News for year 2016

 
 
December 26, 2016
Year in review
As 2016 comes to a close, let's look back on some of the exciting news from this past year.
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December 23, 2016
Happy holidays!
Warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year.
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December 19, 2016
Rajkumar named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
NAI Fellows have “demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
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December 15, 2016
Brumley publishes op-ed in The Hill
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December 15, 2016
Rajkumar quoted in Verge
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December 8, 2016
Christin, Sekar talk identity theft in WalletHub
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December 7, 2016
ECE team places first in international CAD contest
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December 6, 2016
CMU awarded $14 million from US DOT for mobility research center
Mobility21 will focus on safely and efficiently improving the mobility of people and goods in the 21st century by investigating and deploying novel technologies, incentives, policies, and training programs.
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December 5, 2016
The College of Engineering announces AAAS Fellows
The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently elected James H. Garrett, Jr., and Vijayakumar Bhagavatula to the rank of AAAS Fellow.
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December 1, 2016
Hills' book examines the history of telecommunications in Alaska
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November 30, 2016
Li named 2017 IEEE Fellow
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November 30, 2016
CyLab researchers spoof state-of-the-art facial recognition algorithms with printable eyeglasses
Want to fool facial recognition algorithms? Just ask a team of CyLab researchers to print you a pair of paper eyeglasses.
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November 29, 2016
Give where your heart is
Did you hear? Today is #givingCMUday, the Tartan version of #Giving Tuesday!
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November 22, 2016
Bhagavatula elected AAAS 2016 Fellow
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November 21, 2016
Bauer and Sharif's glasses that fool facial recognition covered in the media
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November 21, 2016
ChiroProktor: the CPR dummy of spinal manipulation
ChiroProktor—an instructional medical device being developed by Carnegie Mellon University undergraduates is a model spine capable of recreating spinal misalignments on command.
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November 11, 2016
Mengshoel quoted in ZDNet
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November 10, 2016
ECE students design social app for CMU
Brandon Schmuck, along with fellow ECE student Amolak Nagi and longtime friend Zak Slayback, has developed an app that helps Carnegie Mellon students find where and when events and activities are happening on campus. The app, NeighborYou, lets students log in with their Andrew ID, and the app’s map interface shows events based on their locations.
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November 10, 2016
YinzCam awarded Tech50's Innovator of the Year
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November 9, 2016
Koopman delivers keynote at ISSRE 2016
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November 7, 2016
Marculescu and researchers develop network to study bacterial communication
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November 4, 2016
Koopman quoted in Wall Street Daily, EE TImes on self-driving cars
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November 2, 2016
Researchers create tool that can predict what you look like solely based on your eyes
Marios Savvides and Ph.D. student awarded Best Student Paper at the IEEE 8th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems.
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November 1, 2016
Rajkumar quoted in Guardian, Automotive News, and CityLab
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October 28, 2016
Making energy-harvesting computers reliable
CMU Ph.D. student Alexei Colin and Assistant Professor Brandon Lucia to unveil first programming language for intermittently-powered devices at 2016 SPLASH Conference.
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October 25, 2016
Sekar's work in reliable network security earns him a Facebook Research Award
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October 24, 2016
Carnegie Mellon to host Rising Stars workshop
This weekend, CMU will host the world’s brightest female Ph.D. students, postdocs, and engineers in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science at the 2016 Rising Stars Workshop.
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October 20, 2016
Brumley and ForAllSecure featured in NYT
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October 20, 2016
Vyas Sekar is this year’s SIGCOMM “Rising Star”
SIGCOMM’s “Rising Star” Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during the early part of their career.
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October 19, 2016
Koopman featured in IEEE Spectrum
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October 18, 2016
CyLab researchers win NSA’s 2016 Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition
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October 17, 2016
At the crossroads of learning and technology
Professor Shawn Blanton teaches dozens of students each semester — this is his Clark Kent-style daytime occupation. However, when the proverbial sun goes down, he helps create cutting-edge technology that actively learns and adapts itself to the outside world.
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October 14, 2016
Pozzi and Sinopoli receive NSF grant to strengthen infrastructure
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October 14, 2016
Rajkumar quoted in multiple outlets
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October 12, 2016
CMU recognized as leader in autonomous vehicle research
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October 12, 2016
Koopman gives keynote at HILT 2016 for Embedded Systems Week
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October 11, 2016
CMU-SV students land summer internships at top Bay Area companies
Silicon Valley is a fusion of technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. So it makes sense that CMU-SV is where sunshine and sand meet technological strides and student success.
