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BY Byron Spice - Wednesday April 23, 2014PITTSBURGH—Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don’t play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers.
Computational Method Dramatically Speeds Up Estimates Of Gene Expression, CMU, UMD Researchers Report
BY Byron Spice - Monday April 21, 2014PITTSBURGH—With gene expression analysis growing in importance for both basic researchers and medical practitioners, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland have developed a new computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data.
BY Ken Walters - Tuesday April 15, 2014PITTSBURGH—Google vice president Andrew W. Moore has been selected as the new dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s renowned School of Computer Science (SCS), effective this August. Moore, a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in machine learning and robotics, served as a professor of computer science and robotics at CMU before being named founding director of Google’s Pittsburgh engineering office in 2006.
BY Byron Spice - Monday April 14, 2014The Guatemalan government will bestow its highest honor, the National Order of the Sovereign Congress, on native son Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science. The award recognizes von Ahn for his work on CAPTCHAs, reCAPTCHAs and Duolingo.com, for his entrepreneurial business career and for enhancing Guatemala’s reputation.
BY Byron Spice - Friday April 11, 2014Astrobotic Technology successfully tested the landing guidance system it will use to place a robot on the moon during a February test in the Mojave Desert aboard the Masten Aerospace Xombie, a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing suborbital rocket.
BY Byron Spice - Wednesday April 09, 2014Amidst the hoopla of Carnival, Carnegie Mellon University will once again be celebrating National Robotics Week, beginning with an April 10 lecture by Marc Raibert, the chief technology officer and director of Boston Dynamics.
BY Byron Spice - Friday April 04, 2014Like other scientists, astrophysicists first used computers as glorified calculators, but in the emerging era of Big Data, computers are poised to become true scientific partners. Automated tools being developed at Carnegie Mellon University in a new federally sponsored project could hasten that reality.
BY Byron Spice - Tuesday April 01, 2014Will Crichton, a sophomore computer science major who is considering a double major in Chinese studies, won first prize of the junior level group in the 5th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Eastern USA Competition March 30 in New York.