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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robots and cars: highlighting spring practicums

Software Engineering teams reflect on their Spring 2014 practicum projects, one with a socially assistive robot named Romibo that helps children with autism learn, and another building a new way to connect cars and data with drivers and applications. MORE
Friday, June 6, 2014

CMU broadcasts 'Ideas that shape your world start here'

As part of the university's exclusive higher education partnership with the Tony Awards, CMU will air its first ever national television commercial during the broadcast of the ceremony on June 8. MORE
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kruchten says "we can raise the bar" for software

Philippe Kruchten of the University of British Columbia discussed the quality (and frequent lack thereof) of software as a guest of the Distinguished Lecture Series. MORE
Friday, May 2, 2014

SV PhD team gets special recognition at wearable tech hackathon

Srikanth Kallakuri and Akshay Chandrashekaran won a pair of Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses for their work at the NestGSV and AT&T Wearables Hackathon in April. MORE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

INI highlights SV student Ruchir Patwa

Patwa, who will graduate in May from the Information Networking Institute's MS Information Technology - Information Security program, is joining Google as a privacy engineer. MORE
Friday, April 18, 2014

Coursera co-founder and CMU alum Andrew Ng on the future of education

Ng, associate professor in computer science at Stanford University and co-founder of the massive open online course platform, visited the Silicon Valley campus for April's Distinguished Lecture. MORE
Monday, April 14, 2014

Carnival West in action!

Photos from Carnival West at the Silicon Valley Campus April 12, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Carnival in Pittsburgh. MORE
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

INI annual newsletter now available in print and online

The annual newsletter from the Information Networking Institute has been released, featuring stories from alumni, students and faculty from the 2013-14 academic year. Print copies will also be available for pickup at the Silicon Valley campus. MORE
Thursday, April 3, 2014

CMU women join computer and engineering research meetup

Sheryl Root, professor in the SM program, and Assistant Research Professor Jia Zhang will participate in a panel at Stanford University for the women's Research Meetup, highlighting undergraduate and graduate work in electrical engineering and computer science. Other faculty and students will join students from Stanford and UC Berkeley at the annual event April 5.   MORE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Today magazine features trailblazing "Dream Team"

The university magazine featured the three directors of the Integrated Innovation Institute, Jon Cagan (engineering), Peter Boatwright (Tepper) and Eric Anderson (CFA), and mentioned that the Institute is the new home of the MS in Software Management program. MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Expanding the CMU network at the 2014 Silicon Valley Career Fair

See photos and tweets from the March 13 event; in addition to the CMU students and graduates looking for new opportunities, many of the two dozen employers were represented by CMU alumni looking to recruit fellow Tartans.  MORE
Monday, March 10, 2014

Examining the smart grid with Princeton’s Vince Poor

The Dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science discussed "Games, Privacy and Distributed Inference for the Smart Grid" for CMU-SV's Distinguished Lecture Series. MORE
Thursday, March 6, 2014

INI student heads to SXSW with startup AgIC

Yuki Nishida (MSIT-24) will be at the South by Southwest conference in Austin supporting AgIC, a project that uses inkjet printers and silver nano-particle ink to print circuits. MORE
Thursday, February 20, 2014

TV Hackfest awards for Monitube

The TV monitoring app developed by MS ECE student Seokjeong Kate Lee and her hackathon team won two sponsor prizes at the 2014 TV Hackfest San Francisco.  MORE
Monday, February 17, 2014

Student ham Derek Kozel, AG6PO, working with ARRL Santa Clara Valley section

The MS-ECE student will serve the national organization as the Assistant Section Manager, working on youth coordination. MORE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Intel fellow Ticky Thakkar opens Distinguished Lecture Series

The first guest in CMU-SV's new series shared his industry perspective on the "next epoch in mobility innovations" in his talk on pervasive mobile computing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Report from CES 2014

