April 2009 News Headlines
Carnegie Mellon's Nathan Urban Recieves AChemS Young Investigator Award
Nathan Urban, associate professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, has received the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Young Investigator Award for Research in Olfaction.
Carnegie Mellon Computer Scientists Develop Method for Verifying Safety of Computer-Controlled Devices
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, computer-controlled devices, collectively known as cyber-physical systems (CPS).
Carnegie Mellon's Cliff Davidson to Receive University's Highest Teaching Honor
Carnegie Mellon University's Cliff Davidson will receive the university's highest teaching award April 23 in a ceremony honoring more than three decades of classroom innovation. The William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching is awarded to outstanding faculty for consistent, creative and innovative academic excellence.
Google Chairman, CEO Eric Schmidt to Give Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon Commencement
Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Google Inc., will speak at Carnegie Mellon University's 112th commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 17 in Gesling Stadium on the university campus, where some 3,400 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred.
Carnegie Mellon's Greg V. Lowry Honored by Engineering Society for Outstanding Research
Carnegie Mellon University's Gregory V. Lowry has been selected to receive the prestigious 2009 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The prize is awarded to ASCE members under the age of 40 in honor of their notable research achievements in civil engineering.
Carnegie Mellon Launches Interdisciplinary Music and Technology Programs
Based in the School of Music, the Bachelor of Science in Music and Technology and the Master of Science in Music and Technology programs bring together faculty from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the School of Computer Science and the School of Music to explore new ways of performing, creating, presenting and archiving music.
Carnegie Mellon's Jeanne VanBriesen Wins Prestigious Teaching Award From Pittsburgh's Civil Engineering Society
Jeanne M. VanBriesen, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of WaterQUEST (Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems), was named the 2008 Professor of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award is presented annually by the ASCE Pittsburgh Chapter for outstanding teaching ability, significant contributions toward improving professional aspects of civil engineering education, integrity and community service.
Carnegie Mellon's Dana Scott Awarded Sobolev Institute Gold Medal
The Russian Academy of Science's Sobolev Institute of Mathematics has awarded its 2009 Gold Medal for Great Contributions to Mathematics to Dana S. Scott, the Hillman University Professor of Computer Science, Philosophy and Mathematical Logic, Emeritus, at Carnegie Mellon University.
Carnegie Mellon and Semiconductor Research Corp. Reach Breakthrough in Node Design
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, today announced achievement of unprecedented steps toward reaching the goal of building nodes in manufacturable volumes, using simpler design libraries than those currently employed by industry. SRC's Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) and Carnegie-Mellon University have teamed to develop special design elements, called logic bricks, that have generated strong interest among the industry's leading chipmakers.
Forbes.com Names Carnegie Mellon Among Top Universities that Consistently Bring Innovation to Market
Carnegie Mellon belongs in an elite list of about a dozen universities that do a truly professional job of consistently bringing university-led innovation to market.
HCII Student Develops Twitter-based Graphing Tool, Wins Smiley Award
This Twitter-based application, Grafitter, was developed by Ian Li, a Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. And the fact that it allows users to so easily see a graph of their behavior makes it a technology that's winning fans across the Twittersphere.