasso, director of strategic development and distance education for the Institute for Software Research, has been honored with the Suzhou Science and Technology Prize. It is presented by the government of Suzhou, a fast-growing city west of Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. The award recognizes Grasso for his work since 2004 advising the city's software industry on the use of internationally recognized methods of training and organizational process improvement created by Carnegie Mellon and its Software Engineering Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 25, 2008
The May issue of Condé Nast Portfolio names Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, as one of the three most influential academics in the business world— and features Wean Hall 7500 in a slightly surreal photo illustration. The new business publication's first Brilliant Issue showcases 73 people the editors say are changing the way business is done today.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 24, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Citing the critical importance of the continued growth of robotics to U.S. competitiveness, 11 universities are taking the lead in developing an integrated national strategy for robotics research. The United States is the only nation engaged in advanced robotics research that does not have such a research roadmap. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), a program of the National Science Foundation, is providing support for developing the roadmap, which will be a unified research agenda for robotics across federal agencies, industry and the universities.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 21, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos will be the guest speaker at Carnegie Mellon University diploma ceremonies for its Tepper School of Business and School of Computer Science during the university's commencement weekend, May 17-18. Bezos will speak to business school graduates receiving master's and doctor's degrees at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. He will receive an honorary doctorate in science and technology during the 11 a.m. university-wide commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 16, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Three Carnegie Mellon University students have received Barry M. GoldwaterScholarships to encourage their pursuit of careers in the natural sciences. Andrew David DeYoung,Lawrence D. Jesper and Samuel M. Kim are three of 321 sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen frommore than 1,000 nominations to receive scholarships this year.Colleges and universities can submit up to four nominations annually for these awards, and all ofCarnegie Mellon's nominees were recognized.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 16, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Edmund M. Clarke, professor of computer science and winner of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, has been named a University Professor, the highest rank Carnegie Mellon University confers upon its faculty. Clarke is known for his pioneering work on Model Checking, an automated method for finding design errors in computer hardware and software.

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