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Pfenning and Fall Named 2015 ACM Fellows

by | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Frank Pfenning, head of the Computer Science Department, and Kevin Fall, the deputy director and chief technology officer of the Software Engineering Institute, have been named 2015 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery in recognition of their contributions to computer science.

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Carnegie Mellon Welcomes Third Cohort of I-Corps Site Teams

by | Sunday, December 6, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and alumni are recognized leaders in producing successful startup companies, and the university houses several centers and programs for promoting innovation and growth. Fueled by such entrepreneurship, the National Science Foundation-sponsored Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site is one of the Carnegie Mellon vehicles that drives relationships with internal and external partners in the business community.

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Computer System Will Be an Angel on Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Step-by-Step Instruction

Carnegie Mellon Developing Wearable Cognitive Assistant With NSF Support

by | Monday, November 30, 2015

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building a computer system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person's shoulder and whisper instructions for tasks as varied as repairing industrial equipment, resuscitating a patient or assembling IKEA furniture.

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System Recognizes Objects Touched by User, Enabling Context-Aware Smartwatch Apps

Carnegie Mellon, Disney Method Exploits Conductivity of Human Body

by | Sunday, November 8, 2015

A new technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research could enable smartwatches to automatically recognize what objects users are touching — for instance, whether the wearer is using a laptop, operating a saw, or riding a motorcycle — creating new opportunities for context-aware apps.

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Then and Now: The 2,850-mile, no-hands road trip

In 1995, Dean Pomerleau (CS’92) and Todd Jochem (CS’93,’96) of CMU took an epic journey from Pittsburgh to San Diego.

by | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The great American road trip is a time-honored way to spend a summer vacation. During the last two weeks of July 1995, Dean Pomerleau (CS’92) and Todd Jochem (CS’93,’96) of CMU’s Robotics Institute packed their gear into a 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport minivan and took an epic, 2,850-mile journey from Pittsburgh to San Diego.

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Celebrating Women in Computing

Veloso, CMU Play Major Role at Grace Hopper Celebration

by | Sunday, October 25, 2015

Carnegie Mellon women in computing are furthering innovation across the globe, as evidenced when they joined with women technologists from around the globe at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing Conference, Oct. 14–16 in Houston. 

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Past and Future Share Spotlight at CS Fifty

Computer Science Department Celebrates 50th Anniversary

by | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Even when Carnegie Mellon computer scientists look back, they're still looking forward.

So when faculty, students and alumni gather Oct. 23–24 for CS Fifty — the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Department — expect visions of the future of computing to be as common as reminiscences.

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Foundation Honors Six SCS Students as Siebel Scholars

by | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named six Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to the 2016 class of Siebel Scholars, including one in the field of energy science, which is newly added to the program this year.

Matt Wytock was named as a scholar in energy science, while John Dickerson, Rohit Girdhar, Po-Yao Huang, Jeffrey Rzeszotarski and Xun Zheng were honored as exceptional students in computer science.

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Software Helps Create Sign Language Dictionaries, Voice-Activated Games for the Hearing Impaired

Carnegie Mellon Students Develop Open Source Tools With Bangalore School

by | Monday, September 14, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld research group today announced the release of open source software that can help educators of children with hearing disabilities create video dictionaries of sign languages and use games that encourage vocalization by children learning to speak.    

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50 Most Powerful Pittsburghers

by | Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pittsburgh magazine’s annual listing of the 50 Most Powerful People includes CMU President Subra Suresh and SCS Dean Andrew Moore.

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In Memoriam: Joseph F. Traub

by | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joseph F. Traub, a pioneering computer scientist who led Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department during a crucial period in its history, died unexpectedly Aug. 24 in Santa Fe, NM. He was 83.

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Gosling Wins IEEE John von Neumann Medal

Cited for Java Language and Other Contributions to Programming

by | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The IEEE has honored James A. Gosling (CS'83), chief software architect at Liquid Robotics, with the 2015 John von Neumann Medal for his pioneering work on Java and other programming languages and environments.

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Carnegie Mellon Wins Second Place at DefCon

by | Monday, August 10, 2015

Carnegie Mellon's cybersecurity team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, took second place at this year's DefCon Capture the Flag competition. The competition, widely considered the "World Series of Hacking," took place Aug. 6–9 in the Bally's Events Center in Las Vegas.

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Time Video Highlights CMU's Role in Pittsburgh's Comeback

by | Thursday, July 9, 2015

A newly released video from Time magazine, "Pittsburgh The Comeback," highlights the role of technology — particularly the contributions of Carnegie Mellon University — in the revitalization of Pittsburgh. SCS Dean Andrew Moore is among the community leaders interviewed on camera.

"My most important duty here as dean is to create the computer scientists who are frankly, I believe, going to be running the world in 2040," Moore said.

The Robotics Institute's Martial Hebert, Tony Stentz and Clark Haynes also are prominently featured.

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Fewer Women Than Men Are Shown Online Ads Related to High-Paying Jobs

Carnegie Mellon Uses Simulated User Profiles To Probe Online Ad Ecosystem

by | Monday, July 6, 2015

Experiments by Carnegie Mellon University show that significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online.

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Researchers Developing Ways To Safeguard AI Applications

by | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Manuela Veloso and Andre Platzer are among the initial researchers funded by the Elon Musk-backed Future of Life Institute to explore ways to keep artificial intelligence beneficial to mankind.

Musk, the entrepreneur behind both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has expressed his concerns that people might lose control of AI. He donated $10 million to the Boston-based institute, which has now awarded $7 million to 37 researchers to explore the risks and opportunities surrounding AI.

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Poker Pros Rake In More Chips Than Carnegie Mellon's Artificial Intelligence Program During 80,000-Hand Contest

But Scientifically Speaking, Human Lead Not Large Enough To Avoid a Statistical Tie

by | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Four of the world's best players of heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.

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Brunskill Named 2015 ONR Young Investigator

by | Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Department of the Navy has named Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, one of 36 recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program — one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

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