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Monday, March 27, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Lay Groundwork for Identifying the Algorithm Behind Information Processing in the Neocortex

Three types of neurons found in the cerebral cortex.
Three types of neurons found in the cerebral cortex.

Researchers in Biological Sciences Professor Alison Barth's lab have identified principles for information processing in the neocortex, an area of the brain critical for cognition. The study is one of most elaborate of its type, and lays the groundwork for understanding the algorithm neurons use to transform information during learning. The research also could further the study of disorders caused by deficits in cortical processing, like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and epilepsy. MORE

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Makes Strong Showing at Global CodeCon Finals

Raymond Kang, a junior studying mathematical sciences and computer science, earned ninth place at the 2017 Global CodeCon Finals — a two-hour long coding competition at Bloomberg's offices in New York City and London. MORE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Quant Club Draws Large Crowd at First-Ever Quantathon

On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Carnegie Mellon Quant Club held the first-ever Quantathon, an open-ended problem solving competition. Undergraduates in the computational finance degree program formed the Quant Clubto bring together students interested in quantitative finance and financial mathematics, which has attracted students from a wide range of majors, including mathematics, business, computer science, engineering and statistics. MORE
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chemistry Doctoral Student Genoa Warner Named 2017 Carnegie Science Award Winner

Genoa Warner is a doctoral student in Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Chemistry. She combines her aptitude for scientific research and passion for sustainability and environmental protection with a commitment to show young students that anyone can be a scientist. Her exemplary academic work and community outreach earned her the Carnegie Science Awards’ 2017 University/Post-Secondary Student Award. MORE
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MCS Professors and Student Win 2017 Carnegie Science Awards

The Carnegie Science Center will honor Physics Professor Leonard Kisslinger, Chemistry Professor Neil Donahue and chemistry doctoral student Genoa Warner with Carnegie Science Awards at this year’s banquet on May 12 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. MORE

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