Hold Tight and Pretend It’s a Plan: Big Data and BBC's 'Doctor Who'
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
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The BBC television series Doctor Who has millions of devoted fans all over the world, and many of them would claim to be experts on the show. But to find experts on “Whovians” themselves, look to Heinz College. A team of five Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) students worked with BBC Worldwide to analyze content on the Doctor Who YouTube channel in order to grasp why some content played better to the show’s rapidly growing fan-base. These insights would in turn help the BBC boost...
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Beyond ‘The Great Wall,’ Heinz Experts on China and Hollywood’s Complicated Love Affair
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
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China is projected to surpass the United States at the box office in the near future, and co-productions between the nations are expected to rise. At the same time, piracy and censorship continue to be problems. Heinz College experts Dan Green (MEIM program) and Lee Branstetter (MSPPM program), as well as alumna Rachel Song (MEIM '16), co-founder of Vantage Entertainment, weigh in on the opportunities and obstacles....
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CMU Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Order on Immigration
Release Date: Feb 17, 2017
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Carnegie Mellon joined several research universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the executive order on immigration in U.S. District Court in New York on Monday, Feb. 13....
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Disruption is Rewarded: Streaming Services Are Changing (And Winning) Everything
Release Date: Feb 16, 2017
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When it came to prestigious Hollywood awards, SVOD channels like Netflix and Amazon had no seat at the table as recently as 2012. Five years later, the Amazon Studios feature Manchester by the Sea became the first film released by a streaming service to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Heinz College faculty experts weigh in on why this is such an important development in the entertainment industry, and what's ahead....
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Geek Out! Heinz College Students Build On-Demand Video Solution for Legendary Entertainment
Release Date: Feb 16, 2017
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Legendary Entertainment is a powerhouse in the world of unapologetic fandom, a major player in the mainstreaming of “geek culture." An epic company has epic needs, and that’s where Heinz College comes in. A team of Heinz students from the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program built a “server-less” architecture for Legendary that could prove critical to the future success of the client’s new streaming service, Alpha....
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MEIM Faculty, Alumni, and Students Make a Splash at Sundance 2017
Release Date: Feb 16, 2017
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The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is one of the film industry’s biggest annual events. Heinz College’s Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM), a joint program with Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts, takes students to Sundance every year. This year, Heinz College is proud to report that some of festival’s hottest entries were projects produced by MEIM alumni and faculty, and other members of the CMU family. 'Crown Heights', produced by MEIM Adjunct Profes...
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Keystone Classroom: Heinz Professor Gets New Lawmakers Up to Speed
Release Date: Feb 01, 2017
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Professor Rick Stafford is part of a non-partisan effort aimed at educating newly elected officials on legislative history and process. Stafford is one of a team of professors—assembled by Dr. Joseph McLaughlin, director of the Temple University Institute for Public Policy—whose purpose is to better inform new Pennsylvania house representatives and state senators in order to help them be more effective lawmakers. The program, first officially installed in 2013, served 29 newly elected members th...
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Get Your Popcorn Ready: Are Super Bowl Movie Trailers Worth the Cost?
Release Date: Jan 30, 2017
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Heinz College professor Michael D. Smith offers insight into how Super Bowl ads affect Hollywood releases. The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in the United States, comprising 19 of the top 20 U.S. broadcasts by viewership ever recorded. “We’re seeing fewer and fewer of these mass culture-shaping events out there,” said Smith, adding that the Super Bowl is unique not only because of its ratings share, but because it’s a broadcast during which people actually want to watch the c...
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Prof. Nagin Honored for Influencing Scientific Thought
Release Date: Jan 26, 2017
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Heinz College faculty member Daniel S. Nagin received the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing. He is the first CMU faculty member to receive the award, which was established in 1977. The award recognizes authors whose reviews have synthesized extensive and difficult material, rendering a significant service to science and influencing the course of scientific thought. The field rotates among biological, physical and social sciences, and includes a $20,000 prize....
