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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tom Mitchell Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tom Mitchell
His research focuses on statistical learning algorithms for understanding natural language text and on understanding how the human brain represents information.
Friday, April 8, 2016

Gatterbauer Receives NSF Early Career Award

Wolfgang Gatterbauer
The National Science Foundation awarded CMU's Wolfgang Gatterbauer a Faculty Early Career Development award for his research proposal to develop novel methods to draw conclusions from uncertain and inconsistent data.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Manuela Veloso Named Head of Machine Learning Department

Manuela Veloso
A computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, Veloso succeeds Tom Mitchell who remains part of the faculty.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYC

Leigh Ann DeLyser at Bronx Academy for Sofware Engineering
Computer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS 2010, 2014), a former high school teacher and director of education and research for CSNYC - NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DOE Selects Robotics Institute for Environmental Remediation Training

DOE Training
The five-year agreement for a Robotics Traineeship program is valued at up to $3 million and will provide full or partial support for as many as 20 Ph.D. and master’s degree students in robotics.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Most Presidential Candidates Speak at Grade 6-8 Level

A readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches by researchers in CMU's Language Technologies Institute finds most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CMU, Airviz Will Make Air Quality Monitors Available at Public Libraries Nationwide

Speck in Library
CMU researchers plan to provide free Speck air quality monitors to 100 public libraries in the U.S.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NREC Selected for Research Projects Totaling More Than $11 Million

CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Win Sloan Research Fellowships

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Computer scientist Abhinav Gupta and mathematician Wesley Pegden are among 126 early-career scientists from across the U.S. and Canada who will receive $55,000 to further their research.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Carnegie Mellon, Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely

Security Password Blanket
The work persuaded Yahoo! to publicly share password frequency statistics for about 70 million of its users for cybersecurity studies.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CMU Pokerbot Extends Hot Streak at Computer Poker Contest

Brown and Sandholm
Poker has become a major test of artificial intelligence. The same sort of algorithms used to play poker could also be used to create strategies for applications involving cybersecurity, business transactions and medicine.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CMU’s LearnLab Experts Present Education Research Accomplishments at NSF Meeting

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The presentations underscored the importance of establishing a sustainable science of learning community to produce breakthroughs that impact education.
Monday, February 15, 2016

Increasing Number of Women in Computing Hinges on Changes in Culture, Not Curriculum

Frieze and Quesenberry
Carol Frieze (left) and Jeria Quesenberry have written a new book outlining how Carnegie Mellon changed to sustain gender diversity in its School of Computer Science.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Judea Pearl Wins CMU’s Dickson Prize in Science

Judea Pearl
Pearl will accept the award, which includes a medal and cash prize, and present the Dickson Prize Lecture, “Science, Counterfactuals and Free Will,” at noon on Monday, Feb. 29, in McConomy Auditorium in CMU's Cohon University Center.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CMU’s CHIMP Featured on NOVA’s “Rise of the Robots”

Chimp in the Car
The Feb. 24 episode focuses on the DARPA Robotics Challenge in June 2015.

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