Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Technology can help us build a happier, freer, and more fulfilling life, while keeping risks and undesirable impacts at acceptable levels. However, this process isn't automatic; it takes careful hard work by people who understand both technology and society.

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface of technology and society. We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students (in partnership with each of the five Engineering departments and the Computer Science department) a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management, and a research-oriented Ph.D. program.

Research in the department focuses on:

We also study issues in engineered systems, domestic security, cyber security, innovation policy, and economic development. We have made our research findings into useful Tools for Quantitative Policy Analysis.