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by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) has awarded Carmel Baharav, a senior graduating with a degree in computer science, a $1,500 scholarship as one of its 2022 award recipients. 

Baharav was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Society of Women Engineers and the Db choir. She was also a teacher's assistant, which she called one of the most impactful experiences she had at CMU. 

"I have gotten to know so many students and hopefully have been able to help some of them," Baharav said.

After graduation, Baharav will pursue... Read More

by Megan Harris and Heidi Opdyke | Thursday, May 12, 2022

Nadia Susanto and Michael OBroin will both earn degrees from the School of Computer Science during Carnegie Mellon University's upcoming Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15. But they'll also leave the university with something not every student can claim: top-notch records as athletes.

Nadia Susanto

Susanto, co-captain of the CMU's women's golf team, will earn degrees in business administration from the ... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Computer Science Department's new course focusing on issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in computer science and society got its start when a group of graduate students decided to create the training they wished they had received.

And after hundreds of hours of work by 15 Ph.D. students —pilot programs, countless conversations with faculty and students, data gathering, and developing and tweaking course material — CS-JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is now a required part... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Carnegie Mellon Researchers in the School of Computer Science and College of Engineering will use nearly $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help develop intelligent, resilient and reliable next-generation (NextG) networks.

The NSF awarded $37 million to 37 different projects at universities across the country.

The investment, called RINGS – short for Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems – is... Read More

EyeMU Enables Users To Interact With Their Screens Without Lifting a Finger
by Chris Quirk | Monday, April 18, 2022

As more people watch movies, edit video, read the news and keep up with social media on their smartphones, these devices have grown to accommodate the bigger screens and higher processing power needed for more demanding activities.

The problem with unwieldy phones is they frequently require a second hand or voice commands to operate — which can be cumbersome and inconvenient.

In response, researchers in the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University's... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Society for Science included renowned Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists Mary Shaw and Dana Scott in its recent list of notable alumni from the Science Talent Search program.

The Science Talent Search is the oldest and among the most prestigious science and mathematics competitions in the country. It started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search to honor exceptional high school... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Amazon awarded its second round of research fellowships to five graduate students with ties to the School of Computer Science. They include Emily Black, Saurabh Garg, Natalia Lombardi de Oliveira, Emre Yolcu and Minji Yoon.

The program supports graduate students researching automated reasoning, computer vision, robotics, language technology, machine learning, operations research and data science. The students will be invited to interview for a science internship at Amazon.

Black is a Ph.D.... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Raj Reddy, a pioneer in robotics, artificial intelligence and speech recognition, will receive an honorary degree during Carnegie Mellon University's 2022 Commencement ceremonies in May.

Reddy, the Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at CMU's School of Computer Science, will be awarded an honorary doctor of science and technology... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, March 17, 2022

Any Carnegie Mellon University grad who reads Sindya Bhanoo's short story, "His Holiness," will know she has a CMU connection the instant they see the line, "It will take time, but my heart is in this work." What might be more surprising is that Bhanoo, who just published her first collection of short fiction, "Seeking Fortune Elsewhere," majored in computer science.

While it may seem like a big leap, the path from computer science undergraduate to published fiction author isn't as convoluted as it may seem.... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, March 3, 2022

At a time when researchers had abandoned neural networks as a tool for achieving deep learning, Geoffrey Hinton persisted.

His work on deep learning has spanned decades and eventually led to the technology enabling a smartphone to translate foreign languages in near-real time.

Hinton, a former professor of computer science at CMU and an ACM Turing Award winner, received Carnegie Mellon University's 2021 Dickson Prize in Science. He was virtually... Read More

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