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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Marks 30th Birthday of Self-driving Car Technology

SRX Cadillac"The evolution of AV technology at Carnegie Mellon is a remarkable success story that epitomizes how innovation advances when engineers, computer scientists and robotics researchers collaborate," said Farnam Jahanian, vice president for research at Carnegie Mellon. To date, CMU has filed more than 140 invention disclosures for AV technologies. At left is CMU's self-driving Cadillac SRX.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Becomes Affiliate of Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

Carnegie Mellon researchers will participate in workshops where they will collaborate with partners, other affiliates and the JCESR hub to find cheaper and more efficient systems for energy storage. MORE
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big Factories Won't Solve High Cost of Electric Vehicles, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say

Nissan Leaf Battery PackCarnegie Mellon researchers have found that the cost savings associated with manufacturing a high volume of batteries for electric vehicles may be nearly exhausted. Mass production lowers cost, say the researchers — but only up to a point. MORE
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Information Networking Institute Student Receives Full Scholarship To Study Information Security

Hana HabibHana Habib, a first-year graduate student in the INI's Information Technology-Information Security program, has received a scholarship from the INI and the Alta Associates Executive Women's Forum (EWF) on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

CMU To Host Second Annual Nationwide High School Computer Security Contest, Oct. 27-Nov. 7

The PicoCTF competition challenges both novices and experts through a "Capture the Flag" (CTF) interactive game, in which participants capture virtual "flags" by reverse engineering, breaking, hacking or decrypting challenges. Unlike traditional exams or courses, the contest offers open-ended problems that can be solved in many ways, usually requiring independent research and encouraging student exploration. MORE
Monday, October 13, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Venkat Viswanathan To Develop Electrolyte Genome Search Engine For Faster, More Successful Testing of New Materials for Battery Development

Venkat ViswanathanThe assistant professor of mechanical engineering is researching new types of lithium batteries for electric vehicles. He realized how slow and inefficient it is to search for specific information on the different components and was inspired to find a solution by President Barack Obama's Materials Genome Initiative.
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