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Conrad Tucker speaks with CMU-Africa alumni.
Conrad Tucker speaks with CMU-Africa alumni.

Conrad Tucker Named New Director of CMU-Africa

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Hannah Diorio-Toth
College of Engineering

Conrad Tucker(opens in new window) has been named the next director of Carnegie Mellon University in Africa(opens in new window), effective immediately. Tucker is currently serving as interim director of the Kigali, Rwanda College of Engineering(opens in new window) location. He is also a professor of mechanical engineering and holds courtesy faculty appointments in machine learning, robotics and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In his new role as director of CMU-Africa, Tucker will also serve as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for international programs in Africa. 

“I am pleased to announce that Professor Conrad Tucker will be CMU-Africa’s next director and the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for International Programs in Africa,” said the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Dean of the College of Engineering Bill Sanders(opens in new window). “Conrad’s passion and drive will no doubt continue the excellent upward trajectory of CMU-Africa.”

CMU-Africa offers graduate degrees in information technology, electrical and computer engineering, and engineering artificial intelligence through the College of Engineering. The location has over 300 students and more than 550 alumni who are making an impact across the African continent.

Last year, Carnegie Mellon announced a transformational $275.7 million partnership(opens in new window) to expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs at CMU-Africa, helping to strengthen Africa’s technology, innovation and research ecosystem.

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