Carnegie Mellon University

Block Center Faculty Experts

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Rahul Telang
Linda Argote
David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Areas of Expertise: Future of Work, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer, Group Performance, and Transactive Memory

Lee Branstetter

Lee Branstetter
Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Technological Innovation, Future of Work, Patent Laws and IP, International Digital Trade, and Multinationals and Technology

Rahul Telang

Jodi Forlizzi
Herbert A. Simon Professor in Computer Science and HCII, and Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Areas of Expertise: Accessibility, DEI, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Human Assistance, AI and Social Good, AI and Healthcare, and User Experience Design (UX)


Rayid Ghani
Distinguished Career Professor

Areas of Expertise: AI, Policy and Social Impact, Government Systems, Ethics, Fairness and Equity, Political Campaigns, Fraud Detection, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Big Data 


Amelia Haviland
Professor Of Statistics And Health Policy

Areas of Expertise: AI and Healthcare, and AI and Criminal Justice

Hoda Heidari
Assistant Professor, Machine Learning Department and the Institute for Software Research

Areas of Expertise: Ethics of Computational Technologies, Accountability and Governance for AI, Generative AI, Machine Learning, Responsible AI, and Fairness, Bias, and Discrimination Through AI

Ramayya Krishnan

Ramayya Krishnan
Dean, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Areas of Expertise: Consumer and Social Behavior in Digitally Instrumented Environments, Tech Policy, and Intersection of Tech, Policy, and Society

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell
Founders University Professor

Areas of Expertise: Future of Work, Machine Learning, Cognitive Neuroscience, Government and AI, Computer Science, and Societal Impacts of Technology


Majd Sakr
Teaching Professor of Computer Science

Areas of Expertise: Future of Work, Data Science and AI/ML Capacity Building, Online Learning, Technology Enhanced Learning, Human-Robot Interaction, and Cloud Computing

Rahul Telang

Rahul Telang
Professor of Information Systems

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Digitization, Disclosure Laws, Online Piracy and Streaming, Copyrights and IP, Information Security and Privacy, and Data Breaches and Cyberhacks


Steve Wray
Executive Director

Areas of Expertise: Innovation, Technology and Economy, Future of Work, Regional Economies, and Economic Development