Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Senior Greta Markey Earns Marshall ScholarshipCEE/EPP senior Greta Markey (BS '22) has been named a recipient of the highly competitive Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to less than 50 Americans each year to fund graduate education in the United Kingdom. She is the fifth CMU student to receive the award since 1955.
Monday, December 06, 2021
Christin featured in Bloomberg on cryptocurrency regulationEngineering and Public Policy Associate Professor Nicolas Christin was featured in Bloomberg in their article, The Fight to Control the $2 Trillion Crypto Market Is Heating Up. “The question,” says Christin, “is whether a lot of retail-level folks engaging in these markets are actually equipped to judge the risks rationally, as opposed to engaging in gambling-like behavior.”
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Giving CMU DayToday is Giving CMU Day! Show your Carnegie Mellon pride and unite with the CMU community to make your gift to a student organization, fellowship, scholarship, research initiative, school or department, or the area that is most meaningful to you. Your gift will have an immediate impact on thousands of CMU students, faculty and staff around the world. Let's make this year the most successful #GivingCMUDay yet.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Jaramillo to join Andrew Carnegie Fellows Forum on climate actionOn Wednesday, December 8, Engineering and Public Policy’s Professor Paulina Jaramillo will join fellow Andrew Carnegie Fellows and the Carnegie Corporation for a virtual panel discussion on climate change. The discussion will address complex considerations highlighted by the recent 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), including the human impact of climate change, new technologies to address it, and global energy needs.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Professor Costa Samaras to Serve in Biden-Harris Administration in White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyCarnegie Mellon University’s Professor Costa Samaras has been selected to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He will serve as Principal Assistant Director for Energy and OSTP Chief Advisor for Energy Policy in OSTP’s first-ever Energy Division.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Transformative Opportunities in TransportationChris Hendrickson, director of the Traffic21 Institute at CMU and chair of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board Division Committee, just published a perspective piece about Transformative Opportunities in Transportation. "The next few decades can transform transportation if we seize the opportunities available from new processes and technology."
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Markey and Thompson Named Andrew Carnegie ScholarsCEE/EPP seniors Greta Markey and Andrew Thompson were named Andrew Carnegie Scholars, embodying Carnegie Mellon's high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Pesner's paper recognized in JSPG Policy Position Paper CompetitionEngineering and Public Policy Ph.D. student Jeremy Pesner has been recognized for his paper, “Ensuring Social Impact at Every Stage of Technology Research & Development.” He received third place in The Journal of Science Policy & Governance - JSPG Policy Position Paper Competition. His work is part of a special issue focused on shaping the future of science policy.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Team builds tools, innovations to support federal investmentWith major investments in infrastructure and innovation pending, a multi-disciplinary initiative led by Engineering and Public Policy's Erica Fuchs is building the tools and innovations to inform government decisions.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Universities Should Set the Standard in COVID-19 Data ReportingIn a new paper in Issues, Engineering and Public Policy Ph.D. student Elina Hoffman, Associate Professor Valerie Karplus, and Professor Erica Fuchs argue that university reporting of COVID-19 testing data has been insufficient. “To understand how the novel coronavirus behaves and how it is spread, universities should voluntarily adopt formal, rigorous standards for gathering and reporting COVID-19 test data.”
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Michalek’s research featured in BloombergEngineering and Public Policy Professor Jeremy Michalek’s research on the environmental impacts of switching from private vehicle travel to ride-sharing services was recently featured in Bloomberg. “By avoiding starting up your personal vehicle, you’re avoiding some air pollutants when you take a TNC trip, but that’s not enough to make up for all the driving to and from passengers that vehicle is doing.”
