Carnegie Mellon University

CMIST Expands Expertise with Three New Faculty

February 08, 2024

CMIST Expands Expertise with Three New Faculty

By Lindsay Marcellus

The Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy and Technology (CMIST) is expanding, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of three faculty members for the upcoming academic year.

CMIST strengthens its commitment to addressing the unparalleled challenges presented by emerging technologies with the arrival of two new assistant professors, Nadiya Kostyuk and Hannah Bailey. With the growth of our faculty, we are able to further equip tomorrow's leaders with the tools needed to bridge the gap between innovators and policy makers.

This fall, Kostyuk, who specializes in international security and technology, with particular attention to the political impact of cyber power, will be joining us from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she currently holds appointments in the School of Public Policy and the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. Her research has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Contemporary Security Policy, Policy & Internet, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution and more. 

Bailey, who is currently completing her doctorate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, will join CMIST at the start of the Spring 2025 semester. Her research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, governance, and policy, such as China’s use of state-sponsored digital information. With Bailey on board, CMIST will offer new courses at the intersection of political science, security, and technology, including “A Strategist’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.” 

Beyond security concerns, digital technologies are reshaping the legal landscape in the US, impacting areas like speech, privacy, copyright, and patent law. The evolving digital environment also exacerbates challenges posed by disinformation and political polarization.

Bolstering CMIST's American governance and law offerings, electoral politics expert Jonathan Cervas, who joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2020, will take on a new role as Assistant Teaching Professor, effective Fall 2024. His research includes redistricting, electoral reform, election integrity, representation, voting rights, and polarization. He is committed to helping students make connections between what they learn in the classroom and their participation in democratic processes and will be developing new courses in contemporary U.S. political debates and data analytics in U.S. elections.

We're excited to welcome Kostyuk, Bailey, and Cervas to their new roles at CMIST. Their expertise will fuel collaborative research, spark engaging dialogue, and inspire students to become active participants in our ever-changing world. We can't wait to see what we achieve together!