Halilaj quoted on about humanoid robots

MechE’s Eni Halilaj was quoted by CNBC about humanoid robots. “Our body is a complex engineering system that we still do not fully understand,” Halilaj said. “We have a long way to go to reverse engineer it, making motion planning and control challenging for humanoid robotics.” Halilaj directs the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

Sanders and CMU-Africa students quoted on Mastercard partnership

Dean Bill Sanders and CMU-Africa students Junias Bonou and Opelo Tshekiso were quoted in the Tribune-Review about the impact of CMU-Africa and the recently-announced partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.


Joshi, Zhang named to MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” list
MIT Technology Review

ECE’s Gauri Joshi and Xu Zhang have been named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2022 class of “Innovators Under 35” list, which recognizes the brightest young minds working to tackle today’s biggest technology hurdles. Joshi is designing distributed computing algorithms that make it possible for such models to be trained using a network of devices such as cell phones or sensors. “It democratized machine learning and makes it universally accessible without requiring expensive computing hardware and enormous amounts of training data,” Joshi says. Zhang is by developing a kind of two-dimensional semiconductor that’s just atoms thick. “By transforming semiconductors from 3D to 2D, it is possible to truly push computing technologies to the ultimate atomic limit and enable a future of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence,” Zhang says.


Tucker to co-chair workshop on AI and justified confidence
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

MechE’s Conrad Tucker has been invited to serve as co-chair for “Artificial Intelligence and Justified Confidence: A Workshop” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The planning committee will develop a workshop to explore how to improve the robustness of machine learning and other artificial intelligence (ML/AI) technologies to better enable their successful implementation in the Army’s Command and Control (C2) operations. The kickoff meeting is Wednesday, June 29.

Cranor’s article on online privacy published in the WSJ
Wall Street Journal

CyLab Director Lorrie Cranor published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal titled, “How Everyone Can Get the Online Privacy They Want.” The article discusses what a consumer can do to tailor their online experience and determine what apps are allowed access to their information. The article cites CyLab research by Lorrie Cranor that found that people do not pay too much attention to how their web cookies are used despite being concerned for their internet privacy. The article discusses the various research projects CyLab is engaged in developing AI and other automation that will be able to manage your cookies for you, reducing the barriers involved in managing your cookies and other data permissions.