Wednesday, April 07, 2021
2021 Moonshot AwardA team of CMU researchers headed by Erica Fuchs has been selected to receive the 2021 CIT Moonshot Award. Their proposal targets the development of intellectual foundations, data, and tools required to identify and support strategic action by governments around technologies critical for ensuring the security, prosperity (including jobs) and welfare (including health, environments and equity) of all citizens.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
CMU and Pitt Launch Center Dedicated to Combating Extremist HateA new partnership between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh will study how extremist hate originates, then develop tools that inhibit hate’s creation, growth and destructive consequences. EPP FORE Systems Professor Lorrie Cranor will serve as co-director for the newly formed Collaboratory Against Hate – Research and Action Center.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
How Texas electricity regulators can use markets to make the grid more reliableEPP Visiting Professor Lynne Kiesling and Vernon Smith explore “How electricity regulators can use markets to boost reliability” in a new op-ed for the Dallas Morning News. In the piece, they argue that markets and regulations complement each other in enabling electric system resilience.
Friday, February 26, 2021
Cranor featured in The GuardianLorrie Cranor, the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy, and Director of CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS), was recently featured in The Guardian in their piece, The tyranny of passwords — is it time for a rethink?
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Morgan chairing congressional briefing on future of US electrical gridHamerschlag University Professor Granger Morgan will chair a briefing by a National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee that includes Dean Bill Sanders as they deliver a congressional briefing on “The Future of Electric Power in the U.S.,” followed by a public webinar.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Armanios honored in the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteEPP Assistant Professor Daniel Armanios' professional and academic career was recognized in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in celebration of Black History Month. During his academic career, Armanios evolved into the highest academically honored undergraduate student in American college and university history.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Apt and Lavin publish op-ed in The Washington PostEPP Professor Jay Apt and PhD student Luke Lavin published an opinion piece in The Washington Post in response to the widespread power outages in Texas due to the recent cold snap.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Risks of Communicating Extreme Climate ForecastsApocalypse Now? The all-too-common practice of making climate doomsday forecasts is not just bad science, it’s also a terrible way to communicate important information says CMU's David Rode and Paul Fischbeck.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Carley featured on Yahoo on disinformationEPP Professor Kathleen Carley was quoted in Yahoo Finance about online disinformation and misinformation. Carley said trusted sources and authorities also need to take a page from the trolls and adversaries spreading disinformation and misinformation to better combat them.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Fischhoff featured on Stats + StoriesEPP Professor Baruch Fischhoff was recently featured on the Stats + Stories, a podcast series about the statistics behind the stories and stories behind the statistics. Fischhoff discussed decision making during the pandemic.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Uber and Lyft increase average vehicle ownership in urban areasIn a recent study published in iScience a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers led by EPP's Jeremy Michalek shows that on average, transportation network company entry into an urban area increases per-capita vehicle registrations by 0.7%, compared to what they would have been otherwise.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
New publication from Adams, Muller, Robinson, and SergiIn their recently published paper, Optimizing Emissions Reductions from the U.S. Power Sector for Climate and Health Benefits, EPP alum Brian Sergi, along with EPP professors Peter Adams, Nick Muller, Allen Robinson, and former EPP professor Inês Azevedo, find that climate policy that incorporates health objectives can result in substantial additional benefits by prioritizing emissions reductions in places where health damages are greatest.
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