MaySo far in the month of May, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
The Top 25 Drama Schools in the World | The Hollywood Reporter
Founded in 1914, CMU has produced winners of six Oscars, 24 Tonys and 95 Emmys, including two for Ted Danson, who said, "I really do owe everything to Carnegie Mellon. It set the tone for my life. I love the process, and I learned to love the process here."
Your Next Job: Translating the Web | Bloomberg
Carnegie Mellon faculty member Luis von Ahn's startup Duolingo is taking the kill-two-birds-with-one-stone approach by offering free language lessons on the Web and mobile apps. As people advance through the program, the system throws in real online news articles and other content for them to work on.
Industry giant GE aims to improve fracking | The Wall Street Journal
Modern cars are "incomparably cleaner" than older ones, said Neil Donahue, a professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. "There are some real technical issues that these folks at GE might be able to make real progress on."
Engineers See a Path Out of Green Card Limbo | The New York Times
At some universities, the share of foreign students is even higher. At Carnegie Mellon University, which has one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the world, 62 percent of engineering graduate students came from abroad.
Not the Jetsons, but Rosie could be your nurse | The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch
Robotics researchers are trying to develop robots that could one day take care of elderly people. MarketWatch Radio's Joan Doniger talks with Jim Osborn, executive director and a co-founder of the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
A Face in the Crowd: Say goodbye to anonymity | CBS News "60 Minutes"
Carnegie Mellon University's Marios Savvides and his students outfitted an ordinary toy drone with their new advanced facial recognition software that locks in on a face from a distance, and then identifies it. The students are taking surveillance technology to the next level.
CMU working on vehicle that can drive itself | WTAE-TV
Carnegie Mellon University's Jarrod Snider and Ragunathan Rajkumar are working on a revolutionary vehicle that can drive itself.
Autonomous Robot Comprehends Objects On Its Own | Discovery News
A research team from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute has developed Lifelong Robotic Object Discovery (LROD), a process that enabled HERB, the two-armed Home-Exploring Robot Butler, to use color video, a Kinect depth-sensing camera, metadata and other non-visual information to more accurately refine its understanding of objects.
Stressed out? Try thinking of something you value | The Los Angeles Times
High levels of stress have been shown to impair problem-solving ability and creativity. According to Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell and colleagues, however, a growing body of research suggests that self-affirming exercises can buffer that stress.
PhD teaches computer to play Super Mario Bros. | San Francisco Chronicle
Tom Murphy has a doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, a job at Google and is undoubtedly the best "Super Mario Bros." player who does not use a controller.
From his experience with machine learning from work, he said, "I know that sometimes really elegantly simple techniques, along with lots of data and/or lots of computation, can produce surprisingly good results."