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Stats Among Fastest-Growing Departments

Stats ImageAccording to the American Statistical Association, statistics is the most rapidly increasing STEM discipline for undergraduates, even outpacing computer and information technology-related fields.

And, Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Statistics — a global leader in applying statistics to many areas of science, technology, policy and education — is among the fastest-growing statistics departments.

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Climate Can Cut Electric Vehicles Short

Map EnergyResearchers have found that electric vehicles have shorter range and more emissions in regions with extreme weather.

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jeremy Michalek and graduate student Tugce Yuksel analyzed the regional effect of air temperature on the range, energy consumption and emissions of electric vehicles.

“We found that average electric vehicle range in some regions can drop from a rated 75 miles to just 45 miles on the hottest or coldest days of the year,” Yuksel said.

The image shows how electric cars' average energy consumption varies depending on location.

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Faculty Named Sloan Research Fellows

Sloan Foundation LogoThree Carnegie Mellon faculty members have been named recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Mathematician Boris Bukh, physicist Raphael Flauger and computer scientist Ariel Procaccia are among 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who will receive $50,000 to further their research.

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Priya NarasimhanPriya Narasimhan is the president and founder of YinzCam, Inc., a company focused on mobile live streaming and experiential technologies for live sporting events, including the Super Bowl.

For an interview, email Sherry Stokes or call her at 412-268-5976.

Raj ReddyRaj Reddy, a visionary in artificial intelligence and robotics, has focused his career on how technology can serve society, particularly in education and in developing societies.

For an interview, email Byron Spice or call him at 412-268-9068.

Steven SchlossmanSteven Schlossman is a social and policy historian who specializes in a variety of 19th and 20th century U.S. history topics, including the history of golf.

For an interview, email Shilo Rea or call her at 412-268-6094.

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