Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology

CMU's Home for Political Science and International Relations

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The Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology (CMIST) is a new academic and research initiative launched in 2023 by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The home for political science and international relations at CMU, CMIST is poised to be a thought leader in global and national security issues, policies, and strategies related to digital technologies. This university-wide initiative is devoted to the wise development, use, and governance of new and emerging technologies. CMIST is a Team of Teams that draws from CMU’s cutting-edge research in machine learning, cybersecurity, robotics, big data, neuroscience, human-computer interaction, human enhancement, and AI. Our team of social scientists work to provide cross-cutting analyses of the political, ethical, social, and economic impacts of these emerging technologies. Our researchers take an entrepreneurial problem-solving approach to reducing the risks and maximizing the opportunities of emerging technologies in war and peace, ultimately shaping how digital technologies are changing national and international security.

Regards,
   Audrey Kurth Cronin
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Leadership

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Audrey Cronin

Audrey Kurth Cronin

Director; Trustees Professor of Security and Technology

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Emily Half

Emily Half

Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

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Rafael López

Rafael López

Deputy Director for Security Policy Studies

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Jess Regan

Jess Regan

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

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Faculty

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Ignacio Arana

Ignacio Arana

Assistant Professor

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Haleigh Bartos

Haleigh Bartos

Associate Professor of the Practice

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Justin Canfil

Justin Canfil

Assistant Professor

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Kathleen Carley

Kathleen M. Carley

Professor of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research; IEEE Fellow; Director, Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems

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Jonathan Cervas

Jonathan Cervas

Assistant Teaching Professor

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John Chin

John Chin

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Baruch Fischhoff

Baruch Fischhoff

Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy

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Mark Kamlet

Mark Kamlet

University Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Chair of the Graduate Committee, and Provost Emeritus

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Staff

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Ashley Barnes

Ashley Barnes

Washington Program Manager

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Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner

Graduate Program Manager

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Emily Half

Emily Half

Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

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Jacquelyn Hopkins

Jacquelyn Hopkins

Project Administrator

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Carolyn Just

Carolyn Just

Communications Project Manager

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Rafael López

Rafael López

Deputy Director for Security Policy Studies

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Lindsay Marcellus

Lindsay Marcellus

Communications Specialist

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Meg Neill

Meg Neill

Washington Project Administrator

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Jess Regan

Jess Regan

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

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Abby Schachter

Abby Schachter

Fellows Program Manager

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Rosalie Woolf

Rosalie Woolf

Event and Program Manager

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Fellows and Visiting Scholars

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Patrick Cronin

Patrick M. Cronin

Scholar in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University

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Nicole Kliewer

Nicole Kliewer

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Bridget Pantaleon

Bridget K. Pantaleon

US Air Force National Defense Fellow

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Pratiksha Patel

Pratiksha Patel

US Navy Federal Executive Fellow

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Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

Distinguished Executive in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University

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Ken Sauerbrunn

Ken Sauerbrunn

US Coast Guard Fellow

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Daniel Zisa

Daniel N. Zisa

US Army War College Fellow

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Team of Teams

The Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology or "CMIST" is a university-wide initiative dedicated to the wise development, use and governance of new and emerging technologies that are changing war and peace.  The home for Carnegie Mellon University’s study of Political Science and International Relations, CMIST is uniquely poised to take advantage of the university’s strengths in computer science and engineering, and its distinctive tradition of cross-university, cross-disciplinary research.  Focused on questions of power and governance, CMIST builds new frameworks for managing global and national security challenges. 

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CMIST is a Team of Teams that works with cutting-edge Carnegie Mellon University research units, including the School of Computer Science, Cy-Lab, the Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center, Heinz College, the Block Center, Dietrich College, the Software Engineering Institute, the Tepper School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Engineering and Public Policy program. And CMIST’s home for its vibrant political science graduate and undergraduate academic programs is the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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CMIST location - Posner Hall
CMIST location - Posner Hall

Posner Hall 386
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Contact Us

cmist@andrew.cmu.edu