News In and Around CSD

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Justine Sherry, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department (CSD), has won the 2020 VMWare Systems Research Award, in recognition of her seminal contributions to the networking field.

VMWare presents the award each year to a faculty member who is within the first five years of their first tenure-track appointment. It includes a $125,000 award to support her research.

"Justine... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A 2010 paper by a trio of School of Computer Science researchers that described an algorithm for detecting spammers, faulty equipment, credit card fraud and other anomalous behavior won the Most Influential Paper Award at the 2020 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD).

The paper was authored by Christos Faloutsos, the Fredkin Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Luis von Ahn, a consulting professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department and co-founder and CEO of the language-learning platform Duolingo, is among 175 academic inventors elected as 2020 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

As a CMU graduate student and later faculty member, von Ahn helped develop the modern CAPTCHA, a tool that enables websites to distinguish between bots and real people. He also invented reCAPTCHA, a variation... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tuomas Sandholm, the Angel Jordan University Professor of Computer Science, has received the 2021 Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his AI research and service to the AI community.

Specifically, the award cites Sandholm for his outstanding research contributions in AI, its application to electronic marketplaces, his... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Lorrie Cranor and David S. Touretzky, both faculty members in the School of Computer Science, are among almost 500 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be named 2020 AAAS fellows.

The lifetime distinction recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science. Previous notable... Read More

by Daniel Tkacik | Monday, November 16, 2020

Intrusion-detection systems are the invisible intelligence agencies in computer networks. They scan every packet of data passed through the network, looking for signs of any one of the tens of thousands of cyberattack styles they recognize.

As internet speeds increase, data volumes grow. To keep up, intrusion-detection systems have morphed into giant racks and stacks of servers, driving up energy costs for organizations that rely on them.

That's all about to change. Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's ... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Katerina Fragkiadaki, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, is one of 36 scientists and engineers nationwide — and one of just two from Carnegie Mellon University — to receive funding this year through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).

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Faloutsos, Harchol-Balter, Sycara Honored During Virtual Event
by Byron Spice | Thursday, October 22, 2020

A trio of distinguished School of Computer Science faculty members — Christos Faloutsos, Mor Harchol-Balter and Katia Sycara — formally received professorships during a virtual celebration on Thursday, Oct. 22.

"The onset of the pandemic forced us to delay and modify the usual ceremonies that accompany these professorships, but our appreciation for the academic excellence and service to the school of these three faculty members is in no way diminished," said SCS Dean Martial Hebert.

Faloutsos, a professor in the... Read More

by Byron Spice | Monday, October 19, 2020

Five School of Computer Science seniors have been selected as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars for 2021. The award recognizes their academic excellence; volunteerism; leadership; and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts.

Parmita Bawankule, Pranav Kumar, Arnav Mahajan, Stephen Price and Chloe Yan are among 40 students from across the university selected for this honor. Each scholar receives a monetary award from the society to support their... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Goldman Sachs has named Tuomas Sandholm, the Angel Jordan University Professor of Computer Science, one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020.

Sandholm was cited for his role as founder, president and CEO of Strategy Robot Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff that applies game theory, artificial intelligence and optimization to military, war gaming, force design, portfolio planning, course-of-action creation, security, intelligence, cybersecurity, world stability and policy challenges.

"For over... Read More

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