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Monday, December 9, 2013

Jelena Kovačević to head Electrical and Computer Engineering department

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering has appointed Professor Jelena Kovačević as the new department head for Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a professor of ECE and biomedical engineering and director of CMU's Center for Bioimage Informatics.  MORE
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Campus 'ham' association promotes exciting new uses for radio

CMU-SV's Wireless Innovators amateur radio association (W6CMU) looks at new ways to work with radio technology, computers and sensors in research, recreation and emergency response. MORE
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Researching Communication Solutions for Disaster-Prone Communities

Students from the MSIT program help develop the Survivable Social Network, a communication tool that can be used by communities, emergency responders and government agencies during disasters.  MORE
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Getting Interactive: Team Project for Google Offers Important Lessons

An INI practicum team explores interactive spaces, new methods of user interaction and creativity, with technology developed at Carnegie Mellon in a project for tech giant and Silicon Valley neighbor Google. MORE
Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrating the Inauguration of Dr. Subra Suresh

Carnegie Mellon University honors Dr. Subra Suresh on the occasion of his inauguration as the university's ninth president. MORE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Academic Program Updates for Fall 2014

The College of Engineering announces that CMU-SV's MS Software Engineering degree will be offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the MS Software Management degree will be offered exclusively at the Silicon Valley campus through the university's new Integrated Innovation Institute.  MORE
Monday, October 28, 2013

$1.2 Million NIST Grant for Smart Grid Research and More Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

Marija Ilic of ECE and EPP leads a team of researchers, including CMU-SV's Steven R. Ray, to develop, demonstrate and test a framework for smart grid technologies, supported by a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Standards (NIST). MORE
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fireside Chat with Alumna Ana Pinczuk of Cisco & Dr. Stuart Evans, Discussing Fast Paced Innovation

Ana Pinczuk (MS SM '10), a senior vice president at Cisco who leads teams in marketing, sales, business development and engineering, was the guest at a Fireside Chat October 9 at CMU's Silicon Valley campus, speaking with CMU Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Stuart Evans. MORE
Monday, October 7, 2013

Developing New Technologies for Emergency Communications

CMU-SV demonstrates its Survivable Social Network and CROSSMobile projects at the City of Palo Alto's annual Quakeville event, with successful results. MORE
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Students Compete & Win at Tizen Hackathon

Another hackathon win for CMU-SV as a team of MSIT students takes first prize at the Tizen Devlab and Hack, sponsored by Intel and Samsung.  MORE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Sky Isn't the Limit

CMU's series on "Next-Generation Computing" featured Associate Research Professor Jason Lohn's communication antennas, currently transmitting data for NASA's IRIS and LADEE missions. MORE
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PinMo App and CMU Lead the Pack at Travel Hackathon

Carnegie Mellon students and alumni brought home six awards at the September Emirates Travel Hackathon, including 1st prize, 3rd prize, Popular Choice, two Canon photo awards and a Nokia Windows Phone award.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Driven Computing Alumni–Student Team Wins Ford EV Hackathon

The alumni startup and practicum students built an app with an "if-this-then-that" approach for Ford vehicles on the OpenXC platform to win the September Hackathon. MORE
Monday, September 9, 2013

New Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Jonathan Cagan, Appointed for College of Engineering

Cagan, the Florence Barrett Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and co-director of the Master of Product Development program, says he looks forward to more synergies between the College of Engineering and its Silicon Valley campus; he will also be liaison to the new CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). MORE
Thursday, September 5, 2013

International Students Build Communication Confidence at CMU-SV Summer Program

In summer 2013, the Silicon Valley campus offered a customized Academic Culture and Communication (ACC) program for incoming international students looking to prepare for graduate school and increase their fluency and confidence in English. MORE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summer Brightens Career Outlook for INI Student

Seetha Annamraju, an INI student in her second year of the bicoastal MS-IT program, made the most of her summer in Silicon Valley, earning honorable mention at the AT&T Women in Technology Hackathon and completing an internship at Lab126. MORE
Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall 2013 Brings Record-breaking Number of New Students to CMU-SV

