Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

EPP Celebrates 40 Years

This year, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) celebrates its 40th anniversary. After creating double-major undergraduate degree programs with all ... Read More »

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 Computer Science department) 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 Computer-Based Tools for Quantitative Policy Analysis.

Featured Faculty

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin
Associate Research Professor, Engineering and Public Policy

Executive Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making

Executive Director and Co-Director, Green Design Institute

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Research Centers

We work with many research centers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Influencing Policy

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