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.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.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.Read More
Method Could Enable Autonomous Drones To Monitor Safety of Bridges
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Rust never sleeps, and cracking concrete doesn't get a day off either.
The Jan. 28 collapse of Pittsburgh's Fern Hollow Bridge was a dramatic reminder of that fact. The exact cause of the collapse won't be known until the National Transportation Safety Board completes a months-long study, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed autonomous drone technology that someday might prevent similar catastrophes and lesser mishaps caused by deterioration.Read More
School Will Receive $3.5 Million To Support Work
by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, February 24, 2022
Vincent Conitzer expects much to be the same when he returns to Carnegie Mellon University this coming fall.
It will still be the best place in the world for computer science and the technical expertise will still be unmatched. Many of the colleagues, professors and even his Ph.D. advisor will also still be around.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, February 17, 2022
Manuela Veloso, head of JPMorgan Chase AI Research and the Herbert A. Simon University Professor Emeritus in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, was elected as a 2022 member of the National Academy of Engineering for her contributions to machine learning and its applications in robotics and the financial services industry.
The honor is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed on engineers.Read More
by Daniel Tkacik | Tuesday, February 15, 2022
CyLab faculty Justine Sherry, Vyas Sekar, and James Hoe have been selected among the winners of Intel’s 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award for their collaborative work on “Pigasus: FPGA-AcceRead More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Fei Fang and Pravesh Kothari, both assistant professors in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, will receive 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, February 7, 2022
Robert Harper, a professor in the Computer Science Department, has received the 2021 ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Achievement Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contributions to the field.
Considered among the top honors in the field of programming languages, the award includes a $5,000 prize and was presented at SIGPLAN's Principles of Programming Languages conference in January.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, January 27, 2022
Bloomberg recently announced that Namyong Park, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department, was selected for its Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship.
The fellowship provides a $35,000 stipend, offers $5,000 to cover travel to professional conferences for the 2021-2022 school year, and can be renewed for up to three years. Park will also have a Bloomberg mentor and complete a 14-week paid summer internship at Bloomberg.Read More
Lifetime Honor Conferred on Four CMU Faculty
by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Tuomas Sandholm, serial entrepreneur and a professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department, has been elected as a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science — the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journalsRead More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The Association for Computing Machinery has named Anupam Gupta and Matthew T. Mason 2021 ACM fellows.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, January 10, 2022
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, December 16, 2021
Four School of Computer Science professors recently received endowed faculty chairs in recognition of their work and to support further research.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, December 13, 2021
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.Read More
by Daniel Tkacik | Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, November 19, 2021
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, November 15, 2021
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, November 12, 2021
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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.Read More
by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, October 18, 2021
Two School of Computer Science graduates have received Alumni Achievement Awards for their exceptional accomplishments and leadership.Read More
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.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."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.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.Read More