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October 6, 2016
Koopman featured in EE Times
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October 5, 2016
Who's been peeking at your data?
Almost every time people interact with an app or a website, they must accept the terms of use or a privacy agreement. Yet people rarely, if ever, read those agreements and simply click “I agree.” As a result, most users don’t realize to what they might be consenting when they approve those terms of use.
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September 30, 2016
Savvides featured in NOVA Next for iris-scanning tech
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September 29, 2016
ECE Andy Awards winner and nominees
Congratulations to the Andy Award winner and nominees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering!
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September 29, 2016
Brian Khoury named student-athlete of the week
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September 28, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University named one of top colleges for cybersecurity program
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September 28, 2016
Narasimhan selected as Game Changer in the sports industry
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September 27, 2016
Strojwas honored with 2016 Phil Kaufman Award
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September 21, 2016
Christin’s research featured in Fortune
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September 21, 2016
Peha quoted in Business Report
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September 20, 2016
Argyle Data and CMU-SV announce new research paper: real-time anomaly detection in streaming cellular network data
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September 19, 2016
Is "password1!" a good password?
Carnegie Mellon researchers create new password strength meter that outperforms state-of-the-art meters and fits in a webpage.
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September 15, 2016
Brumley and ForAllSecure featured in Four Corners
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September 14, 2016
Tague receives NSF grant for CPS breakthrough
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September 13, 2016
Undergrad women enter computer science, engineering in record numbers
CMU has reached a new high-water mark this year, with women making up nearly half of this year’s incoming classes in the School of Computer Science and College of Engineering.
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September 13, 2016
Venkatesh receives Dowd Fellowship Award
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September 12, 2016
Alum chosen as one of Popular Science’s 10 most brilliant people of 2016
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September 9, 2016
Datacenter-on-Chip
Diana Marculescu and Radu Marculescu have been awarded an NSF grant to develop a new paradigm for Big Data computing. The project focuses on a new Datacenter-on-a-Chip (DoC) design consisting of thousands of cores that can run compute- and data-intensive applications more efficiently compared to existing platforms.
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September 9, 2016
Hirsch’s TV pilot wins second place in the Alfred P. Sloan Script Competition
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September 9, 2016
Grover presents at IEEE International Symposium
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September 6, 2016
Robomechanics: Aaron Johnson’s robotic zoo
Imagine a diverse zoo of robots—some legged, some with wheels or treads. These robots can do flips, jump over obstacles, climb rocky terrain, and roll through sand with ease.
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August 29, 2016
Students of ECE
As the school year begins, take a look at what ECE students are saying about their student experience at the undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. levels.
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August 26, 2016
The new undergraduate wing
Students asked, and the department answered! The newly redesigned undergraduate wing allows for studying, collaborating, and relaxing.
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August 26, 2016
Kumar and colleagues win Best Paper Award at SIGCOMM
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August 25, 2016
Ilic delivers keynote at FORCES meeting
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August 25, 2016
Christin quoted in CNN on dark web illegal weapons trade
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August 23, 2016
Péraire quoted in Channel Partners on Jama software
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August 23, 2016
Improving global literacy with a braille tutoring device
ECE senior Susan Zuo has spent the last two years helping to develop a braille tutoring device to improve literacy in visually impaired communities around the world.
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August 22, 2016
Savvides quoted in WSJ on fingerprint ID systems
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August 18, 2016
Kovačević and Marculescu receive professorships
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August 15, 2016
The vents in your office aren't just pumping out air
CMU professors develop a system that can be installed into HVAC units, which will use depth sensors to accurately estimate how many people are in a particular room—saving money and the environment.
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August 15, 2016
Datta and Datta’s study featured in the Guardian
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August 11, 2016
CMU startups selected as Tech 50 finalists
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August 10, 2016
YinzCam launches official LA2024 Emojis app
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August 9, 2016
Lucia receives NSF grant to improve the reliability of parallel computer systems
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August 9, 2016
CyLab wins big during DefCon weekend
Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute is celebrating winning big in Vegas, as home of the champions of two major hacking competitions this past weekend.
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August 8, 2016
Carnegie Mellon sweeps DefCon as team wins third ‘World Series of Hacking’ title in four years
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August 5, 2016
CMU-spinoff ForAllSecure wins $2 million top prize at the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff startup, just took home $2 million in prize money as the winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), a first-of-its-kind hacking contest in which all participants are autonomous computer systems.
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August 4, 2016
Carnegie Mellon team wins prize at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge
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August 3, 2016
Carnegie Mellon-based startup selected as finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Award
Voci Technologies is a language technology company that provides its clients with tools to extract actionable intelligence from voice data. The award is a prestigious honor that recognizes the most promising private technology ventures in North America.
