Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Blum

Lenore Blum

Project Olympus Director
Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science


A noted mathematician and computer scientist, Lenore Blum is working to forge strong ties between Carnegie Mellon faculty and students who are doing world-class research and the business and investment community that can help move those ideas into the marketplace.

  • Blum leads the Project Olympus efforts to provide start-up advice, micro-grants, and incubator space for faculty and students across campus and helps connect them to interested parties within our regional, national and global communities. A key goal is to augment and accelerate the process of moving basic research and great ideas to development and business stages through licensing, creating start-ups, and through corporate collaboration and strategic partnerships.
  • Blum has been a leader of the Computer Science Department's algorithm group.
  • Blum is a national leader in promoting greater diversity within the field of computer science and in scientific fields in general. She was a 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. At Carnegie Mellon, she is a faculty adviser to the Women@SCS program.

For an interview, email Byron Spice or call him at 412-268-9068.