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Monday, February 20, 2017

Computational Biologist Part of All-Star Alzheimer’s Collaboration

Pfenning Lab
Andreas Pfenning is part of a research team that aims to find new ways to translate genetic findings into new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Robot’s Personality Comes to Life in Museum Exhibit

Robot at Museum
Ph.D. student Madeline Gannon's "Mimus" is engaging visitors like a curious animal at the zoo.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kanade Becomes First CMU Professor To Receive IEEE Founder’s Medal

Takeo Kanade
Takeo Kanade is being recognized for his leadership in computer vision and robotics.
Monday, February 6, 2017

ETC Explores Augmenting Reality

A student team created an avatar to provide information about a display
Students at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center are studying applications of augmented reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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