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July 29, 2016
Rajkumar featured in Werner Herzog documentary
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July 28, 2016
Rapid prototyping course methodology featured in GetMobile
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July 28, 2016
CMU-spinoff to compete in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge
Next week, Brumley’s CMU-spinoff ForAllSecure will compete for the grand prize at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Cyber Grand Challenge, a hacking contest between computers and computers alone, the first ever of its kind.
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July 27, 2016
Kar wins best paper award
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July 26, 2016
Alumnus wins prestigious US President's award for excellence in science
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July 25, 2016
Securing the Internet of Things
Over six billion connected devices in the so-called IoT will be in use by the end of 2016. While the explosion of IoT has the power to transform society, many are concerned as security experts have exposed vulnerabilities. The NSF awarded Vyas Sekar over $1 million to help secure the IoT.
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July 20, 2016
SPARK Saturdays
The best way to learn is by teaching. Of the many ECE Outreach programs led by students, none demonstrates this more clearly than SPARK Saturdays, created to introduce high school students to the field of electrical and computer engineering and expose them to engineering as a potential career choice.
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July 19, 2016
Christin comments on dark web dealings in The Economist
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July 13, 2016
Lucia elected to DARPA’s ISAT Study Group
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July 13, 2016
Scott Hall to add new nanofabrication facility
The new Claire and John Bertucci Nanotechnology Laboratory will encompass almost 11,000 square feet of total space, including both class 100 and class 10 space.
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July 11, 2016
Rajkumar and autonomous vehicle featured in Voice of America
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July 7, 2016
NATO partners with CyLab to increase password security
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July 5, 2016
Murthy wins the Red Hat Women in Open Source Academic Award
The award recognizes women who make important contributions to an open source project or the open source community.
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June 29, 2016
Kanade wins 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology
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June 28, 2016
Alumnus startup wins 2016 Mobile Village Award
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June 27, 2016
NATO partners with CyLab to increase password security
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June 27, 2016
Rajkumar featured in ReadWrite and Insurance Journal
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June 27, 2016
Mai featured on SciTech Now, explains the danger of counterfeit microchips
From hoverboards to cars, counterfeit microchips are cropping up in many electronic devices that permeate our daily lives. These chips are so small that they’re easily overlooked by consumers, but as more and more faulty parts infiltrate the market, Carnegie Mellon professor Ken Mai advises it’s time to take notice.
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June 22, 2016
Savvides quoted in New Scientist on fingerprinting infants
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June 21, 2016
Rajkumar, Metro21 mentioned in Route Fifty
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June 20, 2016
CMU-Rwanda advances ICT by graduating third class and forming new partnership
The ceremony, taking place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 24 students with master’s degrees in information technology and electrical and computer engineering.
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June 20, 2016
CMU joins MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to educate next generation of African tech leaders
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June 14, 2016
Gligor delivers keynote, Bauer serves as co-chair at ACM SACMAT
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June 13, 2016
YinzCam partners with NBA to create emojis for NBA Finals
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June 13, 2016
FCC cites CMU-SV research in updates to Wireless Emergency Alerts regulations
The intended rule change will ensure that relevant emergency information reaches the public in a timely manner.
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June 8, 2016
Datta’s system to test bias in algorithms featured in Engadget
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June 6, 2016
Sinopoli shares views on smart cities and indoor localization with Bloomberg BNA
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June 6, 2016
CMU partners with ANSYS to drive the next industrial revolution in making physical products
Expanding our hands-on, “learning by doing” culture to a more vibrant maker ecosystem with the addition of the new ANSYS Building.
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June 3, 2016
Brumley quoted in Parent Herald on cybersecurity education
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June 2, 2016
CyLab graduate student receives Best Paper Award at EUROSYS 2016
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June 1, 2016
Transparency reports make AI decision-making accountable
A team of CMU researchers led by Associate Professor Anupam Datta have developed new measurement methods that provide important insight into how machine-learning algorithms make decisions about things like credit applications, job opportunities and medical diagnoses.
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June 1, 2016
Nanofab to install Elionix electron beam lithography system
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May 25, 2016
Bauer, Christin, and Cranor’s password research receives high acclaim
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May 25, 2016
Marculescu battles bacterial infections
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem worldwide. Professor Marculescu is taking a radical approach to fight off deadly infections by creating sophisticated computer models and software to study how bacterial strains communicate to form a biofilm.
