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Computer & Robotics
Wing has championed the idea that computational thinking, which draws on fundamental concepts of computer science to solve problems, design systems and understand human behavior, should be incorporated broadly into educational programs.
Randal E. Bryant's research and teaching interests include hardware design, verification, and testing, as well as algorithms and computer architecture.
His computer systems textbook, coauthored with David R. O'Hallaron, is currently in use at more than 75 schools worldwide.
William "Red" L. Whittaker, Fredkin University Research Professor, is a world-renowned roboticist who has helped to develop more than 60 robots, breaking new ground in space exploration, hazardous waste remediation, agriculture and the development of autonomous vehicle technology.
Whittaker founded the Field Robotics and National Robotics Engineering centers, which are part of CMU's cutting-edge Robotics Institute.
Manuela Veloso is a leader in artificial intelligence and multi-robot systems.
She is president of the International RoboCup Federation, which sponsors international competitions in robot soccer as a spur for research into teaching robots how to work together to accomplish goals. The RoboCup goal is to field a team capable of beating the human world champions by 2050.
Tuomas Sandholm studies electronic commerce and how artificial intelligence can be used to create and operate markets for goods, services and even altruism.
He has developed a computerized method for matching living kidney donors with kidney disease patients in ways that can increase the number of kidney transplants and save lives.
Dena Tsamitis heads operations for the Information Networking Institute (INI), a global, interdisciplinary department within the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
She oversees the INI graduate programs in information networking (MSIN), information security technology and management (MSISTM), and information technology (MSIT). Under her leadership, the INI has expanded to worldwide locations
Ilah Nourbakhsh focuses on community-oriented robotics, including systems that help people communicate across cultural lines, technologies that are accessible to non-technologists and vehicles that don’t pollute.
In a joint effort with Google and NASA called the Global Connections Project, helped develop the GigaPan camera system, a robotic camera mount that enables any digital camera to create gigapixel panoramas. Pioneering scientific applications of GigaPan. A spin-off company, GigaPan Systems, now sells the camera mount and related software.
A language technologist, Alex Waibel is a leader in developing automated speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation that can break down barriers between people and cultures.
Waibel is director of the International Center for Advanced Communications Technologies, or interACT, which does scientific research on cross-cultural education in centers at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Matthew Kam, in a bid to address root causes of poverty, is leading an international study evaluating mobile phone games as a means of teaching English skills to students in developing nations.
Investigating how e-learning games on cellphones can extend literacy and second language learning among children in rural areas and the urban slums in the developing world.
Priya Narasimhan is an associate professor with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center.
Her research interests lie in the fields of dependable distributed systems, embedded systems and mobile systems.
Paul Nielsen is director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
The SEI advances software engineering principles and practices through focused research and development, which is transitioned to the broad software engineering community.
Eric Paulos trained as an electrical engineer and computer scientist and began his career as a roboticist and now, as director of the Living Environments Lab in the School of Computer Science’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, focuses on how technology intersects both human life and the living planet.
In research that began at Intel Research Berkeley, Paulos’ group is studying how mobile phones can be used as environmental sensing devices, in addition to communication devices. The environment people most want to monitor is their own.
Raj Rajkumar is professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and co-director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Vehicular Information Technology Collaborative Research Lab.
Rajkumar and other scientists like him explore the many intricate engineering domains of vehicle operation in their quest for some answers to what's possible in the cars of tomorrow.
A visionary in artificial intelligence and robotics, Raj Reddy has focused throughout his career on how technology can serve society, particularly in education and in developing societies.
Reddy created the Universal Library, a free, online digital library that now includes more than 1.5 million volumes, with book digitization centers in China, India, Egypt and the United States.