The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1913, the school became the Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.
The university’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city’s Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods, partially extending into Shadyside.
Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College and the School of Computer Science.
Carnegie Mellon University research articles from Innovation Toronto
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- Iris Scans: Security Breakthrough Or Privacy Invasion? – May 27, 2015
- Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning – April 13, 2015
- Revolutionary Solar-friendly Form of Silicon Shines – November 25, 2014
- Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method – August 3, 2014
- Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Aid Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation
- Biodegradable Batteries to Power Smart Medical Devices
- Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use Inkblots To Improve Security of Online Passwords
- Carnegie Mellon-Disney Motion Tracking Technology Is Extremely Precise and Inexpensive With Minimal Lag
- Carnegie Mellon, Microsoft Researchers Demonstrate Internal Tagging Technique for 3D-Printed Objects
- Carnegie Mellon-Developed Chemicals That Break Down Water Contaminants Pass Safety Test
- Carnegie Mellon Method Uses Network of Cameras to Track People in Complex Indoor Settings
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Zooming Technique For Entering Text Into Smartwatches, Ultra-small Computers
- With Wave of the Hand, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Touch-based Interfaces on Everyday Surfaces
- Carnegie Mellon, Concurrent Technologies To Develop Robotic Laser System That Strips Paint From Aircraft
- VIDEO: Public Can Explore Time-Lapse Videos of Earth With New Tool From Carnegie Mellon and Google
- Researchers Use Machine Learning to Boil Down the Stories that Wearable Cameras Are Telling
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- Will the Robot Uprising Be Squishy?
- DARPA’s ATLAS humanoid robot gears up for disaster response
- CMU’s snake robot explores defunct nuclear power plant
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- Can you feel me now?
- Robots Learn Proper Handoff, Follow Digitized Human Examples
- Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging
- Dawn of the bot? New era nears, experts say
Models of hearts, arteries, bones and brains are 3-D printed out of biological materials
As of this month, over 4,000 Americans are on the waiting list to receive a heart transplant. With failing hearts, these patients have no other options; heart tissue, unlike other parts of the body, is unable to heal itself once it is damaged. Fortunately, recent work by a group at Carnegie Mellon could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs.
“We’ve been able to take MRI images of coronary arteries and 3-D images of embryonic hearts and 3-D bioprint them with unprecedented resolution and quality out of very soft materials like collagens, alginates and fibrins,” said Adam Feinberg, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Feinberg leads the Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics Group, and the group’s study was published in the October 23 issue of the journal Science Advances. A demonstration of the technology can be viewed online.
“As excellently demonstrated by Professor Feinberg’s work in bioprinting, our CMU researchers continue to develop novel solutions like this for problems that can have a transformational effect on society,” said Jim Garrett, Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering. “We should expect to see 3-D bioprinting continue to grow as an important tool for a large number of medical applications.”
Carnegie Mellon University will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.
“The goal of our project will be nothing less than to radically enhance human-to-human and human-to-computer interaction through a large-scale deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) that ensures privacy, accommodates new features over time and enables people to readily design applications for their own use,” said Anind K. Dey, lead investigator of the expedition and director of CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Just as Carnegie Mellon pioneered distributed computing in the 1980s by deploying the first fully wired university campus, the expedition will use the CMU campus to develop and test the new IoT technologies.
Carnegie Mellon researchers will work with colleagues at Cornell, Stanford, Illinois and Google to create GIoTTO, a new platform to support IoT applications. Initial plans for GIoTTO include sensors that are inexpensive and easy to deploy, new middleware to facilitate app development and manage privacy and security, and new tools that enable end users to develop their own IoT experiences.