Carnegie Mellon University is stimulating ideas at the World Economic Forum …
… and helping to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
CMU is one of only 25 universities in the world, 11 in the U.S., that have been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). Business members of the Forum include the top 1,000 companies from around the world that drive the economy forward and collaborate on shaping global, regional and industry agendas.
As CMU's representative to GULF, President Subra Suresh takes part in sessions and conversations that continue to elevate the strategic goals of the university. And CMU faculty present and participate in panels, labs, councils and sessions that propel ideas among leaders and colleagues worldwide.
CMU's Research Cited in Top 10 Emerging Technologies List
The Forum's 2014 list of Top 10 Emerging Technologies cites CMU's pioneering research in the quantified self, which is based on the idea that continually collecting data on everyday activities can help individuals make better choices on health and behavior. As examples of the potential impact of the quantified self, the report notes projects by CMU that are exploring the use of smartphone data to help detect the onset of depression and use of urban areas.
Summer Davos 2014 - Tianjin, China
CMU is on the global stage at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014, September 10-12 in Tianjin, China.
IdeasLab: Data Science in Action
President of Carnegie Mellon University (introduction)
James H. Garrett, Jr.
Dean, College of Engineering
Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence
Herbert A. Simon University Professor, Computer Science
Each year, 40 scientists under the age of 40 are selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China (Summer Davos). These scientists are selected from all regions of the world and from a wide range of disciplines to contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.
Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision–Making (2014)
Jessica Hammer, Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Entertainment Technology Center (2014)
Chris Harrison, Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (2014)
Erica Fuchs, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy (2012)
Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices
Justine Cassell, Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact, and the Co-coordinator of CMU's Simon Initiative, is the head of the Forum's Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices. Global Agenda Councils are a unique, global community of over 1,500 premier thought leaders who are the foremost experts in their fields of academia, business, government, international organizations and society.