SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday August 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH—The growth of shared Wi-Fi and other wireless computer networks has increased the risk of eavesdropping on Internet communications, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and College of Engineering have devised a low-cost system that can thwart these "Man-in-the-Middle" (MitM) attacks. The system, called Perspectives, also can protect against attacks related to a recently disclosed software flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS), the Internet phone book used to route messages between computers.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday August 19, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Johnny Lee, whose creative uses of the Nintendo Wiiremote have made his instructional videos a YouTube sensation, has beenrecognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top 35innovators under the age of 35.                
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Byron Spice
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Monday August 11, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA—Disney announced a major research and developmentinitiative to engage top technology universities to conduct researchand development for its Parks & Resorts Division, Disney MediaNetworks, ESPN, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney StudiosMotion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group and Pixar AnimationStudios.
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Byron Spice
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Friday August 08, 2008
James Kuffner, associate professor of robotics, and Seth Goldstein, associate professor of computer science, will be featured in two episodes of the Discovery Channel series, NextWorld, which airs new programs at 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The "Future Intelligence" episode, which premiers Aug. 13, includes segments on Kuffner's work on motion planning for humanoid robots and Goldstein's work on Claytronics programmable matter. Both also will appear in the "Extreme Tomorrow" episode, now slated to air Aug. 27.
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Byron Spice
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Sunday July 27, 2008
PITTSBURGH— When some people hear "robots," they conjure thoughtsand images of humanoid creatures doing dangerous or monotonous tasksmost people would prefer not to do.
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Byron Spice
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Friday July 25, 2008
PITTSBURGH— Randy Pausch, renowned computer science professor atCarnegie Mellon University, died Friday, July 25, of complications frompancreatic cancer. He was 47. Celebrated in his fieldfor co-founding the pioneering Entertainment Technology Center and forcreating the innovative educational software tool known as "Alice,"Pausch earned his greatest worldwide fame for his inspirational "Last Lecture."
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday July 23, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University adjunct professor and Robotics Institute alumnus Henry Schneiderman and UA and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Takeo Kanade have won the 2008 Longuet-Higgins Prize. The award is given annually at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition for prior work considered novel at the time of publication that continues to be influential and has stood the test of time.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday July 22, 2008
William Cohen , associate research professor in the Machine Learning Department, received the 2008 SIGMOD Test of Time Award during the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data conference in Vancouver, B.C., June 9-12. The award recognizes the enduring insights of a paper Cohen published 10 years ago on the challenges of combining information from multiple databases.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday July 17, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University's CMieux team, led by Norman Sadeh, professor, Institute for Software Research, and graduate student Michael Benisch, won this year's Procurement Challenge, a tournament in which teams develop autonomous trading agents to procure PC components. The finals were July 14 at the AAAI 2008 conference in Chicago.The challenge is part of the Trading Agent Competition, an annual event supported by SAP and CapGemini that promotes high quality research into trading agent technologies and features several trading scenarios.
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Byron Spice
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Monday July 07, 2008
The latest edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, will feature a double foldout panorama of New York's Yankee Stadium produced with the Global Connection Project's GigaPan system. Sports Illustrated photographers previously used GigaPan back in April to photograph Augusta National The latest edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, will feature a double prior to the Master's Tournament for SI's Golf Plus special edition.

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