At Orientation sessions for the 2013-14 academic year, CMU-SV welcomed almost 100 students to its graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering, software engineering and software management, joined by 35 students from INI in Pittsburgh for the second year of a bicoastal program. MORE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tech Showcase Highlights the Year in Research at CMU-SV

At the Fourth Annual Tech Showcase August 10, CMU-SV faculty, students and researchers demonstrated 36 projects to colleagues, alumni, friends and family. The campus also honored Martin Griss, who will step down as the Silicon Valley campus director at the end of August. MORE
Monday, August 12, 2013

CMU and College of Engineering Celebrate Class of 2013 at Silicon Valley Campus

At the 11th annual graduation ceremony August 11, CMU-SV awarded master of science degrees to 37 Software Engineering students and 34 Software Management students.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Andy Cunningham Shares Silicon Valley Marketing Insights with Software Management Students

Cunningham, a Silicon Valley marketing expert who helped launch the original Mac in the 1980s, was a guest speaker in Sheryl Root's Agile Marketing class.  MORE
Monday, July 29, 2013

Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok E'84 and Dr. Stuart Evans Hold Fireside Chat on Innovation

Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Rob Chandhok and CMU Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Stuart Evans discuss the Internet of Things at a Fireside Chat on CMU's Silicon Valley Campus July 18. MORE
Monday, July 22, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Names Bob Iannucci to Head Silicon Valley Campus

Dr. Bob Iannucci, distinguished service professor and director of the Cylab Mobility Research Center, has been named associate dean and director of CMU's Silicon Valley campus, effective Sept. 1. MORE
Friday, July 19, 2013

Martin Griss Chairs International Conference on Software Reuse

Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, chaired the conference held in Pisa and moderated a panel on software reuse research.  MORE
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Apportable Gains Momentum with $2.4 Million in Seed Funding

Apportable, a startup company founded by CMU-SV Assistant Research Professor Dr. Collin Jackson in 2011, announced it had raised $2.4 million in seed funding, led by Google Ventures.  MORE
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yahoo Grant for Faculty Research in Mobile Local Search

CMU-SV Assistant Research Professor Joy Ying Zhang received a grant from Yahoo's Faculty Research and Engagement Program. MORE
Monday, July 8, 2013

CMU-SV Presents Accessible Voting Project at EAC Roundtable

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), which works to improve election administration, recently held a roundtable in Washington, D.C. to discuss accessible voting research. Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) project scientist Dan Gillette participated as a panelist and presented CMU-SV’s EAC-funded Research in Accessible Voting project. MORE
Thursday, June 27, 2013

NASA's IRIS to Launch with Antennas from CMU-SV Startup X5 Systems

NASA's IRIS mission, which launched June 27, uses advanced antenna equipment designed by X5 Systems, a spinoff startup co-founded by CMU-SV Associate Research Professor Jason Lohn.   MORE
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CMU-SV Director Martin Griss to Step Down, Continue as Research Scientist

Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus since 2009, will step down as director at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. Griss will continue with the campus as a principal research scientist. MORE
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Graduate Students Hack To Another Win at AngelHack

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) students love to hack, so it was no wonder they spent yet another weekend participating in a hackathon rather than indulging in some R&R. On June 15-16, a team of CMU-SV students hacked their way to two API prizes at AngelHack Silicon Valley. AngelHack, “the world’s biggest hackathon competition,” organizes hackathons in cities all over the world from London to Singapore, and last weekend’s San Jose, Ca. event brought in close to 1000 submissions. MORE
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ph.D. Student's Team Creates Winning Pebble App at Evernote & Honda Hackathon

Evernote and Honda recently joined together to hold their first design hackathon in Silicon Valley over the course of three days. Teams had a variety of APIs to choose from including Evernote, Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL), LeapMotion, Pebble and NODE. Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) Ph.D. student, Le Nguyen, and his teammate, Weiyi Liu, chose to hack wtih the Pebble API and won their category for the app, BeSafe. MORE
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Campus Director to Speak as Keynote Panelist at IEEE Cloud 2013

