Andrew W. Moore
Dean, School of Computer Science, CMU
Andrew W. Moore is the fifth dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, having taken over this role on August 18, 2014. A member of the CMU faculty since 1993, Moore’s appointment as SCS dean marked a homecoming for the professor of robotics and computer science, who had previously been on a leave of absence from CMU since January 2006, opening the Pittsburgh office of Google Inc.
While at Google, Moore led projects to improve user experiences in advertising and shopping and to help combat fraud. In October 2011, while continuing to serve as leader of Google’s Pittsburgh office, Moore was named vice president of engineering of Google Commerce, where he became responsible for developing new products and services.
Moore’s research interests broadly encompass the field of big data: applying statistical methods and mathematical formulas to massive quantities of information, ranging from web searches to astronomy to medical records, in order to identify patterns and extract meaning from that information. His past research has also included improving the ability of robots and other automated systems to sense the world around them and respond appropriately.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he studied mathematics and computer science, Moore was born in Bournemouth, UK, on January 15, 1965, and began his career working for Hewlett-Packard’s Bristol research lab. He returned to Cambridge in 1986 to earn his Ph.D. in computer science. Moore spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the CMU faculty in 1993. From 1995 to 2001, he served as co-founder and chief technology officer of a small, Pittsburgh-based consulting company specializing in data mining technology. In 2005, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Andrew lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Mary, and two children, William and Lucy.