Ligia Nistor PhD student CSD

Class of 2013


  • Majidi receives award to continue work on ‘soft robotics’

    Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Carmel Majidi recently won an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program. The award comes with a $360,000 grant that will be used in part to fund a Ph.D. student working for Majidi in the field of soft robotics.

    SciTech | April 1, 2013
  • Student uses power of grammar to crack passwords

    Ashwini Rao, a software engineering Ph.D. student in the Institute for Software Research, recently made important discoveries in the field of password security. She determined ways that make cracking a long password easier; in doing so, she identified grammatical structures that may add further security to longer passwords.

    SciTech | February 4, 2013
  • CMU students place first at ACM programming competition

    A team from Carnegie Mellon recently obtained first place at the regional level of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), one of the biggest college programming contests in the world, on Nov. 3.

    SciTech | November 19, 2012
  • Researchers create screens that can differentiate users

    How does an iPhone know when a finger touches its screen? It’s because the screen is capacitive, meaning that it has a little bit of electric current resting on its surface. When someone touches it, a tiny amount of current flows through that person’s body to the Earth, which makes the voltage on the screen surface drop. The iPhone observes this difference in voltage and realizes that a human must...

    SciTech | October 29, 2012
  • Professor receives award for research on ‘malleable’ brain

    Marcel Just, a professor in the department of psychology and the director for the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, is the 2012 winner of the Society for Text and Discourse Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

    SciTech | August 27, 2012