SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 17, 2010
Two students advised by Carlos Guestrin, associate professor of machine learning and computer science, recently received awards at two top research conferences. Anton Chechetka, a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute, received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics 2010 for his paper, "Focused Belief Propagation for Query-Specific Inference." Dafna Shahaf, a Ph.D.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 13, 2010
Lenore Blum, CSD professor and director of Project Olympus, will moderate a panel discussion, "Women Who Lead Us On: Top Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Venturing Into the Newest Technologies," featuring female technology entrepreneurs and executives for TiE-Pittsburgh.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 10, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Five students and recent alumni from Carnegie Mellon University worked with partners in Chittagong, Bangladesh, for 10 weeks this summer to develop an educational tool for enhancing English literacy among pre-college students and to determine features for a standalone Braille writing tutor for visually impaired students.
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 09, 2010
NASA hopes a new data-purchasing program will spur development of lunar landing vehicles and Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off devoted to robotic exploration of the Moon, is more than happy to take the space agency up on its offer.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 03, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's electric car conversion project, ChargeCar, have announced a contest to find the most efficient methods for managing power in their electric vehicles. The grand prize of the ChargeCarPrize contest is an electric car.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 16, 2010
The Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Shell Development Kashagan B.V., (SDK) are developing a human-sized, wheeled robot to perform simple inspection tasks of offshore oil and gas production facilities in the giant Kashagan field of the Caspian Sea.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 15, 2010
Moira Burke, a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, is the recipient of a Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Human Computer Interaction and is one of just 31 students worldwide recognized by the Google Fellowship program this year.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 15, 2010
Peter Lee, former head of the Computer Science Department and a professor of computer science, will become managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond this fall. Lee had joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency last year to direct its new Transformational Convergence Technology Office.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 14, 2010
Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science, will receive the 2010 Innovation Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) at the KDD 2010 international conference in Washington, D.C., July 25-28.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 14, 2010
A Carnegie Mellon University team headed by Tuomas Sandholm,professor of computer science, won the heads-up, no-limit bankroll category in the annual Computer Poker Competition at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2010 conference this week in Atlanta, Ga.

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