News In and Around CSD

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Technology for Effective and Efficient Learning Lab (TEEL Lab) at Carnegie Mellon University will collaborate with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) to create a more engaging and inclusive curriculum for teaching information technology and computer science in community colleges. 

The Social and Interactive Learning at Community Colleges (SAIL-CC) program will be piloted at colleges representing a... Read More

by Daniel Tkacik | Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jan Hoffmann will receive an Amazon Research Award for his work on serverless computing. 

Hoffmann, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department and part of CMU's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, will use the award to fund his project, "Automatic Static Resource Analysis for Serverless Computing."

"A challenge in serverless computing is... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Five graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have received Siebel Scholars awards for 2022. Karan Ahuja, Priya Donti, Yasmine Kotturi, Ryan Shi and Kayo Yin will each receive $35,000 as part of the program.

"Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year's class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in... Read More

by Megan Harris | Friday, September 17, 2021

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are studying how humans organize their days and how they react to changes in their schedules to help build better artificial intelligence tools.

Students have teamed up with Stephanie Rosenthal, an assistant teaching professor in the Computer Science Department, to work on the project through ... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University researchers led a team to victory in the 2021 International Verification of Neural Networks Competition with an open-source tool that can provide a guarantee of the behavior of a critical part of modern artificial intelligence.

Deep neural networks are a critical part of modern artificial intelligence, powering applications from computer vision to natural language processing. But they are complex and unpredictable, posing challenges for areas where safety is paramount, like... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science racked up five top-ranked specialty areas and maintained its No. 1 overall ranking for computer science in U.S. News and World Report's 2022 Best Colleges rankings

The school ranked first in the specialty areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, game development, programming languages and software engineering. This is the first year the school held the top spots in game development... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, August 5, 2021

When 30 Michiganders convened last fall to draw up recommendations for tackling COVID-19, an algorithm developed in part by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists helped bring them together. 

The Citizens' Panel on COVID-19, organized in Michigan by the nonprofit of by for, is an example of a citizens' assembly — a political instrument with roots in ancient Greece that is experiencing a modern-... Read More

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


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