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The MCDS program welcomed its newest member earlier this summer when student Asher Cohen and his wife, Lina, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Netta Pasvolsky-Cohen. Born on July 28, Netta is the first baby for any MCDS student or alumni. To celebrate, the program's administrators ordered a pink MCDS onesie that will inspire sweet dreams of her future in data science.

MCDS students Ran Chen, Preethi Sureshkumar and Chen Wang co-authored the paper "Introducing LUIMA: An Experiment in Legal Conceptual Retrieval of Vaccine Injury Decisions Using a UIMA Type System and Tools" that was presented at the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2015) in San Diego this past June and published in the conference proceedings...

The MCDS program welcomed its newest class to campus during orientation on Monday, Aug. 24. Throughout the day, students received an overview of the program from Director Eric Nyberg, highlights from other departments and programs in the School of Computer Science, and information designed to help them get the most from their time at Carnegie Mellon. Plus there was an ice cream social. Check...