2010 News-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

2010 News

International Community Interested in Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's Learn-by-doing Methodology

Director of Education Programs, Ray Bareiss was invited to Ramon Llull University in Barcelona to present a one-week workshop for faculty on teaching in a learning-by-doing curriculum.

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Associate Dean Martin Griss to Chair MobiCASE 2010

Dr. Martin Griss, Director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, will be chairing the 2nd annual MobiCASE Conference, to be held October 25-28, in Santa Clara, CA. The Second International Conference on Mobile Computing, Application, and Services, continues to provide great opportunities to researchers and practitioners, from both the academia and industry, to present and discuss their work on mobile applications and service provisioning. MORE

CMU-SV and eCLIC to Sponsor PTC '11

We are now pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and eCLIC are official supporters of PTC’11, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 14-20, 2011 (see www.ptc.org). MORE

Professor Tony Wasserman Speaks at NEA OSS 2010

Professor Tony Wasserman was the keynote speaker at the 9th annual North East Asia Open Source Software Promotion Forum (NEA OSS 2010) on Nov. 2-4, 2010, in Seoul, Korea. MORE

Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable Hosts Aerospace Reception

On October 20, 2010, the Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable (SVSBR) hosted an evening reception and networking event with a keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation. MORE

interACT Presidential Summit on the Globalized University Held at CMU Silicon Valley

A two-day interACT Presidential Summit was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, home of the Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Campus (CMUSV) to discuss the Globalized University.
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CMUSV PhD Student Research Paper Accepted to ICCE

Congratulations to Heng-Tze Cheng, whose research paper on “Contactless Gesture Recognition System Using Proximity Sensors” was accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) 2011. Cheng, a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was also the recipient of a Qualcomm Franklin Antonio-Office of the Chief Scientist Scholarship. MORE

Workshop on Healthcare Intelligence Innovation Held at NIH

Innovation in Large Service Systems, a research collaboration at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus, recently held a workshop on “Innovation in Healthcare Intelligence” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, MD. Senior level physicians, researchers and administrators convened to discuss “What’s Beyond the EMRs to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Intelligence and Smart Services.” MORE

CMU Disaster Management Initiative Releases San Bruno Technical Debrief

The Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative is pleased to release the San Bruno Fire Technical Debrief in concert with the November 5 BACSPP Meta-leadership conference discussing the San Bruno fire. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Scientist Wins 2010 ICSE Award

Dr. Corina Pasareanu, Senior Systems Scientist at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, was awarded The International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2010 Most Influential Paper Award for co-authoring “Bandera: Extracting Finite-state Models from Java Source Code.” MORE

MOU Signed to Include DMI in SCEWN Emergency Network

As partners in Carnegie Mellon University’s Disaster Management Initiative, San Jose Water Company and the Santa Clara Emergency Wireless Network (SCEWN) signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding on October 26, 2010, thus clearing the final hurdle to expand the SCEWN emergency network to include the CMU Silicon Valley campus, other sites at NASA’s Moffett Field, and San Jose Water Company’s own emergency management operations. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Participates in the Great Shakeout

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley researchers participated today in the Great ShakeOut, a California-wide emergency preparedness drill. MORE

NASA Ames Honor Awards

Two Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley research teams were recognized on September 1, 2010 at the NASA Ames Honor Awards. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Student Given NSF Grant to ICMI Conference

Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Senaka Buthpitiya was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to attend the 12th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and 7th Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (ICMI-MLMI 2010), to be held in Beijing, China this November. MORE

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts Media Summit About Shift to Niche News

Ted Selker, associate director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center at Carnegie Mellon's campus at Silicon Valley, moderated a distinguished panel of national and regional media as news outlets grapple with what to put behind online paywalls.

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Carnegie Mellon Student Wins VMware Fling Contest

Annie Yen-Ju Chen of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley took first place in VMware’s Summer Intern Fling Contest 2010. VMware summer interns were invited to create “flings” to help familiarize them with VMware products and platforms. MORE

Ritsumeikan University Faculty and Students Visit Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

On Friday, September 24, Professors Hideyuki Takada and Nobuhiko Nishio of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan visited the Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley campus with eight of their research graduate students. MORE

Bicoastal Program Prepares Lockheed Martin Intern for Summer Project

When Information Networking Institute (INI) student Arik Misler took notes in his Introduction to Information Security course last fall, he didn't realize the impact his coursework would have just a few months later. However, Misler has relied extensively on what he learned during his first year in the Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Management (MSIT-SM) program in order to successfully complete his summer project for Lockheed Martin. MORE

Yahoo! Intern Applies Software Management Skills Hands-On

Rich Yueh, an Information Networking Institute (INI) student in the Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Management (MSIT-SM) program, is interning this summer at Yahoo! Inc. in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif. Like other high-end tech companies, Yahoo's "Web 2.0 environment" inspires and fosters creativity and hard work through flexibility, employee benefits and a jovial and informal atmosphere. Yueh is thrilled to be a part of Yahoo's team for the summer, working alongside "some of the same people who essentially helped 'create' the Internet." MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Receives DoE Funding to Develop Intelligent Diagnostic Algorithms for Revenue Critical Photovoltaic Arrays

