Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering and Public Policy

Technology can help us build a happier, freer, and more fulfilling life, while keeping risks and undesirable impacts at acceptable levels. However, this process isn't automatic; it takes careful hard work by people who understand both technology and society.

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface of technology and society. We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students (in partnership with each of the five Engineering departments and the School of Computer Science) a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management, and a research-oriented Ph.D. program

EPP Graduate Student Awards

Robert W. Dunlap Award for the most outstanding qualifier examination

stein-adam2.jpgAdam Stein
“Invasive Species”

Herbert L. Toor Award for outstanding research paper submitted to the Part A qualifier

acharya-prithvi.jpgPrithvi Acharya
“Data-Driven Models Could Enable Selective, Remote Emissions Inspections for Connected-Vehicles”

Luke Lavin
“The Importance of Peak Pricing in Realizing System Benefits From Distributed Storage”   

Women in Software and Cybersecurity

How Entrepreneurs Leverage Institutional Intermediaries in Emerging Economies to Acquire Public Resources