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Research Aims To Improve Efficiency of Large-Scale Data Centers
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Rashmi Vinayak, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, has won a five-year, $650,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty members.

The award will support Vinayak's work to improve the resource and energy efficiency of large-scale data centers, which together serve as the... Read More

Distinguished Professor Founded CMU's Language Technologies Institute
by Byron Spice | Friday, February 28, 2020

Jaime Carbonell foresaw a world where people could freely communicate with each other, no matter what language they spoke. He knew that making this dream a reality would require automation, so he spent his career building machines that could understand human language.

He knew full well that earlier attempts at machine translation had largely come to naught. Nevertheless, as a young computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in 1985, Carbonell persuaded his superiors to let him start a Center for Machine Translation. For the next 35 years, he and his colleagues would... Read More

by Virginia Alvino Young | Friday, February 21, 2020

Nihar Shah, an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science's Machine Learning and Computer Science Departments, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the organization's most prestigious award for young faculty members. The five-year, $648,000 award will support his work... Read More

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Zico Kolter, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department (CSD), and Ioannis Gkioulekas, an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute, are among 126 early career researchers to receive 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships.

The prestigious fellowships honor outstanding scholars in the U.S. and Canada in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics,... Read More

by Virginia Alvino Young | Friday, February 7, 2020

Ranysha Ware, a Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department, has received a 2020 Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) from the Internet Engineering Task Force. She is being recognized for her work on congestion control fairness.

Ware leads a research project on internet fairness that recently demonstrated how Google’s new congestion control algorithm (CCA)... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, January 30, 2020

It's fitting that the installation of School of Computer Science Dean Martial Hebert would begin with a musical intro from Carnegie Mellon University's robot bagpiper, McBlare. After all, Hebert spent his career at the Robotics Institute until taking the helm of SCS this past August.

"When you hear bagpipes, you know something special is happening. When you hear bagpipes being played by a robot, you know you're at Carnegie Mellon University... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Four Ph.D. candidates in the School of Computer Science are among 36 outstanding students in computer science and engineering from 16 universities who have been named 2020 recipients of the Facebook Fellowship Program.

Each Facebook fellow receives tuition and fees for up to two academic years and a stipend of $42,000, which includes conference travel support. Facebook received applications from 1,876 students at more than 100 universities for this... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, December 23, 2019

School of Computer Science junior Harlene Samra has so many doubts about whether she belongs in SCS that she's slapped an "imposter" sticker on her laptop. After all, when other people are pulling all-nighters, she's keeping a healthy sleep schedule. She binges TV shows. She works all weekend on assignments that might take someone else all of two hours.

But her peers, professors and other admirers in SCS have no such doubts. In fact, they're so certain of her place in SCS that they've named her the inaugural recipient of the Scott... Read More

by Roberto Iriondo | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The team of researchers was composed of Zico Kolter, Shaojie Bai, Devin Wilmott, Mordechai Kornbluth, and Jonathan Mailoa, who won a Kaggle competition onPredicting Molecular Properties this past September.

Shaojie Bai, a doctoral student with the Machine Learning Department and team member, said the team completed the project during an internship at the Bosch Center for AI (BCAI).

During the competition, the teams needed to develop machine learning algorithms that can predict... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Srinivasan Seshan, professor and head of the Computer Science Department, one of 58 new ACM fellows who are being honored for fundamental contributions in such areas as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and wireless networking.

The ACM cited Seshan "for contributions to computer networking, mobile computing and wireless communications."

Seshan... Read More

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