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SCS Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

by Byron Spice | Friday, July 6, 2018

Bernhard Haeupler, Louis-Philippe Morency and Jean Yang are the latest School of Computer Science faculty members to receive the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

They are among 307 CAREER recipients this year in computer science and engineering in which the NSF has invested $150 million over the next five years, placing their academic careers on firm scientific footing and giving them the opportunity to serve as academic role models in research and education.

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Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, Carnegie Mellon Partner To Accelerate AI Research

SCS Professor Zico Kolter Will Join Bosch as Chief Scientist of AI, Remain on Faculty

by Byron Spice (CMU), Linda Beckmeyer (Robert Bosch LLC) | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bosch in North America today announced the launch of the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) Research Lab in Pittsburgh, which will be the BCAI's fourth location. The lab will conduct advanced research in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

The new location is the next step in BCAI's mission to partner with leading institutions around the world to jointly accelerate AI research. Bosch plans to build a team of up to 20 AI experts at Bosch's Pittsburgh Technology Center by the end of 2019.

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"No Assembly Required" for CMU Students, Faculty at Science Friday's Pittsburgh Show

by Julie Mattera | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Robots who converse, provide empathy and play music were among the reasons NPR's "Science Friday" visited the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on Saturday, May 19, to build a show about Pittsburgh scientists and roboticists. The special live event had the theme "No Assembly Required," and included interviews with Carnegie Mellon University faculty and students.

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Calypso for Cozmo

Don’t miss Calypso, a robotics education tool that harnesses Cozmo’s powerful robotics technologies and is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

by Kaiser | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Visionary Machines LLC is here to redefine robotics and AI (artificial intelligence) education. Founded by Dave Touretzky, Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the company has recently released its first product: Calypso.

Read more about Calypso & Cozmo: https://developer.anki.com/blog/education/calypso-for-cozmo/

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Carnegie Mellon Launches Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence

New AI Major Addresses Growing Demand for AI Specialists

by Byron Spice | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will offer a new undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence beginning this fall, providing students with in-depth knowledge of how to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions.

SCS has created the new AI degree, the first offered by a U.S. university, in response to extraordinary technical breakthroughs in AI and the growing demand by students and employers for training that prepares people for careers in AI.

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Former SCS Dean Shares Personal History With Computing Pioneers

by Heidi Opdyke | Monday, May 7, 2018

Professor James Morris, former dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, is a legend in his field. But in a rich and lively lecture looking back on his career, it was the other giants he encountered along the way that Morris wanted to talk about — stories of Alan Perlis, Herb Simon, Robert Taylor, Allen Newell, Raj Reddy and others.

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Veloso Takes Leave to Join J.P. Morgan

by Byron Spice | Friday, May 4, 2018

Manuela Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science and head of the Machine Learning Department, will take a leave of absence to join J.P. Morgan as its head of artificial intelligence research, beginning July 1.

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Procaccia Named 2018 Guggenheim Fellow

by Aisha Rashid (DC 2019) | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Associate Professor of Computer Science Ariel Procaccia a recipient of its 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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SCS Junior Reflects on the CMU Experience

by Aisha Rashid (DC 2019) | Monday, April 16, 2018

When School of Computer Science undergrad Tanvi Bajpai came to CMU from her competitive New Jersey high school, she knew she was going to be a small fish in a big pond. The intense curriculum and fast-paced culture can sometimes overwhelm incoming first-year students, and Tanvi was no stranger to that feeling. "Getting over the fear and being secure in your own intellect is difficult," she said, "but once you do, there's nothing that gets in the way of your ability to learn and flourish."

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Lenore Blum Among 2018's "Women of Spirit"

Carlow University Awards Recognize Leadership, Service

by Byron Spice | Friday, April 6, 2018

Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, was one of six women honored at the 2018 Women of Spirit Awards Gala April 5 at Carnegie Music Hall.

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Software Automatically Generates Knitting Instructions for 3-D Shapes

CMU Researchers Foresee Machines Capable of On-Demand Knitting

by Byron Spice | Thursday, March 29, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a system that can translate a wide variety of 3-D shapes into stitch-by-stitch instructions that enable a computer-controlled knitting machine to automatically produce those shapes.

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SCS Junior Gives Back to Computer Science

by Aisha Rashid | Wednesday, March 28, 2018

From building transportation devices with the CMU Hyperloop team to organizing hackathons with CMU MellonHeads, School of Computer Science junior Hima Tammineedi is busy. But the computer science major — who's also pursuing a machine learning minor —  knows that he's been incredibly fortunate to have the chance to expand his computer science interests and participate in meaningful activities with his friends.

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CMU Names Seshan New Head of Computer Science Department

by Byron Spice | Monday, March 26, 2018

Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has appointed Srinivasan Seshan head of the Computer Science Department, the school's oldest and largest department, effective July 1.

He succeeds Frank Pfenning, who will return to full-time teaching and research.

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Euiwoong Lee named Edmund M. Clarke Doctoral Dissertation Award Recipient

Newly Established Departmental Dissertation Award has First Recipient

by Jenn Landefeld | Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recent Ph.D graduate, Euiwoong Lee, is the first recipient of the newly established Edmund M. Clarke Dissertation Award. Lee was advised by Computer Science Department Professor Venkat Guruswami and is currently doing postdoctoral work at New York University.

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New AI Helps Make Sense of Privacy Policies

by Daniel Tkacik | Friday, March 2, 2018

If you're anything like the average internet user, you probably didn't spend the estimated 244 hours it would take to read every privacy policy for every website you visited last year. That's exactly why a team led by Carnegie Mellon University just launched an interactive website aimed at helping users make sense of their privacy on the web.

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Carnegie Mellon Will Help Develop Camera To See Through Skin

NSF Awards $10 Million to Interdisciplinary Researchers at Five Universities

by Byron Spice | Monday, February 26, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University is part of a five-year, $10 million program sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop a new type of camera that peers deep beneath the skin to help diagnose and monitor a wide variety of health conditions.

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AI Pioneer Tuomas Sandholm Receives Angel Jordan Professorship

New chair honors late Carnegie Mellon provost, tech visionary

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuomas Sandholm, a computer scientist whose innovative algorithms have paired donors of life-saving kidneys with recipients and also defeated top professionals in a poker contest, will be the first recipient of Carnegie Mellon University's Angel Jordan Professorship in Computer Science.

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SCS Scientists Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

by Byron Spice | Thursday, February 15, 2018

School of Computer Science faculty members Chris Harrison, Bryan Parno, Andrew Pavlo and Andreas Pfenning have received 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor early career scholars whose achievements put them among the very best scientific minds working today. They, along with CMU mechanical engineer Venkat Viswanathan, are among 126 outstanding North American researchers honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Winners receive a two-year, $65,000 fellowship to further their research.

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Seventeen Magazine Names CMU "2018 Cool School"

Editors Cite "Strong Community of Female Coders"

by Byron Spice | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seventeen magazine has named Carnegie Mellon University one of its 2018 "Cool Schools," citing the large number of women enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

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SCS Alum, CMU Trustee Named to National Academy of Engineering

by Carnegie Mellon News | Friday, February 9, 2018

Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and trustee Edward Frank, who led the development of four generations of Macintosh computers, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering — one of the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.

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Tartan Team Competes for 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize

CMU Team Will Receive $250,000 To Develop Socialbot

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Amazon has selected a Carnegie Mellon University team as one of eight worldwide to compete for its Alexa Prize by developing a socialbot to converse coherently and engagingly with people on a range of popular topics and current events, from sports to technology.

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Widdowson Earns Alumni Award

by Susie Cribbs | Friday, February 2, 2018

School of Computer Science alumnus Andrew Widdowson will receive Carnegie Mellon University's 2018 Alumni Service Award, which recognizes alumni for their dedication to serving CMU and the impact of that service on the university and its alumni.

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