Football may be the most popular field of study this week at Carnegie Mellon University, which is usually known more for technology and the arts than the hurry-up offense and blind side blitzes. With Super Bowl XLV set for Sunday, Feb. 6, Carnegie Mellon experts have some interesting perspectives on the big game.
Press Release: Diesel vs. Gasoline: New Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Diesel Vehicles a Better Value Despite Higher Price Tag
The study by researchers at CMU's Tepper School of Business, underwritten by Bosch, noted diesel's better fuel efficiency and a residual value up to 30 percent higher than traditional port-fuel injection (PFI) gasoline-powered vehicles.
Press Release: CMU’s Ragunathan Rajkumar Earns Westinghouse Chair For “Driving” Innovative University Research
The Westinghouse Professorship grew out of the Westinghouse Scholars Program established in 1937. Under the leadership of Westinghouse CEO, CMU Trustee and alumnus Aris Candris (E’74, E’78), the relationship with Westinghouse continues to grow and mature as researchers at Westinghouse and Carnegie Mellon work to create innovative technologies for a sustainable future.
Media Advisory: As 100th Reagan Anniversary Approaches, CMU's Kiron K. Skinner Available To Discuss President's Legacy, Timing of Alzheimer's Diagnosis
A century after the birth of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, Carnegie Mellon University's Kiron K. Skinner reflects upon his personal letters, a treasure-trove of information. Skinner is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller "REAGAN: A Life in Letters," which provides an unprecedented look at more than 70 years of Reagan's life through his personal correspondences to friends and family, statesmen, celebrities, children and ordinary citizens.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon Applauds President Barack Obama's Investment in Research
In the last 15 years, Carnegie Mellon has helped to create more than 200 start-up companies and 9,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh region. And an emerging initiative with Pittsburgh leaders is providing a prototype of how the building blocks of national economic renewal can be integrated into a cohesive regional strategy.
Steven Klepper's pioneering work integrates elements of traditional economic models with evolutionary theory, bridging gaps between the study of entrepreneurship and mainstream economics. The award carries a prize of 100,000 Euros ($136,531) and is widely regarded as the most prestigious entrepreneurship research award.
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Experts Available To Comment on Five Pillars of State of the Union Address
Carnegie Mellon faculty members are often interviewed and quoted on important U.S. political, economic, education, infrastructure and innovation issues. We can connect these experts to your outlet through Carnegie Mellon's new state-of-the-art TV studio. Working with Pittsburgh International Telecommunications (PIT), we offer domestic and international connectivity via satellite and fiber. PIT owns and operates one of the largest satellite facilities in the world.
To celebrate the 2011 International Data Privacy Day, Heinz College will be hosting a poster session and panel discussion with CMU privacy researchers on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Hamburg Hall.
Press Release: CMU’s Michael J. Tarr and Nathan Urban Receive Professorships For Their Interdisciplinary Contributions to Neuroscience
“Michael and Nathan are part of an unprecedented effort by the university to combine our strengths in a variety of disciplines that will shape the future of brain research,” said CMU Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet. “They represent two of the best in their fields and they will propel our brain, mind and learning programs forward.”
Press Release: CMU’s Jimmy Zhu To Receive Magnetics Society’s Achievement Award for Revolutionary Research
The IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award is given for scientific, technical achievements and service to the society. Zhu is receiving the award for his work as a world leader in modeling magnetic devices, especially for magnetic recording.
Titular, a creativity tool for songwriters is one of several developed by Burr Settles. Another tool, LyriCloud, http://muse.fawm.org/lyricloud, makes lyrical suggestions based on words selected by the user.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Shawn Litster Earns NSF Career Young Investigator Award for Energy Research
Carnegie Mellon University’s Shawn Litster was awarded a $400,000 Career Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue fuel cell and lithium-ion battery research.
CMU Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet will moderate a discussion to reveal how bringing together neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, computer scientists and learning researchers will shape the future of brain research and its applications at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. Rashid Auditorium, Room 4401, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Honors Local High School Student Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards
Students from six area high schools have been named winners of Carnegie Mellon University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards. These writers will read reflections about the role race has played in their lives at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium in the University Center.
Press Release: Fruit Fly Nervous System Provides New Solution To Fundamental Computer Network Problem
With a minimum of communication and without advance knowledge of how they are connected with each other, the cells in the fly's developing nervous system manage to organize themselves so that a small number of cells serve as leaders that provide direct connections with every other nerve cell, said author Ziv Bar-Joseph, associate professor of machine learning and computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings will march through Carnegie Mellon University on Monday, Jan. 17 with School of Drama performances, interactive workshops, children’s activities and a high school writing awards presentation.
Many video games boast life-like graphics and realistic game play, but have no connection with reality. A new online game developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University researchers, however, finally shatters the virtual wall.
Microbloggers may think they're interacting in one big Twitterverse, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science find that regional slang and dialects are as evident in tweets as they are in everyday conversations.
Although neuroscientists have been studying the neocortex for 40 years, technologies had only allowed them to look broadly at general areas of the brain, but not at the high-resolution of individual neurons. While they believed only a small proportion of neurons were doing most of the work in the neocortex, they couldn't see if this was indeed the case.
Press Release: Computational Linguistics Olympiad Cited For Increasing Public Awareness of Linguistics
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), an annual competition that identifies high school students with linguistic talent while simultaneously acquainting them with the field of computational linguistics, will receive the Linguistic Society of America's (LSA) 2011 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award.
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Linguists To Present At National Linguistic Conference in "Dahntahn" Pittsburgh
This week, when top linguistic scholars from around the world gather in “dahntahn” Pittsburgh for their annual meeting, they will experience what makes the city’s speech distinctive from any other when two Carnegie Mellon University linguistics experts, Barbara Johnstone and Mandy Simons, take the podium at the Linguistic Society of America’s (LSA) 85th Annual Meeting.
Media Advisory: Computer Vision and Robotics Expert Takeo Kanade To Demonstrate Quality of Life Technologies
Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics and Director of the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University will appear at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Quality of Life Technology Center Booth #3013, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Las Vegas.