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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Computer Out-Plays Humans in "Doom"

An artificial intelligence agent developed by two Carnegie Mellon computer science students has proven to be the ultimate survivor in the classic video game Doom.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event

The Sept. 30 event will bring together leading experts in early childhood development with local and state policymakers and practitioners.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Ambitious First-Year Picks CMU To Launch Science Career

Mera Tegene
When Mera Tegene envisions her future, she thinks big, with the aim of using chemistry to heighten the senses in virtual reality technology.
Monday, September 12, 2016

CMU’s Proportion of Undergraduate Women in Computer Science and Engineering Soars Above National Averages

While national efforts to encourage women to pursue degrees in key science and technology fields have flagged, Carnegie Mellon University has reached a new high-water mark this year, with women making up nearly half of this year’s incoming classes in the School of Computer Science and College of Engineering.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

CMU Algorithm Detects Online Fraudsters

Camo Code
Professor Christos Faloutsos and his students created a method to see through camouflage that fraudsters use to make themselves look legitimate.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Friends Help Friends on Facebook Feel Better

Facebook Watering
A study by CMU and Facebook finds personalized communication can boost your well-being.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

At 50, "Star Trek" Inspires CMU Teachers, Writers and Actors

Zachary Quinto
Since Sept. 8, 1966, humans have been boldly exploring the edges of space and what's possible.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Carnegie Mellon and Tsinghua Universities Renew Dual-Degree Masters Program

Frank Pfenning and Jianping Wu
Students will learn from faculty at the top-ranked computer science programs in the United States and China.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alumnus Helps Create Educational Hip-hop Videos

Landon Fears
School of Computer Science alumnus Landon Fears has combined his love of education and hip hop into a career with Flocabulary, a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jean Yang Named to Prestigious “Innovators Under 35” List

Innovators List Graphic
The magazine recognized Yang in the Visionary category of its innovators list for her work on a programming model that bakes security into applications.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

How Pokémon Go Could Affect Our Daily Lives

Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go isn’t just an international sensation that’s drawn in millions of players, it’s also a “game changer” for augmented reality.
Monday, August 8, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Wins Third "World Series of Hacking" in Four Years

Plaid Parliament of Pwning jacket
DefCon's Capture the Flag and other competitions give people a place to practice and hone their computer security skills.

Friday, August 5, 2016

CMU Spinoff Wins $2 Million in Cyber Attack Challenge

ForAllSecure team
ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University startup, has won $2 million in prize money as winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Android App Lets Visually Impaired in India Listen to Texts in Native Languages

Student uses Hear2Read software
The text-to-speech software, developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Hear2Read project, can now be downloaded free of charge from Google Play.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Lab Expands U.S. Education Network

A program to empower students with technology is expanding to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.

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