DecemberSo far in the month of December, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
Two young Pittsburgh-region professors get national science award | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yongjie (Jessica) Zhang, a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor of mechanical engineering, will join 100 other younger scientists nationwide as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award.
Memory Trick Increases Password Security | Yahoo! News
A team of Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists are studying the possibility of employing memorization techniques and mnemonic devices to help cut through our password clutter.
The CNN 10 Ideas | CNN
A team at Carnegie Mellon University is training a computer program to think for itself, starting with pictures. The Never Ending Image Learner ("NEIL" to its friends) looks at millions of images on the Web, identifying and labeling them.
Edible battery innovation could lead to targeted health sensors, drug delivery | Yahoo! News
A team of scientists from Carnegie Mellon may just have cracked the next generation of ingestible health sensors and monitoring devices. The battery that they have developed can be safely ingested and will also dissolve within the body without causing any harm when its charge has expired.
Duolingo: Apple's choice for App of the Year | USA Today
At Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches computer science, Luis von Ahn and student Severin Hacker thought there should be a way to use smartphones to teach new languages.
So they put their heads together and came up with Duolingo, which was released at the end of 2012. Twelve months later, Duolingo has seen 10 million downloads. And now Apple has deemed it the free iPhone App of the Year.
New CoBots are "help on wheels" | National Science Foundation
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), computer scientist Manuela Veloso and her team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are developing CoBots, autonomous indoor service robots, to interact with people and provide help "on the go."
Heinz Endowments donates $10M to CMU's Heinz College | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A project to renovate and expand the campus building that houses Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College has received a $10 million boost from The Heinz Endowments.
CMU president, educators recognized for inventions | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The National Academy of Inventors, which recognizes inventors who have a tangible impact on society, has named Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh, computer science and robotics professor Raj Reddy and natural sciences and chemistry professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski among its newest fellows.
Mandela Is a Symbol of Freedom: Former Amb. Frazer | Bloomberg TV's "Talking Stock"
Carnegie Mellon University's Jendayi Frazer, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, reflects on the legacy of Nelson Mandela.