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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Carnegie Science Awards Honor CMU Faculty and Students

Carnegie Science Awards
The Carnegie Science Center will recognize eight Carnegie Mellon University faculty members and students at its 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards celebration on May 12at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Cutting-Edge Entertainment: CMU Heads to South by Southwest

Austin Texas skyline
Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff and students will once again participate in South by Southwest (SXSW), the premier annual entertainment and technology festival, March 10-16 in Austin, Texas.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Computational Method Makes Gene Expression Analyses More Accurate

Carl Kingsford
A new computational method can improve the accuracy of gene expression analyses, which are increasingly used to diagnose and monitor cancers and are a major tool for basic biological research.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scientists Put Human Interaction Under the Microscope

Hanbyul Joo and John O'Brien inside the PanOptic Dome
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and Pittsburgh have joined forces to explore the behavior of successful negotiators, very, very closely.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Frieze Honored for Increasing Diversity in Computer Science

Image of Carol Frieze
Carol Frieze directs Women@SCS and SCS4ALL in CMU's School of Computer Science.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alexa, Call Ran Zhao

Ran Zhao
Zhao, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute (LTI), has been named the first Alexa Fund Fellow.
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.

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