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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.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Robotically Driven System Could Reduce Cost of Drug Discovery

The system determines the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent. MORE
Monday, February 8, 2016

Search Technique Helps Researchers Find DNA Sequences in Minutes Rather Than Days

DNA Sequencing
The new search method, developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon, is designed for searching so-called “short reads” – DNA and RNA sequences generated by high-throughput sequencing techniques.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Joins IARPA Project To Reverse-Engineer Brain Algorithms

Neural Network Cell
Carnegie Mellon is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to make computers think more like humans.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

CMU Scientists Star in Werner Herzog’s Latest Film

Werner Herzog Film
“Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

National Academy of Sciences To Honor John R. Anderson For Revolutionizing How We Learn

John Anderson
Anderson will receive the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Aircraft Demonstrate New Collaborative Capabilities for Keeping Warfighters Safe

Unmanned Tank
Carnegie Mellon and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, pioneered the ground-air cooperative mission, which could prevent warfighters’ exposure to hazardous conditions.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sutherland’s "Trojan Cockroach" Celebrated in Posner Center Exhibit

Trojan Cockroach
A six-legged walking robot — the first capable of carrying a human — built at CMU in the early 1980s by alumnus Ivan Sutherland is the subject of an exhibit developed by master's degree student Daniel Pillis.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

Privacy Notice
Online privacy policies are usually ignored, but Carnegie Mellon researchers say if they are properly designed, and pushed out to users at appropriate times, they could be more effective.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CMU Makes Facial Image Analysis Software Available to Researchers

Automated facial analysis is at the heart of a host of potential applications, from monitoring the emotional state of patients to detecting whether a public speaker is losing an audience’s attention.
Monday, December 7, 2015

Nearby Nature Project Empowers Students To Monitor Their Environment

Nearby Nature
The Carnegie Mellon CREATE Lab project will enable middle school and high school students in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to study scientific phenomena in almost any outdoor space.
Friday, December 4, 2015

Cranor Named Chief Technologist of Federal Trade Commission

Lorrie Cranor
Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, will join the FTC in January and will be primarily responsible for advising the commission on developing technology and policy matters.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Computer System Will Be an Angel on Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Step-by-Step Instruction

Angel Gabriel
CMU researchers are building a cognitive assistance system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person’s shoulder and whisper instructions for various tasks.
Monday, November 30, 2015

Big Data Researchers Receive Grant To Build Better Models For Predicting Cancer Outcomes

Ziv Bar-Joseph
Ziv Bar-Joseph is a principal researcher in the effort to better analyze large volumes of diverse data on cancer patients to produce more accurate predictions of outcomes and to enable clinicians to tailor care for each patient.

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