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Company Overview of Carnegie Mellon University

Company Overview

Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university includes the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (Graduate and Undergraduate School of Business), the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, the Mellon College of Science, the School of Computer Science, and interdisciplinary programs. The institution was formerly known as Carnegie Institute of Technology and changed its name to Carnegie Mellon University in 1912. Carnegie Mellon University was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States

Founded in 1900





Key Executives for Carnegie Mellon University

Head of School of Drama
Dean of College of Fine Arts
Director of Science and Humanities Scholars Program
Vice President of Research
Dean of Mellon College of Science
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Carnegie Mellon University Key Developments

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University Announces Executive Changes

Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Burton Hollifield, PNC Professor of Finance, as the new head of its Undergraduate Business Administration program. Hollifield has taught financial economics at the undergraduate, master's and doctorate levels at the Tepper School since 1998, specializing in market microstructure, asset pricing, financial intermediation, and empirical methods. In this newly created position, Hollifield will provide strategic direction for the Undergraduate Business Administration Program and implement the newly adopted changes recommended by the curriculum committee that he co-chaired. He also will facilitate the strategic growth of the program while maintaining its strong student services and advising component. In conjunction with Hollifield's appointment, the leadership of the Undergraduate Business Administration program was restructured. Stephen Pajewski has been promoted to acting executive director, overseeing program growth, student advising, and program operations. Pajewski's operational role will complement Hollifield's strategic role in directing the program. In addition, Rubab Jafry O'Connor will serve as the director of the program and will be responsible for advising students, and overseeing student activities and clubs. Pajewski is preceded in his position by Milton Cofield, who will remain on the Tepper School faculty working full-time as a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business. Also joining the program's staff this fall is Tara Trapani, whose primary role is in academic advising. Trapani is no stranger to Carnegie Mellon, having graduated from the Heinz College Master's in Public Management Program.

IBM Research and CMU Announce Open Platform to Create Smartphone Apps

IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University, or CMU, have announced an open platform to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to navigate his surroundings. The IBM and CMU researchers used the platform to create a pilot app, called NavCog, that draws on existing sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their surroundings by "whispering" into their ears through earbuds or by creating vibrations on smartphones. The app analyzes signals from Bluetooth beacons located along walkways and from smartphone sensors to help enable users to move without human assistance, whether inside campus buildings or outdoors. Researchers are exploring additional capabilities for future versions of the app to detect who is approaching and what is their mood.

Carnegie Mellon University Wins $731.99 million Federal Contract

Carnegie Mellon University was awarded a $731,987,632 indefinite-delivery contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, for the operation of the Software Engineering Institute.

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