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Reconfigured Spaces Help CMU Train Students To Work in Teams
by Byron Spice | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science has dedicated the new Citadel Teaching Commons — a lab and study space featuring collaborative and high-performance clusters that will help educate and train the next generation of computer scientists.

Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, hosted the Jan. 27 event at which Joseph Squeri, Citadel's chief information officer, cut a ceremonial ribbon before chatting with students and faculty members.

The enhancements to the fifth floor of the Gates Center for Computer Science were made possible by a generous... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On Oct. 13, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science Edmund M. Clarke received an honorary doctorate from the University of Crete’s Department of Computer Science — the first honorary degree ever awarded by the department.

The University of Crete is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented institution located in the cities of Rethymno and Heraklion on the island of Crete.  It is ranked 48th in the the... Read More

by Byron Spice | Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association for analytics professionals, has named Computer Science Professor Tuomas Sandholm one of 12 new INFORMS Fellows.

He is one of two recipients from Carnegie Mellon University among the fellows being inducted this year. 

The INFORMS Fellow Award, which brings together the... Read More

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH—Women, who historically have been under-represented among computer science majors nationwide, will make up 40 percent of the incoming class of undergraduates this fall in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science (SCS).

The school has been a leader in efforts to increase the number of women in the discipline of computer science and its female enrollment has long exceeded national averages. The number of women in this fall’s first-year class nevertheless sets a new benchmark for the school.

“Like many programs, we’re seeing unprecedented interest from... Read More

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