Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's center for disinformation, hate speech and extremism online

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

How to get involved with IDeaS

CMU Faculty

Take an active role in the annual IDeaS conference by doing any of the following

  • Organizing or attending sessions
  • Reviewing papers
  • Suggesting speakers
  • Submitting papers and/or posters
  • Running software demos
  • Recruiting attendees and paper submissions

Take an active role in the annual IDeaS summer institute by doing any of the following

  • Suggesting topics and/or speakers
  • Running a 1.5 hour tutorial
  • Having your students attend the institute

CMU Students

Industry Partners

Annual Activities and Membership Levels

Members of the Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity will have unparalleled access to Carnegie Mellon faculty and research through our annual conference, one- or two-day workshops, and a five-day intensive Summer Institute.

For more information on becoming a Center for IDeaS member, contact: 

Kathleen M. Carley
Professor of Computer Science and Director, Center for IDeaS
412-268-6016, email:

George Darakos
Director of Partnerships, School of Computer Science
412-268-3805, email:

Partner Benefits Silver Gold Platinum
Annual Research Conference Full registration fee 10% discount 1 free attendee + 10% discount for additional Attendees
Annual Partners Conference No Yes (up to 2 attendees) Yes (up to 4 attendees)
Partners Portal Yes Yes Yes
IDeaS Seminar and Recordings Yes Yes Yes
Recruiting Assistance Yes Yes Yes
Visiting Representative to IDeaS No 10% discount (up to 4 months) 10% discount (up to 1 year)
Branding Yes Yes Yes
Professional Education/Summer Institute and Workshop 10% discount 10% discount 10% discount
IDeaS Center Graduate Fellowship No No Yes
IDeaS Research Partnerships Review & Steering Committee No No Yes
Investment Level $25,000 (per year) $150,000 (per year) $500,000 (per year)