2012-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

2012 archive: December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January.


2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes Jury Verdict in Patent Infringement Case

The following is a statement from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh regarding today's jury verdict of $1.169 billion in Carnegie Mellon's patent infringement case against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc. MORE
Friday, December 21, 2012

News Brief: CMU Shines Among P-G’s “Best of Theatre” 2012

The Post-Gazette recently released its "Best of Theatre" Top 10 for 2012. Every listing, plus some of the runners-up, included a School of Drama connection. MORE
Thursday, December 20, 2012

News Brief: James H. Garrett Jr. Named Dean of College of Engineering

The following message was sent earlier today to members of the Carnegie Mellon University community announcing the new dean of the College of Engineering.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News Brief: HCII Launches Master's Program in Learning Science

The inaugural class of students in the Learning Science and Engineering program will begin in fall 2013. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2013. MORE
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News Brief: ACM Honors Wanda Dann As Distinguished Educator

Wanda DannThe Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Wanda P. Dann, senior systems scientist in the Computer Science Department and director of the Alice Project, as a 2012 Distinguished Educator, one of just six ACM members so honored this year. MORE
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Jendayi Frazer, Actor Ben Affleck and Others To Brief Congress on the Security Situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jendayi FrazerThe panelists will update the committee on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the implications for U.S. National Security. The briefing will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building Room 2118 in Washington, D.C. MORE
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Product Development Program Plans Expansion

MPDThe Tepper School of Business has officially joined the School of Design and the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a third partner in oversight of this interdisciplinary degree, underscoring growing interest in the program by traditional business professionals. MORE
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Press Release: Follow the Eyes: Head-Mounted Cameras Could Help Robots Understand Social Interactions

Social SaliencyResearchers at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute have developed a method for detecting where people's gazes intersect. Those insights someday will be essential for robots designed to interact with humans. MORE
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Reddy and Gibson Named ACM Fellows

Raj ReddyGarth GibsonReddy was cited by the Association for Computing Machinery for pioneering the design and construction of large-scale artificial intelligence systems, and Gibson was honored for contributions to the performance and reliability of storage systems. MORE
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Alison Barth Receives Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award From McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

Alison BarthBarth will use her three-year, $300,000 award to support her study of how experience transforms neurons. MORE
Monday, December 10, 2012

News Brief: Tiramisu App Wins FCC Chairman’s Award

TiramisuThe Carnegie Mellon research team that created Tiramisu, a smartphone app that enables transit riders to create real-time information about bus schedules and seating, has won this year’s Federal Communications Commission Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility in the Geo-Location Services category. MORE
Monday, December 10, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Pipe Band To Play Chanukah Music for Inaugural Grand Menorah Lighting

MenorahChabad of Carnegie Mellon University will hold its first Grand Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 on the Cut. CMU faculty members will light a nine-foot menorah followed by a Pipe Band performance. MORE
Monday, December 10, 2012

News Brief: Jim Daniels’ Film, “Mr. Pleasant,” To Air on WQED Dec. 22

Mr. PleasantThe film that tackles how middle-class college students aspire to “get out” and break away from their roots to make it big, is getting a television premiere at 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 as part of WQED's “Filmmaker’s Corner.” 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business Introduces New Online Format for its MBA Curriculum

Mike Trick and studentsThe FlexMBA program creates a new model for online business education, combining in-person sessions, online classes and self-paced learning to deliver the same coursework, faculty, team interaction, personal leadership coaching and career services found in the school’s highly-acclaimed full- and part-time MBA programs. MORE
Friday, December 7, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Mechanical Engineers To Showcase Consumer Product Prototypes at Senior Design Expo

Luggage with more space for all your travel needs and a bike light that helps riders peer around corners will be among the student innovations on display.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Press Release: International Collaboration of Green Scientists, Including Carnegie Mellon’s Terry Collins, Proposes Safety Testing System for Development of New Chemicals

Terry CollinsCollins is part of a group of scientists from North America and Europe that has developed a five-tiered testing system that manufacturers can use to ensure that the chemicals and consumer products they produce are free of harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA or DDT. MORE
Thursday, December 6, 2012

News Brief: INSA Honors Pfeffer With Drell Award

Juergen PfefferThe Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) presented its 2012 Sidney D. Drell Academic Award to Juergen Pfeffer, assistant research professor in the School of Computer Science's Institute for Software Research (ISR), at a Dec. 6 ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Pfeffer's contributions to the intelligence community, particularly in the area of social and organizational network analysis. MORE
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Naval ROTC Unit To Honor World War II Veterans Killed at Pearl Harbor

