Recent Headlines-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Current news stories and press releases from Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus are featured here.

We regularly report on the accomplishments and projects of our faculty, alumni, students and researchers. We also republish articles from CMU's main campus in Pittsburgh and from our industry and research partners. Articles from earlier in the year and news from previous years are available in the archives; use the left-hand navigation to view by year. 

Recent Headlines

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DMI efforts bring wireless radio technology to Nepal, aid in earthquake emergency communications

With the help of the Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), located at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus, Nepal was able to use amateur, or ham, radio technology during the April earthquake. MORE
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Diversity in Technology

Three percent of Google's U.S. workforce is Hispanic, and other Silicon Valley companies also report single digits. See how Carnegie Mellon alum, Luza Jaramillo (CIT 2012), seeks to change that statistic. MORE
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

INI soars to grand prize win at Emirates Travel Hackathon

Over a 24-hour period, Twitter’s headquarters were abuzz with humming hard drives, pulsing music and caffeinated minds as 294 talented hackers worked to redefine the online travel experience. The grand prize trip to Dubai went to CMWe, composed of three INI students and two Language Technology Institute (LTI) alumni, while fellow Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) teams Dream Hackers and Team Monopoly received API prizes from event partners. MORE
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Emirates Group Debuts Silicon Valley-Based Innovation Lab in Partnership with CMU

Emirates Group, comprising of the global businesses of Emirates airline and dnata, the air services provider, today announced a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to launch the CMU-Emirates Silicon Valley Innovation Lab MORE
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CMU-SV Celebrates Graduates at Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley recently hosted a diploma ceremony to recognize its recent graduates from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) and the Integrated Innovation Institute. The ceremony was held on August 9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wireless Innovators Come In Loud and Clear at National Amateur Radio Event

Camped out in the foothills of the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate student Yalei Song quickly announced the W6CMU amateur radio call sign into a microphone. Next to her, ECE Ph.D. student Joao Diogo De Menezes Falcao adjusted the settings on the radio transceiver and searched through static for an answer to their call while another of their Wireless Innovator club mates sat at the ready to record any response that came through the speakers. MORE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

VentureBridge Program Brings Startups From Concept To Reality

This summer, the College of Engineering welcomed four Carnegie Mellon-based startups into its inaugural VentureBridge class. The pre-accelerator prepares companies for commercialization through individual workshops, semester-long programs and coursework at the Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV). MORE
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

INI Master's Student Wins Apple Watch Hackathon

Wish giving presentations could be less terrifying? Well, you're in luck. Akshay Pushparaja, a master's student in CMU's Information Networking Institute, has developed an app for the Apple Watch that may revolutionize the presenting experience. Oh, and by the way, the app, "PreziRemote," was one of the winners of the Apple Watch Hackathon 2015. MORE
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sheryl Root Inducted Into Women In Technology Hall of Fame

As a strategy, marketing and product development executive, Sheryl Root has not only blazed the trail for her fellow female techies — she's ignited a flame. With almost 30 years of experience, Root has used her career to build, empower and inspire in the field of technology. She was recently honored by the Women in Technology International (WITI) for her outstanding contribution to the field of technology and the empowerment of women.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Ya─čan Receives Berkman Faculty Development Grant

CMU-SV faculty member Osman Yağan (ECE) received a grant from the Berkman Faculty Development Fund for his project on "Information and Influence Propagation in Multi-layer Networks: Modeling, Analysis, and Control." MORE

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