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Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and eCLIC Collaborate to Support Pacific Telecommunications Council

eCLIC was pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley/eCLIC officially supported PTC’11, and they provide support again for PTC’12 in Oahu, January 14-18, 2012. All are invited to collaborate with eCLIC and CMU-SV at PTC’12, and beyond, in helping to realize the promise of “Connected, Protected, Educated Communities” enabled by innovative technologies, approaches and leadership.


CMUSV Researchers Receive New Nexus S Phones from Google

Dr. Joy Zhang from CMU Silicon Valley campus and Dr. Sunny Xun Liu from California State University have received 20 Nexus S phones from Google to support their research of studying the social behavior of low-income minority women in central valley, California using mobile sensing platform MobiSens developed by CMU Silicon Valley. MORE

CMUSV Students Win Best Demo Award at Ubicomp ’11

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV) Ph.D. students Zheng Sun and Aveek Purohit, both Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and their faculty advisor Dr. Pei Zhang, along with visiting scholars Kaifei Chen and Shijia Pan, were awarded "Best Demo" at Ubicomp 2011, the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. MORE

CMUSV Faculty Presents at MobiHealth 2011

Professor Patricia Collins served as a co-chair and presenter for the 2nd annual ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (MobiHealth 2011), held in Kos, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. MORE

Congratulations to First Conrad Fellowship Recipient

First CMUSV Conrad Graduate Education Fellowship Recipient Announced MORE

CMUSV Designated CUDA Research Center

Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley (CMUSV) campus received the designation of CUDA Research Center from NVIDIA for research in applying GPUs to challenging research problems in Machine Learning. CMUSV was selected based on the vision, quality, and impact of its research-leveraging CUDA technology. MORE

CMUSV Director Martin Griss to Speak at Pacific Endeavor 2011

Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley Campus Director Martin Griss will be speaking and actively participating in Pacific Endeavor 2011, at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Command and Control Center at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Aug 22-26. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Researcher is Program Co-Chair for 26th ASE 2011

Corina Pasareanu, Senior Systems Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, will be the program Co-Chair for the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), November 6–11, 2011, Oread, Lawrence, Kansas. MORE

2nd Annual Tech Showcase and Alumni BBQ Held at Silicon Valley Campus

Combining the Tech Showcase and Alumni BBQ may cause a few to ponder. But when you realize that many alumni are technologists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, it makes perfect sense to offer them the opportunity to discover the new research being performed at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus (CMUSV). MORE

NASA “WRAP” Operations in Next-Gen EOC

NASA and Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley (CMUSV) Campus joined resources to conduct exercises for a NASA WRAP (Wildfire Research and Applications Partnership) mission in the CMUSV Next-Generation EOC (Emergency Operations Center). The mission is designed to collect and distribute real-time, geo-registered, multi-spectral wildfire image data using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). MORE

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Entrepreneurship Program In The Heart Of Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of an Entrepreneurship Program at its Silicon Valley campus. Nestled in the global hub of technology discovery and innovation, Carnegie Mellon will launch its 12-month, intensive, full-time program on August 15th offering students a chance to learn entrepreneurship practices from one of the world’s most reputable educational institutions while simultaneously germinating their own projects from idea to fruition. MORE

Novel Social Networking in Disaster Management

The Disaster Management Initiative at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is harnessing the social media revolution to develop tools for disaster response. Recent success stories highlight the potential of technological aids in disaster response, from the use of crowd-sourcing to aid translation after the Haiti earthquake, to volunteer mappers aiding emergency managers in the San Bruno Fire, to helping categorize and geo-locate messages from the ground during flooding in Pakistan so decisions-makers could make sense of the data in a map format. MORE

Class of 2011 Graduates

Eighty-nine students from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Master of Science in Software Engineering and Software Management programs received their diplomas on Sunday, August 7, in a ceremony with over 300 people in attendance. The class of 2011 represents the ninth 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

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and TIBCO Collaborate to Leverage tibbr Social Computing Software for Disaster Management Initiative

