Women of SCS
The School of Computer Science has many departments, and we're bringing you personal and firsthand stories from Carnegie Mellon's own faculty and graduate students covering topics on their research interests, why they selected their field, and what they think the future of their field will be. This is not only a great way to be exposed to the Women at the School of Computer Science, but also a great resource for learning about particular fields. A must read if you're interested in graduate school!
Note: if you are pursuing a Masters or PhD at one of the departments below and would like to contribute to this feature, please send us an email to women [at] cs.cmu.edu for more information.
Women of Computer Science Department
Women of CSD
From the Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon is known worldwide for our broad vision of computer science. Computer Science Department acts quickly to explore new directions. Computer Science Department is fearless in pushing the frontiers of the field. Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive for research style, educational programs, success at diversity, culture, and organizational structure. It is the union of all these features, rather than any one of them, that truly distinguishes Computer Science Department.
About CSD at Carnegie Mellon:
Women of Language Technologies Institute
Women of LTI
From the Language Technologies Institute
The Language Technologies Institute (LTI) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research and provides graduate education in all aspects of language technologies, including computational linguistics, machine translation, speech recognition and synthesis, statistical language modeling, information retrieval and web search engines, text mining, information management, digital libraries, intelligent tutoring, and more recently bio-sequence/biolanguage, structure and function analysis (genome, proteome). The LTI combines linguistic approaches with machine learning and corpus-based methods, depending on the scientific questions investigated and project needs.
LTI's "Bill of Rights":
Women of Human-Computer Interaction
Women of HCI
From the Human-Computer Interaction Institute
In the 1967 classic definition of "Human-Computer Interaction," Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Alan Perlis have called it "the study of computers and the major phenomena that surround them." This is a field composed of many disciplines, including design, computer science, and behavioral and social sciences.
HCI in research:
HCI in the industry:
Women of Robotics
Women of Robotics
From The Robotics Institute
Robotics is another very multidisciplinary field. To create a working robot, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are all required. National Robotics Week in 2010 first motivated the creation of this feature.
Parts of Robotics: