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Poker Pros Rake In More Chips Than Carnegie Mellon's Artificial Intelligence Program During 80,000-Hand Contest

But Scientifically Speaking, Human Lead Not Large Enough To Avoid a Statistical Tie

by | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Four of the world's best players of heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.

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Brunskill Named 2015 ONR Young Investigator

by | Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Department of the Navy has named Emma Brunskill, assistant professor of computer science, one of 36 recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program — one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

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Poker Pros Lead at Halfway Point of "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence"

40,000 Hands of No-Limit, Texas Hold'Em Remain To Be Played

by | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today marks the halfway point of an 80,000-hand journey in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" poker competition. After 40,000 hands, the humans — four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon University's artificial intelligence program, Claudico.

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Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Carnegie Mellon Computer Faces Poker Pros in Epic No-Limit Texas Hold'Em Competition

80,000 Hands Will Be Played in Two-Week Contest at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh

by | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In a contest that echoes Deep Blue's chess victory over Garry Kasparov and Watson beating two Jeopardy! Champions, computer poker software developed at Carnegie Mellon University will challenge four of the world's best professional poker players in a "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition beginning Friday, April 24, at Rivers Casino.

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Frieze Receives Gelfand Award for Educational Outreach

by | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With the Computer Science Department boasting record-breaking 40 percent women in its first-year class last fall, Carol Frieze's colleagues thought it was the perfect time to nominate her for Carnegie Mellon University's Mark Gelfand Award for Educational Outreach. After all, she's devoted the past 15 years to creating opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in computer science. She will accept the award at the Celebration of Education today at 4:30 p.m. in the Cohon University Center's Rangos Hall.

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Carnegie Mellon Places Fifth in 2014 Putnam Mathematics Competition

by | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University has placed fifth in the Mathematical Association of America's 75th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 55 students who scored among the top 507, the second most of any university.

Computer science was well-represented among the top scorers, with senior mathematical sciences and computer science major Albert Gu among the top 16 overall.

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Autodesk Kicks Off Reality Computing Partnership With CMU

Studio Course Taught by Pyry Matikainen Will Launch This Fall

by | Monday, March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) and Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3-D design software, are launching a Reality Computing studio course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

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Citadel Sponsors Redesign of Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Lab and Study Spaces

Reconfigured Spaces Help CMU Train Students To Work in Teams

by | 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.

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Clarke Receives Honorary Degree From University of Crete

by | 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.

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Sandholm Named Fellow by INFORMS

by | 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. 

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Women Comprise 40 Percent of Computer Science Majors Among Carnegie Mellon’s Incoming First-Year Class

by | 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.

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