TIBCO Software Inc. announced that Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley (CMUSV) is evaluating the use of tibbr™, the next-generation productivity and collaboration tool for the enterprise, for its Disaster Management Initiative (DMI). MORE

Professor Receives Two Intel MeeGo Grants

Joy Zhang, Assistant Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, received two Intel MeeGo grants of 40 Lenovo S10-3t Ideapads and $12,500. MORE

Future Entrepreneurs: Students Deliver Winning Ideas

Le T. Nguyen, an incoming PhD student, along with Rami Shomali, Juan D. Trujillo and Qi Zheng—three master's students from the Information Networking Institute (INI)—were among 26 students selected from eight universities to participate in a two-week, intensive entrepreneurial workshop in Plano, Texas. Taking place May 6-27, 2011, the workshop was organized by Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T as part of the Alcatel-Lucent University Innovations Program, which works with universities around the world to help promote innovation of mobile applications, as well as to foster the energy and creativity of up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the field of high-tech. MORE

Campus Receives Motorola Xoom Tablets and Devour Phones

Professors Martin Griss, Joy Zhang and Collin Jackson are the recipients of three Motorola Xoom tablets for their research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. Professor Ted Selker is the recipient of ten Motorola Devour phones for his Android Development course. MORE

Secretary Clinton Honors "TechWomen," including Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Participants

On July 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored 37 women from the Middle East and North Africa and their American mentors who participated in TechWomen, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology and international exchanges as a means to empower women and girls worldwide. MORE

Research Team Wins Most Creative App at Muther! of All Hackathons

Le T. Nguyen, a research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV), and his team won the Most Creative Idea/Approach Award sponsored by HP webOS and 2nd place in the category Best Use of AppMobi at The Muther! of all Hackathons held on June 24-25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. MORE

Hundreds Participate in 2nd Annual CMUSV DMI Workshop & MCC Vehicle Rally

Sponsored by California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA), California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV), and hosted by NASA Research Park, the 2nd Annual CMUSV Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) Workshop, held jointly with the California Mobile Command Center (MCC) Vehicle Rally, saw the likes of first responders, technologists, volunteers, and government officials descend upon CMU Silicon Valley campus to learn about new innovations and collaborations for the work they perform every day. MORE

Professor Selected for DARPA Computer Science Study Group

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Campus (CMUSV) Professor Pei Zhang has been selected as a member of this year’s DARPA Computer Science Study Group (CSSG). The Computer Science Study Group (CSSG) is a multi-year program that supports university research in computer science and related fields, while informing selected researchers on Department of Defense (DoD) information technology needs and priorities. MORE

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus To Host Disaster Management Workshop and Emergency Vehicle Rally

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in conjunction with the California Fire Chiefs Association, Communications Section and the California Emergency Management Agency will host the second annual disaster management workshop and vehicle rally to showcase new technologies for improving mobile emergency communication May 22-23 in Mountain View, Calif. MORE

CMUSV Brokers GPS Units to UN Project

Jeannie A. Stamberger, Associate Director of the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV), was instrumental in getting GPS units to a United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Office in Bogota, Colombia to assist the Humanitarian Rapid Need Analysis Mission to aid flood relief victims in Colombia.

PhD Student Paper Accepted for ICCCN 2011

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) PhD student Jiang Zhu’s paper “Towards Accountable Mobility Model: A Language Approach on User Behavior Modeling in Office Wi-Fi Networks” has been accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2011). MORE

Interoperability and Ontology in Disaster Management

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s (CMUSV) Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) is giving attention to research and development of system interoperability. Interoperability and standards are critically needed for collaboration and clear information exchange between organizations involved in disaster management MORE

PhD Student Bruce DeBruhl Awarded NDSEG Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus (CMUSV) PhD student Bruce DeBruhl has been awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship, a three-year award given by the Department of Defense. DeBruhl is among approximately 200 graduate students selected for the award from more than 2,900 candidates this year MORE

