- January 20, 2011
Platzer Featured in Online JFK Legacy Gallery
A video of Andre Platzer, assistant professor computer science, is among those of other scientists, industry leaders, artists, politicians and students featured on the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum’s new JFK 50 microsite, http://www.jfk50.org/. Platzer, who was one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 in 2009, discusses his research in verifying that critical hybrid systems work as intended.
The website, geared towards teens and young adults, commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s inauguration and administration. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews, comedian Stephen Colbert, musician Wynton Marsalis and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank are among the other notables included in the website’s Legacy Gallery.
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distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
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