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SCS Gets $23 Million From NASA

Joel Smith Named Vice Provost for Computing Services

Stephen Cross Reappointed at SEI

Matt Cline, Victoria Massimino Earn CIT Staff Honors; Rhonda Moyer Garners Burritt Education Award

Economic Development Expert to Coordinate Efforts for Both Carnegie Mellon and Pitt

Mechanical Engineer Gets Federal Grant; His Snake Robot Will Assess Waste Sites

University Implements Measures to Increase Diversity

Carnegie Mellon Faculty and Researchers in the News

Senior Writing Major Earns Spot on "The Weakest Link"

Drama's Peter Frisch Joins CBS' "The Young and the Restless"

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Christiano's Locker Retired
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Pittsburghers of the Year

Dr. Cohon and Mark Nordenberg Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon (right) and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg were named the top Pittsburghers of 2001 by Pittsburgh Magazine in its January issue. The magazine praises Cohon and Nordenberg for forming a powerful partnership that drives Pittsburgh's future. "Together they're... combining the strengths of two great universities in ways that could make Southwestern Pennsylvania an innovator in everything from artificial intelligence to artificial organs," the magazine says. The Pittsburgh Magazine article is online at
SNAKE robot
A New Snake in Hamerschlag

Mechanical Engineering Professor Howie Choset has received an $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy to redesign his snake robot to help assess waste contamination sites. More..

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Researchers to Lead Development of High-Dependability Computing Program for NASA Software

NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., in the Silicon Valley, has agreed to award $23.3 million to Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science to lead the development of a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional High-Dependability Computing Program (HDCP) to improve NASA's capability to create dependable software.

The incremental, five-year, cooperative agreement is part of a broad strategy for dependable computing that links Carnegie Mellon, NASA, corporate partners and other universities. Carnegie Mellon experts will collaborate with NASA scientists and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin to measure and improve the dependability of NASA's systems. More..

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