SCS Media Kit & Press Contacts

Press Contacts

Byron Spice
Director of Media Relations
School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University
Office: 412-268-9068
Mobile: 412-559-8501
Fax: 412-268-5497
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Jason Togyer
Editor, The Link Magazine

Office: 412-268-8721
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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.

Carnegie Mellon University includes computer-related resources beyond the School of Computer Science. Some of the major organizations and their contacts include:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Media Contact:
Sherry Stokes

Senior Marketing & Publications Manager
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Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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

Media Contact:
Kara Nesimiuk
Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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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.

Media Contact:
Richard Lynch
Public Relations Manager
412-268-5656, rlynch [atsymbol]

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.

Media Contact:
Kenneth Chiacchia
Senior Science Writer
412-268-4960, chiacchi [atsymbol]

School of Computer Science at a Glance

Academic Units:

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

Enrollment (Fall 2013):

Undergraduate: 622
Masters: 622
Doctoral: 442

Faculty & Research:

Faculty (full- and part-time): 284
Four current and emeritus faculty members are recipients of the A.M. Turing Award, the most prestigious technical award for computing.
Sponsored research: $124 million


Andrew W. Moore, Dean

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, Machine Learning Department, Languages Technologies Institute and the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology.

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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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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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