SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 08, 2016
The world premiere of "La Mare dels Peixos" (Mother Fish), a one-act opera co-written by Roger Dannenberg, professor of computer science, and Jorge Sastre, professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and former visiting researcher at CMU, will be held Friday, Dec. 16, in Valencia, Spain. The opera, based on an old Valencian folktale about how a magical fish changes a family's fortunes, includes computer and electronic elements.
By 
Byron Spice
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Thursday December 08, 2016
Three School of Computer Science faculty members  — Justine Cassell, Manuela Veloso and Todd Mowry — have been named Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows for 2016 in recognition of their contributions to human-computer interaction, computer architecture and artificial intelligence, respectively. They are among 53 members of the ACM, the world's leading computing society, elevated to fellow status this year.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 06, 2016
Howie Choset, professor of robotics, and Manuela Veloso, head of the Machine Learning Department, are two of eight founding editorial board members of Science Robotics, the latest member of the Science family of journals. The journal's inaugural issue, published Dec. 6, included a review article on bio-inspired robots written by Matt Travers, systems scientist in the Robotics Institute, and Choset.
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Susie Cribbs
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Friday December 02, 2016
Bhiksha Raj, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science's Language Technologies Institute, has been named to the 2017 class of IEEE fellows for his "contributions to speech recognition," according to IEEE.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 30, 2016
Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, told the U.S. Senate today that the nation should be preparing a million of today's high school students to join a growing artificial intelligence industry.
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Bryan Burtner
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon came out on top in the LiveQA evaluation — an exercise that requires question-answering (QA) software to respond to real-time questions received by the Yahoo! Answers website — at the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2016).
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
People love to take selfies, but it's a love that can prove fatal. A growing number of people die each year while snapping photos of themselves on cliffs, on railroad tracks and other hazardous spots. Researchers in Pittsburgh and in India are looking for ways to reduce this risk.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Facebook has agreed to acquire Faciometrics, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute that develops facial analysis software for mobile applications.  "Now, we’re taking a big step forward by joining the team at Facebook, where we’ll be able to advance our work at an incredible scale, reaching people from across the globe," said Fernando De la Torre, associate research professor of robotics and head of the Human Sensing Laboratory.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have spent years inventing and perfecting a platform that uses workstations, distributed computers, mobile devices or embedded devices to solve large machine learning problems efficiently and effectively, and have now spun off a company, Petuum Inc., to make those capabilities available commercially.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
The Verge technology and culture site is celebrating its fifth anniversary in November by looking at what's in store for the next five years, based on interviews with opinion leaders, such as Manuela Veloso, head of SCS's Machine Learning Department. Read Veloso's "The Verge 2021" interview and watch the accompanying video to get her insights on why humanity and artificial intelligence will be inseparable.

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