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Abraham Ishihara is the principal investigator for one of four Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards from the U.S. Department of Energy in support of Smart Controllers for Smart Grid Applications. The award is part of a $188 million investment supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. MORE

TWiki Partners with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

TWiki Inc. will partner with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMSV) as a key member in the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) and Center for Collaboration Science and Applications (CCSA). This partnership extends beyond the previously established partnership to explore the use of the TWiki Enterprise Agility Platform as a base for a more dynamic common operational picture (COP). MORE

Carnegie Mellon Student Awarded Scholarship to Grace Hopper Celebration

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) student Kanupriya Tavri was awarded a full scholarship to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
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CMSV Scientist Is Keynote Speaker at SEFM 2010 Conference

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Senior System Scientist Dimitra Giannakopoulou will deliver a keynote address at the 8th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM). The conference will take place in Pisa, Italy on September 13–18, 2010. MORE

Rising Alumni Ready to Impact the Silicon Valley

Graduates of Carnegie Mellon have always been highly sought after commodities, particularly in the software industry. Even in the current struggling economy, alumni of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley are still the lucky recipients of the “golden ticket”. In fact, many of our graduates this year are in the auspicious position of choosing from some very impressive offers. MORE

CMU Students Create iPhone App SurveyMonster

A Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley student team created an iPhone app picked up by the iPhone store. Reggie Nair, Vineet Nair, and Ganesh Kaveripakkam joined together to design the iPhone app SurveyMonster 1.0 for their course “Real World Software Engineering for Entrepreneurs.” MORE

Carnegie Mellon Student Among Winners in Global Marketing Competition

Information Networking Institute (INI) bicoastal student Apinand Dabpetch and his five Carnegie Mellon teammates won first place in the Americas region in the 2010 Google Online Marketing Challenge. Dabpetch, a student in the INI’s bicoastal Master of Science in Information Technology – Software Management (MSIT-SM) program, was among 3,000 students from 70 countries to participate in this year’s Challenge. MORE

Class of 2010 Graduates

Eighty-one students from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Master of Science in Software Engineering and Software Management programs received their diplomas on Sunday, August 8, in a ceremony with over 350 people in attendance. The class of 2010 represents the eighth class of students graduating from the Silicon Valley campus, established in 2002 at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. MORE

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Awarded to Carnegie Mellon Student

Student Hong Guo of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and Information Networking Institute’s MSIT bicoastal program was awarded a full scholarship to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The Grace Hopper Celebration is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields. MORE

Judge for 2010 Imagine Cup

Tony Wasserman, Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, participated as a final round judge in the Software Design category of the 2010 Imagine Cup, held this year in Warsaw, Poland. MORE

Dr. Martin Griss Invited to Executive Committee of Disaster Resiliency Center

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Director Dr. Martin Griss has been invited to join the executive committee of the Disaster Resiliency Center. The Disaster Resiliency Center (DRC) provides a collaborative hub for public and private sector leaders to prepare for disasters and emergencies on a regional scale. MORE

CalEMA Selects Carnegie Mellon as Site for Latest Emergency Unit

The California Emergency Response Agency (CalEMA) has selected Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley as the site for one of twelve OASIS “COM62” Emergency Units. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Student Achieves IEEE Senior Member Status

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Ph.D. student Jonathan Becker attained Senior Member status with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading technical professional association. MORE

Silicon Valley Campus Director Keynote Speaker at WIRE Conference

Dr. Martin Griss, Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, gave a keynote presentation at the 5th Workshop on Introducing Reuse into Enterprises (WIRE) in São Paulo, Brazil on June 28, 2010. MORE

Enterprise and Innovation Requires “Super-flexibility”

According to Evans, “In Silicon Valley we have observed many companies from startups to large giants, as well as growing adolescents in between. This book equips knowledge workers with a toolkit of conceptual frameworks that can be applied to real-life situations.” MORE

Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley Campus Partners With Institut Telecom To Expand Research and Educational Opportunities

In early May, Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus announced a new partnership with Institut Telecom, a higher education and research institution in France, who recently opened a new satellite location in the Silicon Valley. MORE

Silicon Valley Students Paint Fence at Commencement

“Attending Commencement Weekend is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be passed up. There are so many deep traditions that I was not aware of prior to attending commencement weekend that I would not have discovered,” said Ed Miranda, an MS Software Management student who works at Boeing. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley PhD Student Presents Paper at C5 Conference

Faisal Luqman, a PhD in ECE student will present a paper titled “Overseer: A Mobile Context-Aware Collaboration and Task Management System for Disaster Response”, which he co-authored with Dr. Martin Griss, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, at The Eighth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2010) MORE

Students Come Together for Annual Gathering

During the weekend of May 15, twenty-one students from the Silicon Valley MS Class of 2011 and INI MSIT-21, gathered at Moffett Field for the annual Gathering. MORE

Faculty Presents at Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education

SIGCSE 2010, the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin continues the long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to make contact via paper, panel, poster and special sessions, as well as workshops that allow them to renew and make new connections as they discuss the challenges and excitement of computer science education. MORE

SensorFly Swarms Again in Science Magazine for Kids and Classrooms

The SensorFly project was highlighted in an article about cybugs, robobees, and other human-made bugs. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Gets a Facelift!

