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NSF supports research on interdependent networks, software ...

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Leading Silicon Valley in Research

Carnegie Mellon University is a celebrated research center, home to the world's leading experts. In Silicon Valley, we are researching the most important issues in technology and making connections to academia, industry, and innovation. In the past decade, the campus has developed a strong and growing set of research programs related to mobile computing, security, the Internet of Things, machine learning, and software as a service. 



Faculty and researchers collaborate with corporate partners and sponsors in Silicon Valley to meet critical challenges, while students gain invaluable experience and exposure to innovation at the ground level.

Research groups

Researchers convene regular sessions to share ideas, discuss findings and connect new developments with current projects.

Announcements & Publications 

News about faculty projects, presentations, appearances, papers and scholarly activities. Faculty: submit your items to

  • Tony Wasserman, professor of the practice in the Integrated Innovation Institute, is the keynote speaker on the first day of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'14) in Sweden; his talk is on "Startups and Requirements."
  • Pei Zhang, associate research professor in ECE, gave the keynote at ExtremeCom 2014 in August; campus Director Bob Iannucci is also on the technical program commitee. The conference highlights research in areas related to communications in rural, remote or other extreme environments, and computing in extreme operating conditions.
  • Sheryl Root, associate professor of the practice in the Integrated Innovation Institute, was a keynote speaker at WITI's Women in Technology Summit in Santa Clara, discussing "INTRApreneurship: How to Succeed with Entrepreneurial Efforts Inside Today's Corporations" with executives and leaders from Bay Area companies.
  • A research paper by Ph.D. student Lin-Shung Huang, with MSIT alumnus Shrikant Adhikarla, former CMU faculty member Collin Jackson and Dan Boneh of Stanford University, about forging SSL certificates, was presented at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2014 in San Jose in May.
  • Corina Pasareanu, Senior Systems Scientist, is General Chair for this year's ISSTA'14 (International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis) and next year will be one of the two Program Chairs for CAV'15 (International Conference on Computer Aided Verification). These are the top conferences in verification for both software and hardware. CMU-SV Researcher Temesghen Kahsai< will serve as local chair for CAV'15.
  • Facebook has acquired Mobile Technologies, founded by CMU CS faculty member Alex Waibel, who worked with CMU-SV faculty researchers Joy Ying Zhang, Matthias Eck, and Ian Lane to develop the translation app Jibbigo; reported in TechCrunch and PCWorld

Cylab Mobility Research Center

Understanding the mobile ecosystem, with research in resilient networking, sensor platforms and user modeling

Research Publications

CMU-SV Research Showcase — CMU repository of papers from Silicon Valley campus faculty and researchers

CMU-SV Technical Report series