SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday May 12, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Yahoo! has named four Ph.D. students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science among the 20 students selected as winners of its inaugural Key Scientific Challenges program, which recognizes outstanding graduate-student researchers with the potential to become thought leaders in their fields.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 07, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Venkatesan Guruswami, a leading researcher in theoretical computer science whose work has provided new insights on digital communications, will join the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department as an associate professor July 1.Guruswami, most recently an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, has been a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon for the past academic year.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday May 06, 2009
PITTSBURGH—High school teachers who want to tap the power of computing to help them teach students about science, mathematics and technology can gain valuable insights and materials during three four-day workshops offered for the first time this summer by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.
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Byron Spice
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Monday May 04, 2009
The new Star Trek movie that hits theaters on Friday (May 8) includes a cameo appearance by Randy Pausch. Filmed in the fall of 2007 at the invitation of director J.J. Abrams, the brief scene shows Randy's character on the bridge of a starship called the U.S.S. Kelvin. Randy even had a line: "Captain, we have visual."
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 29, 2009
Students in the "Art That Learns" class taught by Carlos Guestrin,assistant professor of computer science and machine learning, and OsmanKhan, visiting assistant professor of art, displayed their finalprojects April 25 in an exhibit at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.Watch the YouTube video.  Theinteractive installations explore the potential of computers to learnthings, make choices from a complex set of data and even improve theirp
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 22, 2009
PITTSBURGH—A team of Carnegie Mellon University students won bronze medals and placed 12th overall out of 100 teams at the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden.It was the best finish ever by a Carnegie Mellon team at the World Finals.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2009 — Carnegie Science Center and Carnegie Mellon University announced today the 2010 class of inductees into the Robot Hall of Fame® at a press preview of roboworld™, the Science Center's new robotics exhibition opening June 13 and the permanent home for the Hall of Fame.The five members of the class of 2010 are:
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, computer-controlled devices, collectively known as cyber-physical systems (CPS).
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 13, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The Russian Academy  of Science's Sobolev Institute of Mathematics has awarded its 2009 Gold Medal  for Great Contributions to Mathematics to Dana S. Scott, the Hillman University  Professor of Computer Science, Philosophy and Mathematical Logic, Emeritus, at  Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH--Three academic units of Carnegie Mellon University are collaborating to offer two new degrees in Music and Technology to train the next generation of composers, engineers and programmers in music signal processing, sound production, composition and the cognition of music.

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