Carnegie Mellon University

Research Centers

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Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute

Director: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Center for African American Urban Studies & the Economy (CAUSE)

Director: Joe W. Trotter Jr., Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice

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Center for the Arts in Society

Director: James Duesing, Professor of Ar

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Center for Behavioral and Decision Research

Steering Committee:

  • Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy in Heinz College
  • George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology in Dietrich College
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Center for Ethics and Policy

Director: Alex John London, Professor of Philosophy

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Center for Formal Epistemology

Director: Kevin T. Kelly, Professor of Philosophy

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Center for Human Rights Science

Director: Jay D. Aronson, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society

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Center for International Relations and Politics

Director: Kiron Skinner, Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy

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Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

(A joint center with the University of Pittsburgh)

  • Interim Co-Director: Rob Kass, Professor of Statistics and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Co-Director: Nathan Urban, Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
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Center for Risk Perception and Communication

Director: Julie Downs, Associate Research Professor of Social and Decision Sciences

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Children’s School

Director: Sharon Carver, Teaching Professor of Psychology

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Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory

Director: Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez, Associate Research Professor of Social and Decision Sciences

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The Humanities Center

Director: David R. Shumway, Professor of English

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The Institute for Strategic Analysis

Director: Kiron Skinner, Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy

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Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy

Director: David Danks, Professor of Philosophy

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Laboratory for Symbolic and Educational Computing

  • Co-Director: Wilfried Sieg, Patrick Suppes Professor of Philosophy
  • Co-Director: Teddy Seidenfeld, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy and Statistics
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Modern Language Resource Center

Director: Sébastien Dubreil, Teaching Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Technology-Enhanced Learning

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Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center

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Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center

Director: Marcel Just, D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology