Lenore Blum-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Blum

Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Founding Director Project Olympus, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Lenore Blum (PhD, MIT) is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, Founding Director of Project Olympus and co-Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Project Olympus is a good example of her determination to make a real difference in the academic community and the world beyond. Olympus has two main aims: to bridge the gap between cutting-edge university research/innovation and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities and to creating a climate, culture and community to enable talent and ideas to grow in the region.

Lenore is internationally recognized for her work in increasing the participation of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. She was a founder of the Association for Women in Mathematics  and the Expanding Your Horizons Network. At Carnegie Mellon she founded the Women@SCS program. In 2004 she received the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. In 2009 she received the Carnegie Science Catalyst Award recognizing her work with Project Olympus targeting high-tech talent to promote economic growth in the Pittsburgh region and for increasing the participation of women in computer science.

Her research, founding a theory of computation and complexity over continuous domains, forms a theoretical basis for scientific computation. On the eve of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday in June 2012, she was plenary speaker at the Turing Centenary Celebration at the University of Cambridge, England.

For more information about Lenore Blum visit her website.