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May 23, 2016
Kovačević featured in Nature on the importance of a dissertation committee
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May 19, 2016
ECE faculty and students win best paper, will present at the ICC
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May 19, 2016
Four ECE professors receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards
Professors from ECE’s Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses have received College of Engineering Faculty Awards, which are given to faculty in recognition of their academic and research achievements.
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May 17, 2016
Datta featured in Communications of the ACM for creating AdFisher
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May 17, 2016
Users’ perceptions of password security do not always match reality
Think your password is secure? You may need to think again. People’s perceptions of password strength may not always match reality, according to a recent study by CyLab, Carnegie Mellon’s Security and Privacy Institute.
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May 13, 2016
Kovačević earns highest faculty distinction
A University Professor is the highest designation a faculty member can achieve at a university.
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May 11, 2016
Carnegie Mellon sweeps Microsoft Build the Shield Competition
Teams win first, second, and third place in security contest.
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May 11, 2016
Narasimhan to participate in panel on women in Pittsburgh
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May 10, 2016
Axis Communications collaborates with CMU to engage faculty and graduate students with IP video and analytics
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May 9, 2016
Revolutionary UDOO maker board gets upgrade
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May 9, 2016
BrainHUB announces recipients of ProSEED funding
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May 6, 2016
2016 ECE diploma ceremony information
Get all of the information for the ECE diploma ceremony here.
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May 4, 2016
Sekar wins NSF CAREER Award to improve network security
The CAREER Award is one of NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education.
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May 2, 2016
Growing the maker ecosystem and maker culture through the new Sherman and Joyce Scott Hall
A building designed to be as visually stimulating as it will be essential to developing a true maker ecosystem in the College of Engineering and to interdisciplinary research initiatives at the university.
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April 27, 2016
Morgan receives the FAS Public Service Award
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April 22, 2016
Brumley discusses CyLab’s 50+ cybersecurity courses
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April 22, 2016
10th annual ECE Day
ECE will celebrate the 10th annual ECE Day on the last day of classes, April 29.
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April 19, 2016
Researchers explain ideas in three minutes or less
Think about your life's work. Now, pitch it to a complete stranger in a matter of seconds. One hundred and eighty seconds to be exact. That's the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) in a nutshell.
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April 15, 2016
Stress management workshop
Do you find yourself feeling stressed out and overwhelmed as final projects and final exams approach? If so, take the time to attend a stress management workshop on Monday, April 18 at 6pm.
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April 14, 2016
Ilic served as Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue
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April 12, 2016
Fedder and colleagues published in Advanced Materials
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April 12, 2016
Researchers develop fall-prevention sensors
Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering conducted a survey on falls among the elderly, and discovered that Americans are very worried about their elderly parent falling—and that this worry leads to action.
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April 7, 2016
Eye for image
The Society for Information Display has awarded ECE alumnus, Dr. Nikhil Balram, the 2016 Otto Schade Prize for outstanding contributions to the functional performance and image quality of information displays.
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April 6, 2016
ECE faculty and student win IEEE Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award
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April 4, 2016
Disney and CMU develop debugging method free of energy interference
Researchers at Disney Research and CMU have developed a system for finding computer bugs in small devices that scavenge their energy from their environment and are subject to intermittent power failures.
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April 1, 2016
CMU joins national network for manufacturing innovation to support research on functional fabrics
The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Carnegie Mellon University as a partner in a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace.
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April 1, 2016
Li receives 2016 IBM Faculty Award
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March 31, 2016
Tsai receives Google Ph.D. Fellowship
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March 29, 2016
Internet on a chip: researchers step towards energy-efficient multicore chips
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March 29, 2016
Brumley in WSJ: "We need to stop stigmatizing hackers"
Professor David Brumley has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on ways to address the inadequate pipeline of talent to fill thousands of unfilled cybersecurity jobs.
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March 24, 2016
Veloso named head of Machine Learning Department
Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist and courtesy ECE professor, has been noted for leadership in artificial intelligence and robotics.
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March 22, 2016
ECE graduate programs climb in U.S. News & World Report rankings
In specialty rankings, ECE ranked second in computer engineering and eighth in electrical engineering.
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March 21, 2016
Bhagavatula and former students receive Best Paper Award
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March 21, 2016
Rajkumar quoted in Reuters, NYT, Daily Mail, and Yahoo on Google
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March 21, 2016
Students and alumni to be honored at Alumni Achievement Awards
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March 17, 2016
Lane’s Capio named automotive startup to watch by EETimes
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March 16, 2016
CMU, Stanford researchers devise method to share password data safely
Yahoo! releases password statistics of 70 million users for cybersecurity studies.