PhD Student Jonathan Becker Awarded ASEE SMART Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley campus (CMUSV) PhD student Jonathan Becker was awarded a three-year fellowship through the ASEE SMART scholarship program. SMART stands for Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation. MORE

Gerontechnology Workshop Presented at Aging in America 2011

On Saturday, April 30, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMUSV) Professor Patricia Collins co-led a workshop entitled “Embedding Personal Health in a Social Context” at the Aging in America Conference held in San Francisco. The conference has an extremely large and diverse audience. Participants include gerontechnologists, medical personnel, social workers, academics, senior living directors, and older adults. MORE

DMI Research Assisting Firefighters In Action

The growing Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) features a solutions-oriented approach, matching real problems encountered in disaster response with technology to develop solutions. The challenge of tracking firefighters in buildings, yet to be resolved, for example, has gained attention of DMI partners, including CMSV researchers, NASA Ames experts, and professional firefighters, to name a few, who are combining expertise to address the issue. MORE

CMUSV Celebrates Carnival West

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) hosted its very first Carnival (West) event in conjunction with the tradition of Carnival back at the main campus in Pittsburgh. Alumni, friends and families were welcomed to our campus for a fun-filled day of activities. MORE

Next-Generation Emergency Operating Center (EOC) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

The Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) is conducting experiments on Next-Generation Emergency Operating Centers (EOCs). In applying 21st century knowledge and technology, the concept of an EOC is being redefined. MORE

Cloud Services Measurement Consortium Gains Critical Membership

Carnegie Mellon University today announced that 10 new members have joined the Cloud Services Measurement Initiative Consortium (CSMIC) developed to address the need for industry-wide, globally accepted measures for calculating the benefits and risks of cloud-computing services. MORE

Japan Relief Efforts

Experts at Carnegie Mellon University are assisting various agencies and first responders in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunamis.


Carnegie Mellon Researchers Receive NVIDIA Academic Partnership Gift

Ole J. Mengshoel, a Senior Systems Scientist with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley at the NASA Ames Research Center, and Jike Chong, an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus, have received an NVIDIA Academic Partnership gift of two Tesla C2070 supercomputing GPUs for research in “Smart Grid Fault Detection and Diagnosis Applications”. Together, the two GPUs provide over 2 Teraflops of computation capability and have a retail value of $8,000. MORE

CMU Disaster Management Initiative Aids in Ongoing Relief Efforts

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) has been working with various field agencies and first responders to aid relief efforts for the Japan quake and pacific tsunamis. The DMI has been working on multiple projects to assist on-the-ground, as well as with data, communication, and coordination. MORE

CMU-SV Students Win Awards at Android Developer Camp 2011

Le T. Nguyen, research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV), led a team of students and alumni to participate in the development camp competition at the “Android Dev Camp” held on March 4-6, 2011, at PayPal in San Jose, California. MORE

Researchers Receive Google TVs in Web Developer Promotion

Professors Todd Sedano, Joy Zhang and Ian Lane are recipients in the Google TV Web Developer Promotion. They will receive 5 free Google TV devices (Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™) for their coursework and research at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV). MORE

Practicums Give Bicoastal Students the Credibility Required at Job Time

At the Information Networking Institute (INI), students are encouraged to apply their talents to real-world needs. One of the best examples is the practicum, a semester-long team project for a real-world client. It is required for students in the Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) programs, who spend a summer and fall semester in the technology industry’s most innovative region. MORE

Jeannie Stamberger Interviewed on Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

Dr. Jeannie Stamberger, associate director of the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, was interviewed by the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the topic of Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief. The interview covered her experience in using social media to better manage disaster response. MORE

Director Gerry Elizondo Wins CIT Staff Recognition Award

Geraldine Elizondo, Director of Student Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, has received the CIT Staff Recognition Award for 2010. MORE

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Celebrates New Building with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley celebrated the opening of a new wing at NASA Ames Research Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. MORE

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