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The Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Technology can help us build a happier, freer, and more fulfilling life, while maintaining 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 the society in which they live.

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 (E&TIM), 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.
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Featured Faculty

Erica Fuchs

Erica FuchsProfessor
Department of Engineering and Public Policy

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