News In and Around CSD
We're racing toward the end of the semester in the School of Computer Science, and now seemed like an opportune time to catch up with a few first-year students. We asked them what kinds of expectations they had coming into SCS, and how their experiences on campus this semester compared to those expectations. Here are their answers, in their own words.
"I decided to come to CMU because I wanted to experience four seasons. I'm from Hawaii and it's summer year-round there. On top of being able to experience something new... Read More
The School of Computer Science's Ph.D. women are hard at work bringing new and exciting opportunities to Carnegie Mellon's Women @ SCS program. Directed by Carol Frieze, Women @ SCS creates and supports academic, social and professional opportunities for women in computer science. The program includes a wide range of women including undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students — as well as faculty.
While Women @ SCS aims to promote a healthy and supportive... Read More
Carnegie Mellon University's Libratus artificial intelligence, which scored an historic victory over four human poker pros earlier this year, has won the HPCwire Reader's Choice Award for Best Use of AI. The award from the supercomputing trade publication was announced at the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17) in Denver, Colo.
Libratus, developed by Computer Science Profesor Tuomas Sandholm and Ph.D. student Noam Brown, used the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges computer to compute its strategy both before... Read More
Priya Donti, a doctoral candidate co-advised by Zico Kolter and Inês Azevedo at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) to support her Computer Science and Energy Policy research.
Donti, from North Andover, Massachusetts, received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College. Less than 5 percent of... Read More
Getting two political parties to equitably draw congressional district boundaries can seem hopeless, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers say the process can be improved by using an approach children use to share a piece of cake.
Just as having one child cut the cake and giving the second child first choice of the pieces avoids either feeling envious, having two political parties sequentially divide up a state in an "I-Cut-You-Freeze" protocol would minimize the practice of gerrymandering, where a dominant political party draws districts to maximize its electoral advantage.... Read More
About 100 female computer science majors from across the U.S. and overseas will gather at Carnegie Mellon University this weekend to attend OurCS, a workshop designed to give them hands-on experience with research.
Nancy Amato, Regents Professor and Unocal Professor in computer science and engineering at Texas A& M University, and Alison Derbenwick Miller, vice president of Oracle Academy, will share their insights on computer science research during the three-day event, which begins today.
OurCS... Read More
Carnegie Mellon University senior Eric Zhu technically majors in computer science, but he's a true Renaissance man. He's served two years on CMU's Student Senate, spent a year as a resident assistant, made an effort to take at least one humanities course each semester, participated in CMU Mock Trial and has never abandoned his love of classical piano.
For those reasons and more, he's received this year's... Read More
The School of Computer Science is bringing together about 80 educators and computer science leaders for a two-day summit to discuss the challenges facing undergraduate computer science programs as enrollments continue to surge.
"Many colleges and universities are seeing a huge increase of students in computing-related disciplines," said Tom Cortina, assistant dean for undergraduate education and organizer of the Computer Science Education Summit. "Interest... Read More
The Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on High-Performance Computing (SIGHPC) has named School of Computer Science master's student Shefali Umrania a 2017 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science fellow. She is one of 12 graduate students worldwide to receive the award.