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Computational Method Dramatically Speeds Up Estimates Of Gene Expression, CMU, UMD Researchers Report

BY Byron Spice - Monday April 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH—With gene expression analysis growing in importance for both basic researchers and medical practitioners, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland have developed a new computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data. 

Google VP named Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science

BY Ken Walters - Tuesday April 15, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Google vice president Andrew W. Moore has been selected as the new dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s renowned School of Computer Science (SCS), effective this August. Moore, a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics, served as a professor of computer science and robotics at CMU before being named founding director of Google’s Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006.   

National Order of the Sovereign Congress

BY Byron Spice - Monday April 14, 2014
The Guatemalan government will bestow its highest honor, the National Order of the Sovereign Congress, on native son Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science. The award recognizes von Ahn for his work on CAPTCHAs, reCAPTCHAs and Duolingo.com, for his entrepreneurial business career and for enhancing Guatemala’s reputation. 

Flight Test of Astrobotic Landing System Is Successful

BY Byron Spice - Friday April 11, 2014
Astrobotic Technology successfully tested the landing guidance system it will use to place a robot on the moon during a February test in the Mojave Desert aboard the Masten Aerospace Xombie, a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing suborbital rocket. 

Raibert Kicks Off Robotics Week Celebration

BY Byron Spice - Wednesday April 09, 2014
Amidst the hoopla of Carnival, Carnegie Mellon University will once again be celebrating National Robotics Week, beginning with an April 10 lecture by Marc Raibert, the chief technology officer and director of Boston Dynamics. 

New Research Project Applies Big Data Tools to Astrophysics

BY Byron Spice - Friday April 04, 2014
Like other scientists, astrophysicists first used computers as glorified calculators, but in the emerging era of Big Data, computers are poised to become true scientific partners. Automated tools being developed at Carnegie Mellon University in a new federally sponsored project could hasten that reality. 

SCS Undergraduate Wins First Prize in Chinese Language Competition

BY Byron Spice - Tuesday April 01, 2014
Will Crichton, a sophomore computer science major who is considering a double major in Chinese studies, won first prize of the junior level group in the 5th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Eastern USA Competition March 30 in New York.     

Master Inventor

BY Kelly Solman - Tuesday April 01, 2014
Lisa Seacat DeLuca (CS’05) is an inventor on fire.The IBM mobile software engineer and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science has filed 350 patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office; so far, 115 have been issued.DeLuca is the youngest IBM employee and the first woman to obtain the 100th Invention Plateau Achievement Award, an IBM award given for patent filings. 
Google VP named Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science
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