Thursday, July 02, 2020
Cranor featured in The Morning Consult on data privacyEPP Professor, and director of CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, Lorrie Cranor was recently featured in The Morning Consult in the article covering new data privacy concerns in the wake of contact tracing of COVID cases.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Samaras featured in GizmodoEPP Associate Professor Costa Samaras was recently featured in Gizmodo's article, California Will Require Most Trucks Sold in the State to be Electric by 2035. In California, trucks won’t be able to pollute the air and planet for much longer. The state is approving the nation’s first-of-its-kind rule for truck manufacturers on Thursday. The goal? To make more electric trucks.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Costa Samaras quoted on environmental impact of grocery tripsEPP Associate Professor Costa Samaras was recently quoted in Bloomberg in their article covering the environmental impacts of a grocery store trip.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Haibo Zhai's paper included on list of most cited articlesA research paper co-authored by EPP Associate Research Professor Haibo Zhai has been included on the list of the most cited International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control articles published since 2017.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Shaping the Research That Informs Inclusive PolicyIronman grad student Octavio Mesner combines machine learning, statistics and engineering to increase representation for underserved populations.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
What Startups and Innovators Need to KnowEPP Professor and Scott Institute Director Jay Whitacre joined experts from Babst Calland for an informative discussion regarding what startups need to know about intellectual property (IP) and patent processes as they grow their businesses.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Muller and other energy systems experts offer insights on infrastructure planningEarlier this month, three energy experts, including EPP Professor Nick Muller, spoke with the Scott Institute community on how social, environmental and technical resiliency frameworks can better prepare our energy systems as we begin to plan for the recovery phases of COVID-19.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Electricity for allEPP Assistant Professor Destenie Nock recently led a study outlining a more equitable model of electricity planning in developing regions like Liberia.
Friday, June 05, 2020
Air pollution, simplifiedResearchers from CMU’s College of Engineering, including EPP Interim Department Head Peter Adams and EPP Professor Nick Muller, are part of a collaboration that has created easy-to-use tools to estimate the societal costs of air pollution.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Cranor speaks with the Post-Gazette about privacy concerns of contact tracing appsFor many Americans, it’s only a matter of weeks before the cell phones in their pockets start measuring how close they’ve come to COVID-19. But advocates, scientists, and researchers worry about the privacy concerns of contact tracing apps.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Morgan featured in The New York TimesGranger Morgan was quoted in The New York Times on the Trump administration’s relationship with science.
Monday, May 04, 2020
Giving Tuesday NowHere at Carnegie Mellon University, and in EPP, we believe in the power of human connection. On Giving Tuesday Now, we’re coming together again to empower our students with the resources to learn and grow.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Dewitt and Fischhoff publish op-ed in The Ottawa CitizenBaruch Fischhoff, a professor in EPP, and Barry Dewitt, a post-doctoral fellow in EPP, wrote an op-ed in The Ottawa Citizen about making policy recommendations when evidence is uncertain and changing.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Can the public be trusted in a pandemic?It's easy to be cynical in the midst of a crisis, but your fellow humans might surprise you. As EPP's Baruch Fischhoff sees it, humans are more level-headed than the breathless news reports and social media posts about “covidiots” would suggest.
Friday, April 17, 2020
EPP alum Tom Lauwers creating online resources for K-12 studentsWhen COVID-19 shifted education online, EPP alum Tom Lauwers ('03) and Bird Brain Technologies LLC. responded by creating online resources for K-12 students to do creative robotics at home.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
EPP PhD student Patrick Funk making 3-D printed masksCurrent EPP Ph.D. student Patrick Funk wanted to help hospitals in dire need of masks due to COVID-19, so he's printing them using polymer plastic 3-D printers, and teaching others to do the same.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Karen Clay speaks with State Impact about COVID-19 and air pollutionCan air pollution make coronavirus worse? Scientists say yes — possibly in both cases and severity. A few years ago, EPP courtesy professor Karen Clay and two other scientists studied the death rates for the 1918 flu pandemic in the U.S. They were interested in whether more people died in cities with high levels of air pollution than those in cities with cleaner air.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Q&A with Kathleen Carley on the spread of coronavirus disinformationAmid the global coronavirus pandemic, disinformation about the situation has been spreading at lightning speeds on social media. EPP's Kathleen Carley sits down with CyLab to answer questions regarding coronavirus news and how not to fall for disinformation.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Baruch Fischhoff speaks with the LA TimesEPP's Baruch Fischhoff spoke with the LA Times to discuss why you should stop obsessing about coronavirus news, and how to do it. Fischhoff's advice for news/media intake during coronavirus: limit sources of news to just a few outlets (~3) and a trusted local public health agency. Check once a day.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Jon Peha featured in The New York TimesWith millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt. Can the current internet infrastructure handle it?
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Baruch Fischhoff featured in The Atlantic about COVID-19Last weekend, hordes of Americans still turned out to dine and drink, the coronavirus be damned. Baruch Fischhoff explains the different psychological factors that explain why many crowds still gathered last weekend, in spite of warnings of COVID-19.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
EPP studies greenhouse gas emissions from Pittsburgh’s food systemA first-of-its-kind study by a team of 19 Carnegie Mellon University students has estimated the carbon footprint of the entire food system of Allegheny County. Their study tabulates the emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases (GHGs)—mainly carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide—associated with the sum of activities required to get food from farm to table.
Monday, January 06, 2020
Samaras’ drone-delivery environmental impact research featured in LA TimesEPP's Costa Samaras' research was featured in an LA Times article about the environmental impacts of drone-delivery.
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