January-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update: PWSA Boil-Water Order Expanded

Old Seal
Based on new information from the PWSA and to follow an abundance of caution, we are asking the entire campus community to follow the precautionary flush and boil order for drinking water supplies issued last evening.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

$3 Million Gift to Support Transfer of CMU Inventions to the Marketplace

Aleksandar and Sofija Kavcics
Professor Aleksandar Kavčić and his wife, Dr. Sofija Kavčić, have donated $3 million to create a new, endowed fund to support inventors at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Poker Pros

Poker Pros
Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by CMU's Tuomas Sandholm, made history by defeating four of the world’s best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Are Super Bowl Ads, Movie Trailers Really Worth the Cost?

Football field with dollar signs
Advertisers are paying $5 million for a 30-second spot in this Sunday's Super Bowl, and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Michael D. Smith says it is a good investment.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Villanueva Prepares at CMU for Life After Football

Alejandro Villanueva
Although he’d rather be preparing to play in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Alejandro Villanueva now has a chance to get back to his studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Strojwas honored with 2016 Phil Kaufman Award

Hamerschlag Hall
The award honors individuals who have had demonstrable impact on the field of electronic system design through innovations, education/mentoring, or industry leadership.
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Accepting Submissions For Arts Education Honor at 2017 Tony Awards

Marilyn McCormick
Submissions are being accepted now through Feb. 10 for the third annual Tony Award for "Excellence in Theatre Education Award."
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Researchers Develop New Approach To Detecting Disease Outbreaks

Pittsburgh skyline
A team of researchers led by CMU's Event and Pattern Detection Laboratory have won the latest Yelp Dataset Challenge.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tough Poker Player: Brains Vs. AI Update

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence
Carnegie Mellon University's artificial intelligence program Libratus has built up a substantial lead against four top poker professionals.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Proposed I-Corps Network To Focus on Creating Jobs and Businesses in Pennsylvania

I-corps
Pennsylvania research universities, working with the Ben Franklin Partnership, have committed to explore the creation of a Pennsylvania I-Corps Network to help accelerate the translation of federally funded research into more jobs and businesses in the state.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Peter Cooke Named Member of the Order of Australia

Peter Cooke and students in the School of Drama
School of Drama Head Peter Cooke has been named a member of the Order of Australia.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CMU Forecasts Suggest Flu Activity Is Peaking

Roni Rosenfeld
The incidence of influenza-like symptoms has been on the rise but computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University say their models suggest flu activity may be reaching its peak for the 2016-17 season.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Nagin Honored for Influencing Scientific Thought

Dan Nagin
Daniel S. Nagin is the first CMU faculty member to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Robots Learning To Pick Things Up As Babies Do

Baxter the Robot
Carnegie Mellon University scientists are having robots push and poke objects to teach them how to recognize and grasp them.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Moura, Veloso and Kavčićs Give $16.5 Million to CMU for Data Science and Engineering Education and Research

Moura and Kavcic
Professor José Moura; his wife and fellow CMU faculty member Professor Manuela Veloso; signal-processing researcher and Adjunct Professor Aleksandar Kavčić; and his wife, Dr. Sofija Kavčić, have jointly donated $16.5 million to the university to support education and research activities in data science and engineering.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

CMU Artificial Intelligence Is Tough Poker Player

Brains vs AI Halfway Point
As the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition nears its halfway point, Carnegie Mellon’s AI program had amassed a lead of $459,154 in chips in the 49,240 hands played by the end of Day Nine.
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Nanoscience Expert Chad Mirkin Wins Carnegie Mellon’s Dickson Prize in Science

Chad Mirkin
Mirkin will accept the award and present the Dickson Prize Lecture, “Nanotechnology: Small Things Matter,” at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Experts To Discuss Teaching English to Non-Native Speakers

Dudley Reynolds
Carnegie Mellon University's Dudley Reynolds will lead policymakers and industry professionals at a February summit in Athens, Greece, to discuss the future of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
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Friday, January 20, 2017

How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to Science

Football Stress Mindfulness
Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve stress management, and Carnegie Mellon scientists are leading the way to understanding how and why.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Sets Tuition and Fees for 2017-18

Campus Mall
Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate tuition rate will increase by 3 percent for the 2017-18 academic year. Graduate tuition rates are set at the program level.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Miller Gallery Hosts Exhibition of Feminist Art + Tech, Jan. 28 – Feb. 26

EPIPHANY
“Hacking / Modding / Remixing as Feminist Protest” features 22 artists, designers and developers working at the intersection of art and technology.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hans Berliner Was a Pioneer in Computer Chess

Hans Berliner
Former Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science faculty member Hans Berliner died Jan. 13 in Riviera Beach, Fla. He was 87.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Suresh, CMU Faculty to Help Shape Global Agenda at World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum
Carnegie Mellon University will be part of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 16-20.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Art on the Run: Sketches Capture CMU, Pittsburgh

Lumi Barron
Lumi Barron likes to make art on the run.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

$250 Million To Support Advanced Robotics Venture Led by CMU

Advanced Manufacturing Robotics
An independent institute founded by Carnegie Mellon University will receive more than $250 million to launch an advanced robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jahanian, Acquisti Deliver Calls To Action at NSF Meeting on Cybersecurity, Privacy

Farnam Jahanian
Carnegie Mellon University Provost Farnam Jahanian called for continuing investments in cybersecurity to meet the evolving challenges in securing cyberspace.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Poker Play Begins in "Brains Vs. AI: Upping the Ante"

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence
Pros will play 120,000 hands against a Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence called Libratus against four of the world's best professional poker players.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spinoff's Platform Helps Tackle Large Machine Learning Problems

Eric Xing
Eric Xing, professor of computer science, is founder and CEO of Petuum Inc.
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Krishnan Discusses Smart Mobility at Consumer Electronics Show

Ramayya Krishnan
Heinz Dean Ramayya Krishnan, discussed smart cities and mobility at the Consumer Technology Association's 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

From Sight to Recognition: Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces

Facial Recognition
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how your brain perceives faces and recognizes old friends you haven't seen in years.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Launches First-of-its-Kind Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major

Behavioral Economics Major
The course of study was created to respond to the high demand for behavioral economists.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Martin Luther King Writing Award Winners Reveal Personal Stories of Self-Identity, Racism, Terrorism and More

MLK
The student winners will read their poems and essays at an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in CMU’s Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon University Center.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Upping the Ante: Top Poker Pros Face Off vs. Artificial Intelligence

Dong Kim
Four of the world’s best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon in an epic rematch beginning Jan. 11 at Rivers Casino.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Acquisti Named Director of New PWC-CMU Innovation Center

Alessandro Acquisti
Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology and public policy at CMU’s Heinz College, is the world's leading scholar in the economics of privacy.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PwC Invests $11 Million in New Innovation Center at Carnegie Mellon

Risk Innovation Center
The Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center will advance how businesses use technology to solve organization-wide issues and address compliance requirements.
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Program Primes Pump for Pittsburgh Tech Talent

Image of teacher and student
Carnegie Mellon University has teamed up with Microsoft to enlarge Pittsburgh's pipeline for computer scientists.
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