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- Distinguished Research Fellow Steve Ray moderated a panel on the "Internet of Things" in September, hosted by Cadence Design Systems; a summary of the event was published on a Cadence community blog.
- The Boston Globe quoted Associate Research Professor Pei Zhang in an article about robot swarms.
- Alumni startup Leanplum announced $4.8 million in Series A funding from a top-tier Silicon Valley VC, along with a new Marketing Automation feature for its mobile app analytics and optimization services.
- Neon Labs, a CMU startup that incubated at the Silicon Valley campus after moving to California from Pittsburgh, has raised more than $4 million for their work exploring user engagement with images online, as reported in the Wall Street Journal's Venture Capital Dispatch in July. The company also issued a press release about its partnership with IGN Entertainment's video news.
- In May, Singapore Management University published "The case for open source software," an interview with Tony Wasserman, Professor of the Practice in the Integrated Innovation Institute.
- Forbes contributor Peter High interviewed Jon Cagan, co-director of the Integrated Innovation Institute, for the Education Technology Innovation series; they discuss creating ideas, new markets and the Institute's "vision to build innovators of tomorrow."
- Associate Research Professor Pei Zhang talked about his group's research into cyber-physical systems and sensor networks at NCTA's annual Cable Show conference; this video segment is part of the "Imagine Park: Internet of Thingamajigs" series and features Ph.D. student Frank Mokaya demonstrating their wearable sensors.
- More than 15 news outlets picked up a story about a detection tool developed by CMU and Facebook to help security professionals deal with"man-in-the middle" attacks. The paper was written by Lin-Shung Huang (an SV Ph.D. student) and former SV faculty member Collin Jackson with Facebook employees Alex Rice and Erling Ellingsen. See the story at Boing Boing, SC Magazine, CIO.com and Ars Technica.
- Forbes highlighted a Quora response by CMU-SV Software Management alumnus Amin Ariana, answering the question "How Do You Get Over The Fear Of Quitting Your Job To Start A Startup?"
- VentureBeat and The Verge both featured "Explorable Inequality," an interactive map of income inequality built by CMU's Randy Sargent and Christopher Bartley in the Create Lab. Based on the bestselling book Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, the map shows wealth data for 29 countries over the past 100 years.
- INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis was interviewed by Fortune Magazine for an article about information security education, which mentioned the bicoastal Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley MSIT-IS degree.
- Carnegie Mellon's first "digital career fair" with alumni startup collegefeed was featured in the Wall Street Journal April 3. Reporter Melissa Korn notes "Collegefeed is also supplying college career offices with tools like searchable catalogs of résumés and data for which companies requested connections to students and why, to better position students during the next recruiting cycle." Stanford and Cal Poly are among the other schools working with collegefeed.
- VentureBeat covered EngageClick's launch from stealth mode March 25 in an exclusive article; co-founders Manoj Rajshekar and Shekhar Deo are both CMU-SV alumni from the Software Management program.
- Distinguished Service Professor Stuart Evans was interviewed for a segment of the BBC World Service program "Tech Tent" airing March 14. He discussed how Chinese entrepreneurs are making an impact in Silicon Valley, as well as the recent increase in students applying from China and South-East Asia. Listen to his segment beginning at 17:35, and see an expanded interview with reporter Alison van Diggelen at Fresh Dialogues.
- Assistant Research Professor Ian Lane was interviewed for Nvidia's online CUDA Spotlight series, discussing his team's research in hardware-accelerated perceptual computing and their focus on GPU-accelerated methods for speech recognition, image processing and natural language processing understanding. Lane also co-directs the CMU CUDA Center of Excellence with Dr. Kayvon Fatahalian.
- Forbes.com featured Sunnyvale's Plug and Play Tech Center and noted that Carnegie Mellon students are involved in the accelerator program; Plug and Play is also hosting CMU's Silicon Valley Career Fair in March.
- A San Diego Union-Tribune article from Feb. 24, about efforts to lure a graduate school to Carlsbad, Calif., mentions CMU's Silicon Valley campus as an example that has an expanding technology and life sciences cluster.
- Carnegie Mellon's feature about Associate Research Professor Jason Lohn and his antenna design with X5 Systems, "The Sky Isn't the Limit," was published in the NASA Ames NRP Post Winter 2014 edition (PDF).
- In a feature titled "Swarms of drones could be the next frontier in emergency response," NBC News reports on Associate Research Professor Pei Zhang's work on the Sensorfly project, developing small, remote helicopters that can be controlled remotely in concert.
- Apportable, founded by former SV faculty member Dr. Collin Jackson, released a new game development tool suite for iOS and Android app developers called SpriteBuilder; the launch got coverage in VentureBeat and YCombinator HackerNews.
- Real-time wearable sensors developed by Vibrado Technologies with Associate Research Professor Pei Zhang and PhD student Frank Mokaya were featured on CNET and CBS in their Cutting Edge series. The video showed a feedback sleeve for basketball players in action, and CMU-SV Campus Director Bob Iannucci discussing the future of embedded sensors and systems.
- FastCompany covered the LinkedIn DevelopHer hackathon, held Oct. 25-26, which drew more than 100 participants, including teams of CMU-SV graduate students (featured in the photo gallery). Three CMU teams made it to the final round.
- Mobile app optimization startup Leanplum went public Nov. 5 with their mobile app A/B testing service, earning coverage in Wired and GigaOm; co-founder and CEO Momchil Kyurkchiev (MS SE '11) is a former Google engineer.
- Mainframe2, cofounded in 2013 by CMU-SV student Darko Ilic (MS SE '14), came out of stealth at DEMO 2013 with coverage from TechCrunch, Bloomberg and more.
- Facebook has acquired Mobile Technologies, founded by CMU CS faculty member Alex Waibel, who worked with CMU-SV faculty researchers Joy Ying Zhang, Matthias Eck, and Ian Lane to develop the translation app Jibbigo; reported in TechCrunch and PCWorld
- The USGS featured a story about the self-flying XSCAV aircraft, a collaborative project of the NASA Ames Research Center and the Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory at CMU-SV.
- In August, TechCrunch reported that collegefeed, which was co-founded by CMU-SV graduate Aman Khanna and launched a beta with CMU-SV earlier in the year, raised $1.8 million from Accel Partners.
- CrowdOptic announced their partnership with CMU-SV to develop new mapping technology that will connect smart buildings and environments with users of smart and wearable devices.
- Startup company Apportable, founded by Dr. Collin Jackson, an assistant research professor at CMU-SV, was featured in the Wall Street Journal for their work converting iOS apps to Android and their $2.4 million in seed funding, led by Google Ventures.
- CMU-SV's Bob Iannucci and several M.S. and Ph.D. students mentioned in the Mercury News for their involvement in the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association Field Day. For photo, see our Facebook page.
- Bicoastal INI (MS IT '13) student Trenton Johnson is profiled in the online magazine Diversity Careers. Johnson will join IBM's Watson Solutions team post-graduation.
- The NRP Post — CMU-SV is featured in the Spring 2013 edition of the NRP Post.
- Alumni startup collegefeed, a social career platform to connect college students and companies, featured in VentureBeat, GigaOM and Reuters
- SFGate release on the CMU-SV student team that won the April CMU-SV HTML5 Hackathon sponsored by Yahoo!
- Ian Lane and INI students' work gesture-based interfaces with Yandex featured on TechCrunch. A video is also featured on Yandex's blog. Download the video on Vimeo.
- Anthony (Tony) Wasserman Awarded 2013 SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award - April 2, 2013
ACM'S Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) has awarded Dr. Tony Wasserman its 2013 Influential Educator Award.
- Female Developers and Athletes Take the Leading Role at espnW Hack Day - November 13, 2012
By the end of the day Saturday, the seven judges chose a winner: iSports, developed by Divya Natesan, Pooja Gada, and Ditaya Das, three graduate engineering students from Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. The app pulls athlete videos from YouTube and relevant facts from ESPN.
- Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Researchers Work To Develop New Tools For Improving Communication During Natural Disasters - November 5, 2012
"As voice and data networks have become more complex, they have also become more vulnerable in the face of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes," said Bob Iannucci, director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center and a distinguished service professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. "And while police, fire and other emergency responders have their dedicated communication tools, impacted community members may find themselves without the ability to access Internet services, social networks and other popular means of communication."
- Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Holds its 3rd Annual Disaster Management Initiative Workshop - November 3, 2012
Carnegie Mellon’s 3rd Annual Disaster Management Initiative Workshop is focusing on community resilience in the face of disasters, utilizing the latest technologies in mobile communications and interoperability to test effective responses to emergency scenarios.
- NASA, Carnegie Mellon To Showcase Disaster Management Technologies - October 31, 2012
In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV), Ames will host a workshop highlighting community resilience and testing technologies in preparation, response and recovery from emergencies.
- The NRP Post - September 10, 2012
CMUSV is featured in the Summer 2012 edition of the NRP Post, including CMUSV's 10th Anniversary Celebration.
- Research at Google; Faculty Summit - July 26, 2012
Randy Sargent discusses his research projects, "TimeMachine" and "BodyTrack", while interviewed by Google.
