News In and Around CSD

CMU Contributing to Innovations in Caregiving, Agriculture, Wireless Networks
by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 29, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will contribute fundamental and cutting-edge research to a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence.  

 The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. School of Computer Science (SCS) researchers will participate in four of the new institutes.

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by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 29, 2021

Randal Bryant, the Founders University Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, and a former dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, recently received an award from the International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of the theory and practice of satisfiability modulo theories (SMT).

The CAV Award recognizes fundamental... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Simons Foundation recently appointed Maria Florina “Nina” Balcan, the Cadence Design Systems professor in computer science, a Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science.

The Simons Investigators program supports theoretical scientists as they establish creative new research directions, leading their fields and providing mentoring to junior researchers. Investigators are appointed for an initial period of five years with an opportunity for an additional five years of... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, July 19, 2021

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Souradip Ghosh, an incoming Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, as one of its Computational Science Graduate Fellows (CSGF).

The fellowship funds full tuition, provides a yearly stipend and professional development allowance, and offers access to DOE national laboratories and supercomputers. The DOE selected 32 students for its 2021-22 CSGF program.

Ghosh's research interests lie in compilers,... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, July 16, 2021

An incoming School of Computer Science faculty member and a former Ph.D. student recently received honors for their dissertations.

Dimitrios Skarlatos, who will join the Computer Science Department (CSD) faculty this fall, received the joint 2021 ACM SIGARCH & IEEE CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award for his contributions to redesigning the abstractions and interfaces that connect hardware and operating systems. His thesis, "... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Manuela Veloso, a renowned artificial intelligence researcher, computer scientist and roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University, is among the most influential women in engineering, according to a new list compiled by Academic Influence.

The list of women includes astronauts, founders and CEOs of well-known technology and Fortune 500 companies, a Nobel laureate, and researchers from around the world.... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, July 2, 2021

Fei Fang and Tuomas Sandholm, both faculty members in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, were recently recognized by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for significant research in AI.

Fang received the 2021 Computers and Thought Award and Sandholm the 2021 John McCarthy Award. They are among the many CMU faculty members investigating AI and expanding its applications and ensuring its ethical, unbiased and transparent use.

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by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Virginia Smith, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, and Priya Donti, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy departments, have been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35. The list recognizes exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.

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Pioneer in Robotics, AI, Speech Recognition Inducted as Fellow
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, June 21, 2021

The Computer History Museum (CHM) celebrated a pioneer in robotics, artificial intelligence, and speech recognition as it inducted Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University's Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, as a fellow on Thursday, June 24.

The honor recognizes extraordinary individuals for a lifetime of achievement in computing and technology.

"Being selected to be a fellow of the Computer History Museum seems like you have become an antique," Reddy said after the... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, June 4, 2021

Amazon selected five Carnegie Mellon University faculty members to receive funding in its latest round of Amazon Research Awards. Of the five selected, three are School of Computer Science faculty members: Katerina Fragkiadaki, Ruben Martins and Heather Miller. David Danks and Sivaraman Balakrishnan from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences also received fellowships.

The awards provide funding, access to Amazon public datasets, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning services and tools... Read More

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