March 2009 News Headlines
Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center and Lockheed Martin Partner to Develop '3-D Toolkit'
In partnership with global security company Lockheed Martin, the ETC is developing Project 'Souda' — exciting new applications for the Microsoft Surface Table. A '3-D Toolkit' will allow users to customize gestures for use on the multi-touch surface.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Kannan Srinivasan Awarded First Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professorship in International Business
Kannan Srinivasan, a marketing professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, has received the first Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professorship in International Business to further academic research and education relating to developing markets in nations including Singapore, India, China, Africa and in other areas of the world.
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Student Ross Finman Wins Prestigious National Space Club Award for Science Scholarship
Carnegie Mellon University's Ross Finman will receive the prestigious Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship at the 52nd annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, April 17 in Washington, D.C.
Green Building Alliance to Honor Carnegie Mellon Professor of Architecture Vivian Loftness
Professor Loftness will receive the 2009 Shades of Green Award for her 30-plus-year career in environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems and systems integration, climate, and regionalism in architecture and for performance-based design for the workplace of the future.
Carnegie Mellon Scientist Confirms Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition in Silicon
Using rigorous computer calculations, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have established evidence that supercooled silicon experiences a liquid-liquid phase transition, where at a certain temperature two different states of liquid silicon exist. The two states each have unique properties that could be used to develop new silicon-based materials.
Carnegie Mellon's Marija Ilic Heads Electric Energy Systems Group Dedicated to Improving the Nation's Power Grid
Ilic, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and public policy, is director of the university's new Electric Energy Systems Group (EESG, http://www.eesg.ece.cmu.edu/), which is developing research programs, curriculum and outreach initiatives to improve the nation's $26 billion electric energy system.
Graduate Students in Human-Computer Interaction Develop New Dental Software
Carnegie Mellon students have developed a new prototype — called DMD — that's user-friendly and focused more on clinical needs. "Most dental software in use today is centered on administrative functions, with clinical functions added as an afterthought. We found there needs to be a clear separation between the two," explained team member and usability expert Jaanus Kase (CS '08).
Carnegie Mellon's Manuela Veloso Wins Autonomous Agents Research Award
Manuela M. Veloso, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University who studies how robots can learn, plan and work together to accomplish tasks, is the winner of the 2009 Autonomous Agents Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM/SIGART).
Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry Awarded Lane Professorship for Outstanding Research and University Citizenship
Nadine Aubry has been named the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Aubry, head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the prestigious professorship for her outstanding research contributions and her leadership in mechanical engineering.
Carnegie Mellon Study Questions Plug-in Hybrid Mileage
Research led by Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy Professor Jeremy Michalek suggests that small-capacity plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which require frequent charges, are more effective at addressing environmental and economic concerns than are their long-range counterparts.