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March 11, 2016
ECE Outreach: bringing ECE to middle and high school
In just three years, ECE Outreach — a student-run organization that introduces middle and high schoolers to basic concepts in electrical and computer engineering — has expanded tremendously, with no sign of slowing down.
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March 9, 2016
Welcome to ECE!
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University has a long history of excellence. In our new welcome video, we introduce you to our exciting world.
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March 4, 2016
Brumley gives Harvard Business Review digital seminar
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March 3, 2016
Knightscope: the future of security
ECE alumnus William Santana Li is the mastermind behind Knightscope. The police robot is a 3-foot-wide, 5-foot-tall autonomous data machine built to predict and prevent crime.
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March 2, 2016
Bauer named computer security conference general chair
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February 29, 2016
Academic All-Americans: a balance of academics and athletics
Two College of Engineering undergraduates, including ECE junior Brian Khoury, have been recognized as 2015 Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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February 29, 2016
Brumley quoted on Obama’s cybersecurity spending plan
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February 24, 2016
Rajkumar featured on CBS This Morning on autonomous vehicles
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February 24, 2016
Bauer quoted in KDKA news segment on secure passwords
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February 22, 2016
The student and the symposium
Presenting at educational conferences gives students a taste of what it’s like to operate in the space of the scientific unknown. It is a way for students to see how what they’ve learned in their classes can be used or extended in new meaningful ways.
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February 19, 2016
Leveraging social media to engineer success
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February 17, 2016
Carnegie Mellon engineers revolutionized magnetic recording computer disk drive chip
Over the last 30 years, Carnegie Mellon engineers have contributed to the progress of disk drive storage and solved the challenge of accurately reading bits of data crammed into minuscule places.
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February 15, 2016
CMU SWE awarded many accolades at Region G Conference
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February 15, 2016
Wasserman quoted in SC Magazine on Mozilla Firefox
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February 12, 2016
Yu, CMU, and CNBC researchers receive $12m grant
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February 11, 2016
Lunar Gala
ECE majors will showcase their fashion line, Dauntless, at this year's student-produced fashion show.
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February 10, 2016
Kelly featured in NEXTpittsburgh for work to restore vision
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February 8, 2016
Franchetti and researchers awarded DARPA BRASS project
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February 8, 2016
Krogh reappointed as CMU-R director
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February 8, 2016
Two ECE faculty awarded 2016 Dean's Early Career Fellowships
Erdogmus and Kar among College of Engineering faculty recognized for groundbreaking work in their fields.
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February 1, 2016
Enhanced learning experiences
While technology in the classroom is nothing new, ECE partners with Acatar and builds an innovative media room to enhance learning experiences for both faculty and students.
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January 27, 2016
Kar quoted in Post-Gazette on power grid research
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January 27, 2016
DOE selects CMU to pioneer new solar storage projects in the U.S.
ECE's Soummya Kar and José Moura, along with EPP's Jay Whitacre, aim to develop scalable distributed control mechanisms for coordinating solar and storage resources in distribution systems for reliable, cost-effective and any-time energy delivery.
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January 25, 2016
Christin quoted in WIRED on Dark Web drug trade
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January 25, 2016
Students host largest Build18 to date
Not only was this year’s Build18 a success, it was the largest in its history. With over 90 teams participating in the sixth annual freestyle tinkering event, Build18 served as a magnificent playground for Carnegie Mellon’s most curious students.
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January 22, 2016
Rowe presents at the World Economic Forum
One of the largest university delegations at the prestigious conference, CMU faculty will meet with government and business leaders from around the world to explain the latest research in fields such as big data, artificial intelligence and climate change.
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January 20, 2016
ECE junior wins MLK college poetry contest
Kevin H. Lee won first place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards in the college poetry category with his poem, "Sushi at Yunioshi's."
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January 19, 2016
What is ECE?
Jelena Kovačević, department head of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, explains this exciting field, and how it relates to a typical smartphone.
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January 12, 2016
David Brumley to co-chair first ever “Enigma” conference
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January 11, 2016
Rajkumar featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell
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January 11, 2016
Meet the new ECE faculty members
As a new semester begins, we welcome three new faculty members to ECE. Meet Brandon Lucia, Swarun Kumar, and Maysam Chamanzar.
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January 6, 2016
Testing the tracks
CMU researchers and the Port Authority of Allegheny County are testing new technology to spot possible dangers for trains on tracks before they become problems. Pittsburgh's Light Rail system, also called the “T”, is their testing ground.
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January 4, 2016
Rajkumar quoted in Fast Company on Motobot
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