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ACM Names Tom Cortina as Distinguished Member

by | 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

by | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Study Shows Apps Are Rife With Privacy Compliance Issues

by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Android users can choose from more than 2.7 million apps in the Google Play Store — a daunting number for a privacy researcher who wants to investigate if those apps comply with privacy laws.

But fear not, privacy researchers. There's a new tool in town, and it's revealed some eye-opening data about the state of privacy for Android apps.

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Carnegie Mellon Team Flexes Hacking Prowess, Wins Fifth DefCon Title

by | Monday, August 12, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University’s competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), just won its fifth hacking world championship in seven years at this year’s DefCon security conference, widely considered the “World Cup” of hacking. The championship, played in the form of a virtual game of ''capture the flag,'' was held August 8-11 in Las Vegas.

PPP now holds two more DefCon titles than any other team in the 23-year history of DefCon hosting the competition.

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Hebert Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's Top-Ranked School of Computer Science

Acclaimed Computer Scientist and AI Researcher Has Led Robotics Institute Since 2014

by | Thursday, August 8, 2019

Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics, has been named dean of Carnegie Mellon University's world-renowned School of Computer Science (SCS), effective August 15.

Hebert, director of the Robotics Institute in SCS since 2014, will lead a school with more than 270 faculty members and approximately 2,300 students. He has been a CMU faculty member for the last 35 years.

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Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker

"Superhuman" Card Shark Achieves New AI Milestone

by | Thursday, July 11, 2019

An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player No-Limit Texas Hold'em, the world's most popular form of poker.

The AI, called Pluribus, defeated poker professional Darren Elias, who holds the record for most World Poker Tour titles; and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, winner of six World Series of Poker events. Each pro separately played 5,000 hands of poker against five copies of Pluribus.

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Noam Brown Named MIT Technology Review 2019 Innovator Under 35

Computer Science Ph.D. Student Cited for AI That Beat Poker Pros

by | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Noam Brown, a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department who helped develop an artificial intelligence that bested professional poker players, has been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 in the Visionary category.

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Maxion Wins DSN Test of Time Award

by | Monday, June 10, 2019

Roy Maxion, research professor in the Computer Science and Machine Learning departments, will receive the 2019 Test of Time Award at the IEEE/International Federation for Information Processing Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2019), held June 24–27 in Portland, Oregon.

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Hoffmann Receives NSF CAREER Award

by | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jan Hoffmann, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, has received a five-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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New Technology Improves Cloud Computing

by | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cloud computing has enabled huge triumphs in big data, from searching the web in a millisecond to decoding the human genome. But to keep cloud servers running smoothly, developers have applied different techniques to minimize disrupting their central processing units (CPUs) — techniques that don't often work together.

Thanks to a team of computer science researchers, that's all changed.

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Bajpai Wins 2019 K&L Gates Prize

Graduating Senior Discovered Her Passion for Teaching at SCS

by | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tanvi Bajpai, who came to Carnegie Mellon University to become a software engineer and discovered a passion for teaching in the process, will receive the 2019 K&L Gates Prize.

The $5,000 prize, supported by the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, recognizes a graduating senior who has best inspired fellow students at the university to love learning through a combination of intellect, high scholarly achievement, engagement with others and character.

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Computer Science Idea Triggers First Kidney-Liver Transplant Swap

Sandholm Says Multi-Organ Exchanges Could Boost Number of Transplants

by | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Aliana Deveza was desperate. Her mother's health was failing after years of fighting a hereditary kidney disease. Aliana wasn't a good donor candidate for her mother because she eventually might face the same disease herself.

But what if she donated part of her liver instead? Specifically, what if she donated part of her liver to a patient who needed it and then a loved one of that patient donated a kidney to her mother?

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Arulraj Receives SIGMOD Dissertation Award

by | Monday, April 29, 2019

Joy Arulraj, a Computer Science Department alumnus who earned his Ph.D. in 2018, is the recipient of the Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award of 2019, which recognizes the best dissertation in the field of databases for the previous year. It is presented by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Management of Data (SIGMOD).

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First-Years on Their First Year

SCS Freshmen Talk About Their SCS Experiences

by | Thursday, April 18, 2019

A few months ago, we reached out to School of Computer Science first-year students as they finished their first semester at Carnegie Mellon University. With a full semester under their belts, these students shared how they started their CS journey, the challenges they faced when they arrived on campus, the memorable opportunities they took part in and experiences they shared, and their goals to make the most out of their time at CMU.

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SCS Ph.D. Students Named Hertz Graduate Fellows

by | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced today that Carnegie Mellon University student Ben Eysenbach and incoming student Bailey Flanigan will receive 2019 Hertz Fellowships. Eysenbach and Flanigan are two of 11 recipients of the fellowship this year, chosen from more than 840 applicants. They will receive up to five years of academic funding, potentially amounting to $250,000, and the freedom to independently choose what they research.

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Former CMU Professor Shares 2018 Turing Award for Deep Learning

Geoffrey Hinton Served on the CSD Faculty in the 1980s

by | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Geoffrey Hinton, a former Computer Science Department faculty member and now a vice president and Engineering Fellow at Google, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery's 2018 A.M. Turing Award along with Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun for their revolutionary work on deep neural networks.

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Former Stehlik Scholars: Where Are They Now?

by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rachel Holladay (CS 2017), Ananya Kumar (CS 2017) and Eric Zhu (CS 2018) were a few of the earliest recipients of the Mark Stehlik SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship. The award — now in its fourth year — recognizes undergraduate students for their commitment and dedication to the field of computer science both in and beyond the classroom.

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