Lenore Blum-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Blum

Project Olympus Director and Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science

Lenore BlumA noted mathematician and computer scientist, Lenore Blum is working to forge strong ties between Carnegie Mellon faculty and students who are doing world-class research and the business and investment community that can help move those ideas into the marketplace.

  • Blum leads the Project Olympus efforts to provide start-up advice, micro-grants, and incubator space for faculty and students across campus and helps connect them to interested parties within our regional, national and global communities. A key goal is to augment and accelerate the process of moving basic research and great ideas to development and business stages through licensing, creating start-ups, and through corporate collaboration and strategic partnerships.
  • Blum has been a leader of the Computer Science Department's algorithm group.
  • Blum is a national leader in promoting greater diversity within the field of computer science and in scientific fields in general. She was a 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. At Carnegie Mellon, she is a faculty adviser to the Women@SCS program.

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