News In and Around CSD

by Joshua Quicksall and Byron Spice | Monday, May 15, 2017

Institute for Software Research (ISR) professors Mary Shaw and David Garlan will receive IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) awards at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 20–28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Shaw will accept the 2017 TCSE Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding... Read More

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Computer Science Department, CMU
CMU Created First Distributed File System in 1980s
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Association for Computing Machinery has named the developers of Carnegie Mellon University's pioneering Andrew File System (AFS) the recipients of its prestigious 2016 Software System Award.

AFS was the first distributed file system designed for tens of thousands of machines, and pioneered the use of scalable, secure and ubiquitous access to shared file data. To achieve the goal of providing a common shared file system used by large networks... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, April 24, 2017

Mary Shaw joined the Carnegie Mellon University faculty after she completed her Ph.D. at the university in 1972. Since then, she's designed computer science curricula at all university levels, established software architecture as a recognized discipline, and served as chief scientist of CMU's Software Engineering Institute and associate dean for professional education.

In 2014, she received the... Read More

Research With Intel Addresses Rapidly Growing Volume of Online Video
by Byron Spice | Sunday, April 23, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University is leading a research effort sponsored by the Intel Corporation that will enable cloud-based services to process a rapidly increasing volume of online video and put new analytics and immersive technologies within reach of consumers, businesses and public officials.

The Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Visual Cloud Systems, now operational, is tapping Carnegie Mellon's expertise in computer vision, storage systems and databases,... Read More

Research, Startups Take Center Stage in McConomy Auditorium
by Byron Spice | Friday, April 14, 2017

The Project Olympus innovation program will host its annual Spring Carnival Show and Tell event, highlighting research and startups of interest to the investment community, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Cohon University Center's McConomy Auditorium.

Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor of computational biology, will discuss his efforts to translate genetics findings into... Read More

Lengpudashi Tops Humans by $792,327 in Virtual Chips During Five-Day Exhibition
by Byron Spice | Monday, April 10, 2017

Artificial intelligence has once again triumphed over human poker players, as a program developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers beat six Chinese players by a total of $792,327 in virtual chips during a five-day, 36,000-hand exhibition that ended today in Hainan, China.

The AI program, called Lengpudashi or "cold poker master," is a version of Libratus, the CMU AI that beat four top poker professionals during a 20-day, 120,... Read More

China Exhibition Includes $290,000 Winner-Take-All Prize
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A version of Carnegie Mellon University's Libratus, which in January became the first artificial intelligence to defeat top poker pros at Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold'em, will play six top Chinese players for a $290,000 winner-take-all purse.

The 36,000-hand exhibition featuring a different AI, named Lengpudashi or "cold poker master," will take place April 6–10 on the island province of Hainan, China.

The human... Read More

by Aisha Rashid | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Two Carnegie Mellon University students outcoded more than a hundred of their peers at the 2017 Global CodeCon Finals — a two-hour long coding competition at Bloomberg's offices in New York City and London. Raymond Kang, a junior studying computer science and mathematical sciences, earned ninth place; and Gabriele Farina, a Ph.D. student in computer science, came in 13th. Kang took first place in... Read More

by Aisha Rashid | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) Fellowship Program has announced that two School of Computer Science undergraduates are among the fellows in its 2017 Engineering Fellows Program.  

Allison Wang and Serena Wang are among 54 students selected from almost 2,000 applicants across the country to represent their universities this summer in Silicon Valley. The three-month summer program helps fellows develop their technical and design skills under the mentorship of innovative Silicon Valley startups.

Junior Allison... Read More

by Byron Spice | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lenore Blum will join a panel, "Mothers of Invention: Celebrating Women Innovators," hosted by the Congressional Inventions Caucus on Wednesday, March 22, in Washington, D.C.  Blum will speak about Project Olympus and Women@SCS and the roles they play in increasing the participation of women in computer science and entrepreneurship. Blum is founding director of Project Olympus, an incubator for CMU startups, and co-founder of Women... Read More

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