- Always On: Helibots to the Rescue - July 3, 2012
Pei Zhang and students demonstrate SensorFly on CNET video.
- Carnegie Mellon University Honors Zazzle with Inclusion in Time Capsule - June 12, 2012
“CMU Silicon Valley has come a long way in the past ten years, the people here, this milestone, and the technology we are producing shows we are in the right place and that the university is harnessing and growing innovation,” Martin Griss, Associate Dean and Director of CMU Silicon Valley said glowingly. Part of the event included a time capsule which included proud elements from the past ten years: projects, devices, software, certificates and even a Zazzle ornament!
- Google’s SPDY and ActivNetworks’ BoostEdge to Allow Faster Web Access - March 21, 2012
“In an age when mobile users are demanding more bandwidth, the mobile industry needs to develop new ways to increase capacity with minimal cost. Our research team created a test bed to benchmark performance and verify how that need is addressed using BoostEdge and SPDY,” said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Associate Director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley.
- Disaster recovery: Improving smartphone communications - February 1, 2012
Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and the Disaster Management Initiative, explains how to build technologies that will make a difference for individuals and their communities. He spoke at NASA's Disaster Resiliency Panel held at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif.
- NASA To Host Disaster Resiliency Panel - January 27, 2012
CMUSV Director Martin Griss will speak on, "Community Resilience: What Should One Do?" at the NASA Disaster Resiliency Panel on January 31, 2012.
- Are our smart devices becoming too smart? - January 24, 2012
What if your smartphone – or laptop, or remote control – could anticipate what you want and could intuitively respond to your needs? Ted Selker, associate director of mobility research at CMUSV discusses.
- The Smartphone That Knows What You're Thinking - January 18, 2012
“It’s astounding and enabling,” said Ted Selker, associate director of mobility research at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. “The question really comes down to what won’t [mobile devices] be able to do.”
- DARPA’s Almost-Impossible Challenge to Reconstruct Shredded Documents: Solved - December, 20, 2011
The winning team, "All Your Shreds Are Belong To Us" included CMU-SV alumnus Keith Walker.
- How NASA is Using Aircraft to Fight Fire with Data - December 12
NASA and Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus teamed up to test new approaches to managing and obtaining information about these disasters using aircraft and a next-generation emergency operations center (EOC).
- Strength in Numbers: Dealing with Catastrophe - September 22
According to CMUSV, emergency managers and response teams often need to find and assess damage over huge areas that can stretch over thousands of kilometres. Researchers at the university are developing hi-tech tools to help speed up disaster relief efforts and recovery.
- Force for Change - September 20
The Salesforce.com Foundation’s 2011 Force-for-Change Grants are focused on technology innovations aimed at enhancing collaboration, increasing efficiencies, and supporting effectiveness across the nonprofit sector. CMUSV DMI, part of the Bay Area Cross-Sector Partners in Preparedness (BACSPP), won one of the five Force-for-Change grants.
- Update on TechWomen - Sept. 7
"Another woman is continuing her collaboration with her TechWomen Carnegie Mellon University mentors on the social network analysis of the San Bruno, California fire. She is also working on the fatayateInTech.com platform."
- Carnegie Mellon Opens Year-Long Entrepreneurship Master's in Silicon Valley - August 22
Ray Bareiss, director of educational programs at the Silicon Valley campus said, "Becoming an entrepreneur not only requires a great idea; it also requires the ability to build a winning team and take your idea to market. You want to succeed or fail based on the merit of your idea, not because you can't manage a software business effectively."
- Carnegie Mellon University Launches Entrepreneurship Program - August 19
- Carnegie Mellon entrepreneur program - August 19
“I wanted to get a bit of the business side, particularly the entrepreneurial side of the world,” Alum Alok Rishi said.
- Taking command of new communications technology - August 11
Director Martin Griss began conducting research on mobile application domains that he felt his institution could collaborate with; one of these was emergency services. "I realized that disaster management was potentially about to experience a big change due to mobile devices in the hands of the public as well as first responders, due to worldwide networks (the Internet) and the potential of crowd-sourcing, such as we found in Haiti after the earthquake."
- Carnegie Mellon Improving Disaster Recovery with Educational Technology - July 22
“We started this program inspired in part by things like 9/11, Katrina, the tsunami after we got to thinking that we ought to be able to do better than that,” says DMI Associate Director Steven Ray. “Certainly software solutions exist and technology solutions exist.”
- Emergency rig show and shine - May 26, 2011
The four-day event at CMUSV was a Silicon Valley style technology meet-up for state and local government agencies -- the first gathering of its kind for California.
