SCS News & Press Releases

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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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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 01, 2009
More than 1,000 area middle school students will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking and teamwork as they pit their customized robots against each other in the "Smart Move" Challenge on Saturday at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 19, 2009
On Monday, November 30, you are invited to attend a free taping on campus of the CNBC special program, Meeting of the Minds. The program will feature leading manufacturing executives and CNBC host Maria Bartiromo. For free tickets to this show, go to cmutickets.cnbc.com to register.The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on November 30 in Wiegand Gym in the University Center. Audience members are asked to arrive at 4:45 p.m.The program will be hosted by Ms. Bartiromo. Panelists include:
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 16, 2009
PITTSBURGH-Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have converted a 2001 Scion xB into an electric commuter vehicle that will serve as a test bed for a new community-based approach to electric vehicle design, conversion and operations.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 12, 2009
Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat Inc., on Monday will dedicate the Red Hat Computer Laboratory in the Gates Center and present a special talk about how Red Hat has built an S&P 500 business using open source as a business and organizational model.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 05, 2009
PITTSBURGH—James Gosling, a vice president and fellow at Sun Microsystems who is best known as the father of the popular Java programming language, will present the keynote lecture at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 for the 25th (plus one) anniversary of the pioneering Andrew Project, which developed Carnegie Mellon University's central distributed computing service and made it the world's first wired campus. The lecture, open to the public, will be held in the Rashid Auditorium of the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at 4902 Forbes Avenue.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 03, 2009
A Carnegie Mellon team will be competing at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest in China next year, but it won't be the Tartans.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 28, 2009
Seven executives of Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group behind public television's "Sesame Street," will discuss the trailblazing show for pre-schoolers and about their re-launch of "The Electric Company" during a talk at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 4 in the Rashid Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies.The group, hosted by Matthew Kam, assistant professor of human-computer interaction, is visiting campus to discuss possible research collaborations.

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