SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Wednesday June 18, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised the first computerized method that can analyze a single photograph and determine where in the world the image likely was taken. It's a feat made possible by searching through millions of GPS-tagged images in the Flickr online photo collection. The IM2GPS algorithm developed by computer science graduate student James Hays and Alexei A.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday June 17, 2008
Event: Alan Taub, executive director of General Motors Research & Development and Mark S. Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon provost and senior vice president, will announce a joint, multi-year partnership to develop technologies that will revolutionize motor vehicles. The new initiative will be in addition to an existing GM-Carnegie Mellon Collaborative Research Laboratory established in 2000.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 29, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an important step toward understanding how the human brain codes the meanings of words by creating the first computational model that can predict the unique brain activation patterns associated with names for things that you can see, hear, feel, taste or smell.Researchers previously have shown that they can use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect which areas of the brain are activated when a person thinks about a specific word.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 28, 2008
The School of Computer Science's small-size robot soccer team, CMDragons'08, took first place (out of two teams) at the RoboCup Federation's US Open RoboSoccer competition on Tuesday, May 27 at the Carnegie Science Center. The school's AIBO team, CMDash'08, was third in a five-team field behind Bowdoin College and the University of Texas at Austin.A joint team representing Carnegie Mellon and Georgia Tech was one of three participating in an exhibition of NAO humanoid robot teams.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 28, 2008
The ACM's Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computing Theory (SIGACT) will present the 2008 Gödel Prize for outstanding papers in theoretical computer science to Shang-Hua Teng, a 1991 ComputerScience PhD graduate, and Daniel A.

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