News In and Around CSD

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University today announced it will collaborate with Microsoft on a joint effort to innovate in edge computing, an exciting field of research for intensive computing applications that require rapid response times in remote and low-connectivity environments. By bringing artificial intelligence to the "edge," devices such as connected vehicles, drones or factory equipment can quickly learn and respond to their environments, which is critical to scenarios like search and rescue, disaster recovery, and safety.

To enable discovery in these areas and more, Microsoft will... Read More

The Duo's Libratus AI Program Was the First To Beat Top No-Limit Poker Professionals
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Computer Science Professor Tuomas Sandholm and Noam Brown, a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, are the second-ever recipients of the prestigious Marvin Minsky Medal, which will be presented by the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in AI.

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Shape-Shifting Tires, Digital Driving Assistants Could Enable Safe Driving Over All Kinds of Terrain
by Byron Spice | Monday, October 29, 2018

Wheels that transform into tracks on the fly and a digital assistant that helps drivers find the safest, surest route across steep terrain — or even does the driving at times — are technologies that could change expectations of what vehicles can do. Both this reinvention of the wheel and creation of a hybrid human/computer driver were accomplished at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program called... Read More

by Aisha Rashid (DC 2019) | Monday, October 22, 2018

When we last spoke to School of Computer Science students Trevor Arashiro, Chris Choi, Lauren Morgenthaler, and Peter Wu, they were first-years, entirely new to the undergraduate computer science program, the city of Pittsburgh, and most importantly, college. Last fall, these talented students provided insightful snapshots of their first semesters in the School of Computer Science. Now — with a year of college under their belts — they're back with more.

Trevor Arashiro

"The most memorable SCS... Read More

by Byron Spice | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science Lenore Blum, and University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Raj Reddy will be keynote speakers at the Computing in the 21st Century Conference, Nov. 6–7, in Beijing.

The conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Justine Sherry, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, is among 10 researchers chosen as this year's N²Women Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.

N²Women – or Networking Networking Women — is a community of researchers that promotes diversity and fosters connections among... Read More

by Byron Spice | Monday, October 15, 2018

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced that Keenan Crane, assistant professor of computer science and robotics, is one of 18 recipients of its 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. The fellowship recognizes innovative early-career researchers and includes $875,000 to aid in each fellow's research for five years.

Crane's... Read More

SCS Sophomore Abraham Riedel-Mishaan Featured in "Science Fair" Documentary
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Abraham Riedel-Mishaan seems an unlikely movie star. He's not an actor. No one stops the sophomore computer science major on the Carnegie Mellon University campus to ask for autographs. But he is featured in "Science Fair," a film festival darling now showing nationwide.

The documentary follows Riedel-Mishaan and eight other high school students as they prepare for and compete at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Critics have described the film as "immensely... Read More

AI and Machine Learning Pioneer To Lead Nation's Top-Ranked Program
by Byron Spice | Monday, October 1, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University has named Tom Mitchell, the E. Fredkin University Professor of Machine Learning and Computer Science, interim dean of the School of Computer Science.

Mitchell is a pioneer in the field of machine learning, a burgeoning branch of artificial intelligence that develops systems capable of learning from data, identifying patterns and making decisions. In 1997, he co-founded the Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, which became the world's first ... Read More

CMU Design for America Project Assists People With Language Deficits
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Students in the Carnegie Mellon University chapter of Design for America (DFA @ CMU) have developed a free mobile app that uses visual cues to help children and adults — particularly those with language difficulties — form meaningful, grammatically correct sentences. The education app, called Sentence Mosaics, uses photos and color-coded parts of speech to prompt users as they construct sentences.

The app is useful for elementary school students and for a wide range of... Read More


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