2014-Institute for Software Research - Carnegie Mellon University


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Study finds obstacles with social media data

Carnegie Mellon University researcher Jürgen Pfeffer and McGill University researcher Derek Ruths have published a study that breaks down why it isn't easy to use big data research to describe or predict human behavior. MORE
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kiron Skinner's Editorial on Defense Secretary Selection Appears in NYT

Kiron Skinner, director of the Center for International Relations and Politics at Carnegie Mellon University and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute for Software Research, recently penned an editorial on the qualities that should be present in a new Secretary of Defense that appeared in the New York Times. MORE
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Using Social Media for Large Behavioral Studies Is Fast and Cheap, But Fraught With Biases and Distortion

Carnegie Mellon's Jürgen Pfeffer and McGill University's Derek Ruths contend that scientists need to find ways of correcting for the biases inherent in the information gathered from social media, or at least acknowledge the data's shortcomings. MORE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shaw Receives National Medal of Technology at White House Ceremony

President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Carnegie Mellon University’s Mary Shaw, citing her innovations to computer science education, during a White House ceremony Nov. 20. MORE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Justin Cranshaw Helps Develop Microsoft App for Commuters

People are always coming and going, leaving one place on their way to another. And often they spend the time in those “non-places” in between staring at a mobile device. Justin Cranshaw, a Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, helped Microsoft develop an app to see if those people in non-places might constitute communities. MORE
Friday, October 3, 2014

Mary Shaw Will Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

President Barack Obama announced today that he has selected Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation and invention. MORE
Thursday, August 14, 2014

ISR Video Team presents at Distance Learning Conference

The ISR Video Team presented at The 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning in Madison Wisconsin, to share their experience with Panopto and course capture with peers from around the world. MORE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Team Developing Multi-Lingual Programming Language

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have designed a way to safely use multiple programming languages within the same program, enabling programmers to use the language most appropriate for each function while guarding against code injection attacks — one of the most severe security threats in Web applications today. MORE
Friday, July 25, 2014

MSIT-Privacy Engineering Masters Program Graduates Inaugural Class

The inaugural class of the Master of Science in Information Technology—Privacy Engineering (MSIT-PE) masters program completed their final degree requirements, presenting the results of their capstone projects. MORE
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Password dress: A frock covered in security faux pas

ISR Professor Lorrie Cranor's bad password dress worn at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference was featured on CNET. MORE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

ISR faculty members receive the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence

ISR faculty members Jim Herbsleb and Kathleen Carley and COS alumni Marcelo Cataldo and Patrick Wagstrom received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence for their research on Socio-Technical Congruence. MORE
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WEF's Top 10 Emerging Technologies List Cites CMU Research

The World Economic Forum has released its 2014 list of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies, which cites Livehoods, a project led by Norman Sadeh and Jason Hong. Livehoods uses Foursquare check-ins and other geotagged data gathered by smartphones to create maps of urban areas. MORE