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Jessica Lee Wins Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Jessica Lee, a junior majoring in computer science, is one of four Carnegie Mellon University students selected to receive a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which is awarded to sophomores and juniors who show promise as leaders in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

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CS Academy Provides Free Coding Curriculum, Aiding Transition to Online Learning

by Virginia Alvino Young | Monday, March 30, 2020

"Remote learning takes more energy than I expected," said Daryl Detrick, who teaches high schoolers how to code in New Jersey, and, like thousands of his peers, is working from home due to the novel coronavirus. But CMU CS Academy is easing his transition to the virtual classroom. CS Academy is a free, online, interactive computer science curriculum that includes teacher training and online technical support.

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Keenan Crane Receives NSF CAREER Award

Research Will Help Software Users Make Use of 3D Data

by Byron Spice | Thursday, March 19, 2020

Keenan Crane, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department and Robotics Institute, has been awarded a four-year, $519,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young faculty members.

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CSD's Vinayak Wins NSF CAREER Award

Research Aims To Improve Efficiency of Large-Scale Data Centers

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Rashmi Vinayak, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, has won a five-year, $650,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty members.

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Jaime Carbonell Pioneered Use of Computers for Translation

Distinguished Professor Founded CMU's Language Technologies Institute

by Byron Spice | Friday, February 28, 2020

Jaime Carbonell foresaw a world where people could freely communicate with each other, no matter what language they spoke. He knew that making this dream a reality would require automation, so he spent his career building machines that could understand human language.

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Shah Earns NSF CAREER Award

by Virginia Alvino Young | Friday, February 21, 2020

Nihar Shah, an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science's Machine Learning and Computer Science Departments, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the organization's most prestigious award for young faculty members.

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Kolter, Gkioulekas Named Sloan Research Fellows

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Zico Kolter, an associate professor in the Computer Science Department (CSD), and Ioannis Gkioulekas, an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute, are among 126 early career researchers to receive 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships.

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Ranysha Ware Awarded Prize for Work on Internet Fairness

by Virginia Alvino Young | Friday, February 7, 2020

Ranysha Ware, a Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department, has received a 2020 Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) from the Internet Engineering Task Force. She is being recognized for her work on congestion control fairness.

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Hebert Installed as SCS Dean

by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, January 30, 2020

It's fitting that the installation of School of Computer Science Dean Martial Hebert would begin with a musical intro from Carnegie Mellon University's robot bagpiper, McBlare. After all, Hebert spent his career at the Robotics Institute until taking the helm of SCS this past August.

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Four SCS Students Named Facebook Fellows

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Four Ph.D. candidates in the School of Computer Science are among 36 outstanding students in computer science and engineering from 16 universities who have been named 2020 recipients of the Facebook Fellowship Program.

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Harlene Samra Earns Inaugural Krulcik Scholarship

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, December 23, 2019

School of Computer Science junior Harlene Samra has so many doubts about whether she belongs in SCS that she's slapped an "imposter" sticker on her laptop. After all, when other people are pulling all-nighters, she's keeping a healthy sleep schedule. She binges TV shows. She works all weekend on assignments that might take someone else all of two hours.

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Kolter’s Team Wins First Place on Kaggle Competition with Over 2700 Teams

by Roberto Iriondo | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The team of researchers was composed of Zico Kolter, Shaojie Bai, Devin Wilmott, Mordechai Kornbluth, and Jonathan Mailoa, who won a Kaggle competition onPredicting Molecular Properties this past September.

Shaojie Bai, a doctoral student with the Machine Learning Department and team member, said the team completed the project during an internship at the Bosch Center for AI (BCAI).

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Seshan Named 2019 ACM Fellow

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Srinivasan Seshan, professor and head of the Computer Science Department, one of 58 new ACM fellows who are being honored for fundamental contributions in such areas as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and wireless networking.

The ACM cited Seshan "for contributions to computer networking, mobile computing and wireless communications."

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SCS Announces Dissertation Award Winners, ACM Nominees

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, December 9, 2019

The School of Computer Science has announced that Carlo Angiuli, who recently earned his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department, has received the 2018-2019 SCS Dissertation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding work by an SCS graduate student and includes a cash prize and distinguished lectures by the recipient.

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Ding Earns 2019 Stehlik Scholarship

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, December 2, 2019

School of Computer Science senior Wenxin (Freda) Ding always dreamed of being a teacher. And while she's majoring in computer science and math — not teaching — her dedication to helping others ranks high among the reasons she's earned the 2019 Mark Stehlik SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship.

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CMU Researchers Propose New Rules for Internet Fairness

by Daniel Tkacik | Friday, November 15, 2019

Just weeks after a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers demonstrated that Google's new congestion control algorithm (CCA) gives an unfair advantage to its own traffic, the same team has proposed new guidelines for how future algorithms should be developed.

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CMU Women Prominent Among Rising Stars 2019

Annual Workshop Boosts Women in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

by Byron Spice | Friday, November 8, 2019

Women from Carnegie Mellon University outnumbered those from every other institution at Rising Stars 2019, an annual workshop for early career women in computer science and electrical and computer engineering. They also won two of the four prizes in the workshop's Research Pitch Competition.

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ACM Names Tom Cortina as Distinguished Member

by Byron Spice | Monday, November 4, 2019

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Thomas Cortina, teaching professor in the Computer Science Department and assistant dean for undergraduate education in the School of Computer Science, one of 62 computer scientists worldwide to be recognized this year as Distinguished Members for their outstanding contributions.

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Google Supports CMU Outreach to Women Computer Scientists

Grant Program Inspired by Success of SCS's Pioneering OurCS Workshop

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The School of Computer Science's OurCS research-focused workshop for undergraduate women considering graduate studies in computer science is among the recipients of this year's Google exploreCSR grants, which were inspired, in turn, by the success of OurCS.

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SCS Students Named 2020 Siebel Scholars

by Virginia Alvino Young | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Six Carnegie Mellon University students — five of them from the School of Computer Science — have been named 2020 Siebel Scholars, a highly competitive award that supports top graduate students in the fields of business, computer science, energy science and bioengineering.

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CMU Computer Science Academy Releases New Curriculum

Free Coursework Suitable for After-School Programs, Summer Camps, Middle Schools

by Byron Spice | Monday, September 16, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Academy has released a new version of its free online curriculum for teaching high school computer programming that's tailored for use in after-school programs, summer camps or middle schools.

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Beckmann Earns NSF Early CAREER Award

by Virginia Alvino Young | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Nathan Beckmann, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, has received a five-year, roughly $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young faculty members.

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