Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering and Public Policy

Humanity’s greatest contemporary challenges transcend disciplinary boundaries. Crafting effective policy in domains as diverse as climate change, misinformation, national security, artificial intelligence, natural disaster response, privacy, and critical infrastructures increasingly requires expertise that spans and integrates technical and social science fields.

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 science, 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), Master's degree programs in Engineering & Public Policy and in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management, and a research-oriented Ph.D. program. Our students build skills in policy analysis, risk assessment, data science, and decision-making needed to solve today’s complex problems in business, government, and non-profits across the globe.

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Lorrie Cranor: Women in Software and Cybersecurity



Destenie Nock: Equitable Energy Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa



Faculty Insights with Paulina Jaramillo and Nick Muller

EPP Graduate Student Awards

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

Brian Gentry
“EASIUR-HR: a model to evaluate environmental injustice caused by ground-level sources of primary fine particulate matter”

  

 

Lily Hanig
“COVID-19 Public Transit Precautions: Trade-offs Between Risk Reduction and Costs”

 

Robert W. Dunlap Award for the most outstanding qualifier examination

Elina Hoffmann