Metro21: The People
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute's innovative projects and cutting-edge solutions are making a difference. Researchers are shaping public policy innovations and developing and deploying transportation, information and communications technologies to transform urban environments and enhance quality of life.
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George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Raj Rajkumar is an expert in embedded real-time systems and wireless/sensor networks. He serves as the Director of USDOT T-SET National University Transportation Center, Co-Director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Connected and Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab (CAD-CRL), and the Director of the Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Lab.
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Karen Lightman's experience spans from economic development to emerging technologies. She helped start and lead the MicroElectroMechanical Systems & Sensor Industry Group (MSIG), the largest industry consortium focused on MEMS and sensors. She is an internationally recognized expert in the MEMS and sensors industry.
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and former Director of the Traffic21 Institute
Rick Stafford joined CMU after serving as Chief Executive Offer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He directed the launch of both Metro21 and Traffic21, officially establishing the University's involvement in the smart cities space.
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Secretary Anthony Foxx
Distinguished Executive in Residence
Secretary Anthony Foxx has been appointed distinguished executive in residence at Carnegie Mellon University for the 2018-2019 academic year. Foxx joins the CMU community after serving as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2013-2017.
An Executive Committee at the university guides Metro21: Smart Cities Institute. The committee's members include:
- Robert Dammon, Dean, Tepper School of Business
- Rebecca Doerge, Dean, Mellon College of Science
James Garrett, Dean, College of Engineering
Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University
Ramayya Krishnan, Dean, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Dan Martin, Dean, College of Fine Arts
Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science
Richard Scheines, Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries