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SCS Media Kit & Press Contacts

The School of Computer Science is the point of contact for questions regarding computer science and related disciplines including robotics, machine learning, language technologies, human-computer interaction, software research and computational biology.

Press Contacts

Aaron Aupperlee

Senior Director of Media Relations
School of Computer Science
Office: 412-268-9068
Fax: 412-268-5497
aaupperlee@cmu.edu

Mark Power

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
School of Computer Science
Office: 412-268-8919
mpower@andrew.cmu.edu

School of Computer Science at a Glance

Academic Units

Computational Biology Department
Computer Science Department
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Institute for Software Research
Language Technologies Institute
Machine Learning Department
Robotics Institute

Enrollment (2021): 2,647

Undergraduate: 984
Master's: 971
Doctoral: 692

Degrees Conferred (2021): 925

Bachelor's: 230
Master's: 591
Doctoral: 104

Faculty & Research

Faculty (full- and part-time): 287
Four current and emeritus faculty members have received the A.M. Turing Award, the most prestigious technical award for computing.
Sponsored research (FY21): $141.3 million

Leadership

Martial Hebert, Dean

You can view a full list of administrators on our Program Leadership page.

Major Buildings

Gates Center for Computer Science
Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies

The Gates and Hillman centers, opened in 2009, include 217,000 square feet of classroom, office and laboratory space. Designed by Mack Scoggin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta, Ga., the buildings are LEED Gold certified as a green building in 2011 and won the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture in 2012. The buildings are home to the School of Computer Science offices, Computer Science Department, Computational Biology Department, Machine Learning Department, and the Languages Technologies Institute.

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Newell-Simon Hall

Newell-Simon Hall, opened in 2000, includes 140,000 square feet of classroom, office and laboratory space. The building is home to the Robotics Institute and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

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TCS Hall

This 90,000-square-foot new addition to CMU is the first major construction across Junction Hollow from the main part of campus. The building primarily houses the School of Computer Science' Institute for Software research, but includes other tenants as well.

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Wean Hall

Wean Hall, opened in 1971, once housed the bulk of the School of Computer Science and remains the home of the Institute for Software Research.

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Other CMU Resources

CMU includes computer-related resources beyond SCS. Some of the major organizations and their contacts are listed below.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The ECE Department is part of the College of Engineering and includes the headquarters for CyLab, a campus-wide computer security research center.

https://www.ece.cmu.edu

Media Contact
Sherry Stokes
Senior Marketing & Publications Manager
stokes@cmu.edu, 412-268-5976 (office)

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Our campus in Doha, Qatar, offers a bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

https://www.qatar.cmu.edu/cs

Media Contact
Kara Nesimiuk
Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
karan@qatar.cmu.edu

Software Engineering Institute

A federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University, the SEI includes the CERT Program, which identifies Internet security vulnerabilities and works to improve the security of networked systems.

https://www.sei.cmu.edu/

Media Contact
Richard Lynch
Public Relations Manager
412-268-5656, rlynch@sei.cmu.edu

National Robotics Engineering Center

NREC develops and matures robotics technologies and solutions from concept to commercialization. Their unique expertise places them at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation.

https://www.nrec.ri.cmu.edu/

Media Contact
Katelyn Campbell
Communications and Social Media Specialist
katelync@andrew.cmu.edu

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

The PSC provides researchers nationwide with access to several high-performance computing systems and is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, together with Westinghouse Electric Company.

https://www.psc.edu

Media Contact
Kenneth Chiacchia
Senior Science Writer
412-268-4960, chiacchi@psc.edu