News In and Around CSD

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.

Matthew Weidner was the lead author on a study presented at last week's ACM Conference on Computer and... 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.

Sara McAllister, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, led... 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.

The award is presented annually by the... 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.

Lee, who described himself as optimistic but pragmatic about AI in the next decades, spoke with Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon... 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.

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by Aaron Aupperlee | Monday, October 18, 2021

Two School of Computer Science graduates have received Alumni Achievement Awards for their exceptional accomplishments and leadership.

Luis von Ahna 2003 and 2005 SCS graduate, invented reCAPTCHA, a security feature to protect websites and applications from fraud and abuse. He also co-founded Duolingo, the world’s most popular language learning program. He was named a MacArthur Fellow, one of the 10 Most Brilliant Scientists by Popular... 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. 

The Social and Interactive Learning at Community Colleges (SAIL-CC) program will be piloted at colleges representing a... 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."

"A challenge in serverless computing is... 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.

"Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year's class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in... 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.

Students have teamed up with Stephanie Rosenthal, an assistant teaching professor in the Computer Science Department, to work on the project through ... Read More


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