April-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Game Puts You in Berlin During 1943 Women’s Protest of Nazi Germany

Rosentrasse
A new role-playing game created at CMU encourages empathy and consideration of other perspectives on historical moments.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Looking to the Sky: CMU Advances Cloud’s Capacity for Video Analytics

Intel
Carnegie Mellon's research with Intel addresses the rapidly growing volume of online video.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship To Explore Trust, Autonomous Technologies

David Danks
David Danks, the L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology and head of the Department of Philosophy, will use the fellowship to explore human trust in the age of autonomous technologies.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AAU Report Highlights Efforts to Combat Sexual Misconduct at CMU, Other Universities

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A new report by the Association of American Universities documents significant investments and improvements that its members, including Carnegie Mellon and other leading universities, have made in recent years to prevent and address sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Choset, Snakebot Visit NBC's Tonight Show

Howie Choset and Jimmy Fallon
One of Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Professor Howie Choset's famous snake-like robots appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cohen-Karni Studies Electrical Activity of Neurons

Electrical Activity of Neurons
Tzahi Cohen-Karni was awarded the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Award, which supports scientists who show exceptional promise for creative research early in their career.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

IDeATe Lab Featured on "Adam Savage's Maker Tour"

Image of Adam Savage talking with students
Carnegie Mellon University's IDeATe Network was featured in a web series hosted by former "MythBusters" star Adam Savage on Tested.com.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Africa Students Attended Facebook Conference

CMU Africa Students
The students showcased their messenger bots to some of the world’s top tech developers.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Pozzi Earns NSF CAREER Award To Help Optimize Data Collection from Sensors

Matteo Pozzi
Matteo Pozzi sees great potential in sensors and robotic technology that collect data to help inform decision-making.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Recognized as a Top Tech Transfer University

A group of workers
The Milken Institute report cited CMU’s world-class computer science and robotics research, and several of its technology transfer and commercialization programs.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics Research

Kathryn Roeder
Kathryn Roeder is a principal investigator on the project, which will expand the Autism Sequencing Consortium's sample to include more than 50,000 families.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

CMU Embraces Special Olympics

Tim Spence and Joe Meyers
For the second consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon will host the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Western Sectional Spring Games on Saturday, April 29.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

School of Architecture Senior Exhibition, “What Do We Know?” Opens April 27

What Do We Know
The exhibition includes final thesis works and independent projects from 11 seniors.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Self-Driving Buggies Reach Historic Milestone

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Carnegie Mellon has been at the forefront of autonomous driving technology for three decades, and students have been working to bring that technology to the buggy races. This year they succeeded.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Grand Challenge

Image of David Brumley
The National Academy of Engineering gathered for a regional meeting and symposium at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute to discuss cybersecurity, which is now one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

School of Art’s Senior Exhibition, “Roll Call,” Opens May 5

Roll Call
"Roll Call" presents the work of 34 students majoring in art and in the BXA Intercollege Degree programs.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring Carnival Serves Up Entertainment for Everyone

Spring Carnival
The 103rd edition of Spring Carnival is serving up entertainment in a new way ... on the tennis courts.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Spring Carnival

Buggy Races
Carnegie Mellon's annual Spring Carnival, featuring booths and buggy races, is April 20-22.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Statement on the Passing of Henry Hillman

Henry Hillman, James Rohr and Subra Suresh
Statement on the loss of Henry Hillman, from Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Carnegie Mellon and Tata Consultancy Services Break Ground on Global Research Facility in the U.S.

TCS Groundbreaking
TCS Hall will house research and academic spaces where the two institutions will collaborate on promoting next-generation technologies that will drive the 4th Industrial Revolution.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Passionate About Public Service, Carnegie Mellon Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Policymakers “Flying Blind” Into Future of Work

Tom Mitchell
CMU's Tom Mitchell has co-chaired a report on "Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce."
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meg Whitman Named Commencement Speaker

Meg Whitman
Whitman is president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Student Team Takes Top Prize in HP, Intel Design Challenge

Astronaut in space
The students created a wearable exercise system for astronauts that relieves muscle atrophy in microgravity.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Klatzky, Morgan Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Roberta Klatzky and Granger Morgan
Faculty members Roberta Klatzky and M. Granger Morgan have joined the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Chinese Poker Players

Chinese poker
Artificial intelligence once again triumphed over humans as a program developed by CMU researchers beat six Chinese poker players.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

CMU Takes First Place in Putnam Math Competition; Three Students in Top Five for the First Time in University History

Image of 2016 Putnam Math team
With the win, Carnegie Mellon extends its top five streak in North America's premier mathematics competition for undergraduates for the sixth year
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Takes on Chinese Poker Players

Sandholm
A version of Carnegie Mellon University’s Libratus will play six top Chinese poker players for a $290,000 winner-take-all purse.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

PROGRESS Teaches Girls To Speak Up For Themselves

Image from PROGRESS event on April 1
The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) encourages girls and young women to use their voices to advocate and speak up on behalf of themselves.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Junior Chemistry Major Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Imge of Christina Cabana
Christina Cabana, a junior chemistry major at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, is the recipient of a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

Alison Barth
Alison Barth says knowing that algorithm is critical to understanding the role the neocortex plays in many vital functions.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Atmospheric Chemist Neil Donahue Wins Esselen Award for Contributing to the Public Good

Neil Donahue
An internationally renowned expert in atmospheric chemistry and air-quality engineering, Donahue investigates how organic compounds behave and evolve in the atmosphere.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lecture Series Focuses on Cultural Climate, Women in Architecture

Vanessa Keith
The 2016-2017 School of Architecture lecture series wraps up April 10.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Student Startups Earn Investments in McGinnis Venture Competition

Image of Choitek robot
Startups RoBotany and Inventory Connection took the top spots in Carnegie Mellon University's 2017 McGinnis Venture Competition among student entrepreneurs.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Capstone Design Project Explores Evolution of Pittsburgh Community

Image of students and Rev. Tim Smith walk through Hazelwood
Students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design are learning how a community changes over time.
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