News for year 2015

 
 
January 20, 2016
Marculescu published in PeerJ Computer Science
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December 23, 2015
Warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year!
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December 22, 2015
Lucia wins the 2015 Bell Labs Prize
Lucia and his team developed a new class of intelligent computer systems that use novel hardware and software techniques to operate reliably using intermittent or unreliable power.
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December 17, 2015
CMU-SV research paper on crowdsourced earthquake early warnings featured in Science Advances
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December 15, 2015
ECE alumni council member honored with APSIPA 2015 Industrial Distinguished Leader award
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December 14, 2015
Mind of its own
With every website you visit, data are being collected for algorithms that can predict everything from merchandise you will be interested in purchasing to career opportunities you will consider pursuing. Anupam Datta discovered that the information may also lead to discrimination and injustices.
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December 10, 2015
Lucia wins the 2015 Bell Labs Prize
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December 10, 2015
Satyanarayanan featured in Computer World for cognitive assistant research
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December 8, 2015
CMU researchers gain understanding of why the brain makes mistakes
The study investigated the brain’s neural activity during learned behavior and found that the brain makes mistakes because it applies incorrect inner beliefs, or internal models, about how the world works.
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December 7, 2015
Going for gold
CMU's iGem team contributes to synthetic biology registry, wins gold, and the InterLab Study Award, given to those who engaged in collaborative work with other labs to quantify variability in data collection.
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December 4, 2015
Rajkumar, Sha, Lehoczky receive IEEE Ramo Medal
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December 3, 2015
Cranor named chief technologist of Federal Trade Commission
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November 30, 2015
How CyLab researchers are protecting consumers this shopping season
November and December are the busiest months for shopping of the year which offers opportunities to attackers who can launch malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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November 30, 2015
Students redesign play for children with disabilities at 2nd annual Impact-a-Thon
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November 25, 2015
Kumar wins Best Dissertation at MIT’s Thesis Awards
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November 24, 2015
Ph.D. student wins Best Paper at IEEE BTAS
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November 24, 2015
Tips for purchasing electronics this holiday season
Approximately 51% of consumers will buy electronics during the holidays. Make sure the technology you buy is free from malicious activity.
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November 23, 2015
In memoriam: David Casasent
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November 18, 2015
Faces in the crowd
Marios Savvides is pioneering work in biometrics, which can play a role in everything from corporate security systems to child abductions.
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November 17, 2015
Rajkumar quoted in Advertiser on Australia's driverless cars
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November 16, 2015
Two ECE students named academic all-district in football
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November 11, 2015
Greve quoted in Spectrum on wireless charging technology
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November 10, 2015
ECE/CyLab researchers present at ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
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November 10, 2015
Lucia wins double award for paper at OOPSLA
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November 4, 2015
Emirates Group debuts Silicon Valley based innovation lab in partnership with CMU
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October 30, 2015
Happy Halloween
ECE faculty, staff and students celebrate Halloween in the hallowed halls of Hamerschlag.
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October 26, 2015
Fraud busters
What if counterfeit chips were embedded in the electronics of your laptop or smartphone, or new car, or fitness watch, or even your country’s military planes? These plausible scenarios are what an ECE professor and his graduate students are trying to thwart—and how they can help you trust devices again.
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October 22, 2015
Carnegie Mellon partners with the NSA Day of Cyber Program
Not much is known about a typical day at the National Security Agency (NSA), but a new national initiative aims to provide middle, high school and college students with an inside look.
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October 16, 2015
Koopman featured on Wharton Business Radio
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October 15, 2015
CMU's Electric Energy Systems Group researchers featured at IEEE PES general meeting conference
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October 12, 2015
ECE faculty partner with new research center focusing on cybersecurity of nation’s power grid
The participating faculty from ECE include; Marija Ilić, Soummya Kar and Bruno Sinopoli.
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October 8, 2015
Welcome back, ECE alumni!
From department anniversaries to artistic performances and recognition of outstanding alumni, Cèilidh is about visiting family and friends and honoring Tartan pride.
