SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 23, 2010
PITTSBURGH—A team of graduate and undergraduate students won first place in Carnegie Mellon University's first Open Innovation Competition March 20 with a proposal to predict the success of Internet startups by incorporating social networks into the traditional Delphi method of forecasting.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 18, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Mechanics, students and anyone interested in converting vehicles from gas to electric power are invited to look under the hood of the ChargeCar Project's electric test bed vehicle during an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday March 26 at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday March 17, 2010
Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl have announced a new web site, www.PittsburghGoesGoogle.com, where residents, businesses and other organizations can make their best arguments for Google Inc. to deploy an ultrafast broadband network in Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Friday March 12, 2010
Hosts: The National Society of Black EngineersWhat:  Pi-A-Professor!!!When:  Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 4pmWhere: Wean Hall 5th floor AtriumPi-A-Professor celebration is a fun event where students and/or facultybuy raffle tickets to win a chance to toss a pie at the professor oftheir choice! The event is a fundraiser for NSBE, a community serviceorganization here on campus. Come by Wean Hall to celebrate yourfavorite transcendental!  Tickets will be on sale in the University Center the week of 3/15-3/18.Brave Souls getting pied:
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 11, 2010
Dragon Runner, the 20-pound "throwable" reconnaissance robot developed at the Robotics Institute, is the world's most durable military robot, according to the editors of the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 11, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Replaying recent events in the area of the brain called the hippocampus may have less to do with creating long-term memories, as scientists have suspected, than with an active decision-making process, suggests a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 09, 2010
Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, has been named the recipient of the first Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education. Shaw will receive the award Wednesday night during the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), which is having its 23rd annual meeting this week at the University Center.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday March 09, 2010
Alexei Efros, associate professor of robotics and computer science, has been awarded a three-year Finmeccanica Career Development Chair.Since 1989, the Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica has an endowed a chair to support outstanding young faculty members in the School of Computer Science. For the first time, however, the endowment is now supporting two simultaneous chairs— one filled by Efros and another that was filled last year by Carlos Guestrin, associate professor of machine learning and computer science.
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Byron Spice
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Monday March 08, 2010
PITTSBURGH—An already promising initiative to assist start-up firms that commercialize technologies associated with the Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center is now expanding thanks to a three-year, $1.5 million Innovation Award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Engineering Education and Centers.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday March 04, 2010
Chris Harrison, a third-year PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has worked with scientists at Microsoft Research to develop Skinput, a technology that turns the human body into a giant touchscreen.Harrison previously had developed a way to turn ordinary tabletops and whiteboards into finger input surfaces. Skinput, developed with Microsoft researchers Dan Morris and Desney Tan, extends that idea further, providing an alternative to ever-shrinking and increasingly uncomfortable mobile keypads.

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