External News

How insects walk or bounce on water?
The Times of India: December 8, 2007

A team led by Metin Sitti, Associate Professor of MechE, RI, and ECE, at Carnegie Mellon University has built a lightweight spider microrobot able to walk on water.

Carnegie Mellon project redefines network design
SCDsource: November 30, 2007

From networks-on-chip for multiprocessor ICs to networks of wireless video sensors, the System Level Design Group at Carnegie Mellon University is breaking new ground in design methodology. The project combines "good science" with electrical engineering, says Radu Marculescu, Associate Professor of ECE.

Qolt: The amazing technology that helps seniors stay independent
Pop City Media: October 3, 2007

Takeo Kanade directs the Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. QoLT develops robotics to help those with reduced functional capabilities live independently. Kanade is the U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of CS and Robotics and a Professor of ECE.

Snooping service techs may make home computers unsafe havens for personal files
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: October 3, 2007

[Pradeep Khosla][1], College of Engineering dean and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, warns computer users that technicians may be able to access your data when they work on your equipment if you do not protect it with a password.

France's environmental bureaucracy to expand purview
USA Today: September 27, 2007

Granger Morgan encourages France to talk about its plans to combat global warming, predicting heightened communications could indirectly influence emissions world-wide. Morgan is a Professor of ECE and Heinz and is the Lord Professor and Department Head of EPP.

OK, smarty pants, chill me a beer then jump in the washing machine
Sydney Morning Herald: August 14, 2007

Daniel Siewiorek, Buhl University Professor of ECE and CS and director of the HCII, mentions while building switches or tiny microphones into clothes that could connect with mobile phones would not be difficult, there are hurdles to developing smart clothing-including incorporating it throughout your daily wardrobe and putting it through the laundry.

Storage Guru: Q. & A. With Garth Gibson
eWEEK: August 9, 2007

Associate Professor of CS and ECE Garth Gibson, who is chief technology officer of Panasas, discusses PanFS, a parallel file system he co-developed that may evolve into an industry standard, pNFS (parallel network file system).

Experts: Nothing is 100 percent secure
ABC News: August 8, 2007

MySecureCyberspace advises average users on cybersecurity issues, reports Pradeep Khosla, College of Engineering dean and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, in an article about computer security.

Summer science program still inspiring students
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: July 31, 2007

Todd Mowry, Associate Professor of CS and ECE, discovered his passion for computers at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon 24 years ago. Today, the program is going strong in its 25th year.

A robot that walks on water
Gizmag: July 27, 2007

Researchers in the NanoRobotics Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon led by Metin Sitti, Assistant Professor of MechE, RI, and ECE, are working on a water runner robot that mimics the motions of the Basilisk, or "Jesus lizard," dashing across the water's surface.

National safety communications network touted
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: July 24, 2007

Jon Peha, Professor of EPP and ECE, encourages the government to develop a national safety communications network.

Wireless Spectrum for Safety Hits Roadblocks
Washington Post: July 23, 2007

Jon Peha, Professor of EPP and ECE, comments on the potential returns for wireless investor Morgan O'Brien in a possible agreement with the FCC.

CMU's Response to Off-shoring
BusinessWeek Online: July 10, 2007

Pradeep Khosla, College of Engineering dean and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, responds to the issue of globalization.

Educating Engineers for the New Market
BusinessWeek Online: February 27, 2007

Pradeep Khosla, College of Engineering dean and Phillip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, talks about training our students to compete in the global marketplace.

FutureCar: The Brain
Discovery Channel News: February 14, 2007

Raj Rajkumar will be interviewed on the Discovery Channel's FutureCar episode, "The Brain," about the powerful computer that will be the brain of tomorrow's automobile. Showtimes are Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Mar. 1 at 12 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. Rajkumar, Professor of ECE and CS, co-directs the GM Collaborative Research Lab and directs the Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Lab.

Statistical timing pioneer moves to transistors
EE Times: January 31, 2007

Extreme DA Corp., a company based on research by former ECE postdoc Mustafa Celik and his faculty advisor, Larry Pileggi, has acquired Xigmix Inc., which was co-founded by ECE Systems Scientist Xin Li and Pileggi. Extreme DA specializes in statistical timing analysis for ICs, and adds Xigmix's transistor-level statistical characterization and optimization to their toolset.