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Interview with Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is the fifth dean of the School of Computer Science at CMU. He began his new role on Aug. 18th, 2014. A member of the CMU faculty since 1993, Andrew's appointment as the new dean of SCS marks a homecoming of sorts for the professor of robotics and computer science. He had been on a leave of absence from CMU since Jan. 2006, when he co-founded the Pittsburgh office of Google. There, he helped grow Google's Adwords and Shopping systems and was later named VP of Engineering. Now he's back at CMU and doing great things as dean of SCS. We talked to him about his experiences as dean so far, his thoughts on how to make tech more inclusive, and his vision for the future of SCS and more. Read the interview here!

Congratulations, Carol!

Congratulations to our very own Carol Frieze for accepting the Mark Gelfand Service Award for Educational Outreach at CMU'S Celebration of Education. The Gelfand Award is given annually to a member of the university community who has combined sustained, effective community service with academic coursework and a deliberate process of student reflection to enhance the learning experience and teach social responsibility to students while improving some aspect of life in the community. Carol has exhibited all of this through her work as director of W@SCS and SCS4ALL to develop and encourage academic, social, and professional opportunities for women and underrepresented groups.

My Experiences at CMU by Nivedita Chopra

With just a few weeks left of my time at Carnegie Mellon, life feels a little weird. Late night Entropy runs, free cookies and pizza, and a perpetual lack of sleep will soon be history. And I'm going to miss the place that has become my home... Continue reading about Nivedita's reflections on her past 4 years at CMU.

Nivedita Chopra is currently a senior in SCS. She was recently honored with a scholarship by the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) for being selected by the School of Computer Science as an outstanding graduating senior woman.

OurCS 2015

Registration for OurCS 2015 (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science) is now open! OurCS is a 3 day research focused workshop that provides opportunities for undergraduate women from the US and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry, academia, and other computing related domains. The workshop will be held on Oct. 23rd through 25th at the School of Computer Science at CMU. Find out more about speakers, activities, and schedules here. Also, remember to register!