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Alessandro Acquisti

Alessandro AcquistiAlessandro Acquisti’s research interests lie at the overlap of information technology, society, and economics.

They include, primarily, the economics of privacy and information security, but also the economics of computers and AI, agents economics, computational economics, ecommerce, cryptography, anonymity, and electronic voting.

His recent work on predicting social security numbers received international media attention. 


Ed Rubin

Ed RubinA professor in Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Ed Rubin is a member of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. MORE

M. Granger Morgan

Granger MorganM. Granger Morgan has a deep understanding of climate change, environmental policy and the uncertainties involved

He can speak to issues related to Carbon sequestration — an alternative to coal-fired plants spewing their carbon dioxide fumes into the air could be to pump them deep inside the ground for storage.


Lee Branstetter

BranstettervideoLee Branstetter’s research interests include: International economics, industrial organization and economic growth in East Asia, with a particular focus on China and Japan

  • An associate editor of the Journal of International Economics, Branstetter has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Advanced Technology Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • He was recently a visiting fellow of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan.

Al Blumstein

BlumsteinvideoA renowned criminologist for more than 40 years, Blumstein has been awarded the prestigious Stockholm Prize for Criminology, which is considered the "Nobel Prize of criminology." 

He is a University Professor of urban systems and operations research at Carnegie Mellon and is the former dean of CMU's Heinz College.

He is often quoted in national publications based on his research in crime trends, criminal careers, sentencing, deterrence and incapacitation, prison populations, demographic trends, juvenile violence and drug-enforcement policy.


Kiron Skinner

Kiron SkinnerA domestic policy and national security expert, Kiron Skinner studies the intersection of international politics, culture, markets and technology.

Skinner is one of the country’s most renowned experts in international relations, U.S. foreign policy and political strategy.