Carnegie Mellon University

The PCR Team

Julian Whitman

Julian Whitman (E 2021)


Julian is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He works on bio-inspired robots that slither and crawl. Julian completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, with a Mechanical Engineering major and an Entomology minor, combining his love of insects with his passion for robotics to create robots that move like animals do. Julian has been excited about science communication since high school in Northern Virginia, and aims to make academic research more accessible to the general public.

Arthur Yip

Arthur Yip (E 2021)

VP Finance

Arthur Yip is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research co-advised by Kate Whitefoot and Jeremy Michalek involves investigating assumptions and practices associated with discrete choice modelling of consumer vehicle purchases. He also studies energy and environmental systems, particularly transportation and alternative fuels, using engineering-energy-economic modelling and simulation. He previously obtained an SM in Technology and Policy from MIT and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Arthur can be reached at and can be found on Twitter @arthurhcyip.

Mark Cheung

Mark Cheung (E 2020)


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Mark is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department & Center for Neural Basis of Cognition Program. He analyzes how different areas of the brain communicate with each other. He is interested in how communication differs under abnormal conditions – e.g., while patients with brian damage are meditating.

Prior to CMU, Mark graduated from University of Virginia (UVa) also with a Bachelor's in ECE. While at CMU, he has been showing other students how cool science and engineering are in an array of outreach programs such as Madison House High School Tutoring at UVa and ECE Outreach (in addition to PCR).

He also enjoys reading, yoga, and meditation.

Jesse Dunietz

Jesse Dunietz (CS 2018)

President Emeritus

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Jesse is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department. He teaches computers to understand what we humans mean when we talk about cause and effect.

Originally from New Jersey, Jesse received his bachelor's degree in computer science from MIT. He has taken his computer science skills into a wide variety of contexts, including software companies, charitable organizations, and physics laboratories. He has also taught college programming courses and helped run computer science outreach programs for children.

Jesse believes firmly in the need for scientific and technological literacy in modern society, and is thrilled to be working toward that vision. He is also easily distracted by birds.