Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of 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.

Research in the department focuses on:

We also study issues in engineered systems, domestic security, cyber security, innovation policy, and economic development. We have made our research findings into useful Tools for Quantitative Policy Analysis.

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"