Carnegie Mellon University

Created in 2023 by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy and Technology (CMIST) stands at the forefront of groundbreaking research on emerging technologies, cultivating thought leadership in global and national security.

What We Do

CMIST offers a balanced perspective on critical security debates around new technologies. 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.