Waleed Ammar, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute, is one of two Carnegie Mellon University students and one of just 15 graduate students from across North America chosen as 2015 Google Ph.D. Fellows.
Justin Meza, a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, joins Ammar in this group of students that Google has identified as doing exceptional work on computer science and related... Read More
A patient walks into a doctor's office, complaining of a sore throat. After an initial exam, the doctor orders a culture and a few blood tests that she uses — along with the exam results and professional judgment — to make a fairly objective diagnosis.
But what about patients struggling with mental illnesses? There's no blood test for depression or anxiety, and diagnosis is often based on more subjective criteria.
Language Technologies Assistant Professor L.-P. Morency wants to change that.
A computer... Read More
Language Technologies Institute Professor Alex Waibel has been named a 2015 IEEE fellow in recognition of his technological contributions to society.The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Board of Directors awards the rank of fellow to a person with an outstanding record of accomplishment.Waibel, who is also a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of... Read More
LTI Professor Alan Black recently appeared on Science Friday, a science-centered radio show broadcast across the U.S. on many public radio stations, to discuss what researchers are doing to make computerized voices more personal and engaging.In the segment, "The Long Quest to Make Machines Talk," Black joined University of Arizona Professor Brad Story and Northeastern University Professor Rupal Patel to discuss the history of talking devices, the state of current research in... Read More
LTI post-doctoral researcher Zhigang Ma received the SIGMM Outstanding Dissertation Award for best multimedia thesis at the 2014 ACM 2014 Multimedia Conference, held Nov. 3–7 in Orlando, Fla.The award, presented by the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia, honors a researcher whose Ph.D. thesis has the potential for very high impact in multimedia computing, communication and applications, or gives direct evidence of such impact. It includes an honorarium and certificate of... Read More
Associate Professor of LTI and HCII Carolyn Rosé will lead Carnegie Mellon's contributions to the new Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), a collaboration of 10 institutions across the nation funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Led by the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Lab at the University of Texas Arlington, the network will support researchers examining the effect of digital learning on higher education now and in the future.
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Recent LTI Ph.D. grad Siddharth Gopal was awarded the 2014 School of Computer Science Dissertation Award and has been selected as one of two SCS nominees for the ACM Dissertation Award for his thesis, “Large-Scale Structured Learning."
Each year, SCS presents its Dissertation Award to the most outstanding graduate of its school-wide doctoral programs. Each nominee was reviewed by three members of the award committee and ranked... Read More