President in the News
CMU President to Speak on Effect of Tech Disruption on Higher Education
March 17, 2019
Dr. Farnam Jahanian, the President of Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver a public lecture, “The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” at CMU’s Qatar campus on Sunday, March 24. Dr. Jahanian is visiting Doha as a distinguished speaker for Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Dr. Jahanian’s talk will discuss the unprecedented pace, scope and scale of technological advances that continue to catalyze societal and economic transformations and accelerate the pace of discovery across all fields of inquiry. Dr. Jahanian said, “Institutions such as Carnegie Mellon must not only train the next generation of computing talent, but also equip tomorrow’s workforce with the cross-cutting human skills that that will only increase in value as automation matures and pervades more tasks.”
U.S. Army is investing $72 million into CMU for artificial intelligence research
March 11, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Army have entered into a $72 million cooperative agreement to accelerate research and development of artificial intelligence technologies. CMU will lead a group of universities that will work in collaboration with the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Jahanian said, “At this time of accelerating innovation, Carnegie Mellon is eager to partner with ARL and with universities across the nation to leverage the power of artificial intelligence and better serve the army mission in the 21st century.”
Conference celebrating new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing explores the changing face of higher ed.
February 28, 2019
Dr. Jahanian delivered the keynote address at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology celebration of their Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. His presentation touched on themes of global transformation catalyzed by rapid acceleration of digital technologies. “The impact of these technologies is ubiquitous," Jahanian said, noting that these changes require a profound rethinking of the role of education in this rapidly changing environment.
CMU to Qatar Alumni: Ethics Integral to Education
February 4, 2019
Dr. Jahanian, members of the Board of Trustees and CMU leadership hosted an alumni event at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), where Jahanian emphasized CMU's work in both artificial intelligence research and in ethics. Jahanian pointed to the alumni of CMU-Q as "an integral part of CMU's borderless vision for education and innovation," saying that CMU's transformative education examines the impact of the technology being developed.
U.S. Army has opened its AI Task Force at CMU
February 1, 2019
The U.S. Army officially activated its Artificial Intelligence Task Force at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville. President Jahanian welcomed elected officials and researchers from nearly a dozen universities to showcase AI solutions that the Army can use not only on the battlefield but also in rescue missions and in protecting civilians.