SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 03, 2009
A Carnegie Mellon team will be competing at the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest in China next year, but it won't be the Tartans.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 28, 2009
Seven executives of Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group behind public television's "Sesame Street," will discuss the trailblazing show for pre-schoolers and about their re-launch of "The Electric Company" during a talk at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 4 in the Rashid Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies.The group, hosted by Matthew Kam, assistant professor of human-computer interaction, is visiting campus to discuss possible research collaborations.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 27, 2009
PITTSBURGH—An iPhone application that turns the Apple phone into a translator that converts English speech into Spanish, or vice versa, is now being sold by Jibbigo LLC, a startup company launched by Alex Waibel, professor of computer science and language technologies at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday October 27, 2009
PITTSBURGH—A 230-foot-long pedestrian bridge spanning a hollow between the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon University campus will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in memory of Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design, and author of the bestselling book "The Last Lecture." The ribbon-cutting and bridge-lighting ceremony will be held in front of the Purnell Center's main entrance.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 26, 2009
Eric P. Xing, associate professor of computer science, machine learning and language technology, is one of 38 scientists and engineers chosen for funding through the U.S. Air Force's highly competitive 2010 Young Investigator Research Program.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 26, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Automated methods for discovering astrophysical phenomena by sifting through massive amounts of cosmological data are being developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington under a new three-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday October 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today announced the expansion of its Mobile & Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) project, which will gauge the effectiveness of mobile phone-based games for teaching English lessons to students in rural India. This new phase of the research project is made possible, in part, by a grant and a supply of 450 mobile phones provided by Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Monday October 19, 2009
Dmitry Berenson, a PhD candidate in the Robotics Institute, is the winner of a prestigious Intel PhD Fellowship, one of just 26 winners nationwide in the highly competitive program. The one-year award from the Intel Corp. includes tuition and a stipend, as well as a travel grant and an Intel mentor.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday October 15, 2009
PITTSBURGH—The next-generation of credit and debit payment cards will provide added security for consumers while protecting retailers' and financial institutions' losses resulting from fraudulent use. The breakthrough technology, which utilizes the world's first fully programmable magnetic strip, was invented by Dynamics Inc., a company founded in 2007 by its CEO Jeff Mullen while attending the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

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