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

by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, September 17, 2015

The MCDS program welcomed its newest member earlier this summer when student Asher Cohen and his wife, Lina, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Netta Pasvolsky-Cohen. Born on July 28, Netta is the first baby for any MCDS student or alumni. To celebrate, the program's administrators ordered a pink MCDS onesie that will inspire sweet dreams of her future in data science.

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by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, August 27, 2015

MCDS students Ran Chen, Preethi Sureshkumar and Chen Wang co-authored the paper "Introducing LUIMA: An Experiment in Legal Conceptual Retrieval of Vaccine Injury Decisions Using a UIMA Type System and Tools" that was presented at the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2015) in San Diego this past June and published in the conference proceedings. The students' work on... Read More

by Bryan Burtner | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 29 is Giving Tuesday, a national day of charitable giving that encourages us all to donate to the causes and organizations that are important to us. With that in mind, we're asking all MCDS alumni to consider making a donation to the newly created MCDS Alumni Giving Fund. All donations to the fund will go directly to programs that support MCDS students in their educational journeys, creating a cycle of success that strengthens the entire community of students and degree holders.

If you'd like to donate,... Read More

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