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CMU inks deal to help create 'smartest airport on the planet'

April 19, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University is partnering on a bid to make Pittsburgh International Airport “the smartest airport on the planet.” The ultimate goal is to use sensors, apps and other smart technology to help travelers navigate their way through the airport with unprecedented ease — from finding a space in the parking lot to perhaps even getting an exact time to arrive at the security checkpoint.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Mellon University names Farnam Jahanian as its new president
March 8, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University's former provost and its interim leader since July is now the school's 10th president after campus trustees voted unanimously following an eight-month search to make his appointment permanent, officials announced Thursday. Farnam Jahanian, a nationally prominent computer scientist, entrepreneur and administrator, came to Carnegie Mellon in 2014 and served as vice president for research and later as provost. 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$15M donation establishes CMU's Block Center for Technology and Society
February 26, 2018
A Carnegie Mellon University alum and his wife donated $15 million to the school to start a research center focused on examining the impact technology has on society. The gift from Keith Block, president and chief operating officer of Salesforce, and Suzanne Kelley, a vice president at Oracle, will establish the Block Center for Technology and Society, CMU announced.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

CMU econ professor awaits confirmation to the Fed
January 25, 2018
Pittsburgh macroeconomist Marvin Goodfriend is awaiting official Senate confirmation to help lead the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Members oversee the nation's 12 Federal Banks, set regulations and control the interest rates that private banks and consumers pay to borrow money.
Pittsburgh NPR News

4 ways universities are driving innovation
January 17, 2018
As part of the World Economic Forum, Dr. Farnam Jahanian's blog reflects on the vital roles of universities in preparing society for the advances in automation, the digitization of information, unprecedented access to data and the democratization of knowledge.
World Economic Forum

ARM Institute board appoints CEO
January 10, 2018
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute board named Byron C. Clayton as CEO on Tuesday, Jan. 9. The ARM Institute, founded at Carnegie Mellon University in January 2017, is an independent non-profit aiming to be a leading catalyst of robotics and to help grow U.S.-based manufacturing. It operates as part of the Manufacturing USA network.
Pittsburgh Business Times

Ricklin named new director of CMU Software Engineering Institute Software Solutions Division
January 9, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute today announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Ricklin as director of the SEI's Software Solutions Division. A federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), the SEI helps government and industry organizations develop and operate software systems that are secure and reliable
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