CMU Naval ROTC Capt. Tom Calabrese will toss a a wreath into the Ohio River from the deck of the USS Requin Submarine on the North Shore to honor those Americans killed during the surprise attack more than 70 years ago.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Press Release: IEEE Confers Prestigious Fellow Status on Four Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members

David GarlanJames HoeRadu MarculescuBrad MeyersDavid Garlan, James Hoe, Radu Marculescu and Brad Myers have been honored for their  achievements. MORE
Monday, December 3, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts Offers Dec. 7 Events

ChoirsThe public is invited to holiday concerts, arts open studios, drama productions and more. MORE
Monday, December 3, 2012

News Brief: RobotRadar.org Seeks To Tell the Rest of the Story

A new website, co-founded by Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon, will share the insights of leading thinkers and experts in robotics regarding the popular news media’s coverage of robotics. MORE
Monday, December 3, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Joseph B. Kadane Urges Argentina To Stop Repressing Statisticians

Jay KadaneKadane says it is time to figure out a way to prevent Argentina’s government from prohibiting the independent reporting of statistics on the country's inflation rates. Kadane will brief Capitol Hill lawmakers on the situation in Argentina and its potential to disrupt the international economy on Thursday, Dec. 6. MORE
Friday, November 30, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Develop Blueprint for Producing Chemicals from Shale Deposits

The students, part of a Chemical Process Systems Design class at CMU, discovered that the production of aromatics from ethane is not only technically feasible, but also economically very profitable. MORE
Friday, November 30, 2012

Press Release: Pitt, Carnegie Mellon Launch New Effort To Improve Multi-scale Modeling of Biological Systems

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have been awarded a five-year, $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Biomedical Technology Research Center (BTRC) that will develop computational tools for modeling and simulating biological systems from the tissue level down to the molecular level. MORE
Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Brief: Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Elected AAAS Fellows

Justine CassellChien HoTwo Carnegie Mellon faculty members, Justine Cassell and Chien Ho have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science. MORE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Onur Mutlu Wins Intel Early Career Award For Innovative Research

mutluIntel's Early Career Faculty Honor Program award provides financial and networking support to those faculty members who are early in their careers and who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. MORE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Press Release: Increasing Control Over Release of Information Leads People To Divulge More Online, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find

When perceiving they have more control over their personal information, people increase their willingness to disclose sensitive information that allows them to be personally identified, according to a study done by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. MORE
Monday, November 26, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon, Concurrent Technologies To Develop Robotic Laser System That Strips Paint From Aircraft

RobotIn a two-year project sponsored by the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, CTC, under Prime Contract W91ZLK-10-D-0005 with NREC as a subcontractor, will build six autonomous mobile robots, each with a laser coating remover, and deploy them to work in teams to remove paint and other coatings from aircraft at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. MORE
Monday, November 26, 2012

Press Release: Let's Make a Deal: New Carnegie Mellon Leadership Program for Women Focuses on Negotiation

Great leaders are great negotiators, yet women hold far fewer leadership roles than men and often wait to be promoted rather than negotiate the conditions for their success. MORE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News Brief: Wing Will Lead Microsoft Research International

WingJeannette Wing will step down as head of the Computer Science Department to join Microsoft Research in January. MORE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Lead Efforts To Train Area Science Teachers in Use of Electron Microscopy Tools

TactilsCarnegie Mellon University's Marc De Graef and Judith Hallinen are providing logistical support to science teachers interested in using scanning electron microscopes for classroom assignments. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Appoints Games Designer Paolo Pedercini as Tenure-Track Professor

pederciniInternationally recognized artist and games designer Paolo Pedercini has accepted a full-time tenure-track faculty position with the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. A Fine Foundation Visiting Professor with the electronic and time-based media area since 2009, Pedercini's work bridges the art world and the most forward-looking fringes of the game industry and academia, according to Head of the School of Art John Carson. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Startup, Neon, Moves to Silicon Valley Campus

Neon LogoNeon, the CMU startup that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve online video clicks, now has a footprint from coast to coast in the United States to further take advantage of opportunities to grow business and to work with students in CMU's Master of Entertainment Industry Management program in Los Angeles. MORE