June 2009 News Headlines
Carnegie Mellon Names Martin L. Griss to Head Innovative Silicon Valley Campus
With nearly 40 years of academic and industrial research experience, Griss is world-renowned for his work in software reuse and software agents, which is now focused on context-aware, mobile companions for the globetrotting professional and the "SmartSpaces" sensor-enabled environment for home-based, elder-care projects.
Pradeep Khosla Named to New Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative
Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla has been selected to join the prestigious Council on Competitiveness' newly formed effort to improve America's leadership in innovative technology.
Carnegie Mellon Algorithm Charts Evolution of Genetic Networks During Fruit Fly Life Cycle
A new algorithm developed by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists has revealed for the first time how genetic networks in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, evolve during the insect's life cycle. The Tesla algorithm can be used to analyze not only evolving gene networks in fruit flies, but also changes in voting alliances in the U.S. Senate and shifts in the social network of the machine learning academic community.
Preparing Students for the Future: The Summer Academy of Mathematics and Science
SAMS nurtures high school students through classroom instruction, project coursework, and academic development to increase the declining number of outstanding college-bound high school graduates with diverse backgrounds—commonly known as the "pipeline" problem—particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Carnegie Mellon's Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Receives EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Matyjaszewski will be recognized in the academic category for the development of an environmentally low-impact form of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP), a widely used method for preparation of functional polymers.
Carnegie Mellon Professors Earn Prestigious HP Innovation Awards
Carnegie Mellon University's Greg Ganger and Noah Smith were among 60 recipients worldwide to receive awards as part of HP's 2009 Innovation Research Program, which is designed to create opportunities for colleges, universities and research institutes around the world to conduct breakthrough collaborative research with HP.
New Mechanism Fundamental to the Spread of Invasive Yeast Infections Identified
A group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University Biological Sciences Professor Aaron Mitchell has identified a novel regulatory gene network that plays an important role in the spread of common, and sometimes deadly, yeast infections.
Carnegie Mellon Develops Java Programming Tools Employing Human-Centered Design Techniques
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed two new tools to help computer programmers select from among thousands of options within the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are used to write applications in Java, today's most popular programming language.
The Bayer USA Foundation Awards Graduate Fellowships in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The Bayer USA Foundation recently awarded over $141,000 to two Carnegie Mellon graduate students in chemistry and chemical engineering as part of the Bayer Graduate Fellows Program. In addition to receiving financial support, Bayer Fellows participate in summer internships where they can best prepare for the expectations of industrial research.
Carnegie Mellon EPP Researchers Unveil Groundbreaking Solutions for Energy-Efficient Lighting
A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers argues that new lighting technologies can be a key player in the portfolio of strategies needed to promote energy efficiency and to help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Bill Gates to Return to Carnegie Mellon For Dedication of New Computer Science Center
Bill Gates will be returning to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Sept. 22 to dedicate the Gates Center for Computer Science, made possible with a lead gift of $20 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon Named Distinguished Member of National Civil Engineering Society
Cohon will be formally inducted, in honor of his leadership on critical environment and energy issues and for his leadership at Carnegie Mellon, on Oct. 29 at the ASCE's 139th Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
Carnegie Mellon's Bob Murphy Appointed to National Advisory Medical General Sciences Council
Robert F. Murphy, the Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council. The council is composed of leaders in biological and medical sciences, education, health care and public affairs.
Carnegie Mellon's Katayun Barmak Develops Novel Nanoscale Mapping Process for Tracking Structures
Carnegie Mellon University's Katayun Barmak, with the help of Microscopy Lab Supervisor Thomas Nuhfer, is one of the first materials scientists worldwide to successfully map polycrystalline structures on a nanoscale.
Carnegie Mellon Appoints Stephen Lee Head of School of Architecture
Lee, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Carnegie Mellon, is the cofounder and principal emeritus of the Pittsburgh architectural firm TAI + LEE and has served as an educator at Carnegie Mellon for more than 25 years.
Software Engineers Honor Nico Habermann with Inaugural Influential Educator Award
The late A. Nico Habermann, founding dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, has been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) with its inaugural Influential Educator Award.