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October 7, 2015
Koopman quoted in NYT on car code vulnerabilities
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October 1, 2015
ECE sophomores win grand prize at PennApps XII
A team of ECE students has won the grand prize at PennApps XII, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious college hackathons, with their device, “FifthSense,” a low-cost, portable braille input and output device.
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September 30, 2015
Savvides featured in Marketplace and on Big Picture Science
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September 23, 2015
Attend the Technical Opportunities Conference
For more than 40 years, the Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) has been the largest job fair on Carnegie Mellon's campus, specifically focusing on technical employment.
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September 17, 2015
Pileggi honored for excellence in design research by SIA and SRC
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September 17, 2015
ECE Andy Award nominees
Congratulations to the Andy Award nominees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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September 15, 2015
Rajkumar mentioned in NYT and Business Insider
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September 15, 2015
Morgan testified before U.S. House of Reps: "Examining Vulnerabilities to America's Power Supply"
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September 14, 2015
WIRED quotes Christin on the Dark Web's next black market king
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September 9, 2015
10th ACM Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch)
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September 9, 2015
Lucia receives NSF grant for programming and reliability support for energy-harvesting computers
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September 9, 2015
CMU announces inaugural Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships recipients
Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh has announced the first class of Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships recipients.
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September 8, 2015
Six ECE faculty receive Google Research Awards
Ten Carnegie Mellon University faculty members have received a prestigious Summer 2015 Google Research Award. Of those ten, six are from, or hold courtesy appointments in, ECE. The Google Research Award aims to support those on the leading edge of computer science and related engineering research.
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September 3, 2015
Savvides' iris scanner featured in Daily Mail and Fox News
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September 2, 2015
What I did on my summer vacation - engineering style
For CMU students and faculty, summer isn't just an opportunity to rest and relax; it's also an opportunity to innovate. From the labs to the Pittsburgh streets to sunny Silicon Valley, California, CMU students have spent their summer months furthering their knowledge, their careers and the technological landscape of our world, proving that summer isn't all about soaking up the sun.
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September 2, 2015
Marculescu featured in Scientific American for molecular tweeting
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August 31, 2015
Rajkumar interviewed in AP on autonomous car technology
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August 31, 2015
Advice from ECE upperclassmen
Whether you just declared ECE as a major, or you will be graduating this semester, all students could benefit from some words of wisdom. We’ve asked a few upperclassmen to share what they wish they knew a few years ago.
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August 27, 2015
Savvides appointed VP of Education for IEEE Biometrics Council
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August 26, 2015
Narasimhan to speak on U.S. Olympic Committee Panel
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August 26, 2015
Ishihara interviewed in PC World on solar panel degradation
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August 24, 2015
CyLab researchers touch on issues of cybersecurity, privacy and online crime at USENIX
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August 24, 2015
How to get to Hamerschlag Hall during campus construction closures
Due to major construction initiatives on campus, the sidewalks around Hamerschlag Hall have been closed. This information will help you navigate around campus - and get to class on time!
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August 21, 2015
Siewiorek mentioned by Re/code for Google Glass panel
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August 20, 2015
Christin quoted on Dark Web resilience and smart contracts
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August 20, 2015
Trusted electronic hardware: top 10 list of what consumers trust most
A new survey conducted by the College of Engineering asked 2,000 U.S. consumers to rank the 10 electronic devices that users trust most with their personal information.
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August 19, 2015
Rajkumar quoted in Christian Science Monitor on Google car
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August 19, 2015
Wireless innovators come in loud and clear at national amateur radio event
Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley students took turns operating with their club mates, faculty advisors and visiting alumni for a full 24 hours as they attempted to contact as many other amateur radio operators across the country as possible.
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August 17, 2015
Students spend summer developing technology for underserved community in India
ECE students spent nine weeks in Bangalore, India, developing technology for blind, deaf and differently-abled children as part of the iSTEP summer internship.
