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.

Upcoming Defenses

Erin Noel Mayfield
Cumulative Impact and Equity Objectives in Energy Systems Modeling and Policy Design
February 11, 2019, 10am in the Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Jared Cohon (Co-Chair), Allen Robinson  (Co-Chair), Nicolas Muller, Ines Azevedo, Donna Vorhees (Health Effects Institute) 

Jeremy F. Keen 
Stakeholder Costs and Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources on Distribution Networks
February 14, 2019, 9:30-12:00 in the Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Examiners: Jay Apt (Chair), Granger Morgan, Craig Miller (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association), Eric Matheson (Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission) 

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"