by Bryan Burtner | Monday, June 26, 2017

A paper by MCDS grad Siddha Ganju was recently accepted for publication by the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), one of the most prestigious annual conferences in the field of computer vision.

The paper, titled “What’s in a Question: Using Visual Questions as a Form of Supervision,” falls in the category of Visual Question Answering (VQA), a subdomain of Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision that involves developing specialized Question Answering systems to extract information from... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Friday, May 12, 2017

Early career engineers and computer scientists interested in the growing field of technical product management received good news recently, when Carnegie Mellon University announced its new Master of Science in Product Management program. The degree, offered jointly by the university's School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business, aims to turn computer scientists and engineers into product managers — the specialists in technical organizations who ensure that the company delivers the right product to the right people at the right time in the right format. The 12-month master's... Read More

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wondering if MCDS is right for you? Not sure if our curriculum fits your needs? Check out our intro video, starring our director, Prof. Eric Nyberg.

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by AISHA RASHID AND SUSIE CRIBBS | Thursday, December 15, 2016

When Facebook launched its Live video service last year, the social media giant's 1.5 billion global users began living their lives as if they had TV cameras in their back pockets. A team of Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni recently harnessed the power of the Live system to take first place in the 2016 Facebook Global Hackathon.

Over the course of 24 hours in November, Abdelwahab Bourai, who earned his bachelor's degree in computer science this past May and... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, November 10, 2016

A team of students from the Language Technologies Institute recently earned top honors for their performance in the BioASQ 2016 Biomedical Semantic Question Answering challenge.

Held annually, BioASQ pushes for a solution to the information access problem biomedical experts face by posing challenges on both biomedical semantic indexing and question answering. The CMU team, comprising Zi Yang, a student in the LTI's Ph.D. program; Yue Zhou, a student in the... Read More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join us as our past and current students come together to share experiences and ideas. Alumni will return to campus and present a talk on their life and work after our program. Current students will present posters on their summer internship experience.

Sunday, September 18th, 5-9pm

Poster Session: NSH Atrium

Alumni Presentations: Wean Hall 7500

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by Susie Cribbs | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Most social media users know the story: You're reading your newsfeed and open a new tab on your browser to do some shopping. The next time you log in to whatever social media platform you'd used, the advertisements miraculously relate directly to what you'd been shopping for. Coincidence? No way. Machine learning techniques are working way below the surface to determine what you're looking at and what deals apply to you.

Imagine if you could harness that technology so you'd receive a message when you were near a store offering just what you were looking for — from the perfect... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, January 4, 2016

The Master of Computational Data Science program honored its December graduates at a celebration at Dave and Busters on Sunday, December 13. In the photo at right, some grads pose with MCDS Co-Director Garth Gibson, Academic Program Manager Jennifer Lucas, Co-Director Majd Sakr and Director Eric Nyberg.

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by Byron Spice | Friday, November 20, 2015

A Carnegie Mellon system designed to rapidly answer questions — even some seemingly off the wall — posed to the Yahoo! Answers website received the highest score by far in the LiveQA evaluation track at the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2015).

"This is the question answering that really matters to people," said LTI Professor and MCDS Director Eric Nyberg, who heads  the Open Advancement of Question Answering (... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Monday, October 19, 2015

LTI Professor and MCDS Director Eric Nyberg has joined forces with Deloitte University Press on the launch of its new massive open online course (MOOC) "Cognitive Technologies: The Real Opportunities for Business." Nyberg serves as a knowledge expert and contributor for the course, which examines artificial intelligence and its impact on businesses across industries.

"AI aims to make machines perform tasks that only humans used to be able to... Read More

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