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August 13, 2015
Iannucci mentioned in CIO for cellular drone communications
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August 13, 2015
BrainHub engineers receive NSF grant to study neuron variability and motor learning
This grant will allow CMU engineers to conduct basic research that will establish how variability in movement is encoded in the brain and how this variability contributes to learning and performance.
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August 12, 2015
Carnegie Mellon wins second place at DefCon
CMU's cybersecurity team, The Plaid Parliament of Pwning, took second place at this year’s DefCon Capture the Flag competition.
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August 10, 2015
Christin quoted in Daily Dot on the New Crypto Wars
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August 5, 2015
Ken Mai wins Microsoft Hub Grant
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August 4, 2015
CMU spinoff Ottomatika acquired by Delphi
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August 4, 2015
Can CMU pull off first ever three-peat at this year’s ‘World Series of Hacking’?
CMU's cybersecurity team, The Plaid Parliament of Pwning, will compete for its third title in three years at this year’s DefCon Capture the Flag competition.
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August 3, 2015
Ph.D. student wins award at the 2015 IGARSS conference
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August 3, 2015
CMU leads Google expedition to create technology for "Internet of Things"
CMU will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.
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July 22, 2015
5 W's of project management
Alumni of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a product to help keep small businesses organized.
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July 21, 2015
Rowe receives Fenves Award
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July 15, 2015
Rajkumar quoted in Inquisitor on self-driven accidents
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July 14, 2015
CMU-R graduation highlighted by Africa.com
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July 13, 2015
Christin quoted in Motherboard on Bitcoin use in crises
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July 13, 2015
Questioning the fairness of targeting ads online
ECE's Anupam Datta probes online ad ecosystem.
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July 9, 2015
Rajkumar featured on 99% Invisible
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July 7, 2015
Shawn Kelly develops novel technologies to restore vision
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July 6, 2015
Grover, Kelly, Weldon receive ProSEED funding for BrainHub project
CMU has funded six new brain research projects through its ProSEED grant program. One of which includes ECE professors.
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July 6, 2015
Fedder appointed Vice Provost for Research
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July 6, 2015
David Brumley named third director of CyLab
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June 29, 2015
Get to know CMU's Silicon Valley campus
At its Silicon Valley campus, CMU's College of Engineering integrates the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the dynamic Silicon Valley business environment.
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June 24, 2015
Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda graduates technology leaders
CMU-R celebrated its second graduation of technology innovators on June 22 at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.
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June 22, 2015
Sankaranarayanan gives keynote at CVPR Workshop & wins best paper award
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June 22, 2015
Sensors: the new "macroscope"
Podcast: CMU engineering researchers discuss how sensors can be used to monitor the health of bridges, train tracks, and the environment.
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June 18, 2015
Gligor quoted in Technology Review on cyber-espionage
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June 16, 2015
Christin speaks to CNBC on Silk Road's most popular drugs
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June 16, 2015
Cranor quoted in Skift on Uber's privacy policy
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June 16, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Racing takes the Formula SAE electric circuit by storm
Unlike your average racecar driver, these engineers aren't only driving the cars: they built them.
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June 9, 2015
Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels
LiSens uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels, but produces images and videos at a mega-pixel resolution.
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June 5, 2015
ECE alum works on Google's gesture sensing technology
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June 3, 2015
Aswin Sankaranarayanan develops 3D scanning technology that detects light interaction
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June 1, 2015
ECE research thrust areas
We consider our research to be closely intertwined pieces of a puzzle: theoretical and technological foundations serve as a bedrock for our work in systems & technologies and application domains.
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May 27, 2015
Professor Don Thomas gives keynote at MSE-2015
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May 26, 2015
Ph.D. student awarded inaugural IBM SRC Dennard Fellowship
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May 26, 2015
MakerWing of Hamerschlag Hall
In Carnegie Mellon style, we are fusing hands-on learning experiences with high impact, solutions-based research in one multidisciplinary hub. Hamerschlag Hall, the iconic flagship building of the university, is ready for a transformation.
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May 19, 2015
Ph.D. student takes second place in the ACM SRC Grand Finals
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May 19, 2015
Ashwin Ashok quoted in Reuters on wearable technology
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May 18, 2015
Congratulations, Class of 2015!
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering congratulates the class of 2015. Make us proud!
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May 14, 2015
Watch the ECE diploma ceremony live
Can't make it to the ECE diploma ceremony? Watch it live on Sunday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. EST.
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May 12, 2015
2015 ECE diploma ceremony information
Get all of the information for the ECE diploma ceremony here.
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May 8, 2015
ECE competes in the Pittsburgh marathon
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May 8, 2015
Osman Yağan receives a Berkman Faculty Development Grant
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May 7, 2015
Inspiring young minds, one STEM at a time
ECE paired up with The Carnegie Science Center’s Tour Your Future program to encourage young girls to study the STEM disciplines.
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May 7, 2015
Franz Franchetti to speak at the Hybrid Modeling Languages workshop
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May 5, 2015
Meeting of the Minds
The Undergraduate Research Symposium, or the "Meeting of the Minds," is a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. Many ECE undergraduate students will be presenting their research spanning all areas of engineering.
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April 28, 2015
UDOO Neo
The company makes single board computers the size of a credit card and just as powerful as a desktop.
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April 27, 2015
ECE Day is May 1
Taking place on the last day of spring classes, ECE Day is a day-long event that brings the ECE community together to celebrate the department.
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April 24, 2015
CMU's CyLab Biometrics Center wins gold at the 2015 Edison Awards
The Edison Awards recognize products, institutions, and business leaders showing excellence in innovation.
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April 23, 2015
Researchers test smartphones for earthquake warning
Crowd-sourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.
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April 22, 2015
CMU wins Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition
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April 22, 2015
Celebration of Education
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April 16, 2015
Celebrating 25 years
The Information Networking Institute (INI) will celebrate its 25-year anniversary during Spring Carnival.
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April 14, 2015
Associate Teaching Professor Jia Zhang receives $1M NSF award
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April 14, 2015
Ozan Tonguz featured on Your Pittsburgh for virtual traffic light research
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April 13, 2015
Spring Carnival makes its way to Silicon Valley
CMU Silicon Valley's Carnival West brings the popular campus tradition to California.
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April 9, 2015
Professor and Ph.D. student's paper published in PLOS ONE
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March 31, 2015
CMU Team Recognized for Securing the 'Internet of Things'
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March 31, 2015
CyLab's Biometrics Center finalist for Edison Award
For the achievements of Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Biometrics Center, Thomas Edison himself would be proud. The center has been named a finalist in this year's Edison Awards in the category of Applied Technology.
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March 27, 2015
CMU to host 10th Annual Electricity Conference
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March 26, 2015
Shawn Blanton is the new Assoc. Director of the SYSU-CMU Joint Institute Engineering
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March 25, 2015
Five College of Engineering faculty receive Google Research Awards
Eleven Carnegie Mellon faculty members received a prestigious 2015 Google Research Award. Five are from the College of Engineering. Of those five, three are from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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March 19, 2015
Four generations of ECE
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March 11, 2015
U.S. News & World Report ranks ECE graduate program among top ten
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked fourth in computer engineering and eighth in electrical engineering.
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March 9, 2015
Alum receives NSF CAREER award
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March 6, 2015
Ph.D. student receives Facebook Fellowship
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March 5, 2015
Students will flight test sensor package designed to model surface pits on moon and Mars
A team of undergraduates is heading to California’s Mojave Desert this spring to flight test a sensor package they developed for analyzing large pits in the surface of the moon and Mars.
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March 2, 2015
Ph.D. student receives Microsoft Cyberspace Essay Award
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February 25, 2015
Professor Onur Mutlu receives Google Faculty Award
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February 25, 2015
What would you do in a self-driving car?
The College of Engineering polled 1,000 people to gain insight into what consumers are looking for in self-driving cars.
