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


The department of Engineering & Public Policy is hiring a tenure track professor.  Work with us >>

Upcoming Defenses

Evan D. Sherwin
Decisions and uncertainties in the US energy system: Electrofuels and other applications
April 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Examiners: Inês. M. L. Azevedo (Chair), Max Henrion (Lumina Decision Systems), Granger Morgan, Zico Kolter (Department of Computer Science), Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University), Russell M. Meyer (NMR Group, Inc.)

Sinnott J. Murphy
Correlated generator failures and power system reliability
April 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Examiners: Jay Apt (Chair), Granger Morgan, Fallaw Sowell (Tepper School of Business), Zico Kolter (School of Computer Science)

Doug Sicker: Department Head of Engineering and Public Policy

Women in Software and Cybersecurity

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

EPP Graduate Student Awards

Liza Reed

Robert W. Dunlap Award for the most outstanding qualifier examination

Liza Reed
, "Microprocessor Hardware Tampering”

Jake Ward

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

Jake Ward
,"On-Demand Ridesourcing has Reduced per-capita Vehicle Registrations and Gasoline use in the U.S. States"