SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday July 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carlos Guestrin, Finmeccanica Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Machine Learning in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 09, 2009
Bossa Nova Robotics, a 2005 spinoff from the Robotics Institute, came to campus July 9 to unveil to the news media its first commercial products - a pair of toy robots called Prime-8 and Penbo.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 08, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) Press announces the release of "Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning," a book for analyzing and understanding video games. The book is edited by Drew Davidson, program director of ETC-Pittsburgh, and features the work of 22 developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers who look at video games through various levels of experience.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 06, 2009
Astrobotic Technology Inc. announced today that it has begun testing a robot designed to win a NASA competition for excavating simulated Moon dirt. The NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge, set for Oct. 17-18 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, will award $500,000 for the robot that can dig and dump the most simulated lunar dirt during a 30-minute workout. ("Regolith" is the technical term for the soil covering a planet, moon or asteroid.)
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Byron Spice
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Thursday June 25, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, university professor and dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS), has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean, effective July 1. Since Bryant became dean in 2004, the school has established the world's first Machine Learning Department, launched the National Science Foundation-sponsored Quality of Life Technology Center with the University of Pittsburgh and conceived and constructed the Gates and Hillman Centers, new classroom, lab and office buildings that the school will occupy later this summer.
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Byron Spice
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Monday June 22, 2009
PITTSBURGH—A new algorithm developed by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists has revealed for the first time how genetic networks in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, evolve during the insect's life cycle.
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Byron Spice
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Friday June 19, 2009
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Noah Smith and Greg Ganger were among 60 recipients worldwide to receive awards as part of HP's 2009 Innovation Research Program, which is designed to create opportunities for colleges, universities and research institutes around the world to conduct breakthrough collaborative research with HP.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed two new tools to help computer programmers select from among thousands of options within the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are used to write applications in Java, today's most popular programming language.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Gene regulatory networks in cell nuclei are similar to cloud computing networks, such as Google or Yahoo!, researchers report today in the online journal Molecular Systems Biology. The similarity is that each system keeps working despite the failure of individual components, whether they are master genes or computer processors.

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