Gabriel Bamforth

Class of 2019


  • Cabaret

    A few ways of describing Cabaret:

    The word "blindsided."

    A bubble bursting.

    The sound of the police knocking on the door of a party.

    Pillbox | March 4, 2019
  • Fake porn creators abuse technologies

    Last week, I wrote an article about video-retargeting research going on here at Carnegie Mellon. Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) are machine learning techniques that, among other things, allow realistic images to be created from visual inputs. Like gunpowder and nuclear power, GANs represent powerful technologies that are just too good for peop...

    Forum | February 18, 2019
  • Artificial imagination: CMU lab automates video “fakes”

    Carnegie Mellon PhD student Aayush Bansal is teaching computers how to imagine. Working with professors Deva Ramanan and Yaser Sheikh of the Robotics Institute, Bansal recently developed an algorithm which has made a splash in both academic and mainstream media. His method, titled Recycle-GAN, autonomously transfers the contents of one video to another, while making sure that the style of the targ...

    News | February 11, 2019
  • Chartwells Food Service Workers Organize Against Layoffs

    Since Carnegie Mellon Dining switched food service providers back in June 2018, business has been slower than expected. Locations such as the Tartan Pavilion and Resnik House Servery, previously bustling around lunch time, are now quiet as students flock to other places to eat.

    News | January 28, 2019
  • The CMU Pantry opens following study highlighting campus food insecurity

    By now it’s no secret: at least 19 percent of students at Carnegie Mellon are living with food insecurity. The 2017 Campus Cupboard study on food insecurity at 11 colleges in the Pittsburgh area showed that for nearly 2,700 students at this school, access to food is a problem. Since last fall, students and university administration have been working hard to change that. On Friday afternoon, the fr...

    News | November 12, 2018