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley has spent last 4 months renovating its campus, including new office space, classrooms and conference rooms, as well as, new video and audio equipment and user-friendly furniture installations. MORE

Professor Stuart Evans Moderates Panel on “Innovation in Practice”

Prof. Stuart Evans Moderates Panel on "Innovation in Practice" with Tepper Business Students at Plug and Play Tech Center. MORE

Professor Tony Wasserman Elected to Board of Open Source Initiative

Dr. Tony Wasserman, Professor of Software Management Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Open Source Investigation at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, was one of three people recently elected to a three-year term on the OSI Board, effective April 1st. MORE

Meeting the Needs of the Industry Leaders: Software Management Concentrations Introduced

Ray Bareiss, Director of Educational Programs explains, “based on consistent feedback from our students, alumni and industry partners, we’ve decided to re-structure the Software Management program to include these highly sought after areas of concentration.” MORE

Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep K. Khosla Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep K. Khosla Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers MORE

Silicon Valley Faculty Chairs Web 2.0 Security & Privacy Workshop

During the workshop's five sessions, twelve papers were presented on subjects ranging from privacy and security to mobile web and browser APIs. At the Measuring Security session, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley student Mustafa Acer presented the paper, “Critical Vulnerability in Browser Security Metrics”. MORE

Dr. Martin Griss Leads Panel Workshop for the Pacific Telecommunication Council

Dr. Griss will be participating in the Pacific Telecommunication Council in Hawaii, January 17-20, 2010, moderating a panel titled “Government and Broadband”, focusing on the complex interaction of government, regulation, investment and technology in the Asia-Pacific region. MORE

2nd Annual Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Easter Egg Hunt

More than 25 people celebrated the 2nd annual Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Easter Egg Hunt. MORE

WCA eCLIC Disaster Management Lab Developed at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

eCLIC, the emergency Communications Leadership & Innovation Center, a special interest group of the Wireless Communications Alliance, will participate in the important disaster management initiative of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus and jointly plan and develop the “eCLIC Labs at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley”. MORE

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Disaster Management Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Disaster Management Initiative: Kicks Off with Silicon Valley Workshop, Followed by CrisisCampSiliconValley at NASA Ames Research Park Focusing on Technology Innovations in Communications, Collaboration and Mobility Devices for Disaster Planning

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Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Hosts Disaster Management Events

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's Disaster Management Initiative holds first workshop and hosts CrisisCampSiliconValley to further communications and technologies serving disaster management and recovery. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Hosts Disaster Management Events

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's Disaster Management Initiative holds first workshop and hosts CrisisCampSiliconValley to further communications and technologies serving disaster management and recovery. MORE

CyLab Experts Host Industry And Security-Related Briefing In Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University cybersecurity experts will brief a select group of senior executives from security, technology and the law enforcement sector March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, Calif. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Faculty Present at CSEE&T

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley faculty presented the ideals incorporated in the Software Engineering and Software Management programs at the Silicon Valley campus, through papers and workshops at the CSEE&T conference in Pittsburgh. MORE

Event: CrisisCampSiliconValley Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at Moffett Field, March 26-28

Free Public Event Open to Community Groups and Individuals in San Francisco Bay Area Interested in Technology Innovation for Disaster Planning and Response MORE

Professor Patricia Collins Leads Workshop at Aging in America Conference

“The needs of older adults vary from person to person, however, by using personas, we can identify unifying characteristics and based on that, develop technology that serves the needs of this population,” said Collins. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Researchers Collaborate With Industry To Develop Measures of Quality and Performance for Cloud-Computing Services

“We are helping to develop a set of business-centric measures, mixing quantitative and qualitative data that will provide chief information officers with a standardized method for comparing cloud services from internal or external providers,” said Jane Siegel and Jeff Perdue, both senior scientists at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. MORE

Silicon Valley Campus To Launch New Certificate Program in IT-Enabled Service Management

“The four course IT-enabled Service Management Certificate program is designed to provide a sound technical foundation and skills so essential to address the challenges in industrial IT-enabled service management,’’ said Jane Siegel and Jeff Perdue, course instructors and senior scientists at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. MORE

BBC Focus Sets Sights on SensorFly

BBC Focus calls SensorFly “the latest robot swarm to be set loose on the world (or at least the lab). It’s an approach to robotics that seeks to build something very different to the walking, talking tin-can servants we were all promised in the 1950s.” MORE

California Disaster Planning Award Winners Announced for Tech and Mobile Projects at CrisisCampSiliconValley

California Disaster Planning Award Winners Announced for Tech and Mobile Projects at CrisisCampSiliconValley by Carnegie Mellon University MORE

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