NY Times Examines How SCS Remade Pittsburgh

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - by Byron Spice

Ellen Cappo, Dimitris Konstantinidis and Arjav Desai review their work on a group of quadrotor drones in the Robust Adaptive Systems Lab, part of CMU's Robotics Institute. Graduates have stayed in Pittsburgh and brought a technology boom. (Photo by Kristian Thacker for The New York Times.) 

What do Pittsburgh's "food boom," the establishment of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center and the return of Jean Yang to her hometown have in common? The School of Computer Science, says writer Steven Kurutz in the July 23 edition of The New York Times.

Kurutz' Style section article, "Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover," explains how SCS has helped change not only the economy of Pittsburgh, but also its culture – making the city more attractive to young, single people.

"While young, cool Pittsburgh may be a recent development, the research at Carnegie Mellon in the field of artificial intelligence has a long history," Kurutz writes.

"Put simply, where the tech world is going — self-driving cars; personal A.I. concierges; robot workers — is where Carnegie Mellon's faculty and students have been for decades."

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