SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 09, 2010
PITTSBURGH—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer (TX) Program, which is exploring the feasibility of a military ground vehicle that could transform into a vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) air vehicle.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 08, 2010
TechBridgeWorld, the Robotics Institute program that creates and field tests technological solutions that are relevant and accessible to developing communities around the world, will host its annual Interactive event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Perlis Atrium of Newell-Simon Hall.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday November 04, 2010
Randy Vickers, director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, will be one of several speakers at a Cyber Citizen Forum at 4:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 8 in room 6115 of the Gates and Hillman centers. The program, part of DHS's "Stop. Think. Connect."  public education campaign, www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect, will include details about a new national Public Service Announcement Challenge that the department is inviting students to enter.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 02, 2010
Tom Mitchell's two daughters are grown, but watching his newest 'baby' learn to read is an unprecedented achievement. Professor Mitchell leads the team that developed the Never-Ending Language Learner— NELL— a computer system that, over time, is teaching itself to read and understand the web.
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Byron Spice
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Monday November 01, 2010
It was a small start-up— just a year old— hiring new computer engineers. Aditya Agarwal (CS'03,'04) and Ruchi Sanghvi (E'04) were recent Carnegie Mellon graduates— not simply looking for work, but looking to be a part of something. When they walked into the Facebook offices, they found it.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 28, 2010
SCS Dean Randy Bryant and Computer Science Department Head Jeannette Wing were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, MA, in early October. Founded in 1780, the academy, www.amacad.org, is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 27, 2010
Imaging Methods Capture Changes in Time as Well as ScalePITTSBURGH—Two hundred scientists, educators and students will come together at the Fine Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science Nov. 11-13 at Carnegie Mellon University to explore how science research and education can best use new technologies for creating and analyzing large digital images containing billions of pixels.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 27, 2010
Grant to Project Olympus Will Create Grad Student FellowshipPITTSBURGH—The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today recognized Carnegie Mellon University for its creative approaches to helping students and faculty move their innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace by awarding a $100,000 grant to the university's Project Olympus for a program to train a select group of student entrepreneurs.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 21, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised an innovative and elegantly concise algorithm that can efficiently solve systems of linear equations that are critical to such important computer applications as image processing, logistics and scheduling problems, and recommendation systems.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 19, 2010
"Too hard." That, recalls Chris Urmson, was the consensus in the robotics community back in 2003, when the Pentagon announced a robot race that would cover more than 100 miles in 10 hours.But by 2005, five robotic vehicles— including two from Carnegie Mellon— completed a 132-mile race over Nevada desert in the Defense Advanced Research Project's Grand Challenge. And two years later, Carnegie Mellon's robotic SUV, Boss, won DARPA's followup race, the $2 million Urban Challenge.

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