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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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/Read More
by Byron Spice | Monday, May 14, 2018
Amal Nanavati, a double major in computer science and global studies in the Class of 2018, has received two prestigious prizes — the Fulbright Award and the inaugural K&L Gates Prize.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
by Daniel Tkacik | Friday, March 2, 2018
by Shannon Riffe | Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Crucial World War II encryption devices have found a home at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries thanks to the generosity of author Pamela McCorduck, wife of late Computer Science Department Head Joseph Traub.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More