SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 28, 2010
Luis von Ahn, assistant professor of computer science, will receive the 2010 Carnegie Science Center Award for Information Technology and will be honored with other recipients at a May 7 ceremony at Carnegie Music Hall.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—In response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute (LTI) have publicly released spoken and textual data they've compiled on Haitian Creole so that translation tools desperately needed by doctors, nurses and other relief workers on the earthquake-ravaged island can be rapidly developed.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 26, 2010
Discover & The National Science Foundation Present:GrandChallenges of Science: Robotics. A roundtable discussion of the futureof the machine: How will robots transform industry, health care, andwarfare? And will they ever be our equals?Featuring:Rodney Brooks,Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyJavier Movellan, University ofCalifornia San DiegoRobin Murphy, Texas A&M UniversityRedWhittaker, Carnegie Mellon University. Moderated by: Discover  Editorin Chief Corey S. Powell.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 14, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), announced that effective 1 January 2010, Peter A. Steenkiste, professor, CS and ECE, was elected an IEEE Fellow, with the accompanying citation: "for contributions to optimization and monitoring techniques for distributed communication systems".
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 13, 2010
Identifying Thoughts Through Brain Codes Leads To Deciphering the Brain's Dictionary
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 08, 2010
The Engineer's Society of Western Pennsylvania has named William "Red" Whittaker, University professor of robotics, as the winner of this year's William Metcalf Award, which recognizes an outstanding U.S. engineer whose accomplishments relate to an engineering field asssociated with Western Pennsylvania, such as steel, coal, construction, glass and, now, robotics.Whittaker will receive the award at the society's annual awards banquet, Feb. 17, at Heinz Field.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 07, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Donald E. Knuth, who has made fundamental contributions in theoretical computer science and is the author of one of the most highly respected references in computer science, and Jon M. Kleinberg, a computer scientist whose work explores the interface between networks and information, have been chosen to receive the Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday January 05, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has issued an exclusive license to a new spin-off firm, ITSqc, LLC, to continue and extend work begun at the university to establish best-practice models and certification procedures for the global sourcing of information technology-based services.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Society will be unable to take full advantage of real-time data analysis technologies that might improve health, reduce traffic congestion and give scientists new insights into human behavior until it resolves questions about how much of a person's life can be observed and by whom, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist contends in a commentary published Friday in the journal Science.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants and then mechanically sort them by quality — tasks that until now could only be done manually. In a successful field test this fall, the machine classified and sorted harvested plants more consistently and faster than workers could, with a comparable error rate.

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