October 23rd,
24th and 25th, 2015


Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

2015 Our Sponsors:




Computational Biology Dept.

Computer Science Dept.

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Machine Learning Department

Robotics Institute



General Information Based on Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please check the OurCS schedule: Workshop starts Friday, Oct. 23rd, at 8:00am with breakfast and registration in Newell Simon Hall (NSH) Atrium at Carnegie Mellon.
  • Signs will point the way from the entrance at the Gates/Hillman building on Forbes Ave..
  • Registering your laptop to access wireless will be done during workshop registration/breakfast.
  • You will get your research project assignment at registration.
  • No particular dress code -- just feel comfortable!

At the hotel: On Thursday, Oct. 22nd, from 6.00pm onwards, you can meet other OurCS attendees and CMU graduate students in the hotel hospitality room.
Stop by!

Hotel: OurCS attendees will stay at the Wyndham below, except CMU and Pitt students who will stay in their usual accommodation.

Wyndham Pittsburgh, University Center (Oakland),
100 Lytton Avenue.,
Pa 15213

We have rooms reserved (and paid) for you for 3 nights October 22nd, 23rd and 24th --unless you have special arrangements with us for additional nights.  You do not have to do anything about accommodation. Roommates are already assigned.

Hotel Check in is Thursday October 22nd after 4.00pm



Transport from the hotel to Carnegie Mellon:
Each morning (Frid. Sat. and Sun.) a bus will leave the Wyndham at two times:  7:30am and 7:45am (approx). Drop off is on Forbes Ave. in front of Gates/Hillman Building.

Transport from Carnegie Mellon back to hotel:
Bus will leave CMU, Forbes Ave. in front of Gates/Hillman Building at two times:
-- Friday, 8:15pm and 8:30 (approx)
-- Saturday, 7:15 pm and 7:30 (approx)
-- Sunday, 4:15pm and 4:30 (approx)

Hotel is a level 10-15 minutes walk from Carnegie Mellon.

Transport to and from airport:
There is a great city bus called the 28X that serves this route ($3.75 each way--must have exact change).  The closest stop to the Wyndham is Oakland: Fifth Ave. at Bigelow. 

Here is the site for the bus schedule.

You can also take a taxi ($60 one way) or a shuttle ($28 one way) from the airport
Link for Super Shuttle rates:

We do not have any special rates with airlines.

Here is the Carnegie Mellon link for visitors with more travel information and showing parking sites and directions.

Laptops at OurCS:
We encourage you to bring your own laptop to the OurCS conference if at all possible.

We will make it easy for you to register it and work wirelessly at CMU.

Please let us know if you do NOT plan on bringing a laptop.

For questions about the workshop:
Mary Widom, Workshop Administrator