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 EPP 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, 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 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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