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Cover Story: The 21st Century Entrepreneur
In what may be headline news for most parents—a teenager is hanging out in his bedroom with his dad. They’re listening to music, like they often do. The 17-year-old son, Rohan Wadhwani, wants to know what his dad thinks about his new CD, "Skyline Lounge," an electronic pop soundtrack you might hear in a new-age bar. Wadhwani's father gives it a thumbs-up. As the two continue to chill, the younger Wadhwani isn’t done with his questions. Rohan, it turns out, has a dilemma in his love life—he has a girlfriend, but now there is this other girl he kind of likes, too. What should he do? Can he date both?
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In This Issue
October 2009, Vol. 6 No. 4
Go grab some Halloween candy that you stashed away for yourself, get yourself comfortable, and be prepared to be inspired by some remarkable individuals whose lives and work are chronicled in the October issue. A few highlights include Mario Savvides making the world safer from terrorists; Sheela Ramesh aspiring to reinvent the opera; and a trio of Carnegie Mellon researchers possibly sparking a communications revolution. For those of you looking for something more sentimental, find out what happens when a young entrepreneur with big dreams tells his fiancé that he is nearly broke. After you’re done with the candy and the stories, please let everyone know what you think by adding your online comments in the TalkBack box that appears after every article.
The paths of two Carnegie Mellon University professors have converged with a young researcher tied to Intel, one of the world's leading producers of computer microchips and communications products. Their work together on a way to communicate may lead to the resizing of the world as we know it.
—by Melissa Silmore (TPR’85)
Twinkle, Twinkle (not so) Little Star
The Marshall Scholarship has been around since 1953. Up until now, no student from Carnegie Mellon has ever been selected. Sheela Ramesh, a dual voice and psychology major, hoped to end that aberration by impressing the scholarship selection committee with something more than her favorite nursery rhyme.
—by Sally Ann Flecker
Friend or foe? Guest or intruder? Ally or terrorist? Paid customer or gate crasher? Answers to those questions are coming into focus for government and industry thanks to Marios Savvides, a Carnegie Mellon research professor, who is enhancing the university’s reputation as a pioneer in facial and iris recognition technology.
—by Jennifer Bails