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Next Generation Computing

White House Game Jam

White House Game Jam

Students, staff and alumni from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center proved that learning can be fun at the inaugural Educational Game Jam at the White House.

"It was an inspiring event, showcasing the immersive power of games," said ETC Director Drew Davidson.

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The games featured in these demo videos were created as part of the White House Education Game Jam hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on September 6-8, 2014. Developer teams from AAA and independent game development companies and higher education labs were challenged to create educational game prototypes over a 48 hour period.

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Next Generation Computing

Animated Photos

Animated Photos

Reach into a photograph. Grab hold of a car. Toss it and watch it tumble. See the sides hidden from view. Make it fly, all with the click of a mouse. Sound fun? Yaser Sheikh, associate research professor of robotics, and a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have made all of this possible, pushing the boundaries of photo editing into the third dimension.

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Next Generation Computing

High Stakes

High Stakes

Carnegie Mellon University's Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em and when to let an artificial intelligence do the heavy lifting. Tartanian7, the poker-playing AI he designed with Ph.D. candidates Noam Brown and Sam Ganzfried took top honors at the Annual Computer Poker Competition this summer in Quebec.

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Global Society & Economy

Dow Jones Intern

Dow Jones Intern

Carnegie Mellon University senior Braden Kelner learned the finesse of finance writing this summer as the Dow Jones & Co.'s first private equity editorial intern. Kelner is bringing what he learned back to the Tartan newsroom this fall as editor in chief.

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