Software Engineering student Shishir Kinkar attended the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month and shares his impressions of the tech industry's biggest event. MORE
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SV teams compete in final QEO Connected Home Challenge

CMU-SV students Tushar Dadlani (MS SE Tech) and Srikanth Kallakuri (ECE PhD) were part of a team named the runners-up in the US region finals of the international competition; Team Scaler, which won the kickoff hackathon in November, also represented the Silicon Valley campus.  MORE
Saturday, January 18, 2014

'Engineering for You' video contest for CIT students

The College of Engineering is hosting a competition to support submissions to the National Academy of Engineering "Engineering for You" video contest. CMU students are eligible for cash prizes and professional editing assistance to enter the national NAE contest to compete for the $25,000 grand prize.  MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

INI launches course in Software Defined Networking (SDN)

A new course from the Information Networking Institute, Special Topics, Network Security and Management, explores the emerging area of SDN, which companies like Google are beginning to adopt in their network infrastructures. MORE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Celebrating the 2013 CIT Staff Awards

The College of Engineering presented the 19th annual Staff Awards Jan. 7, honoring contributions from outstanding staff members who have helped advance the college's strategic goals. Wendy Fong from the SV campus received the Innovation Award, and four staff members were recognized for five years of service. MORE
Friday, December 27, 2013

Fall 2014 admissions still open for SM, MSIT programs

ECE admissions have closed, but prospective students have until Feb. 1 to submit MSIT applications to the INI, and until April 1 for the next MS Software Management deadline.  MORE
Thursday, December 12, 2013

CMU faculty receive DOE grant for energy efficiency research

College of Engineering researchers Anthony Rowe (ECE, Cylab) and Mario Berges (civil and environmental engineering) are developing tools to make buildings more energy efficent, using results from the campuswide Sensor Andrew effort. Rowe has previously teamed with Silicon Valley faculty on project to develop a Sensor Data Service Platform (SDSP). MORE
Monday, December 9, 2013

New Integrative Media Program to feature degree from Integrated Innovation Institute

CMU's College of Fine Arts, School of Computer Science, the College of Engineering and the Tepper School of Business will join with New York City and Steiner Studios to offer interdisciplinary degrees at a new campus in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Integrated Innovation Institute will expand its Master of Integrated Innovation curriculum as part of CMU's Integrative Media Program in NYC.  MORE
Monday, November 18, 2013

First Place: Technicolor Connected Home Challenge

CMU-SV students Mia Manalastas (MS SE), Jeff Hsu (MS SM), Arie Radilla (MS SE) and their team won first place at the Launch Night hack for Technicolor's new QEO framework to connect different devices and applications.  MORE
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Toyota hackathon rewards Driver Karma app with People's Choice award

Software Engineering student Ira Jain and her teammates developed a winning app for the Toyota Quantified Car Hacakthon held in Mountain View Nov. 9-10. MORE
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LaunchCMU: record number of startups in 2013

This year, CMU's award-winning faculty and students were behind a record-high 36 startups; the university was one of the top 5 schools in the country for VC funding and in its history has spun off more companies per dollar of federal research money than any other American school.  MORE
Monday, November 4, 2013

Next Job app a finalist at LinkedIn DevelopHer hackday

CMU-SV students Padmavathy Murthy (MS SM '13), Bo Yu (ECE Ph.D.), Chihiro Suga (ECE Ph.D.), Ashwini Vikram (MS SM), Geetima Rai (MS SM) and Karthika Purushothaman (MS SM) take their app "Next Job" to the finals at the women-only hackathon Oct. 25-26. MORE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

First-year MSIT student Grace Kihumba wins EWF INI fellowship

Grace, who will come to the Silicon Valley campus next year through the bicoastal MSIT program, is the sixth recipient of fellowship offered to students from historically underrepresented populations. MORE
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

INI names Dr. Patrick Tague as new Associate Director

CMU-SV Associate Research Professor Patrick Tague was named as one of two new associate directors at the Information Networking Institute.   MORE

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