Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

EPP Commencement 2016

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The Department of Engineering and Public Policy

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which addresses important problems in combining both technology and policy. 

We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students partnered with each of the five Engineering Departments and Computer Science, a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management (E&TIM), and a research-oriented Ph.D. program.


Research in the department focuses on:

In addition to these focal areas, we also study issues in engineered systems, domestic security, technology, organizations 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 CranorProfessor, Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy
Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory
Co-director, MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program

Research Centers

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

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