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) campus director, Dr. Martin Griss, will be a featured plenary panelist at the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing. With the theme, “change we are leading,” IEEE Cloud 2013 will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott June 27 – July 2. The world’s largest academic conference in Services Computing will draw some of the field’s biggest names to discuss emerging technology in today’s service industry. MORE
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June Gathering Fosters Creativity and Improvisation

At the second Gathering of the academic year, part-time and full-time Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley students thought outside-of-the-box during workshops to further develop their skills as software engineers, participating in these improv and creativity activities.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CMU-SV Women Researchers Present at 2013 WITI Conference

The Women in Technology Foundation’s (WITI) 2013 Women Powering Technology Summit, held June 2-4 in Santa Clara, Ca., brought together top women executives and researchers in the tech field to share each other’s innovative thinking and knowledge. The conference included numerous speaker sessions, career fair, product expo and a Hall of Fame ceremony. Numerous Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) students and professors presented current research at the conference. MORE
Friday, June 7, 2013

CMU-SV Participates in National Day of Civic Hacking

On June 1-2, 2013, thousands of citizens across the U.S. came together at nearly 100 different locations to hack for change during National Day of Civic Hacking. Using publicly released data, code and technology, ordinary citizens teamed up with software developers, entrepreneurs and government officials to create solutions to challenges that impact our communities. The denizens of Silicon Valley, no strangers to innovation themselves, had the opportunity to participate in a number of events including CityCamp Palo Alto and Google’s Hack for Change hackathon. Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) campus participated in both events showcasing new technology. MORE
Friday, June 7, 2013

Research Paper by Carnegie Mellon Team Accepted to International Conference on Services Computing

A research paper by a student team--made up of INI students Shrikant Adhikarla, Divya Natesan, Isaraporn (Cherry) Kulkumjon and Matthew Schlau--has been accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2013). The team was advised by faculty member Jia Zhang, an associate research professor at Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus, and NASA researchers. MORE
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CMU-SV Students Place Second at Tizen Hack Competition

It’s a not-so-closely guarded secret that a recruiting event should always include free food to entice the talented but constantly hungry graduate student crowd. A team of Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) students, lovers of free food themselves, capitalized upon this universal truth to build an application at the recent Tizen Hack Competition, held in conjunction with the first Tizen Developer Conference. The team won 2nd place out of a competitive pool of participants, which included professional developers, adding to the impressive list of CMU-SV hackathon wins in the past year. MORE
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Envisioning the Future: CIT's Real World Engineering Comes to Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering (CIT)’s Real World Engineering program partnered with CMU’s Silicon Valley campus this spring, bringing twelve rising sophomores to Silicon Valley to provide a first-hand look into what makes an engineering career unique in the global epicenter of innovation. MORE
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CMU-SV Professor Partners with Sierra Ventures on CIO Survey Report

Sierra Ventures recently partnered with Dr. Stuart Evans of Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and the Sierra CIO Advisory Board, which includes Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs, to produce its CIO Survey Report: “Seizing Opportunity – The Transition from Legacy to Innovation in Enterprise IT.” The report is the first in a series that identifies pain points and opportunities for CIOs to increase innovation in IT enterprise. MORE
Friday, May 24, 2013

PHRQL a Finalist in $100K Data Design Diabetes Challenge

Diabetes affects 8.3% of the U.S. population and cost the country $245 billion in 2012 according to statistics by Fast Company. With entrepreneurs and health professionals tackling the issue from every perceivable angle, PRHQL, a startup spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 is hoping the answer to diabetes management lies in a data-driven approach. PHRQL is currently vying for a $100,000 prize as a finalist in the 2013 Data Design Diabetes Challenge sponsored by pharmaceutical company, Sanofi US. MORE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Alumni Startup Wedding Party: Coming to a Wedding Near You

Wedding Party, a mobile app available on iOS and Android devices, creates an engaging experience for wedding guests by creating a forum for them to capture and share candid photos before and during the event. The startup, co-founded by Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) Software Engineering alumni (2009), Gordon McCreight, received $1 million in seed funding earlier this year and is poised to make a big splash this summer wedding season. MORE
Friday, May 10, 2013

