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Carnegie Mellon University senior Eric Zhu technically majors in computer science, but he's a true Renaissance man. He's served two years on CMU's Student Senate, spent a year as a resident assistant, made an effort to take at least one humanities course each semester, participated in CMU Mock Trial and has never abandoned his love of classical piano.
For those reasons and more, he's received this year's... Read More
The School of Computer Science is bringing together about 80 educators and computer science leaders for a two-day summit to discuss the challenges facing undergraduate computer science programs as enrollments continue to surge.
"Many colleges and universities are seeing a huge increase of students in computing-related disciplines," said Tom Cortina, assistant dean for undergraduate education and organizer of the Computer Science Education Summit. "Interest... Read More
The Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on High-Performance Computing (SIGHPC) has named School of Computer Science master's student Shefali Umrania a 2017 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science fellow. She is one of 12 graduate students worldwide to receive the award.
Jessica Hodgins, professor of computer science and robotics, has been elected president of SIGGRAPH, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
SIGGRAPH convenes the premier annual conference on computer graphics, which is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals. The SIGGRAPH president serves a three-year term.
This summer, SIGGRAPH named Hodgins the 2017 recipient of its... Read More
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will sit down with Brad Keywell, Uptake CEO, for a fireside chat about cities as centers of innovation and other issues as Carnegie Mellon University celebrates the launch of the Machine Learning for Social Good fund.
The event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Rangos Ballroom of the Cohon University Center, and will be followed by a reception. Interim Provost Laurie Weingart, Machine Learning Department Head Manuela Veloso and Professor Roni Rosenfeld of the Machine Learning... Read More
A smartphone app that uses the raw feed from a device's microphone or accesses its contact list can raise red flags for a user concerned about privacy. In many cases, however, the app doesn't need all the details that users find most sensitive.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Peking universities have addressed this dilemma by creating a service, PrivacyStreams, that enables app developers to access the smartphone data they need for app functionality while assuring users that their... Read More
Smartphone apps that share users' locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do so through a relative handful of services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy, Carnegie Mellon University researchers say.
Controlling access to these third-party libraries, which help app developers make money by targeting people with ads or compiling marketing profiles, promises to be an effective way to limit the unwanted release of personal information. The research team developed an app... Read More
Chances are, you’re reading this article on a web browser that uses HTTPS, the protocol over which data is sent between a web browser and the website users are connected to. In fact, nearly half of all web traffic passes through HTTPS. Despite the “S” for security in “HTTPS,” this protocol is far from perfectly secure.
The I-Corps Sites program supports exploratory businesses created by teams interested in moving STEM research out of the lab and into the marketplace.... Read More