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CMU-Led Team Wins Neural Networks Verification Competition

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University researchers led a team to victory in the 2021 International Verification of Neural Networks Competition with an open-source tool that can provide a guarantee of the behavior of a critical part of modern artificial intelligence. Read More

School of Computer Science Part of Four New NSF AI Institutes

CMU Contributing to Innovations in Caregiving, Agriculture, Wireless Networks

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 29, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will contribute fundamental and cutting-edge research to a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence.  

 The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. School of Computer Science (SCS) researchers will participate in four of the new institutes.

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Former SCS Dean Randal Bryant Recognized for Contributions to Computer-Aided Verification

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 29, 2021

Randal Bryant, the Founders University Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, and a former dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, recently received an award from the International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of the theory and practice of satisfiability modulo theories (SMT).

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Balcan Named Simons Investigator

by Aaron Aupperlee | Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Simons Foundation recently appointed Maria Florina “Nina” Balcan, the Cadence Design Systems professor in computer science, a Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science.

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Ghosh Named DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow

by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, July 19, 2021

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Souradip Ghosh, an incoming Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, as one of its Computational Science Graduate Fellows (CSGF).

The fellowship funds full tuition, provides a yearly stipend and professional development allowance, and offers access to DOE national laboratories and supercomputers. The DOE selected 32 students for its 2021-22 CSGF program.

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Fang, Sandholm honored for significant contributions to AI

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, July 2, 2021

Fei Fang and Tuomas Sandholm, both faculty members in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, were recently recognized by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for significant research in AI.

Fang received the 2021 Computers and Thought Award and Sandholm the 2021 John McCarthy Award. They are among the many CMU faculty members investigating AI and expanding its applications and ensuring its ethical, unbiased and transparent use.

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SCS Faculty, Ph.D. Student Named to Innovators Under 35 List

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Virginia Smith, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, and Priya Donti, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy departments, have been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35. The list recognizes exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.

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Computer History Museum Honored Raj Reddy

Pioneer in Robotics, AI, Speech Recognition Inducted as Fellow

by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, June 21, 2021

The Computer History Museum (CHM) celebrated a pioneer in robotics, artificial intelligence, and speech recognition as it inducted Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University's Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, as a fellow on Thursday, June 24.

The honor recognizes extraordinary individuals for a lifetime of achievement in computing and technology.

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Three SCS Faculty Members Receive Amazon Research Awards

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, June 4, 2021

Amazon selected five Carnegie Mellon University faculty members to receive funding in its latest round of Amazon Research Awards. Of the five selected, three are School of Computer Science faculty members: Katerina Fragkiadaki, Ruben Martins and Heather Miller. David Danks and Sivaraman Balakrishnan from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences also received fellowships.

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Two Alumni With SCS Ties Earn Fulbrights

by Heidi Opdyke | Thursday, June 3, 2021

Two alumni with ties to the School of Computer Science were among the eight from Carnegie Mellon University recently awarded grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Amazon Names Five Graduate Research Fellows as Part of New SCS Collaboration

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Five Carnegie Mellon University students with ties to the School of Computer Science were selected for the inaugural Amazon Graduate Research Fellows Program.

Amazon and CMU established the program to further the company's commitment to supporting promising researchers across academia. In recent years, the company has collaborated with several major universities to help amplify the work being done by master's and Ph.D. students.

The five fellows are Nil-Jana Akpinar, Natalia Lombardi de Oliveria, Divyansh Kaushik, Emre Yolcu and Minji Yoon.

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SCS Alum Wins Top SIGMOD Dissertation Award

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Huanchen Zhang, who earned his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science in 2020, has won the 2021 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award, which recognizes the previous year's best dissertation in the database field.

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CMU Research Forms Basis for Automatic Database Tuning Service

SCS Alums, Faculty Found OtterTune

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A School of Computer Science grad student's dissertation has been transformed into a service aimed at improving the databases that power popular websites.

OtterTune, a play on the once ubiquitous Auto-Tune, uses machine learning to automatically optimize databases, improving performance and efficiency and potentially saving companies time and money. Users could see faster loading times and improved services with a database humming along in the background.

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Research by CMU, Twitter Could Improve Cache Efficiency by 60%

Team Wins Top Paper Award at USENIX NSDI Conference

by Aaron Aupperlee | Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Research from Carnegie Mellon University may soon help Twitter run faster and more efficiently.

Juncheng Yang, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, and Rashmi Vinayak, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, worked with Yao Yue from Twitter to develop Segcache to make better use of DRAM cache.

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Three SCS Faculty Selected for Provost's Inclusive Teaching Fellowships

by Aaron Aupperlee | Friday, May 7, 2021

Three School of Computer Science faculty members will participate in the 2021-2022 Provost's Inclusive Teaching Fellowship program in the university's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.

The program works with a small cohort of faculty to integrate inclusive teaching practices in their classes. The fellows work closely with the Eberly Center to redesign their courses.

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Prithvi Okade Awarded Krulcik Scholarship

by Matthew Wein | Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Prithvi Okade is a pretty familiar face around the School of Computer Science. Some know her as the head teaching assistant for 15-112, Fundamentals of Programming. Some recognize her from the SCS tours they took as prospective students. And to some she was the orientation counselor who helped them get acclimated in their first semesters on campus.

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SCS Doctoral Students Selected for Facebook Fellowships

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Two Ph.D. candidates in the School of Computer Science received Facebook Fellowships to support their ongoing research. Now in its 10th year, the fellowship program supports research on important computer science and engineering topics, such as computer vision, programming languages, computational social science and more.

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SCS Grad, Nurse Team Up To Fix Broken Primary Care System

by Elizabeth Speed | Monday, May 3, 2021

Neil Batlivala has blended his expertise in computer science with his interest in medicine to help design a platform that allows doctors to concentrate on their patients.

Batlivala, who earned his bachelor's degree in computer science with a minor in computational biology in 2014, collaborated with nurse Cassie Choi to found Pair Team, a health-tech startup that frees doctors to focus on patient conversations.

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