Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology

CMU's Home for Political Science and International Relations

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CMIST translates research into actionable insights, informing policymakers and shaping the global conversation on war, peace, and emerging technology.

What We Do

CMIST is a cross-university meeting place offering a balanced perspective on critical debates around new technologies and their impact on security and policy. Leveraging CMU’s cutting-edge research in fields such as machine learning, robotics, or human-computer interaction, our multidisciplinary team of social scientists delivers expert analyses on the ethical, social, political and economic implications of new and emerging technologies. Our researchers adopt a fresh approach to understanding how emerging technologies influence war and peace, and how best to harness their potential to create a more stable, equitable world.


Team of Teams


CMIST operates as a collaborative Team of Teams, closely engaging with leading research units at Carnegie Mellon University. This includes 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. The academic and teaching hub for CMIST is situated within the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.