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Archives: 2013-14 academic year

CMU's SV Blog

Monday, November 24, 2014

CMU Crowdfunding

Carnegie Mellon launches a site to promote and raise funds for student projects, clubs, organizations and initiatives. MORE
Monday, November 3, 2014

Lip-Bu Tan urges innovators to take on semiconductors

Semiconductors still matter, but innovation is needed, says CMU Trustee Lip-Bu Tan in his October talk for CMU-SV's Distinguished Lecture Series.  MORE
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

First-time hacker team wins $5K prize for Curio app

INI students Susana Lau Hou (MSIT-SM), Tomokazu Yoshida (MSIT-MOB) and María Luisa Carrión (MSIT-MOB) went to their first-ever hackathon and built a winning app in 48 hours, beating out more than 200 other entries from almost 1,000 participants. MORE
Friday, October 17, 2014

First place finish for SV team at international women's hackathon

A cross-disciplinary CMU-SV team took first place in the educational category at the Codess Silicon Valley International Women's Hackathon in October. Congratulations to research assistant Rosemary (Nan) Ke, ECE PhD student Chihiro Suga and INI students Yun Cao (MSIT-SM) and Jamie (Chueh-Min) Cheng (MSIT-MOB)!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NASA Ames celebrates 75 years

On Saturday, October 18, NASA Ames Research Center will hold an Open House to celebrate the facility's 75th anniversary. The CMU-SV campus, located in the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field, will be closed for the special event. MORE
Saturday, September 27, 2014

INI alumna listed among top 30 young women in tech

Ana Martinez, an INI alumna from the bicoastal MSIT program, was included in the Business Insider list of the top 30 women under 30 in technology. She works as a Senior Software Engineer at Zendesk. MORE
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

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