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  • a row of three young students seated at their classroom desks, all 3 have their hand raised

    CMU and Shonan Seminar Partner to Improve Classroom Engagement and Learner Outcomes by Empowering Student Focus

    A group of Carnegie Mellon University masters students is partnering with Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. to provide enhanced opportunities ...

  • Robert Kraut and Martial Hebert are among three faculty members recently elevated to the rank of University Professor.

    Hebert, Kraut Named University Professors

    The dean of the School of Computer Science and a founding member of the school's Human-Computer Interaction Institute recently received th...

  • A team of CMU students is part of the 2022 NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) Challenge, which aims to incorporate an augmented reality interface in the agency's next generation of space suits.

    Moon Buddy Team Working With NASA on Spacesuits for Lunar Exploration

    Students working on Carnegie Mellon University's Moon Buddy likely will not walk on the lunar surface as part of NASA's upcoming Artemis m...

  • HCII researchers have created a new genre of interactive, hands-on museum exhibits that includes an intelligent, virtual assistant to interact with visitors.

    Adding AI to Museum Exhibits Increases Learning, Keeps Kids Engaged Longer

    Hands-on exhibits are staples of science and children's museums around the world, and kids love them. The exhibits invite children to expl...

  • CMU is launching the Responsible AI Initiative to bring research in this field under the umbrella of fairness, accountability, transparency and ethics, and to apply these principles to real-world applications affecting society.

    CMU Launches Responsible AI Initiative To Direct Technology Toward Social Responsibility

    Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve our daily lives, whether it's by helping doctors better diagnose and treat disease, r...

  • CMU's Moonshot Mission Control, a new command center in the Gates Center for Computer Science, will provide state-of-the-art equipment to the crews of Iris, MoonRanger and future space missions.

    CMU Building Moonshot Mission Control for Upcoming Lunar Exploration

    As their rovers explore unknown terrain on the moon's surface, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will watch from the familiar conf...

  • collage of images of the ~20 alumni selected

    Rising to the Challenge

    CMU launches program to recognize recent alumni making transformational impacts From stages to startups and literary journals to hockey r...

  • Researchers in the Smart Sensing for Humans Lab have shown that data collected from sensors in smartwatches can quickly train a millimeter wave doppler to recognize human movements and behaviors.

    SMASH Lab Uses Wearables To Train New Privacy-Preserving Sensors

    Data about home sales likely won't help someone looking for a car, just like information about basketball won't help someone playing baseb...

  • Changliu Liu, Eunsuk Kang, George Chen and Yuanzhi Li have received Faculty Early Career Development Program awards from the National Science Foundation.

    SCS Faculty Receive Nearly $2.5M in NSF CAREER Awards

    Four Carnegie Mellon University researchers in the School of Computer Science recently received Faculty Early Career Development Program a...

  • The latest issue of The Link, the magazine of the School of Computer Science, is now online and features a wide range of stories about the school's people and research.

    Latest Issue of The Link Now Online

    Researchers sorted through 38 million tweets from more than 7 million users to better understand how climate change disinformation forms a...

  • In a collection of articles published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers behind the COVIDcast repository reflect on and share lessons learned from their first year collecting data about the pandemic. PNAS featured the project on its January 2022 cover.

    CMU's COVIDcast Offers Lessons Learned for the Future of Pandemic Forecasting

    A massive COVID-19 data collection project led by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Delphi Research Group not only helped steer ...

  • Soccer-playing robots are among the artifacts on display in the "Looking Back To Move Forward" exhibition.

    A History of Robotics on Display at CMU's Hunt Library

    The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries latest exhibition highlights the history of robotics at CMU and the ongoing work of The Robotics ...

  • A CyLab paper about how people perceive advanced video analytics has received the Future of Privacy Forum's annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award and is one of its "must-read" privacy papers of the year for policy makers.

    CyLab Research Selected as a 'Must-Read' Privacy Paper for Policy Makers

    A paper by CyLab researchers about how people perceive advanced video analytics has received the Future of Privacy Forum's annual Privacy ...

  • Keenan Crane, Jodi Forlizzi, Jian Ma and Lining Yao have all recently earned endowed professorships in SCS.

    SCS Faculty Receive Endowed Professorships

    Four School of Computer Science professors recently received endowed faculty chairs in recognition of their work and to support further re...

  • In "Energy Uptopia," one of the games designed in Transformational Game Design Studio, players make investments in energy while trying to keep global temperatures low.

    Games for Change: CMU Course Strategizes Around Sustainability

    When it comes to climate change, a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are ahead of the game — or, rather, designing it. ...

  • climate change game cards

    Games for Change

    CMU course strategizes around sustainability When it comes to climate change, a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are ahead...

  • A blue bar chart of the 15 most shared accounts, and percent of people sharing them

    Account sharing sheds light on social cybersecurity

    Visit the original blog post on the Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS) website.

  • a standard microwave is augmented with additional sensors for this project

    Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven

    Despite widespread popularity, today's microwave ovens are limited in their cooking capabilities, given that they heat food blindly, resul...

  • screenshot of tool that measures context, trustworthiness and thoroughness of content

    CMU Researchers Develop Tool To Help Determine When To Reuse Content

    Don't reinvent the wheel, the saying goes. But before using someone else's design, at least make sure it will be round.

  • screenshot of the interventions they designed, including an estimated time on feed

    CMU Researcher Seeks To Understand the Regret Behind Social Media

    It started as a desire to spend less time on social media.