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An MCDS Capstone Project turned into a pair of publications for a recent graduate of the program. Abdelwahab Bourai, who graduated from the program in 2017 and is now employed by Uber’s Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technologies Group, recently had papers accepted at both the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017) and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and...

Students in the MCDS Systems major took to the Cut in December to honor Prof. Garth Gibson. Several students participated in the University's "Fence painting" tradition to thank Gibson for his 26 years of service at CMU. "Thank You Prof. Garth Gibson - Best Wishes - MCS Systems 2016-2017" read the Fence, also noting the length of time he spent at CMU before departing to become the CEO of the...

A paper by MCDS grad Siddha Ganju was recently accepted for publication by the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), one of the most prestigious annual conferences in the field of computer vision.The paper, titled “What’s in a Question: Using Visual Questions as a Form of Supervision,” falls in the category of Visual Question Answering (VQA), a subdomain of Natural...