News In and Around CSD

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science professor has helped develop new activities for teaching artificial intelligence to elementary, middle and high school students.

David Touretzky, a research professor in the Computer Science Department, collaborated with Christina Gardner-McCune, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of... Read More

Funds Will Support AI-Augmented Learning Technologies in Community College IT Courses
by Aaron Aupperlee and Heinz College | Monday, November 21, 2022

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has announced that a team of professors from the School of Computer Science (SCS) and the Heinz College of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management has received one of 14 Future of Work grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The grant, designed to increase opportunities for U.S. workers and generate positive societal and economic impacts both locally and nationally, will fund... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, November 17, 2022

Carnegie Mellon University's International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) team recently notched an impressive performance in the competition's World Finals.

The team — computer science major Christopher Lambert and recently graduated computer science majors Andrew Yang and Zack Lee — finished seventh and earned a silver medal in the final competition held earlier this month in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was CMU's first silver medal and highest finish to date.

"This is, by far, the best... Read More

by Kayla Papakie | Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A School of Computer Science team won a 2022 AI4AI Meta Research Award for their work to reduce the cost of artificial intelligence techniques that better automate and optimize the computational performance of machine learning systems.

Zhihao Jia, an assistant professor in the ... Read More

by Kayla Papakie | Friday, November 4, 2022

A Computer Science Department team received the George Nicholson Prize in Operations Research, which recognizes the best student-written paper at the 2022 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting.

Ziv Scully, who completed his Ph.D. earlier this year, and Isaac Grosof, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department (CSD), earned the award for their paper, "... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A data visualization tool developed by School of Computer Science researchers, collaborators from other universities and experts in the field could assist law enforcement agencies working to combat human trafficking by identifying patterns in online escort advertisements that often indicate illegal activity. TrafficVis, which helps analysts visualize data pulled from millions of ads, recently received a best paper honorable mention at... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, October 14, 2022

Four School of Computer Science faculty members received Amazon AWS AI Research Awards to support their work on open-source tools and research that benefit machine learning. The grants also support research that uses machine learning tools on Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as AWS AI Services or AWS ML Services.

Faculty members receiving awards include:

by Kayla Papakie | Wednesday, October 12, 2022

For the second year in a row, School of Computer Science researcher Huan Zhang led a multi-institutional team to victory in the 2022 International Verification of Neural Networks Competition.

The team's open-source tool, α,β-CROWN (alpha-beta-CROWN), once again prevailed against 10 other teams whose neural network verification methods were evaluated in more than a dozen... Read More

by Ryan Noone | Tuesday, October 11, 2022

"This is code downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to run it?"

In today's computer programming landscape, developers often face the challenge of safely using untrusted code. Libraries and frameworks, for example, help coders skip large amounts of tedious and duplicative work, but using code from unverified sources can become hazardous without the right safeguards in place.

In the worst cases, untrusted code can deplete system resources, lead to data breaches, affect system integrity, and even create vulnerabilities that allow outsiders to use machines for... Read More

by Heidi Opdyke | Monday, October 3, 2022

For Carnegie Mellon University junior Tony Yu, problem solving is logical.

"I'm really curious. If there's something that's not known then I want to see if I can fill in some of the gaps," said Yu, who recently transferred from majoring in discrete mathematics to computer science.

Yu spent the summer working with Peleg Michaeli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, conducting research on the properties of discrepancies in graphs particularly in the case of Hamilton... Read More

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