News In and Around CSD
The Association for Computing Machinery has named Anupam Gupta and Matthew T. Mason 2021 ACM fellows.
The ACM recognized Gupta, a professor in the Computer Science Department, for his contributions to approximation algorithms, online algorithms, stochastic algorithms and metric embeddings.... Read More
Rashmi Vinayak, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department (CSD), received the 2021 VMware Systems Research Award for her work to enhance computer system reliability and efficiency by combining coding-theoretic algorithms, machine learning models and systems.
Vinayak has established herself as... Read More
Four School of Computer Science professors recently received endowed faculty chairs in recognition of their work and to support further research.
Keenan Crane received the inaugural Michael B. Donohue Career Development Chair. Crane's work focuses on algorithms for processing and analyzing three-dimensional geometric data. He joined the SCS faculty in 2015 after earning his Ph.D. in computer science from the California Institute of Technology and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia... Read More
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University are making beautiful shapes by simulating forces that are literally repulsive — like the force between two charged particles.
When computers reason about shapes, they assume that objects can move freely through each other, like a cartoon ghost passing through a wall. As anyone who has ever struggled to untangle a mass of headphone cables knows, that's not how real objects behave — yet it is a common and vexing problem in 3D modeling.
A research team from CMU's School of Computer Science and RWTH Aachen University... Read More
A Ph.D. candidate in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department wants group messaging apps like WhatsApp to give their users more control over their messages.
Caching tiny objects can be a big deal to social media companies, IoT devices and other services scattered across the internet. Items like a tweet, the connections of a social network or identifying information about a smart doorbell may all be small in size — about 100 to 200 bytes — but delivering them quickly is largely important.
David Touretzky, a research professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department, will receive the 2022 AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator award for his work with the Artificial Intelligence for K-12 Initiative.
The award is presented annually by the... Read More
Advancements in artificial intelligence will present society with both progress and problems, but Kai-Fu Lee, a venture capitalist attempting to peer into the future of AI, believes that humanity will push through those challenges and move forward.
As scientists laid the foundations of artificial intelligence, Pamela McCorduck was there.
The inquisitive, kind, gracious and open-minded woman soaked up the beginnings of modern technology through conversations and interactions with the researchers shaping the field.
McCorduck, an author who wrote some of the first novels and histories about AI and was a generous friend of CMU, died October 18. She was 80.
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Two School of Computer Science graduates have received Alumni Achievement Awards for their exceptional accomplishments and leadership.
Luis von Ahn, a 2003 and 2005 SCS graduate, invented reCAPTCHA, a security feature to protect websites and applications from fraud and abuse. He also co-founded Duolingo, the world’s most popular language learning program. He was named a MacArthur Fellow, one of the 10 Most Brilliant Scientists by Popular... Read More