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Summer Davos 2015 - Dalian, People's Republic of China

CMU Faculty Play Prominent Role at Annual Meeting of the New Champions

9-11 September 2015

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global gathering of world thought leaders on innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology.

This year, CMU is sending one of the largest delegations among all universities participating in the exclusive gathering. Faculty and alumni activities includes numerous presentations and demonstrations, as well as curating the first ever robotics exhibition.

In addition, CMU faculty and alumni are again among the winners of two of the most prestigious awards presented each year at Dalian.

This year, Michael Tarr and Sophie Lebrecht, co-founders of CMU spinoff, Neon Labs, were named 2015 Technology Pioneers.

CMU now boasts five Young Global Scientist awardees. This year, Louis-Philippe Morency, Assistant Professor, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science at CMU joins our former award winners.

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Young Global Scientists

Each year, 40 scientists under the age of 40 are selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China (Summer Davos). These scientists are selected from all regions of the world and from a wide range of disciplines to contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.

Global Agenda Council

Justine Cassell, Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact and Director Emeritus of the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Co-coordinator of CMU's Simon Initiative, is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and the Global Agenda Meta-Council on Future of Health.

Global Agenda Councils are unique, global communities of more than 1,500 premier thought leaders who are the foremost experts in their fields of academia, business, government, international organizations and society.