Nora Mattson

Class of 2021

Articles

  • Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s Frankenstein

    A panel discussion this Tuesday, Oct. 17, marks the beginning of a series of events launched by the Carnegie Mellon Libraries celebrating 200 years since Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was published on Jan. 1, 1818. The story was, only somewhat apocryphally, dreamed up on a dark and stormy night when Mary Shelley was 18. Many call it the first work of science fiction, and it went on to beco...

    News | October 16, 2017
  • Algorithms can reinforce bias instead of mitigating it

    “We need to teach ethics to nerds,” is how author and data scientist Cathy O’Neil summarized her first step in trying to address the problem of algorithmic bias that she outlined in her talk on Sept. 25. This event, hosted by a local non-profit media organization, Public Source, drew in around 300 people, including the CMU Robotics Team, to the Lecture Hall in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to...

    SciTech | October 9, 2017
  • Department of Statistics and Data Science name change reflects shift in the field

    The name change from the Department of Statistics to the Department of Statistics and Data Science was marked by some interesting statistics of its own. Applicants to Dietrich thinking about studying statistics have doubled since 2013, and the number of undergraduate statistics majors is four times the size of what it was in 2010, and twenty times the size of what it was in 2003.

    News | October 2, 2017
  • Celebrating Randy Pausch’s lasting influence 10 years after his Last Lecture

    This past Monday marked a decade since Professor Randy Pausch delivered his last lecture in McConomy Auditorium. Randy Pausch has loomed large in the consciousness of Carnegie Mellon students for the past 10 years. This influence starts from the very first week that first years arrive on campus and endures when people admire the lights of his memorial footbridge or think about the ways in which te...

    News | September 25, 2017
  • Allegheny GoatScape goats visit Gates and Purnell to clear vegetation, create excitement

    Carnegie Mellon students clustered at the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge this past week to see what soon may become a common sight on the Carnegie Mellon campus, around six Nubian goats munching away at the Kudzu vines on the Gates east side landscape slope. The goats belonged to Allegheny GoatScape, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to renting goat herds to clear public spaces and promoting ...

    News | September 18, 2017