Friday, October 15, 2021
Amaral's paper considered Highly Commended by The University of CambridgeEngineering and Public Policy Doctoral Student Afonso Amaral's recent paper, "National core competencies and dynamic capabilities in times of crisis - Regulation of ventilators and new market entrants in Portugal versus Spain," has been considered Highly Commended by the 2021 Babbage Industrial Innovation Policy Awards by the Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy department at the University of Cambridge.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Fireside chat with Ernie Moniz and Valerie KarplusJoin the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation on October 14th at CMU for a Fireside Chat featuring Ernie Moniz, EFI, and EPP's Valerie Karplus as they discuss the U.S.'s low carbon energy transition, with a special focus around their collaboration on the Roosevelt Plan.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
New tool for energy sector models carbon capture incentivesA new model from a team of CMU researchers, including EPP Doctoral Candidate Jeffery Anderson and Professor Paul Fischbeck, shows utilities and policymakers how technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS) can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from existing and new power plants while minimizing costs.
Friday, October 08, 2021
From engineering to lawEngineering and Public Policy Alumnus Steve Fulton and his wife, Carol, are giving back to Carnegie Mellon University’s new Scaife Hall to encourage engineering students to embrace the power of dialogue.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Fischhoff authors piece on the Covid communication breakdownIn a recently published article in Foreign Affairs, Engineering and Public Policy Howard Heinz University Professor Baruch Fischhoff discusses the Covid communication breakdown and how to fix public health messaging. Fischhoff says that, “the best way to counter pervasive misinformation is with better information.”
Friday, October 01, 2021
Donti named a 2022 Siebel ScholarEngineering and Public Policy Ph.D. student Priya Donti has been named a 2022 Siebel Scholar. Siebel Scholars recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Allen Robinson named new director of CMU-AfricaAllen Robinson has been named the next director of CMU-Africa, effective January 1, 2022. In his new role, Robinson will also serve as the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for International Programs in Africa.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Jaramillo placing new tool in energy planners’ handsEngineering and Public Policy Professor Paulina Jaramillo led a team working with utility planners, operators, and regulators to prepare our energy system for the effects of climate change.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Cranor featured in Bloomberg article on trackingEngineering and Public Policy FORE Systems Professor Lorrie Cranor was featured in the Bloomberg article, The Case Against Tracking Your Kid’s Phone. In the article, Cranor asks, “Does this software actually keep our kids safer?" And, “if it doesn’t keep them safer, then why are we doing this?”
Thursday, September 23, 2021
An urgent plan to decarbonize electricity by 2035In an opinion piece in The Hill, Engineering and Public Policy Professors Jay Apt and Granger Morgan outline what is needed in order to achieve the Biden administration’s goal of completely decarbonizing the U.S. electricity system by 2035.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
What a National Technology Strategy Is—and Why the United States Needs OneTo compete in the 21st century, the US needs a nimble agency to catalyze technological innovation that delivers security, prosperity, jobs, and health for all citizens. In a new piece in Issues in Science and Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Professor Erica Fuchs maps out what is a National Technology Strategy, and why the U.S. needs one.
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Samaras featured in The New York TimesResearch from Engineering and Public Policy Courtesy Professor Costa Samaras was recently featured in an opinion piece published by The New York Times. The article discusses whether the widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs) will be enough to help solve the problem of climate change.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Fischhoff awarded Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific AchievementHoward Heinz University Professor Baruch Fischhoff has been named the recipient of the 2021 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement. The Procter prize has been awarded since 1950 to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Armanios and Nock to take part in The Academic MinuteEngineering and Public Policy Associate Professor Daniel Armanios and Assistant Professor Destenie Nock will be featured on the nationally syndicated radio show The Academic Minute as part of Carnegie Mellon University's weeklong takeover of the program.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy: What Can We Learn From Social Science?Following a webinar on the recent rapid report consultations from NASEM, Professor Baruch Fischhoff and Emily K. Brunson, associate professor at Texas State University, take questions regarding vaccine hesitancy and communication surrounding vaccine efficacy, and offer insights from their own research and experience.
