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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teller Celebrates the Unexpected Benefits of Failure

Astro Teller
Alumnus Astro Teller is working on bringing audacious ideas to reality through science and technology.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Smith Drives for Smarter Traffic Signals

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith has developed a traffic signal control system that uses machine learning algorithms to optimize when traffic lights change to red or green.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wing Is a Global Leader in Computer Science

Jeanette Wing
Jeannette Wing will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's "Industry Panel: Best Practices in AI."
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Featured on CBS's "60 Minutes"

Andrew Moore, Charlie Rose and CHIMP
Charlie Rose came to CMU to see the state of the art in AI and talk with School of Computer Science Dean Andrew Moore.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whittaker To Discuss “Moon Shot”

Red Whittaker
Red Whittaker will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's “Audience Interactive Q&A: Not Just to Visit, But to Stay.”
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On the Ball: Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Has Just Two Moving Parts

Spherical Motor
The spherical induction motor (SIM) co-invented by Carnegie Mellon's Ralph Hollis, eliminates the robot's mechanical drive system.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

School of Computer Science To Offer Computational Biology Major

Comp Bio Major
The undergraduate degree program will prepare students for positions now in high demand in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
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.

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