I am a proud CMU alumnus. When I was there, I always had the sense that I was surrounded by incredibly smart people. Engineers, mathematicians, economists, heck, even the drama students do great things (especially my bud Adam Donshik).
I was browsing YouTube’s popular videos today, and in between clips from Saturday Night Live, the Daily Show, and Mentos funniness, I noticed this amazing video of a system generating 3D images from 2D photographs. I must say, it’s much cooler than being responsible for the emoticon!