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  • Campus News in Brief

    Google Fiber in Pittsburgh

    This Friday is the deadline for city and county governments to express interest and submit proposals for the new Google high-speed network. This innovative experimental fiber-optic network can achieve speeds of up to 100 times current cable, DSL, and fiber-optic networks with a delivery speed of one gigabit per second.

    News | March 22, 2010
  • Playpower offers video games, skills to youth internationally

    Oregon Trail and Lemonade Stand games on an Apple II computer probably raise a sense of nostalgia among many who played these games as children. Although obsolete in the United States now, eight-bit games are making a comeback for educational purposes in developing countries through the work of Ph.D. student Derek Lomas at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and his organization, P...

    News | February 22, 2010
  • Qi Lu heads search engine Bing

    For finding information quickly, search engines have become an integral part of our lives.

    Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. alumnus Qi Lu has a mission to improve that experience for Internet users through Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, which was launched in June 2009.

    News | February 15, 2010
  • Campus News in Brief

    Ferguson creates software

    After being restarted in November, the Large Hadron Collider located at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, is currently functioning successfully after repair work and is searching for the secrets to the universe, specifically what causes matter to gain mass.

    News | February 8, 2010
  • Savvides develops facial, iris recognition

    The Carnegie Mellon Biometrics Lab, led by electrical and computer engineering research scientist Marios Savvides, is exploring ways to improve facial and iris recognition technology through support from agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Sa...

    News | February 1, 2010