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
VanBriesen Named Division Director of the National Science Foundation's CBETJeanne M. VanBriesen, who serves as the Duquesne Light Company Professor in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed to lead the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Michalek selected to serve on NASEM committeeEngineering & Public Policy Professor Jeremy Michalek has been selected by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to serve on the committee working on current methods for life cycle analyses of low-carbon transportation fuels in the United States.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Detecting depression and partner violence risk during pregnancyEngineering & Public Policy researchers are using language processing on diary entries from birthgiving parents in the perinatal period to detect and identify possible risk indicators for depression and intimate partner violence.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Rubin receives David P. Casasent Outstanding Research AwardEngineering & Public Policy Professor Ed Rubin has been awarded the 2021 David P. Casasent Outstanding Research Award. The award recognizes a CIT faculty member whose exceptional research contribution has enhanced CIT’s reputation globally and has received significant recognition from experts in the field.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Muller's research featured in WESALester and Judith Lave Professor Nicholas Muller’s recent research was featured by WESA in their article on Muller’s proposed “green interest rate.” In his recently released working paper, On the Green Interest Rate, Muller notes how environmental damage from climate change comes with economic costs.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
SCS Faculty, Ph.D. Student Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2021 Innovators Under 35 ListVirginia Smith, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, and Priya Donti, a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy departments, have been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35.
Monday, June 07, 2021
Should ships in India switch to shore power?A team of Engineering & Public Policy researchers, led by Ph.D. candidate Priyank Lathwal, has answered an important question about the shipping industry for a rapidly modernizing India.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
What's Left Out of Energy Models? You.A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers led by Turner Cotterman, an Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) Ph.D. student, has shown that sustainably decarbonizing our energy system by 2050 will require us to change the way we model energy transitions and account for the role of public opinion.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Air quality–related health damages of foodA new research paper from Nina Domingo and collaborators at University of Minnesota, with collaboration from EPP co-authors Peter Adams, Nick Muller, Spyros Pandis, Allen Robinson, Peter Tschofen and others, that was recently featured in The Washington Post, shows how food production negatively impacts human health by increasing atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and identifies ways to reduce these negative impacts of agriculture.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Improving Cost Estimates For Low-Carbon TechnologiesProfessor Ed Rubin (EPP/MechE), together with a team of 13 other university, industrial, and governmental collaborators, has co-authored a newly released white paper providing comprehensive guidelines for the cost estimation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and other low-carbon technologies that are crucial to combatting climate change.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Industry, Academic, and Government Leaders Convene Virtually at CMU to draw Lessons from COVID Medical Supply chains for critical technology strategy in future crisesOn May 4, 2021, leaders from industry, academia, and government gathered virtually in a Chatham House Rule workshop to deliberate on lessons from COVID medical supply chains for critical technologies. This workshop was organized and led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Professor Erica Fuchs and Associate Professor Valerie Karplus, both of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP), with opening remarks from Dean William Sanders.
Monday, May 03, 2021
Should Uber And Lyft Be Electrifying More Vehicles?Jeremy Michalek and his Ph.D. student Matthew Bruchon have published a study investigating what vehicle electrification would look like in a world where ridesourcing companies like Uber and Lyft were held responsible for the air pollution and carbon emissions created by their business.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Fischhoff authors NASEM report on communicating vaccine efficacy and effectivenessHoward Heinz University Professor Baruch Fischhoff was the lead author on the NASEM rapid expert consultation report, “Understanding and Communicating about COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Equity.” The report's authors offer advice for leaders communicating to the public about vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and equity.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Fischhoff discusses Johnson & Johnson vaccine pauseEPP Professor Baruch Fischhoff talks to WESA about the pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how the tone of the messaging health officials impact the public’s reaction.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Who Is Marginalized In Energy Justice?An equitable energy transition requires the ability for multiple perspectives and participants to have a seat at the energy table. Destenie Nock, a Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor of engineering and public policy and civil and environmental engineering, is working to bring more stakeholder voices into the discussion of expanding power grids in developing countries.
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 + StoriesEngineering & Public Policy's Howard Heinz University 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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