May 2009 News Headlines
Robotics Institute Director Matt Mason Wins Robotics and Automation Society's Pioneer Award
Mason, a professor of computer science and robotics, was cited by the society "for pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of the mechanics of robotic manipulation and to graduate education in robotics."
Carnegie Mellon Selects Jacobo Bielak, Tom Mitchell, and Denise Rousseau to Receive University's Highest Honor
Carnegie Mellon University professors Jacobo Bielak, Tom Mitchell and Denise Rousseau have been named University Professors, the highest distinction faculty can achieve at Carnegie Mellon.
Carnegie Mellon, Microsoft Researchers Find "Secret Questions" Not So Secret
Survey finds that the security questions designed to authenticate a user in case of a lost password are too easy for friends and strangers to guess.
Google Chairman, CEO Eric Schmidt Says Class of 2009 Among "Greatest Generation"
Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Google Inc., gave the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon's 112th commencement ceremony yesterday (May 17). He underscored the importance of technological innovation and understanding the value of the family, friends and people around you.
Yahoo! Selects Four Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. Students as Future Thought Leaders in Computer Science
Yahoo! has named Pinar Donmez, Yi Zhang, Jaime Arguello, and Polo Chau among the 20 students selected as winners of its inaugural Key Scientific Challenges program, which recognizes outstanding graduate-student researchers with the potential to become thought leaders in their fields. No other university had as many winners in the program as Carnegie Mellon.
Carnegie Mellon to Host Game Education Summit
GES will take place from June 16-17 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Game Path say the event is the only one of its kind, and is positioned to allow industry executives and course lecturers to consult on how to best educate the next generation of game designers.
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Receive $25 Million NSF Grant
The National Science Foundation has renewed a five-year, $25 million grant to continue the work of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), founded by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 to study how people learn and how to use those findings to develop teaching tools that can foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.
Leading Computer Science Theorist Joins Faculty at Carnegie Mellon
Venkatesan Guruswami, a leading researcher in theoretical computer science whose work has provided new insights on digital communications, will join the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department as an associate professor July 1.
Terry Irwin Appointed Head of Carnegie Mellon's School of Design
Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Terry Irwin, a designer, educator and researcher working in sustainable and interdisciplinary design, as head of its School of Design, effective Aug. 1. Her appointment reflects the school’s commitment to interdisciplinary practice to address social and ecological problems.
Carnegie Mellon Business Students Unveil Novel Business Plans to Market Leading Edge Technologies for Entrepreneurial Startups
These emerging technology presentations are for the Decision Tools for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship course, which marks the culmination of the semester-long development of strategic computational toolsets that assess the economic vitality of a new technology or product.
Carnegie Mellon's Sean Green Uses Combination of Computer Tools and Artificial Intelligence to Predict Diarrheal Illness Worldwide
In an April 2009 article in the prestigious journal Environmental Science and Technology, Green estimated that improving rural sanitation by 65 percent worldwide would save the equivalent of 1.2 million lives.
Bill Gates Visits Carnegie Mellon Qatar
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist spoke about the potential for technology to aid in eradication of disease and poverty.