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February 24, 2015
Ph.D. student receives VMware Graduate Fellowship
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February 24, 2015
Ph.D. student receives Best Presentation Award at HiPEAC Conference
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February 24, 2015
Department Head Jelena Kovačević on the Reproducibility Workshop Committee hosted by the NRC of the National Academies
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February 20, 2015
Assistant Professor Vyas Sekar receives Google Faculty Award
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February 19, 2015
Ph.D. student receives Google Fellowship in Systems Reliability
The Google Fellowship Programs recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
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February 19, 2015
Visiting professor selected as Carnegie Science Center Communication Fellow
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February 18, 2015
Professor Ilić featured in Portugal's Público newspaper
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February 18, 2015
CMU's HACMS project highlighted in 60 Minutes segment
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February 13, 2015
Love a Donor
Take some time to say thank you to Carnegie Mellon donors who make a difference through their annual gift.
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February 9, 2015
WinECE welcomes Jane Rudolph as the Spring Dinner Keynote Speaker
WinECE is an organization encompassing all female undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty within ECE. The keynote speaker has the chance to share her own experiences with students and offer advice that they wish they would have had as a student.
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February 9, 2015
Larry Pileggi receives the 2014 SIA University Research Award
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February 6, 2015
David Brumley wins Carnegie Science Award
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February 6, 2015
Student & Professor paper will appear at Best Paper Session at HPCA Conference
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February 6, 2015
Prof. Onur Mutlu served as Program Chair for the HiPEAC Conference
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February 5, 2015
Critical infrastructure
CMU engineering researchers have been awarded a NSF $1.44 million RIPS grant for their work on the resilient operation of water and electricity infrastructure under climate change.
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February 2, 2015
Jelena Kovačević receives the David Edward Schramm Professorship
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February 2, 2015
Google Lunar XPrize awards $1 million to Astrobotic
Kevin Peterson, ECE alum and Chief Technology Officer of Astrobotic, is focused on affordable space robotic technology and planetary missions.
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January 30, 2015
New Super Bowl Stadium App relies on technology developed at Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon’s YinzCam technology will be featured at the Super Bowl in the form of the NFL’s first official Super Bowl Stadium App.
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January 26, 2015
Professors Lane and Rowe selected for the Samsung GRO Program
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January 26, 2015
Assistant Prof. Ian Lane presents work at Ford's Research and Innovation Lab
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January 26, 2015
Anthony Rowe receives the Dean's Early Career Fellowship
The Dean's Early Career Fellowships are awards given to untenured faculty who have received a high level of support during their review for promotion to associate professor.
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January 23, 2015
ECE staff award nominees
Congratulations to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Staff Recognition Award nominees.
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January 21, 2015
Successful freestyle tinkering
Although this year’s Build18 might be over, the idea of freestyle tinkering is one that can be applied throughout the year. Take what you learn in class and apply it real world problems. Because after all, you learn best by doing.
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January 20, 2015
Professor, student research mentioned in IEEE Spectrum
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January 15, 2015
Ph.D. student wins Best Paper Award at WACV
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January 13, 2015
Students host 7th annual Freestyle Tinkering Festival
This freestyle tinkering festival serves as an intellectual playground for the brightest and most creative Carnegie Mellon engineers.
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January 12, 2015
Prof. Ozan Tonguz featured on CNN for virtual traffic light research
Virtual traffic lights will do more than lower commuter’s stress levels. They’ll mitigate traffic congestion, reduce commute times, decrease the carbon footprint of vehicles, and lead to a greener environment.
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January 7, 2015
Accessible circuit design brings endless possibilities
Inside every iPhone, behind every piece of computer equipment and at the heart of everything in electrical and computer engineering, there's a circuit to carry electric current. From the simple to the complex, circuits are everywhere—and startup company AgIC is making it easier than ever to work with them.
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January 5, 2015
Cyber-Physical Systems
Cyber-Physical System (CPS) refers to this next generation of engineered system where the emphasis is on the strong linkage between computation and the physical world.
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