News In and Around CSD

by Byron Spice | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jan Hoffmann, an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, has received a five-year, $519,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young faculty members.

Hoffmann's research specialties are programming languages and verification. The NSF award will support his work regarding quantitative properties, such as available memory and execution time, associated with formal verification... Read More

by Daniel Tkacik | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cloud computing has enabled huge triumphs in big data, from searching the web in a millisecond to decoding the human genome. But to keep cloud servers running smoothly, developers have applied different techniques to minimize disrupting their central processing units (CPUs) — techniques that don't often work together.

Thanks to a team of computer science researchers, that's all changed.

Historically, developers have relied on containerization or remote direct memory access (RDMA) to keep cloud applications running smoothly. The first technique creates an isolated computing... Read More

by Byron Spice | Friday, May 10, 2019

Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, received the inaugural Dean's Professorship in Technology Entrepreneurship at a May 3 ceremony and celebration.

Blum is the founding director of Project Olympus, an incubator that helps Carnegie Mellon University students and faculty assess the commercial prospects of their ideas and research findings, and begin the process of... Read More

Graduating Senior Discovered Her Passion for Teaching at SCS
by Byron Spice | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tanvi Bajpai, who came to Carnegie Mellon University to become a software engineer and discovered a passion for teaching in the process, will receive the 2019 K&L Gates Prize.

The $5,000 prize, supported by the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, recognizes a graduating senior who has best inspired fellow students at the university to love learning through a combination of intellect, high scholarly achievement, engagement with others and character.

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Sandholm Says Multi-Organ Exchanges Could Boost Number of Transplants
by Byron Spice | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Aliana Deveza was desperate. Her mother's health was failing after years of fighting a hereditary kidney disease. Aliana wasn't a good donor candidate for her mother because she eventually might face the same disease herself.

But what if she donated part of her liver instead? Specifically, what if she donated part of her liver to a patient who needed it and then a loved one of that patient donated a kidney to her mother?

It wasn't Aliana's idea, but one she gleaned from a ... Read More

by Byron Spice | Monday, April 29, 2019

Joy Arulraj, a Computer Science Department alumnus who earned his Ph.D. in 2018, is the recipient of the Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award of 2019, which recognizes the best dissertation in the field of databases for the previous year. It is presented by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Management of Data (SIGMOD).

Arulraj is an assistant professor of computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology. His doctoral research focused on... Read More

SCS Freshmen Talk About Their SCS Experiences
by Aisha Rashid (DC 2019) | Thursday, April 18, 2019

A few months ago, we reached out to School of Computer Science first-year students as they finished their first semester at Carnegie Mellon University. With a full semester under their belts, these students shared how they started their CS journey, the challenges they faced when they arrived on campus, the memorable opportunities they took part in and experiences they shared, and their goals to make the most out of their time at CMU.

Kellen Gibson

"After an amazing recruiting trip with the swim team last October, I decided to apply early decision to... Read More

by Michael Henninger | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced today that Carnegie Mellon University student Ben Eysenbach and incoming student Bailey Flanigan will receive 2019 Hertz Fellowships.

Eysenbach and Flanigan are two of 11 recipients of the fellowship this year, chosen from more than 840 applicants. They will receive up to five years of academic funding, potentially amounting to $250,000, and the freedom to independently choose what they research.

Eysenbach is a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science'... Read More

Geoffrey Hinton Served on the CSD Faculty in the 1980s
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Geoffrey Hinton, a former Computer Science Department faculty member and now a vice president and Engineering Fellow at Google, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery's 2018 A.M. Turing Award along with Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun for their revolutionary work on deep neural networks.

"Artificial intelligence is now one of the fastest-growing areas in all of science and one of the most talked-... Read More

by Aisha Rashid (DC 2019) | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rachel Holladay (CS 2017), Ananya Kumar (CS 2017) and Eric Zhu (CS 2018) were a few of the earliest recipients of the Mark Stehlik SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship. The award — now in its fourth year — recognizes undergraduate students for their commitment and dedication to the field of computer science both in and beyond the classroom.

While receiving the scholarship was an incredible milestone for these three alumni, their pursuits to advance their interests in computer science didn't stop at CMU. Well after... Read More


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