SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Friday May 15, 2009
Han Liu, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department (MLD), is the recipient of a Google Fellowship in Statistics, one of 13 Google Fellowships awarded for the first time this year. Liu, who is pursuing a joint doctorate in machine learning and statistics, is advised by John Lafferty of MLD and Larry Wasserman in the Department of Statistics. He received a master's degree in computer science at the University of Toronto in 2005 and a master's degree in machine learning and statistics at Carnegie Mellon in 2007.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday May 14, 2009
New!Podcast now availablePITTSBURGH - The National Science Foundation has renewed a five-year, $25 million grant to continue the work of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), founded by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 to study how people learn and how to use those findings to develop teaching tools that can foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.
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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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