Computer Science Department Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Even when Carnegie Mellon computer scientists look back, they're still looking forward.
So when faculty, students and alumni gather Oct. 23–24 for CS Fifty — the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Department — expect visions of the future of computing to be as common as reminiscences.
Anita Jones, a former director of Defense Research and Engineering, and...
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named six Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to the 2016 class of Siebel Scholars, including one in the field of energy science, which is newly added to the program this year.
Matt Wytock was named as a scholar in energy science, while John Dickerson, Rohit Girdhar, Po-Yao Huang, Jeffrey Rzeszotarski and Xun Zheng were honored as exceptional students in computer science.
The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world's leading graduate...
Carnegie Mellon Students Develop Open Source Tools With Bangalore School
by Byron Spice | Monday, September 14, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld research group today announced the release of open source software that can help educators of children with hearing disabilities create video dictionaries of sign languages and use games that encourage vocalization by children learning to speak.
The software, produced in collaboration with the Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind in Bangalore, India, is particularly suited for use in underdeveloped...
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Pittsburgh magazine’s annual listing of the 50 Most Powerful People includes CMU President Subra Suresh and SCS Dean Andrew Moore. Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science, and John Bares, a civil engineering alumnus, former director of the National Robotics Engineering Center and now director of the Uber Advanced Technology Center, are among 15 “...
Cited for Java Language and Other Contributions to Programming
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The IEEE has honored James A. Gosling (CS'83), chief software architect at Liquid Robotics, with the 2015 John von Neumann Medal for his pioneering work on Java and other programming languages and environments.
Gosling's development of Java in 1995 was a major milestone in computing, the IEEE noted when presenting him with the medal at its June 20 awards ceremony in New York City. Java, one of the most popular programming languages in history, was the first widely deployed language that enabled...
by Daniel Tkacik | Monday, August 10, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's cybersecurity team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, took second place at this year's DefCon Capture the Flag competition. The competition, widely considered the "World Series of Hacking," took place Aug. 6–9 in the Bally's Events Center in Las Vegas.
"Every year this contest gets harder and harder," said David Brumley, the team's faculty adviser and director of Carnegie Mellon’s cybersecurity...
by Byron Spice | Monday, August 10, 2015
Manuela Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Oct. 14–16 in Houston.
"I am thrilled to be a keynote speaker at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss the importance of recruiting, retaining and advancing more prominent women in technology," Veloso said. "I am excited to encourage all these talented...
by Byron Spice | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The newly established Siebel Energy Institute, a consortium of Carnegie Mellon and seven other research universities, marked its official launch Aug. 4 by announcing 24 seed grants, including three to CMU researchers.
Zico Kolter, assistant professor in the Institute for Software Research and Computer Science Department, will lead a project with Sebastian Scherer, systems scientist in the Robotics Institute, using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and...
by Byron Spice | Thursday, July 9, 2015
A newly released video from Time magazine, "Pittsburgh The Comeback," highlights the role of technology — particularly the contributions of Carnegie Mellon University — in the revitalization of Pittsburgh. SCS Dean Andrew Moore is among the community leaders interviewed on camera.
"My most important duty here as dean is to create the computer scientists who are frankly, I believe, going to be running the world in 2040," Moore said.
The Robotics Institute's Martial Hebert, Tony Stentz and Clark Haynes also are prominently featured.
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