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.

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by Susie Cribbs | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Applications for the MCDS program will open on Tuesday, September 15. All supporting documentation for fall admission must be received by noon (EST) on Tuesday, December 15. Learn more on our Apply page.

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by Susie Cribbs | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Graduates and current students of the MCDS/Master's in VLIS program gathered for an unofficial summer reunion in Silicon Valley earlier this month. The event, organized by Class of 2010 alum Andrew Ko, took place at Medallia headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 7. 

 In addition to attracting more than 20 alumni, the reunion also welcomed about the same number of current students who were completing internships in the area. Check out the group photo of some attendees at the right.

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by Susie Cribbs | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MCDS students Di Jin and Yuanchi Ning co-authored a paper, "Perseus: An Interactive Large-Scale Graph Mining and Visualization Tool," that was recently published in the Proceedings of the VLDB. Written with former CMU Ph.D. student Danai Koutra and Computer Science Professor Christos Faloutsos, the paper focuses on algorithms for very fast detection and visualization of anomaly in large... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Friday, August 7, 2015

The MCDS program will welcome new students to campus during orientation on Monday, Aug. 24. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Gates Hillman Center. For more information about the event, please download the 2015 MCDS Orientation Schedule.

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by Susie Cribbs | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amazon's recent Prime Day was largely written off as a bust, but imagine if it had gone differently. Imagine if instead of offering you an assortment of things you had zero interest in, Amazon instead provided you with a list of things you needed, wanted — or both.

A recent article on Forbes.com, "Super-Smart Retail, Coming Soon To A Device Near You," features LTI Professor and MCDS Director Eric Nyberg, whose startup company... Read More

Simple Phone Game Reaches Illiterate and Low-Literate Populations
by Byron Spice | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers is leveraging people's interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information in Guinea.

The phone project, called Polly, began operating in March through the U.S. Embassy in Guinea, where the current Ebola epidemic began in December 2013 and where people are still grappling with the outbreak. This week, Polly is part of an anti-Ebola campaign in... Read More

by Susie Cribbs | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MCDS student Chengliang Lian and LTI Ph.D. candidate Rui Liu took top honors in this semester's class project competition in 11-761: Language and Statistics.

Students in the course, which aims to ground the data-driven techniques used in language technologies in sound statistical methodology, must complete a substantial team project at the end of the semester. The project requires students to discover and exploit deficiencies in the... Read More

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