Carnegie Mellon University
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Highway Safety: National Academies Committee Recommends Implementation Improvements

The committee, co-chaired by CMU's Joel Greenhouse, found that while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify vehicles at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound but should develop a more statistically principled approach based on item response theory (IRT) to measure the "safety fitness" of each carrier.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Alumna's Double Life is One for the Books

A technical director at Hexagon PPM, Kristina Chess spends her days managing a diverse group of departments in user experience, documentation and development services. In the evenings, Chess meets her husband at their Alabama home, they eat dinner, and she sleeps for a few hours before waking up in what most people would consider the middle of the night. These are Chess's most creative hours.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Second Verse: Jones Plays On After Teaching

French Teaching Professor Christopher Jones is retiring June 30 to spend more time at home pursuing his other profession. He will continue writing, playing, producing and marketing his own music in his soundproof, fully equipped recording studio in his backyard.
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