Carnegie Mellon University

Research

Researchers from Dietrich College are at the top of their fields. They’ve developed computer models that can help diagnose brain dysfunctions and can identify a person’s thoughts and emotions; educational software that has raised student achievement in underperforming school districts; and web-based tools for citizens to use to deliberate issues that affect their communities.

Learn more about some of our recent work below.

Under Age 13, Suicide Rates Are Roughly Double for Black Children vs. White Children

How To Ethically Conduct Clinical Research During Public Health Emergencies, Like Ebola Outbreaks

Machine Learning Yields New Insights Into French Revolution’s Early Days

Behavioral Strategies Are More Effective Than Persuasion in Promoting Vaccination, Research Shows

English Professors' Research Tackles Race and Citizenship

The Learning Brain is Less Flexible Than We Thought

Phishing Attacks: Researchers Identify How Criminals’ Strategies May Lead to Success or Failure

Even Without the Clean Power Plan, U.S. Can Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Reductions Ahead of Schedule

New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over Time

Advances to Brain-Interface Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Visual System Than Ever Before

Study Shows Default Choices Matter, Especially for Poorer, Less Educated Individuals

Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What To Listen To

How You Make Decisions Can Affect Your Patience

Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Mindfulness Meditation App Works—But Acceptance Training Component Is Crucial

CMU, Pitt Brain Imaging Science Identifies Individuals With Suicidal Thoughts

Fingerprints Lack Scientific Basis for Legal Certainty

Carnegie Mellon's Flu Forecasts Prove Most Accurate

Supportive Relationships Linked to Willingness to Pursue Opportunities

Polarization for Controversial Scientific Issues Increases With More Education

Moving Beyond Nudges to Improve Health and Health Care Policies

Improving Security Science Through Collaboration

Aging Power Plants Provide Trump Administration With Environmental Risks and Economic Opportunities

Children of Separated Parents Not on Speaking Terms Are More Likely to Develop Colds as Adults

Beyond Bananas: CMU Scientists Harness “Mind Reading” Technology to Decode Complex Thoughts

Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing Behavior

Doctors Should Be Paid By Salary, Not Fee-for-Service, Argue Behavioral Economists

Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and Economics

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

Group Tolerance Linked to Perceptions of Fairness and Harm

Information Avoidance

Grandma Knows Best: New Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact an Autism Diagnosis

Highway Safety: National Academies Committee Recommends Implementation Improvements

Married People Have Lower Levels of Stress Hormone

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public’s Trust, Mistrust of Science

Terrorism Research Must Be Driven By Evidence, Not Political Agendas

Model Driverless Car Regulations After Drug Approval Process, AI Ethics Experts Argue