Carnegie Mellon University

Your support will help us multiply the global impact of the
School of Computer Science.

The Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences will provide expanded space and new opportunities to SCS faculty, staff and students from:
Ray and Stephanie Lane Computational Biology Department •  Language Technologies Institute •  Machine Learning Department

The School of Computer Science has experienced exponential growth over the past decade, both in numbers of students, faculty and researchers and the impact that the school has on expanding and developing computer science disciplines.

Two SCS students work on a laptopThe Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences will provide greatly needed space for SCS to continue its incredible trajectory and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration that will lead to breakthroughs discoveries. The departments that will have space in the Hall of Sciences — Ray and Stephanie Lane Computational Biology Department, Language Technologies Institute and Machine Learning — are trail blazers at the forefront of their fields. Inside the building will be the perfect environment for driving forward the leading edge of innovation through the creation of new disciplines and specialized applications of computer sciences.

The Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences will offer the SCS community the space and resources it needs to collaborate, innovate and create in ways that will change … everything.

“Following tradition, at CMU we conduct research and offer educational programs at the intersection of the sciences, computer science and the arts — from new approaches in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to preeminent biological research, computer graphics and computer vision in the visual arts. I’m thrilled that the new Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences will enable CMU to continue building upon our collaborative foundation while we look ahead to reach new heights in interdisciplinary programs that combine myriad areas of research and education into CMU’s hallmark of distinguished disciplines.”

Martial Hebert, School of Computer Science dean

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CMU Trustee Ray Lane and Stephanie Lane Invest $25 Million in Computational Biology Department

Carnegie Mellon University Trustee Ray Lane and his wife, Stephanie, have invested $25 million in support of the university’s boundary-breaking Computational Biology Department. The gift will establish an endowment to support the program’s strategic priorities and provide the funding for its future home in the new Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences.

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