News In and Around CSD

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.

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by Daniel Tkacik | Tuesday, February 15, 2022

CyLab faculty Justine SherryVyas Sekar, and James Hoe have been selected among the winners of Intel’s 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award for their... Read 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.  

The fellowship, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is considered one of the top awards for young researchers. The two-year fellowship provides $75,000 to early-career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique... 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.

The organization recognized... 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.

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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 journals

Sandholm is the Angel Jordan University Professor of Computer Science at CMU's School of Computer Science, co-director of CMU AI, and... Read More

by Aaron Aupperlee | Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Anupam Gupta and Matthew T. Mason 2021 ACM fellows.

The ACM recognized Gupta, a professor in the Computer Science Department, for his contributions to approximation algorithms, online algorithms, stochastic algorithms and metric embeddings.... 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.

Vinayak has established herself as... 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.

Keenan Crane received the inaugural Michael B. Donohue Career Development Chair. Crane's work focuses on algorithms for processing and analyzing three-dimensional geometric data. He joined the SCS faculty in 2015 after earning his Ph.D. in computer science from the California Institute of Technology and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia... 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.

A research team from CMU's School of Computer Science and RWTH Aachen University... Read More

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