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Archives: 2013-14 academic year

CMU's SV Blog

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Q&A with Don Knuth

The Silicon Valley campus was honored to welcome Don Knuth, author of the seminal four-volume work The Art of Computer Programming, "father" of the analysis of algorithms and professor emeritus at Stanford University, as our guest at the Distinguished Lecture Series in September. MORE
Monday, September 8, 2014

Conrad Fellowship rewards INI student for blend of creative and technical talents

Recognizing MSIT-25 student Alberto Cursack, the recipient of the Conrad Fellowship at the SV campus.  MORE
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

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