Good News for Homeowners Seeking a "Trusted Friend" in Home Improvement

Brenton Marrelli (MS ’07) and Darwin Widjaja (MS ’07), recently jumped into the entrepreneurial pool with their startup Friend Trusted, a mobile application (and web site) that they like to call the eBay of home improvement. Using either the site or the mobile application, homeowners can easily submit projects, with a brief description and photos if needed, to Friend Trusted in order to obtain three estimates from service professionals willing to take on their job. MORE
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award Recipient Tony Wasserman to Give ACM Talk

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) Software Management Professor Dr. Tony Wasserman will give a talk for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) San Francisco Bay Area Professor Chapter on May 15, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at HP Palo Alto. His talk, “How the Internet Transformed the Software Industry,” will touch upon the various impacts the growth of the Internet has had on creating new software businesses and processes. MORE
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Students' Research Presented at the WiSec International Conference

A technical paper by a Carnegie Mellon team was accepted by The Sixth ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec). INI student Shrikant Adhikarla (MS23), ECE student Min Suk Kang along with Silicon Valley faculty member Patrick Tague, assistant research professor at the INI and CyLab, authored the paper, titled "Selfish Manipulation of Cooperative Cellular Communications via Channel Fabrication." WiSec is a major industry conference that took place April 17-19, 2013, in Budapest, Hungary. MORE
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chuck Thacker, Pioneering Computing Designer, Speaks at CMU-SV

Chuck Thacker, inventor of the Alto, led a CMU-SV student audience full of aspiring software leaders down memory lane, describing the “magic” at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), which produced numerous networking and computing systems inventions that have laid the groundwork for today’s systems. By delving into the workings of both the Alto and the laboratory that produced it, Thacker shared his thoughts on the relevance and lessons of a forty-year old technology for the 21st century of computer architects. MORE
Monday, April 22, 2013

CMU-SV Team Designs Connected Car Rental Experience at Hertz Hackathon

A team of Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) Software Engineering students and alumni took their classroom learning out for a spin at the Hertz Corporation Hackathon held April 19-20, 2013. Class of 2013 masters students Kaushik Gopal, Sumeet Kumar, Clyde Li, David Pfeffer and Sean Xiao, along with 2005 alumni David Jensen and his wife, Liz Jensen, won a $1500 prize sponsored by Nokia HERE and a three-month incubation at nestGSV in Redwood City, Calif., for their connected car interface. MORE
Monday, April 22, 2013

CMU-SV Professor Ted Selker to Give Talks at SIGCHI Paris and ENSCI Les Ateliers

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Ted Selker will give a joint talk with Dr. Annie Gentes of Télécom ParisTech on April 24th, 2013 in Paris, France. Their talk, “Social Science Meets Design Activities in Considerate Systems,” will introduce ideas for how to incorporate social awareness into the design of information systems and artifacts. The pair will also be giving a talk about how models and prototypes are a part of the poetic dimension in the process of design at ENSCI Les Ateliers, a French design school. MORE
Monday, April 15, 2013

CMU-SV's First HTML5 Hackathon Attracts Student and Industry Participants, Awards Prizes for Best Apps

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s (CMU-SV) first HTML5 hackathon attracted both undergraduate and graduate students and participants from industry. The event, sponsored by Yahoo!, Meteor, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft, focused on creating single-page HTML5 applications with Javascript for the logic. MORE
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CMU-SV Carnival 2013 - Calling All Alumni, Friends and Family

CMU's Silicon Valley campus is excited for its third annual Carnival West and invites YOU – all alumni, friends and family to attend for games, picnic and fun for the whole family. MORE
Friday, April 5, 2013

Director Martin Griss Delivers Talk on Smart Communities

Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, Dr. Martin Griss, recently gave a talk at the Palo Alto Colloquia, part of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Dr. Griss’ talk, “Making Smart Communities Resilient,” focused on recent activities at the campus’ Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) to develop interoperable technologies in efforts to empower and connect citizens in communities, first responders and emergency managers in a disaster situation. MORE
Friday, April 5, 2013

