Carnegie Mellon University

University Professors

The title of University Professor is the highest designation a faculty member can receive at Carnegie Mellon. University Professors are distinguished by international recognition and for their contributions to education, artistic creativity and/or research. Founded in 1968 with the installation of Clarence Zener directly by University President Guyford Stever, each class of new University Professors exemplifies this high level of achievement and commitment to both the university and the broader academic communities.

If you are unfamiliar with policies related to the University Professor nomination process, please contact your Department Head or Dean. If you are an active or Emeritus University Professor, you may access all relevant policies, procedures and nomination materials via Interfolio


*Indicates a University Professor is an Active Emeritus

University Professors

John R. Anderson
R.K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science

Leonardo Balada
University Professor of Composition

Marlene Behrmann
George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan University Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Guy C. Berry*
University Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Emeritus

Lorenz T. Biegler
Bayer University Professor of Chemical Engineering

Jacobo Bielak
Hamerschlag University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Manuel Blum
Bruce J. Nelson University Professor of Computer Science

Alfred Blumstein*
J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Emeritus

Randal E. Bryant
University Professor of Computer Science

Jaime G. Carbonell
Allen Newell University Professor of Computer Science

Andres Cardenes
Dorothy Richard Starling & Alexander Speyer Jr. University Professor of Music

Jonathan Caulkins*
H. Guyford Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy

Edmund Clarke*
Fore Systems University Professor of Computer Science

Sheldon A. Cohen
Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology

Jared L. Cohon
President Emeritus and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Peter Cooke
University Professor and Head, School of Drama

Gerard P. Cornuejols
IBM University Professor of Operations Research

James Daniels
Thomas S Baker University Professor of English

Neil Donahue
University Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Engineering and Public Policy

David A. Dzombak
Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dennis N. Epple
Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics

Steven J. Fenves*
University Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Baruch Fischhoff
Howard Heinz University Professor of Humanities, Social Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

Irene Fonseca
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Alan Frieze
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Richard Fruehan*
U.S. Steel University Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Emeritus

Martin Gaynor
E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Health Policy

Clark Glymour*
Alumni University Professor of Philosophy

Robert Griffiths*
Otto Stern University Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Ignacio E. Grossmann
Rudolf and Florence Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering

Chris T. Hendrickson*
Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Marcel Adam Just
D. O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology

Joseph B. Kadane*
Leonard J. Savage Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences, Emeritus

Mark Kamlet
University Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Takeo Kanade
U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and the Robotics Institute

Sara Kiesler*
Hillman University Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction

Roberta Klatzky
Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology and Human Computer Interaction

Mark H. Kryder*
Steven Jatras University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Emeritus

Finn E. Kydland
Richard P. Simmons Distinguished University Professor of Economics

John P. Lehoczky
Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences

Cindy Limauro
Professor of Lighting, School of Drama & School of Architecture

George Loewenstein
Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology

Vivian Loftness
University Professor of Architecture

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering

Tom M. Mitchell
E. Fredkin University Professor of Computer Science

M. Granger Morgan
Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering

José M.F. Moura
Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor

Daniel Nagin
H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics

Harry Paxton*
United States Steel University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Emeritus

D. Raj Reddy
Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics

Denise M. Rousseau
H. John Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy

Dana S. Scott*
Hillman University Professor of Computer Science, and Human Computer Interacction, Emeritus

Teddy Seidenfeld
Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Philosophy and Statistics

Robert F. Sekerka*
University Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Mary Shaw
Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science

Steven E. Shreve
University Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Daniel P. Siewiorek
Buhl University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel A. Tarr
Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History and Policy

Lowell Taylor
H. John Heinz III University Professor of Economics

Sridhar Tayur-
Ford Distinguished Research Chair; University Professor of Operations Management

Luc Tartar*
University Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

Susan Tsu
Bessie F. Anathan University Professor of Design

G. Richard Tucker*
Paul Mellon University Professor of History

Manuela M. Veloso
Herbert Simon University Professor of Computer Science

Larry Wasserman
UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Arthur W. Westerberg*
Swearingen University Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus

Robert M. White*
University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Emeritus

William Red L. Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor

Nomination Process

The University Professor nomination process is completed through Interfolio. View the policy on the nomination process.

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