SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday February 04, 2011
IBM's Watson, SCS Faculty Featured Wednesday on PBS's NOVA
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 04, 2011
Vincent Conitzer, who earned his master's (2003) and PhD (2006) in computer science at Carnegie Mellon, will receive the 2011 Computers and Thought Award at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Barcelona this July. The award is presented every two years to the world's leading AI researchers under the age of 35.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 02, 2011
Study Finds Crowdsourced Articles Compare Favorably to Those by Single AuthorsPITTSBURGH—Writing can be a solitary, intellectual pursuit, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown that the task of writing an informational article also can be accomplished by dozens of people working independently online.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 28, 2011
The National Science Foundation has awarded Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to study "Logical Foundations of Cyber-Physical Systems." Platzer develops methods for verifying the performance of cyber-physical systems, including hybrid systems and distributed hybrid systems, in which embedded computers interact with an ever-changing real world.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 27, 2011
Entries for this year's Smiley Award for innovation in technology-assisted person-to-person communication are due Feb. 28. The competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students, either individuals or teams, from any part of Carnegie Mellon. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize from the award's corporate sponsor, Yahoo! Inc.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 21, 2011
The National Science Foundation has awarded Noah A. Smith, assistant professor in the Language Technologies Institute and Machine Learning Department, a five-year, $550,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to study flexible statistical learning algorithms for natural language processing. Smith's research focuses on computational models of human language: formal aspects, learning such models from data, and applying them to problems like translation and social media analysis.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 20, 2011
A video of Andre Platzer, assistant professor computer science, is among those of other scientists, industry leaders, artists, politicians and students featured on the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum's new JFK 50 microsite, http://www.jfk50.org/. Platzer, who was one of Popular Science's Brilliant 10 in 2009, discusses his research in verifying that critical hybrid systems work as intended.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 20, 2011
Cure for Writer's Block Based on Automated Analysis of 137,000 SongsPITTSBURGH—What might inspire someone to write a song called "I Am Your Adult" or "Numb Bones Dreaming?" In both these cases, the songwriters' muse was a computational tool that generates novel titles for popular music.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 18, 2011
Justine Cassell, director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, will be part of a campus panel discussion on how interdisciplinary collaboration is shaping the future of brain research and its applications at 5 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20 in the Rashid Auditorium.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 17, 2011
General Motors' OnStar will host a campus kick-off workshop for its OnStar Student Developer Challenge from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in GHC 6115. Through March 11, students at participating universities, including MIT, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas, can submit voice-enabled applications using OnStar vehicle data into the competition.Voice app experts from OnStar and QuickFuse will be on hand to show examples and provide tips on developing entries using the QuickFuse Voice App platform.

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