Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

EPP Celebrates 40 Years

This year, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) celebrates its 40th anniversary. After creating double-major undergraduate degree programs with all ... Read More »

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 Computer-Based Tools for Quantitative Policy Analysis.

Featured Faculty

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Professor and Associate Department Head, Engineering & Public Policy

Professor, Computer Science

Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS)

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Research Centers

We work with many research centers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Influencing Policy

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