February 2009 News Headlines
Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon Researchers Show Small Robots Can Prepare Lunar Surface for NASA Outpost
Small robots the size of riding mowers could prepare a safe landing site for NASA's Moon outpost, according to a NASA-sponsored study prepared by Astrobotic Technology Inc. with technical assistance from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
Carnegie Mellon's Norman Sadeh Develops Location-Tracking Services
Computer Science Professor Norman Sadeh's research in location-tracking technology helps users connect with each other and provides area-specific information such as dining or historical data.
Xerox Grants Technical Minority Scholarships to Seven Carnegie Mellon Students
Xerox Corporation has awarded its annual Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships to 122 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country, including seven Carnegie Mellon students, in recognition of their high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
Carnegie Mellon Tapped to Join New Center for Academic Studies in Identity Sciences
ECE Professor Marios Savvides is one of four researchers selected to be part of a new Center for Academic Studies In Identity Sciences (CASIS), a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE), under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). CASIS will provide the intelligence community with a pool of talented researchers in biometrics and provide a wide variety of innovative solutions to critical identity security issues.
Carnegie Mellon Roboticist William "Red" Whittaker Named NAE Member
The National Academy of Engineering has elected 65 new members and nine foreign associates. Whittaker was recognized for pioneering contributions to fielded, mobile, and autonomous robots.
Disney Honors Randy Pausch with Memorial Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon
The Walt Disney Company has announced the creation of the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon in recognition of the passion and energy Dr. Pausch brought to his work at both the university and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Former US Envoy to Africa Jendayi Frazer Joins Faculty at Carnegie Mellon
Dr. Frazer, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the George W. Bush administration, will be a distinguished public service professor with a joint appointment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Department of Social and Decision Sciences and the H. John Heinz III College's School of Public Policy and Management.