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Monday, May 8, 2017

Researchers Unveil New Password Meter That Will Change How Users Make Passwords

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have just unveiled a new, state-of-the-art password meter that offers real-time feedback and advice to help people create better passwords. To evaluate its performance, the team conducted an online study in which they asked 4,509 people to use it to create a password.
Friday, April 21, 2017

EPP Celebrates 40 Years

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This year, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) celebrates its 40th anniversary. After creating double-major undergraduate degree programs with all traditional engineering departments, EPP was established as an academic department in December of 1976.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CMU To Launch Index Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. electric power producers has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EPP Faculty Featured Prominently at CMU Energy Week

researchThe second annual CMU Energy Week kicks off March 27. This campus-wide event is organized by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. MORE
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Group Tolerance Linked to Perceptions of Fairness and Harm

researchA new study by research scientist Nichole Argo, and The New School for Social Research, found that people are willing to share a society with those of differing beliefs as long as they believe that those groups share a commitment to universal moral values such as fairness and harm.

Friday, February 10, 2017

EPP’s Wong-Parodi wants to help us talk about climate change

researchThese days, having a conversation with someone whose opinions run counter to yours can seem terrifying. The fear of starting an argument is enough to keep people from interacting with anyone who might possibly disagree with them. But thanks to Assistant Research Professor Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, they may not have to be afraid—at least when it comes to expressing opinions about climate change. MORE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Elisabeth Bass Udyawar Wins College of Engineering Continuous Excellence Award

watch videoElisabeth Bass Udyawar was honored with the College of Engineering's Continuous Excellence Award for superior committment to her role at Carnegie Mellon. 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How Chinese Cities are Spurring Innovation

researchDaniel Armanios studies cities with emerging tech hubs, in order to understand how Silicon Valley’s so-called “secret sauce” might be emulated. MORE

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