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Bankrupting Terrorism: Heinz Alum Hits Extremists Where It Hurts
Release Date: Jan 26, 2017
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The U.S. Department of State has prevented more than 300 terrorist attacks by tracing and recovering illegal money meant to fund terrorist activities. But even with that rate of success, the World Bank estimates that approximately $3.61 trillion is laundered annually across the globe, making laundering a colossal challenge for counterterrorism experts. One of the keys to fighting terrorist attacks is further preventing the illegal laundering of money, usually disguised as legitimate business tr...
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PwC Invests $11M in New Innovation Center at Heinz College
Release Date: Jan 04, 2017
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PwC US and Carnegie Mellon University announced the establishment of the new Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, which will advance how businesses use technology to solve organization-wide issues and address compliance requirements. The center will reside in the H. John Heinz IIII College of Information Systems and Public Policy....
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Prof. Acquisti Named PwC-CMU Center's First Director
Release Date: Jan 04, 2017
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Alessandro Acquisti has been named the inaugural director of the Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, which was established by PwC and Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Acquisti is the world’s leading scholar in the economics of privacy; his research investigates the economics and behavioral economics of privacy, including privacy in online social networks....
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How to Save a Million Pounds of Food…and Counting
Release Date: Jan 04, 2017
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“Throughout the world, 40 percent of our food gets wasted, while one in seven goes hungry.” The first full-time program of its kind in Pittsburgh, 412 Food Rescue works with over 175 food providers such as retailers, wholesalers, caterers, and even university dining services to recover food that is healthy and edible but that can no longer be sold. Once the food is collected, it is directly distributed to nonprofit and community organizations throughout Allegheny County in order to best serve...
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Heinz Alumnus at the Center of the Global Fight to End Polio
Release Date: Jan 04, 2017
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Dr. E. G. P. Haran (Ph.D. '77) is a health consultant with over 35 years of experience in public health. He has worked for such organizations as Rotary International, USAID, and the World Health Organization (WHO), supporting efforts concerning reproductive and child health, family planning, nutrition, and capacity building of NGOs. But nowhere has Haran had a greater impact than in his work toward polio eradication, particularly in India, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippi...
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CMU Awarded $14 Million From U.S. DOT For Mobility Research Center
Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
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A Year of Awards and Accomplishments
Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
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2016 was a banner year for the faculty, students, and alumni of Heinz College. Several members of the Heinz College community were recognized for their efforts to utilize data to make a positive impact and develop solutions to some of society's greatest challenges....
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Heinz Alumnus and IBM Revolutionizing Africa’s Economy With Mobile Data
Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
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A Heinz Alumnus and IBM use novel techniques to provide access to financial products like never before, creating a more inclusive economy. Whether it’s a line of credit, or a personal bank account, citizens in poorer countries often have limited access to capital and financial products that may improve their lives—or even unlock their potential. A Heinz College alumnus and IBM are working on solving that problem in an ingenious way. Skyler Speakman (PhD ’14) is a research scientist for IBM Res...
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Can We Automate Fairness? Prof. Alexandra Chouldechova on Machine Learning and Discrimination
Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
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Machines are making more and more decisions for us every day - some of great importance. A Heinz College faculty member is laying the methodological groundwork for fairer, more transparent predictive assessment tools. Recent reporting has revealed that data-driven predictive models amplify existing prejudices, and such algorithms can inject greater unfairness into a system that is already slanted against certain groups. Heinz College assistant professor Alexandra Chouldechova is working to sol...
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It’s Kind of a Big Deal!
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
David Ruppersberger is President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance http://www.alleghenyconference.org/PittsburghRegionalAlliance/), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development, and a long time Executive Fellow of the Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon. David came out to talk to Heinz students about the PRA's mission to market our region and the challenge of attracting significant employers to it.  He will also talk about the mega-deal that brought the Ro...
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Doctors, Decisions, and Data: Analytics for Better Health Care
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
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A Heinz faculty member and alumna recently teamed up to improve decision-making and care delivery for patients with chronic conditions. Rema Padman and Yiye Zhang’s published their study in the American Journal of Managed Care. Their collaboration—which began while Zhang was a Ph.D. student of Padman’s—sought to utilize statistics and machine learning algorithms to better predict future clinical pathways and best practice treatments, as well as embed cost information in clinical pathways....
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