- Carnegie Mellon's flying robots could assist firefighters in search and rescue - May 26, 2011
CMUSV Professor Pei Zhang is working on a mobile-sensor network that could send swarms of tiny helicopters into a building.
- The Early Adopter's Guide to Space Travel - May 17, 2011
Beam-powered spaceflight? "I know this sounds like science fiction the first time you hear about it, but when you look at the actual details, the numbers, it's not all that far-fetched," says Kevin Parkin, who heads Carnegie Mellon's Microwave Thermal Rocket project in collaboration with NASA.
- NASA Ames Co-Sponsors Disaster Management Workshop - May 16, 2011
- NVIDIA Announces the addition of 35 new CUDA Research Centers and CUDA Teaching Centers - May 11, 2011
Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley is one of the new CUDA Research Centers, which are recognized institutions that embrace and utilize GPU computing across multiple research fields.
- GigaPan Time Machine shows future of videos - May 9, 2011
CMU's CREATE Lab and NASA's Ames research Center has developed a way to make extremely high resolution videos -- with consumer cameras -- and show them in a Web browser. They call it the Gigapan Time Machine, because it zooms back and forth through time, too.
- Course combines business, software - March 21, 2011
Director of Software Engineering Todd Sedano and adjunct professor Scott Russell at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley campus are again offering 96-800, Real World Software Engineering for Entrepreneurs, this summer
- Super-flexibility Interview Part II: Execution—How to Become Super-flexible - January 2011
Professor Stuart Evans discusses coined phrase 'super-flexbility' and his recently published book on the topic.
- Web Sockets and the risks of unfinished standards - December 10, 2010
CMU SV Ph.D. students David Huang and Eric Chen ran an experiment that uncovered security issues with a new protocol that is in the process of being standardized.
- What is Super-flexibility? - November 2010
Professor Stuart Evans discusses coined phrase 'super-flexbility' and his recently published book on the topic.
- Forcing browswers to use encryption - November 15, 2010
Jeff Hodges, security engineer at PayPal, wrote the original draft specification for HSTS with Collin Jackson, a former Googler and faculty at CMU Silicon Valley, "This allows for full-session encryption," Jackson told CNET. "A user won't see an insecure version of the site."
- Microsoft Fixes MIME-Handling in IE6, IE7, IE8 - November 2010
As described in a paper by Collin Jackson and David Huang, the cross-site scripting bug fix and MIME handling changes have been announced by Microsoft.
- Mozilla fixes Firefox's DLL load hijacking bug - September 8, 2010
- Sci Fi Science II: Cheap Exploration - August 31, 2010
Professor Zhang To Be Featured on Discovery Science Channel
- Browsers' private modes leak info, say researchers - August 10, 2010
"There are some traces left behind [by all browsers] that could reveal some of the sites that you've been to," said Collin Jackson, an assistant research professor at the Silicon Valley campus of Carnegie Mellon University.
- iPhone Defense Prompts New Debate - July 18, 2010
Jason Lohn, a professor of electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, said the competing phones Apple used in its videos "don't have the antenna's bare metal exposed to the hand, so I'd be surprised if the effect of the hand would be as pronounced as it was on the iPhone 4."
- Anti-Clickjacking Defenses 'Busted' In Top Websites - May 26, 2010
Silicon Valley Professor Collin Jackson discusses frame busting, a popular technique that basically stops a website from operating when it's loaded inside a "frame," does not prevent clickjacking.
- The Institut Telecom Arrives in Silicon Valley - May 4, 2010
The Institut Telecom establishes partnership with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley.
- IT disaster recovery planning and earthquake emergency response - April 21, 2010
News of the Haiti disaster was communicated largely by civilians using social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, and sending photos and news of the earthquake's destruction through cell phones, said Dr. Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus.
- Twiki Inc. Wins Innovator Award for Gov 2.0 Solution; Presented by CMU and NASA - April 13, 2010
“We are pleased to award Twiki Inc. the DMI award and recognize them as a leading innovator... They are helping us in developing improved mobile and information technology solutions to manage an emergency,” said Dr Martin Griss, Director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley.
- Overlap of Silicon Valley, Quake Country Producing Web 2.0 Emergency Response - March 31, 2010
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is working to use the Internet and Silicon Valley's location in earthquake country to unite crowd-sourced and corporate emergency information and response with those of government agencies in new ways. (Communications Daily Vol. 30, No. 61, subscription required)
- Not a Moment to Soon ... Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Launches Disaster Management Initiative - March 29, 2010
CyLab's Richard Power discusses the pivotal role of information and information security in crisis and catastrophe.
