Research Centers-Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Research Centers

Center for African American Urban Studies & the Economy (CAUSE)
Director: Joe W. Trotter, Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice


Center for the Arts in Society
Director: James Duesing, Professor of Art

Center for Behavioral and Decision Research
Steering Committee:
  • Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy in Heinz College
  • George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology in Dietrich College

Center for Ethics and Policy
Director: Alex John London, Professor of Philosophy

Center for Formal Epistemology
Director: Kevin T. Kelly, Professor of Philosophy

Center for Human Rights Science
Director: Jay D. Aronson, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society

Center for International Relations and Politics
Director: Kiron Skinner, Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (Joint center with the University of Pittsburgh)

  • Interim Co-Director: Rob Kass, Professor of Statistics and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Co-Director: Nathan Urban, Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh

Center for Risk Perception and Communication
Director: Julie Downs, Associate Research Professor of Social and Decision Sciences

Children’s School
Director: Sharon Carver, Teaching Professor of Psychology

Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Director: Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez, Associate Research Professor of Social and Decision Sciences

The Humanities Center
Director: David R. Shumway, Professor of English

The Institute for Strategic Analysis
Director: Kiron Skinner, Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy

Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy
Director: David Danks, Professor of Philosophy

Laboratory for Symbolic and Educational Computing
  • Co-Director: Wilfried Sieg, Patrick Suppes Professor of Philosophy
  • Co-Director: Teddy Seidenfeld, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy and Statistics

Modern Language Resource Center
Director: Sébastien Dubreil, Teaching Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Technology-Enhanced Learning

Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center

Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center
Director: Marcel Just, D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology