Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Daragh Byrne

Daragh Byrne

Assistant Teaching Professor

4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA


Daragh explores the design of experiential media systems through process-oriented methods and human-centered exploration of emerging technologies. His teaching and research explores reflects this interest with a current focus on the Internet of Things and tangible interaction design. Both at CMU and in his previous role as an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering, he manages the NSF Funded XSEAD project. This has led to a partnership between CMU and the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) to extend this project and deliver a new online platform for arts-integrative scholarship. He also leads the recently launched effort to catalog Making in higher education. In addition to the Integrated Innovation Institute, Daragh also holds an Assistant Teaching Professor title with CMU's School of Architecture

Areas of Expertise

Internet of Things, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Designing Interactive Systems

Integrated Innovation Courses

  • Designing for the Internet of Things
  • Internet of Things Advanced
  • IoT Ecosystems
  • Programming for Online Prototypes
  • Integrated Innovation for Large-Scale Problems


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Dublin City University
  • Master of Research in Design and Evaluation of Advanced Interactive Systems - Lancaster University
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications - Dublin City University


  • Scaling The Gallery: A tool to support applied maker-based education through Project Documentation and Distributed Critique, Daragh Byrne, ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Award: $14,708 (2017)
  • Recipient of CMU’s Teaching Innovation Award (2017)
  • Mind controlling Sentience: Non-deformable responsiveness to human physiology, Dana Cupkova and Daragh Byrne, Fund for Research and Creativity, College of Fine Arts, CMU, Award: $5,000 (2017)
  • Mind controlling Sentience: Non-deformable responsiveness to human physiology, Dana Cupkova and Daragh Byrne, Margaret B. Gruger (A'41) Faculty Fund (School of Architecture CMU), Award: $5,000 (2017)
  • Designing Connected Products for Improved Financial Well-Being, Daragh Byrne + Jonathan Cagan, PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation, Award: $40,000 (2016)
  • Recipient of the Wimmer Faculty Fellowship (2015)