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Manuela Veloso (CS 1989, 1992) is featured in a new public service announcement encouraging women to pursue computer science and engineering careers.

The PSA begins airing this weekend during Fab Lab on Fox TV affiliates in the U.S.

‪#‎WomeninCS‬ ‪#‎CSforAll‬
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Congratulations to Tom Mitchell, the Fredkin University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He joins some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
Tom Mitchell, the Fredkin University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), joining the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
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Manuela Veloso (CS'89,'92) has been named the new head of CMU's Machine Learning Department.

A computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, Veloso is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and a fellow of AAAI, IEEE and AAAS.
Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, is the new head of Carnegie Mellon University's Machine Learning Department, Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, announced today. She succeeds Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University ...
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An alumna's passion and research in computer science education is making an impact.

Computer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS'10,'14), a former high school teacher and now director of education and research for the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education.
Thursday, March 17, 2016. From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYC. Leigh Ann DeLyser at Bronx Academy for Sofware Engineering. Leigh Ann DeLyster with teacher Brian Schott and students at the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering. An alumna's passion and research in ...
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New research contracts totaling $11 million have been awarded to CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center.

NREC Director Herman Herman said the center has hired 10 new technical staff members in the past six months and anticipates hiring another five to 10 staff members in the coming months to augment its existing staff of about 100.
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years. The projects range from research on a wheel that can transform ...
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AI pioneer Judea Pearl will be honored with the 2015 Dickson Prize in Science in a ceremony starting at 12 noon Monday, Feb. 29, in CMU's McConomy Auditorium.

Pearl will deliver a lecture entitled “Science, Counterfactuals and Free Will.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

http://www.cmu.edu/dickson-prize/current/index.html
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The School of Computer Science paid tribute to faculty and staff at its annual Founders' Day celebration on April 7:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/founders/node/21

SCS presented its Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence to Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) faculty members Robert Kraut and Aniket Kittur, former students Moira Burke (CS 2008, 2012) and Haiyi Zhu (CS 2012, 2015) and former post-doc Yuqing Ren for their work on "Evidence-Based Design of Online Communities."

Ryan O'Donnell, associate professor in CSD, won the Herbert Simon Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. The award, chosen by students, recognizes the excellence and dedication to teaching that was a hallmark of Simon's career at CMU.

SCS staff members were recognized in the following categories:
Outstanding Teamwork: Monika De Reno, Mike Boydos, and Bernadette Dayak (Institute for Software Research)
Outstanding Staff: Marilyn Walgora, administrative assistant for CSD; Walter Schearer, associate dean for finance and administration, SCS Dean's Office
Citizenship Award: George Darakos, associate director of corporate relations, SCS Dean's Office
Sustained Excellence: Deborah Zalewski, senior associate business manager, Robotics Institute
Individual Dedication: Royal Harvard, receiving coordinator, SCS Computing Facilities
Rookies of the Year: Christina Melucci, administrative coordinator, Language Technologies Institute; Melissa Tetrick, business manager, Computational Biology Department.
The School of Computer Science paid tribute to faculty and staff at its annual Founders' Day celebration on Thursday, April 7. Founders' Day honors members of the SCS community whose work best exemplifies the tradition of excellence established by Allen Newell (TPR'57), Herbert A. Simon (H'90) ...
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Self-driving cars are only the beginning, says Martial Hebert, director of CMU's Robotics Institute.

Robots that "can think, that can reason about their environment, that can interact with people in more and more elaborate ways" will enhance humanity's work and daily life, he says.
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Computer science education teaches more than just code --- it teaches students how to think, says Frank Pfenning, head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.
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A new federal program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, will provide students with specialized training in developing robots that can clean up nuclear sites.

Announced today, the new Robotics Traineeship program at CMU will provide full or partial support for as many as 20 Ph.D. and master's degree students in robotics.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management has selected Carnegie Mellon University to provide specialized training for graduate students in robotics to support environmental remediation of nuclear sites. Deputy DOE Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall announced the ...
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Congratulations to Justine Cassell, SCS associate dean for technology strategy and impact, who has been named a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

She is one of 56 distinguished individuals from science, the arts and business elected as fellows this year.
Justine Cassell, School of Computer Science associate dean for technology strategy and impact, has been named a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). She is one of 56 distinguished individuals from science, the arts and business elected as fellows this year.
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CMU alum Ivan Sutherland (E'59), known as the father of computer graphics, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 6, during a black-tie ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Alumnus Ivan Sutherland, known as the father of computer graphics, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Friday, May 6, during a black-tie ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. ...
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Introduction
Faculty and graduates of the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University have been advancing the field of computer science since 1956.

At its campus in Pittsburgh, the school offers a range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition, since 2004 Carnegie Mellon has offered computer science undergraduate degrees at the university’s campus in Doha, Qatar.

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Leadership: SCS is recognized as a leader in all facets of computer science. Among its current and former faculty and alumni, the School of Computer Science claims 12 winners of the A.M. Turing Award, often considered the “Nobel Prize” of the computing world. Through its many research and educational partnerships, SCS faculty exercise daily leadership in the fields of information technology, networking, cybersecurity and robotics.

The Robotics Institute, one of SCS’s seven academic departments, is the world’s largest robotics research and development organization. Its National Robotics Engineering Center, located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, works closely with government agencies and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization.

NREC is at the forefront of designing unmanned robotic vehicles and assistant that can understand and navigate in hostile environments. NREC also creates robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.

Many SCS faculty conduct research funded by Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, the recognized world leader in designing safe, dependable software and preventing cyberattacks. In June, the SEI received a five-year contract from DoD, valued at $584 million, to continue its research and educational mission.

Impact: But SCS’s diverse interdisciplinary research and education extends into areas beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science.

The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center—a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh—is mining educational data to develop radical new models of teaching mathematics and language skills to schoolchildren and adults who learned English as a second language. PSLC in 2010 received a five-year, $25 million grant from the NSF to continue its research.

Another interdisciplinary effort is the Entertainment Technology Center, a joint initiative of the School of Computer Science and CMU’s College of Fine Arts that brings together technologists and artists in close collaboration.

Facilities: The School of Computer Science now includes two buildings as innovative as the people who work inside them. In August 2009, work was completed on the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies. Made possible in part by a $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a $10 million grant from Pittsburgh philanthropists Henry and Elsie Hillman, the Gates and Hillman centers added 200,000 square feet of new office, research and classroom space.

The buildings make maximum use of recyclable building materials and energy saving technologies and recently were awarded gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Buildings Council.