SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 20, 2010
Randal E. Bryant and Jeannette M. Wing from the School of Computer Science are among 229 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs to be elected members this year of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 15, 2010
The Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science ranks number one among computer science Ph.D. programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, tying programs at MIT, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 14, 2010
Mladen Kolar, a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department, is one of five doctoral students nationwide and one of two from Carnegie Mellon University, to be named an inaugural Facebook Fellow.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 13, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its pioneering Robotics Institute and commemorate the first National Robotics Week with special exhibits, lectures and demonstrations April 15-16 in conjunction with the university's annual Spring Carnival.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday April 08, 2010
Steam evaporating. A shirt creasing. Hair mussed up. Recreating these small,deceivingly complex details of everyday reality is important forconstructing virtual worlds that are faithful to perceptions of the realworld. A lot of math, physics, and computer theory are inherent in thischallenge, but so is poetry, says Adrien Treuille, assistant professor ofcomputer science and robotics. Maybe even some magic is involved, too.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 07, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy announces the release of ROBOTC2.0®, a programming language for robots and an accompanying suite of training tools that are easy enough for elementary students to use, but powerful enough for college-level engineering courses.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 06, 2010
In January, Discover magazine and the National Science Foundation continued their Grand Challenges event series with a panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon University exploring the dynamic world of robotics.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 06, 2010
PITTSBURGH—A combination of simple bio-acoustic sensors and some sophisticated machine learning makes it possible for people to use their fingers or forearms — potentially, any part of their bodies — as touchpads to control smart phones or other mobile devices.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 05, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Randal E. Bryant, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has announced the appointment of Justine Cassell as the new director of the school's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII). Cassell, whose research focuses on computer systems that interact with people in human-like ways, succeeds Daniel P. Siewiorek, who will resume his research and teaching duties at the university.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 02, 2010
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University engineering and computer science students are putting their computer skills to competitive use as members of the award-winning "Capture The Flag" team.David Brumley, an assistant professor in the university's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Carnegie Mellon CyLab, said "Capture The Flag" is a computer security war game in which each participating team or individual competes to find a key source of information by solving a litany of challenging problems.

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