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"Only a goldfish can live without privacy". MindSwaps on Privacy Technology, 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., 3305 Newell-Simon Hall Friday, October 19, continues through Saturday Oct. 20, 2007. Presented through the Center for Computational Thinking

Photo: Mihir Kedia Mihir Kedia Honored for Undergraduate Research
December 1, 2006: The Computing Research Association today named Mihir Kedia as a Finalist for the 2007 Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award. Mihir received this award for his work on Phetch and Verbosity, two "games with a purpose" that collect valuable data as a side effect of game play. The two papers he co-authored on these games were nominated for Best of CHI 2006, the premiere conference in human-computer interaction. Advised by professors Anupam Gupta and Luis von Ahn, Mihir is a graduating senior and an alumni of the ALADDIN Center REU program ('05)  read the Phetch paper (pdf)  read the Verbosity paper (pdf)

Photo: Luis von Ahn; Credit: Justin Merriman, Carnegie Mellon ALADDIN Faculty Luis von Ahn Named to Popular Science "Brilliant 10" List
September 9, 2006: Assistant Professor Luis von Ahn is recognized as one of Popular Science Magazine's "10 Brilliant Scientists of 2006" in their October issue. "Most artificial-intelligence researchers face the gargantuan task of making computers think like humans...von Ahn works the other way around. He harnesses tens of thousands of people's reasoning skills for those rare yet important jobs that are too hard for computers. His strategy is to make the work seem like a game." By Elizabeth Svoboda, Popular Science; Photo credit: Justin Merriman  read the article (pdf)
CMU computer expert named one of 'Brilliant 10'
September 13, 2006: "A sure sign of brilliance is tricking others into having fun while unwittingly helping you do work... Luis von Ahn was recognized for achieving that feat Tuesday when the October issue of Popular Science hit newsstands, naming him one of its 5th annual 'Brilliant 10.' The list recognizes young, relatively unknown scientists who are breaking new ground." By Jennifer Bails, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  read the article
 visit Luis's home page

Photo: Susanne Albers Welcome to Visiting Faculty Susanne Albers from Institut für Informatik, Universität Freiburg
September 5, 2006: Professor Susanne Albers has joined the ALADDIN Center as a Visiting Faculty from Institut für Informatik at Universität Freiburg. Susanne will be in residence at Carnegie Mellon for the entire fall semester.  visit Susanne's home page


Second Workshop on Flexible Network Design
October 1-6, 2006
Bertinoro, Italy
Bertinoro International Center for Informatics

The goal of this workshop is to focus on this active area of applications of algorithms to understand current trends, identify understudied areas, and formulate new directions for further investigation.  read more

Seminars on Algorithms and Complexity
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New Courses

15-859 Advanced Data Structures
Instructor: Danny Sleator
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:50 pm
Place: Wean Hall 4623

This course will focus on beautiful and motivated data structures that are typically not presented in undergraduate or graduate algorithms courses. Knowledge of algorithms and data structures at the level of a typical undergraduate course (i.e. 15-451) will be assumed.  read more


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