2017-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Africa Students Attended Facebook Conference

CMU Africa Students
The students showcased their messenger bots to some of the world’s top tech developers.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Pozzi Earns NSF CAREER Award To Help Optimize Data Collection from Sensors

Matteo Pozzi
Matteo Pozzi sees great potential in sensors and robotic technology that collect data to help inform decision-making.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Recognized as a Top Tech Transfer University

A group of workers
The Milken Institute report cited CMU’s world-class computer science and robotics research, and several of its technology transfer and commercialization programs.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics Research

Kathryn Roeder
Kathryn Roeder is a principal investigator on the project, which will expand the Autism Sequencing Consortium's sample to include more than 50,000 families.
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Friday, April 21, 2017

CMU Embraces Special Olympics

Tim Spence and Joe Meyers
For the second consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon will host the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Western Sectional Spring Games on Saturday, April 29.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

School of Architecture Senior Exhibition, “What Do We Know?” Opens April 27

What Do We Know
The exhibition includes final thesis works and independent projects from 11 seniors.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Self-Driving Buggies Reach Historic Milestone

Image of RoboBuggy team
Carnegie Mellon has been at the forefront of autonomous driving technology for three decades, and students have been working to bring that technology to the buggy races. This year they succeeded.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Grand Challenge

Image of David Brumley
The National Academy of Engineering gathered for a regional meeting and symposium at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute to discuss cybersecurity, which is now one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

School of Art’s Senior Exhibition, “Roll Call,” Opens May 5

Roll Call
"Roll Call" presents the work of 34 students majoring in art and in the BXA Intercollege Degree programs.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring Carnival Serves Up Entertainment for Everyone

Spring Carnival
The 103rd edition of Spring Carnival is serving up entertainment in a new way ... on the tennis courts.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Spring Carnival

Buggy Races
Carnegie Mellon's annual Spring Carnival, featuring booths and buggy races, is April 20-22.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Statement on the Passing of Henry Hillman

Henry Hillman, James Rohr and Subra Suresh
Statement on the loss of Henry Hillman, from Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Carnegie Mellon and Tata Consultancy Services Break Ground on Global Research Facility in the U.S.

TCS Groundbreaking
TCS Hall will house research and academic spaces where the two institutions will collaborate on promoting next-generation technologies that will drive the 4th Industrial Revolution.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Passionate About Public Service, Carnegie Mellon Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Policymakers “Flying Blind” Into Future of Work

Tom Mitchell
CMU's Tom Mitchell has co-chaired a report on "Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce."
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meg Whitman Named Commencement Speaker

Meg Whitman
Whitman is president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Student Team Takes Top Prize in HP, Intel Design Challenge

Astronaut in space
The students created a wearable exercise system for astronauts that relieves muscle atrophy in microgravity.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Klatzky, Morgan Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Roberta Klatzky and Granger Morgan
Faculty members Roberta Klatzky and M. Granger Morgan have joined the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Chinese Poker Players

Chinese poker
Artificial intelligence once again triumphed over humans as a program developed by CMU researchers beat six Chinese poker players.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

CMU Takes First Place in Putnam Math Competition; Three Students in Top Five for the First Time in University History

Image of 2016 Putnam Math team
With the win, Carnegie Mellon extends its top five streak in North America's premier mathematics competition for undergraduates for the sixth year
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Takes on Chinese Poker Players

Sandholm
A version of Carnegie Mellon University’s Libratus will play six top Chinese poker players for a $290,000 winner-take-all purse.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

PROGRESS Teaches Girls To Speak Up For Themselves

Image from PROGRESS event on April 1
The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) encourages girls and young women to use their voices to advocate and speak up on behalf of themselves.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Junior Chemistry Major Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Imge of Christina Cabana
Christina Cabana, a junior chemistry major at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, is the recipient of a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Neuroscientists Lay Groundwork for Identifying Algorithm Behind Information Processing in the Neocortex

Alison Barth
Alison Barth says knowing that algorithm is critical to understanding the role the neocortex plays in many vital functions.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Atmospheric Chemist Neil Donahue Wins Esselen Award for Contributing to the Public Good

Neil Donahue
An internationally renowned expert in atmospheric chemistry and air-quality engineering, Donahue investigates how organic compounds behave and evolve in the atmosphere.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lecture Series Focuses on Cultural Climate, Women in Architecture

Vanessa Keith
The 2016-2017 School of Architecture lecture series wraps up April 10.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Student Startups Earn Investments in McGinnis Venture Competition

Image of Choitek robot
Startups RoBotany and Inventory Connection took the top spots in Carnegie Mellon University's 2017 McGinnis Venture Competition among student entrepreneurs.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Capstone Design Project Explores Evolution of Pittsburgh Community

Image of students and Rev. Tim Smith walk through Hazelwood
Students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design are learning how a community changes over time.
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Friday, March 31, 2017

CyLab Challenges Young Students To Give Hacking a Try

Image of students in a classroom
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab is teaching middle- and high-school students the basics of hacking.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Research Suggests Noninvasive Way To Suppress Epileptic Seizures

Seizure suppression graphic
Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley researchers have introduced a noninvasive approach that could mitigate epileptic seizures.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Finding Faces in a Crowd

centipede pose
An automated face detection method developed at CMU enables computers to recognize tiny faces composed of just a handful of pixels.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Short and Simple Is Key in Three Minute Thesis Competition

Image of clock
Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges Ph.D. students to give a compelling presentation on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language that anyone can understand.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Greek Sing

Photo by Jason Chen of Greek Sing 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's Greek community is stepping up to help children cope while their parents battle cancer.

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