SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Jeannette Wing, assistant director for the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division, will return to Carnegie Mellon University July 1 to once again head its Computer Science Department (CSD). She succeeds Peter Lee, who stepped down as department head in August 2009 to become director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 11, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Computer analysis of sentiments expressed in a billion Twitter messages during 2008-2009 yielded measures of consumer confidence and of presidential job approval similar to those of well-established public opinion polls, Carnegie Mellon University researchers report.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 06, 2010
Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Council on Software Engineering as the first recipient of its Distinguished Educator Award.The award, announced today at the 32nd annual International Conference on Software Engineering in Cape Town, South Africa, recognizes Shaw for her work developing innovative curricula in computer science from the introductory to the doctoral level.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 05, 2010
Three PhD students in the School of Computer Science are among the 23 graduate students from 16 universities selected by Yahoo! as winners in the 2010 Key Scientific Challenges program.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 04, 2010
Nine Carnegie Mellon students— including one from Carnegie Mellon Qatar— are among the 62 scholars and finalists who are being recognized by Google this year through its Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship program.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 30, 2010
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 28, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Jibbigo LLC and Carnegie Mellon University's International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (interACT) have developed a new application for Apple's iPhone 3GS that performs speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation between English and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Abraham Lincoln, as played by veteran stage and TV actor James Hayney, is the focus of a new interactive exhibit at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg that enables visitors to ask the Great Emancipator questions about war strategy, the evils of slavery and the high and low points of his career.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 27, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Leaders from Google Inc., NASA and National Geographic will be among the speakers exploring the scientific uses of panoramic imagery at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, Nov. 11-13, 2010, at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 26, 2010
She's got blue hair, bright red lips and an attitude to match. She's Hala and she's your bilingual robot receptionist. While Carnegie Mellon Qatar's newest employee may not be on the payroll, she is having quite an impact on campus. "Hala is giving us a look into the future: at automation and technology," says Yasser Masood, senior information systems major. "Robots are everywhere in the industrial world and now Hala is part of our regular life. You can't buy her but you can interact with her."

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