- Carnegie Mellon University launches Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) - March 25, 2010
Carnegie Mellon's DMI is working with 70 companies on research and development projects regarding disaster recovery management and working with nine other regional and state agencies including Airship Earth Corporation (AEC), California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), Clearwire Corp., Golden Gate Safety Network and MapLab (GGSN), TechNet, TWIKI.NET, Unisys, Wireless Communications alliance (WCA) and WCA eCLIC.
- Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Tackles Tech-Driven Disaster Management - March 25, 2010
With back to back disaster tech-focused events, Director Martin Griss elaborates, "People are beginning to use smart phones, WiFi, Facebook, and Twitter to communicate with each other on the ground in the disasters--between citizens and emergency responders and citizens on ground and the rest of the world."
- Aerobot Invasion: The World's Newest and Most Spectacular Unmanned Aircraft - February 22, 2010
CyLab Mobility Research Center's SensorFly featured in "Bats, Bees and Other Feats of Biomimicry" portion of the story on page 43 in the print edition.
- eCLIC To Participate in Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative - February 22, 2010
eCLIC, the Emergency Communications Leadership & Innovation Center (a special interest group of the Wireless Communications Alliance) will participate in the important Disaster Management Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus and will jointly plan and develop the “WCA eCLIC Labs at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley”.
- U.S. Keeps Foreign Ph.D.s - January 26, 2010
Joy Ying Zhang featured in Wall Street Journal article, "Despite Fears of a Post-9/11 Drop, Most Science, Engineering Post-Grads Have Stayed"
- OCG Hosts Indoor Location and Floor Plan Standards Forum - January 18, 2010
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) held a special session of the OGC 3DIM (3D Information Management) Domain Working Group; among the presenters were researchers working on Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's Open Floor Plan Display Project.
- 'Jibbigo' Phone App Translates Spoken Words Into Other Languages - December 17, 2009
Alex Waibel, director of Carnegie Mellon's interACT (International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies) demonstrates how Jibbigo works.
- Networked surveillance minicopters can't be kept down - November 28, 2009
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley aim to fly squadrons of "Sensorfly" craft that coordinate with each other to explore indoor environments – for instance, to check out buildings after a natural disaster.
- SensorFly robots hunt in packs and can take a battering - November 26, 2009
The Sensorfly, developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is the first prototype in what will eventually be a swarm of dual-rotor helicopters, designed to scout dangerous locations in disaster response or urban combat situations.
- Hackers create tools for disaster relief - November 15, 2009
The GeoCam Disaster Response Project, comprised of researchers from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley & NASA, win first prize for their "I'm OK" app at Random Hacks of Kindness.
- iPhone app translates between English and Spanish, and vice-versa - October 25, 2009
Carnegie Mellon celebrates Jibbigo, startup launched by computer science professor Alex Waibal, with numerous research collaborations, including Silicon Valley Research Professor Joy Zhang.
- Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep Khosla To Be Keynote Speaker At Launch of New Policy Network Critical to G-20 Leaders - September 22, 2009
Dean Pradeep K. Khosla will speak to more than 70 members of a newly formed network of global information technology experts prior to launch of the G20 summit.
- Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep K. Khosla To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Engineering Society - August 31, 2009
Dean Pradeep Khosla is being recognized for his significant impact on the use of computers in engineering practice and education from the Computer and Information in Engineering Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Wireless Networks of the Future - July 24, 2009
Martin Griss describes WiMAX, a 4G wireless network.
- Tony Wasserman named to advisory board - July 22, 2009
Tony Wasserman was named to the Board of Advisors for the newly created Open Source for America, an organization that will serve as a unified voice for the promotion of open source software in the U.S. Federal Government arena.
- Pei Zhang and SensorFly project highlighted - July 16, 2009
Pei Zhang and his student Aveek Purohit describe their SensorFly project as a mobile solution to hazardous situations.
- Ted Selker Gives Talk at The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI - July 14, 2009
Ted Selker talks on "Industrial Design Intelligence: Evaluation Supporting Aesthetic and Functional Design" at The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI, Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction
- Keynote Address Given by Maarten Sierhuis - July 11, 2009
Maarten Sierhuis was invited to give a Keynote at the Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms in Agent Systems (COIN) workshop at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Pasadena
- Picture This - July 6, 2009
Randy Sargent and GigaPan software are highlighted in the Carnegie Mellon Today magazine
- Pradeep Khosla Named To New Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative - June 22, 2009
Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering, will join an elite group of academic researchers and business leaders tapped to serve for the next three years on the Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative (TLSI), a collaborative effort designed to chart the most promising frontiers of technology and competitive advantage arenas for the United States.