SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 19, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Mobile phone-based games could provide a new way to teach basic knowledge of Chinese language characters that might be particularly helpful in underdeveloped rural areas of China, say researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Mobile & Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) Project.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 18, 2010
Carnegie Mellon University spin-off Astrobotic Technology was awarded a $10 million contract through NASA's Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) program for data to be gathered before and during the company's April 2013 robotic expedition to the Moon.Carnegie Mellon is a key member in the alliance backing Astrobotic's effort to win the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize by landing and operating a robot on the Moon. The alliance also includes Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Aerojet, Scaled Composites, International Rectifier, Harmonic Drive LLC and Caterpillar Inc.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced a national competition, in which students will share their knowledge about how to avoid dangers associated with Internet use by creating computer animations that promote safety concepts.
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Byron Spice
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Friday October 08, 2010
Event: The Internet offers young people a rich resource for learning and a popular means of socializing. But predators solicit one in seven children online, according to a recent study, which makes educating young people about safe Internet use a high priority for the FBI and Carnegie Mellon University, a world leader in computer science and cybersecurity. Gordon M. Snow, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, and Michael A.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 07, 2010
Mark Palatucci, a PhD student in the Robotics Institute, and Olatunji Ruwase, a PhD student in the Computer Science Department, are among 27 winners of 2010 Intel PhD Fellowships.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 06, 2010
Mark J. Ahn, Ph.D., a former corporate officer of the pioneering biotechnology firm Genentech Inc., will discuss the role of disruptive technologies on high technology industries in general and biotech in particular in a special SCS/LTI lecture. Ahn will speak at 1 p.m. Friday in GHC 6115. "Black Swans, Blockbusters, and Biotechnology: Patterns of Innovation and Value Creation," will explore how patterns and types of innovation in biotechnology have evolved into "tipping points" to reach increasing rates of returns leading to technology breakthroughs and commercial success.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2010
The Never Ending Language Learning (NELL) project, headed by Tom Mitchell, chair of the Machine Learning Department, is featured in the Oct. 5 issue of the New York Times.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 04, 2010
Open Source Release Makes Device Available for Developing NationsPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld program has publicly released the hardware specifications and software for its Braille Writing Tutor, an innovative device that helps visually impaired students learn the tricky task of writing Braille letters with a traditional slate and stylus.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 30, 2010
Carnegie Mellon To Provide Expertise as a Global Leader in the FieldPITTSBURGH—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $10 million award to the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Utah to build and operate the Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment (PRObE), a one-of-a-kind computer systems research center.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday September 30, 2010
Michael Kirkland, vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Security Business, will present a special lecture on the challenges of cyber security at 12:30 p.m. today in the Rashid Auditorium. He also will honor four Carnegie Mellon students for creating technologies that enhance the government's ability to stay at the leading edge of the cyber arms race.

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