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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 31, 2007
A robotic vehicle designed for underwater exploration plunged repeatedly into the depths of Mexico's mysterious El Zacatón sinkhole in late May, finding its previously undiscovered bottom 318 meters below the surface and generating a sonar map of its inner dimensions.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 30, 2007
Peter Lee, professor and vice provost for research at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named the new head of the Computer Science Department in the School of Computer Science. He succeeds Jeannette Wing, who on July 1 will become assistant director of Computer Science and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation. "Peter has done an extraordinary job since assuming the post of vice provost for research last summer," said Carnegie Mellon Provost and Senior Vice President Mark Kamlet.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 29, 2007
In a digitized world where massive amounts of patient data can be compromised by a single lost laptop or an individual's identity can be swiped by an online "phishing" expedition, the need for information security is vital.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 24, 2007
A Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist is enlisting the unwitting help of thousands, if not millions, of Web users each day to eliminate a technical bottleneck that has slowed efforts to transform books, newspapers and other printed materials into digitized text that is computer searchable.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 21, 2007
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the Russian Academy of Science will share the Association for Computing Machinery's 2007 Gödel Prize for their seminal work on what many consider the most important unresolved question in theoretical computer science. Steven Rudich, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon, and Alexander A.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 10, 2007
John Zimmerman, an associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University'sSchool of Design and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, has developed an unconventional alarm clock every new parent needs — a clock to keep their children sleeping. Called the Reverse Alarm Clock, the product aims to keep young children from interrupting their parents' sleep."We saw this as a perfect starting point for our project.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 07, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Luis von Ahn is one of five recipients this year of Microsoft Research's New Faculty Fellowship, an award that seeks to identify young professors who are likely to become leaders in the field of computer science. Luis von Ahn"The caliber of the Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellows is simply stunning," said Sailesh Chutani, director of External Research & Programs at Microsoft Research. "They have already obtained significant results.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 03, 2007
William L. "Red" Whittaker, Carnegie Mellon University's Fredkin Research Professor of Robotics and founder of the Robotics Institute's Field Robotics and National Robotics Engineering centers, has been named a University Professor, the highest rank the institution confers upon its faculty.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 03, 2007
Two V-Unit teams, one working on BlindAid, an indoor navigation assistant for the blind (Robotics Institute graduate students Maxim Makatchev, Sandra Mau and Nik Melchior), and another working on DeSIGN, an intelligent tutor for American Sign Language (Robotics Institute graduate students Vinithra Varadharajan and Ling Xu), are featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Article.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 25, 2007
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new series of robots that are simple enough for almost anyone to build with off-the-shelf parts, but are sophisticated machines that wirelessly connect to the Internet. The robots can take many forms, from a three-wheeled model with a mounted camera to a flower loaded with infrared sensors.

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