CMU-SV to Host Campus' First HTML5-Themed Hackathon April 12-13

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) students are not only frequent fixtures at Bay Area hackathons but also frequent victors in the popular day-and-night coding competitions hosted by prominent Silicon Valley companies. Some students go for the competition, some for the networking opportunities, and some for the ubiquitous free food, but a desire to hone their craft while having fun is a common thread for hackathon participants. Now students need travel no further than their own campus to code late into the night while fueled by free food when CMU-SV hosts a HTML5-themed hackathon April 12-13, 2013. MORE
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fireside Chat with Prasad Setty, Google's Vice President of People Analytics and CMU-SV Professor Stuart Evans Held on Campus

Carnegie Mellon University and the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Chapter recently hosted the first Gateway to Silicon Valley Fireside Chat with Dr. Stuart Evans, CMU-SV Distinguished Service Professor, and Prasad Setty, Google’s Vice President of People Analytics & Compensation, at the CMU Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. MORE
Monday, March 25, 2013

First ICES Workshop Held Among USGS, NASA and CMU-SV

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently held its 2013 workshop of the Innovation Center for Earth Sciences (ICES) in Menlo Park, Calif. The meeting brought together scientists and researchers from USGS, NASA Ames, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) and UC Santa Cruz for keynote discussions and poster sessions focused on applying new technologies to solve scientific problems. MORE
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Collegefeed Launches Beta Program at CMU-SV, Provides a Social Network to Kickstart Careers

With today’s proliferation of users engaged in Facebook, Twitter and social networks for seemingly every function, it is safe to say that social media has become a way of life. Many of these users are college students and new graduates, or those in the market for “early careers.” Can these early career seekers benefit from a use of social networks specifically geared toward the job search? The team behind collegefeed hopes to situate itself apart from other career sites and job boards by addressing this specific audience using today’s technology to revolutionize early career building. MORE
Monday, March 18, 2013

CMU-SV Students Place in Top 10 at EA Hackathon

Three teams from Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley placed in the top 10 at the Electronic Arts (EA) Hackathon this weekend. The teams represented the Software Management, Ph.D. and Silicon Valley-based Information Networking Institute (INI) students. After arriving at the EA headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. on a Saturday morning, students quickly realized they were not going to be participating in an “average” hackathon. True to their gaming roots, EA’s “Escape from /dev/null hackathon was designed around a science fiction theme MORE
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Meet-Up Brings Together Bay Area Women in Research

Women researchers from Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley recently came together for the first research-focused meet-up amongst the three institutions. The meet-up aimed at linking Bay Area women in tech research brought together over 70 graduate and undergraduate women who participated in a program of research talks in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, poster sessions and a social mixer. MORE
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CMU-SV Alumnus Startup Tapgreet Seeks to Transform Urban Retail Industry

Tapgreet, a startup co-founded by Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) alumnus, Amin Ariana, and sales and marketing leader, Paul Bussi, is on a mission to change the way consumers buy greeting cards. With consumer buying behavior continually shifting toward the most convenient option, most often in the form of online retail, the Tapgreet team recognized an opportunity to disrupt the greeting card industry by introducing self-service greeting card kiosks in small space but high traffic retail environments such as coffee shops. MORE
Monday, February 25, 2013

EngageClick Redefines User Interaction in Advertising Multimedia

It appears the sky is the limit for the Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) alumni team behind EngageClick, a startup with a disruptive approach to human engagement with multimedia content. In a few short months, EngageClick has raised its Series A funding, acquired paid marquee customers in the United States, Asia and Europe and settled into headquarters in downtown Palo Alto. MORE
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Student Spotlight: Balancing Graduate School and Marriage

Owen Chu, Kate Liu, Rashmi Devarahalli and Madhok Shivatre. What do these four Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley students have in common? For one, they all moved to the Silicon Valley to pursue their Masters degree and hope to work in industry upon graduation in 2013. More uniquely, they also make up the two married couples undertaking the full-time Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley together. We sat down with Owen, Kate, Madhok and Rashmi this Valentine’s Day to learn about how they make it work – both in school and in marriage. MORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Alumni Startup Leanplum Achieves $825K in Seed Funding

Leanplum, a mobile app and game optimization startup announced today that it has secured $825K in angel funding from high-profile backers such as TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventures, and other individuals. The company, which counts a Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) campus graduate as a founder, will help mobile app developers optimize mission-critical metrics of mobile applications. MORE
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Faculty and Student Authors Awarded Best Paper at VDA 2013

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) Campus professors Dr. Ole J. Mengshoel and Dr. Ted Selker along with Ph.D. student Priya Sundararajan were awarded Best Paper at the 2013 Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis. Their paper, “Multi-Focus and Multi-Window Techniques for Interactive Network Exporation,” was recognized along with four other papers at the conference in Burlingame, CA. MORE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Newly Renovated Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory Unveiled to Campus

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus recently unveiled the newly renovated Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory (CMIL). The campus’ main lab space held an Open House to introduce the myriad of “making” possibilities open to students, faculty, staff and researchers, including opportunities to hack gadgets and fabricate prototypes. MORE
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alumni Startup ComicBin Launches iPad App

Two alumni at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus have recently launched an iPad app of their startup, ComicBin, a subscription service for digital comics. Jason Goldsmith and Markus Lachinger started ComicBin after graduating in August 2012 from the MS Software Management program focused on software innovation and entrepreneurship. MORE
Monday, January 28, 2013

Disaster Management Expert Joins Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

Art Botterell, a diaster management expert, recently joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus as a full-time researcher. CMUSV sat down with him to learn more about his path to becoming a leader in the disaster management domain and the issues he hopes to tackle next. MORE
Friday, January 18, 2013

Alumni Startup Poof! Launch Event Open to CMU Community

The three Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley alumni behind a new iOS app, Poof!, are partnering with Morocco’s Restaurant in Mountain View on Tuesday, January 22nd to host an exclusive launch event with a special dessert and/or wine tasting offer for guests who mention Poof! MORE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Silicon Valley Campus Announces New Connected Embedded Systems Concentration

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV) is now offering a new concentration in Connected Embedded Systems as part of its Software Engineering masters degree program. The concentration, which focuses on the fusion of hardware and software as it relates to cloud-based sensor networks, will only be available to full-time students. Applications for Fall 2013 now open. Apply today. MORE
Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Gathering 2013 Brings Together Students and Alumni for Un-Conference

You might not expect to find students happily discussing the latest topics in the software industry on a Saturday morning. Yet that was exactly the scene at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus at this year’s Gathering, held as an un-conference. The Gathering is an annual CMU-SV event that brings together students and alumni to connect, recharge and reflect on issues in the industry. MORE
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Staff Honored at the Eighteenth Annual CIT Staff Awards Ceremony

The Eighteenth Annual CIT Staff Awards Ceremony brought together staff from the eleven departments of the College of Engineering (CIT) for a time of celebration and appreciation. Four Silicon Valley staff members – Ngoc, Ho, Ritchie Lee, Hector Rastrullo and Jazz Sabian – received a Five Years of Service Award. In addition, Mikelynn Romero, Associate Director of Career Services & Student Affairs, was nominated for the Rookie Award, and Chris Zeise, Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations, was nominated for the 2013 Staff Recognition Award. MORE
Monday, January 7, 2013

CMU-SV ECE Student Yu Seung Kim Awarded Bertucci Fellowship

Yu Seung Kim, a Ph.D student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley campus, has been awarded the John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), which provides $10k in tuition support. Kim works with Assistant Research Professor Patrick Tague in the Wireless Network & System Security Group at CMU-SV. MORE

CMUSV Researcher Chairs Conference on Cognitive Systems

Dr. Patrick Langley, a Distinguished Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, recently chaired the First Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems. The meeting, which was held from December 6-8 at the Oshman Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, California, brought together researchers interested in the original goals of artificial intelligence. MORE

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