Carnegie Mellon University

Our 2020 Graduates

Employment Destinations by Region

Employment destinations by region

Destination Outcomes

Destination outcomes

Placement of 2020 Ph.D. Graduates

Employer

Job Title

City

State/Country

Cisco Machine Learning Engineer San Jose

California

Intel Corporation (2) LTD Process Engineer Santa Clara California
Morgan Stanley Quantitative Researcher (Finance) New York New York
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guest Researcher
PlusAI Research Scientist San Jose California
State University of New York Stony Brook Postdoctoral Researcher Stony Brook New York
The George Washington University Postdoctoral Research Scientist Washington, D.C.
University of Arizona Postdoctoral Fellow Tucson Arizona
University of Florida Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Astrophysics Gainesville Florida

 

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from graduating Physics Doctorate students. 

Note: Some recent graduates chose not to provide employer, job title, salary, and/or graduate school information in their response. This information includes all full-time salaries reported with the exception of internships, military service, or those positions outside the U.S.

Placement Information for Prior Years

2019 Graduates

  • Data Scientist, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, GA
  • Quantitative Researcher, Citadel, Chicago, IL
  • Data Scientist, General Electric, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Universite Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2018 Graduates

  • Quantitative Researcher, Acceletrade, Bengaluru, India
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China
  • Senior Imaging Scientist, Intel, Santa Clara, California
  • Process Engineer, Intel, Santa Clara, California
  • Interconnect Integration and Development Engineer, Intel, Santa Clara, California
  • Quantitative Research Associate, JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Data Scientist, Uber, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Bologna, Bolonga, Italy
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Graduates

  • Computer Vision Engineer, Autel Robotics, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Decision Support Analyst, Highmark Health, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
  • Scientist, Nokomis, Charleroi, PA
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Year 2015/2016

  • Post Doc, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Quantitative Researcher and Developer, ITG, Boston, MA
  • Scientist, Nokomis, Inc., Charleroi, PA
  • Quantitative Researcher, Citadel LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Machine Learning Engineer, Qeexo, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Material Data Scientist, Toyota, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Data Scientist, Neal Analytics, Seattle, WA
  • Research Scientist, Systems Engineering Group, Inc., Columbia, MD
  • Post Doc, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
  • Chief Technical Officer, Hamiltonian Group, Washington D.C.
  • Post Doc, Harvard SEAS, Cambridge, MA
  • Software Developer, Epic, Verona, WI

Academic Year 2014/2015

  • Engineering Physicist, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, LLC, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Proprietary Trader, T3 Trading Group, New York, NY
  • Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Post Doc, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Data Analyst, CGG, Houston, TX
  • Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Researcher, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Pathum Thani, Thailand
  • Software Engineer, Intel, Phoenix, AZ
  • Post Doc, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, South Africa
  • Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Academic Year 2013/2014

  • Engineer, Quest Link, San Diego, CA
  • Assistant Professor, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Data Scientist, Drawbridge Inc., San Mateo, CA
  • Post Doc, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Senior Data Science Engineer, Castlight Health, San Francisco, CA
  • Systems Engineer, Data Science Automation Inc., McMurray, PA
  • Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Quantitative Analyst, WorldQuant LLC, Old Greenwich, CT
  • Software Engineer, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA

Academic Year 2012/2013

  • Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post Doc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
  • Post Doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Post Doc, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Material Scientist, RJ Lee Group, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Process Engineer, Lam Research, Fremont, CA
  • Post Doc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Post Doc, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Post Doc, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Post Doc, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Academic Year 2011/2012

  • Post Doc, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Post Doc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Post Doc, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
  • Post Doc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post Doc, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO
  • Post Doc, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Research Scientist, Schlumberger, Houston, TX
  • Research Scientist, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA
  • Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
  • Technology Associate, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
  • Sr. Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
  • Research Scientist, Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, PA
  • Post Doc, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Post Doc, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Academic Year 2010/2011

  • Post Doc, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post Doc, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Post Doc, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Post Doc, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR
  • Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
  • Post Doc, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
  • Post Doc, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Sr. Engineer, Covidien Inc., Mansfield, MA