Carnegie Mellon honored four stars from the entertainment industry at its annual Alumni Awards ceremony during Homecoming Weekend. Actor Ted Danson (left), musician Ricky Ian Gordon (center), director Rob Marshall (right) and costume designer Ann Roth (front) were among the alumni recognized for their distinguished careers. Also honored for their professional achievements and dedication to the university were chemical oceanographer Frank Millero, biomedical engineer Jennifer Elisseeff and business leaders Candace Sheffield Matthews and Alex Condron. More...
University Launches CyLab to Ensure Global Cybersecurity
Carnegie Mellon is pulling together its efforts to ensure safety and privacy for every computer user under one large umbrella organization called CyLab. CyLab will combine the university's existing expertise and related research centers to form an overarching center that will use innovation, technology, policy and outreach measures to guarantee cybersecurity, nationally and globally.
CyLab builds upon the university's problem-solving approaches and record of interdisciplinary research by bringing together more than 50 researchers and 80 students from the College of Engineering, the School of Computer Science, the Heinz School and the Software Engineering Institute's CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). The CERT/CC also partners with the Department of Homeland Security in the activities of U.S. CERT, a coordination point to prevent, protect from, and respond to Internet attacks. More...
Four Robots Inducted into Newly Established Robot Hall of Fame
Carnegie Mellon has inducted four famous robots into its newly established Robot Hall of Fame, representing scientific breakthroughs and the realm of science fiction.
The first inductees, announced during a Nov. 10 ceremony at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center, were NASA's Mars Pathfinder Microrover Flight Experiment (MFEX), better known as "Sojourner;" Unimate, the first industrial robot; R2-D2, the unforgettable droid from the "Star Wars" movie trilogy; and the evil HAL-9000 computer, the creation of science fiction writer and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke that was featured in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey."
"This international first is a historic day for Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, the world center for robotics research and education," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon. "This is where the Robot Hall of Fame belongs. This is a natural next step. We hope the Hall of Fame will become an international tourist attraction in Pittsburgh." More...
Awards Honor Top Journalists
ABC's World News Tonight and ABC's Nightline won top honors in the broadcast reporting category at Carnegie Mellon's 2003 Cybersecurity Journalism Awards program at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., late last month. More...