Endowed Funds

The School of Computer Science does important work that benefits humanity — conducting foundational research, educating future computer scientists, collaborating across disciplines and thoughtfully exploring the ethics of computation. 

The generosity of the donors below and their commitment to providing support in perpetuity makes it possible for SCS’s faculty and students to solve real-world problems and improve the way people live, work and play.

Undergraduate Scholarships

 
ATK-Nick G. Vlahakis Scholarship
Donor: The ATK Foundation
The ATK Foundation established the ATK-Nick G. Vlahakis Scholarship in 2003 in honor of Nick Vlahakis (E'74). This fund provides support for undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid. Preference goes to students in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or materials science and engineering. This fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate students who have completed their sophomore year in the aforementioned areas of study, and who demonstrate a minimum grade point average of 3.2, with preference for women and students who contribute to diversity on campus. In recognition of Mr. Vlahakis' Cretan heritage, preference shall be given to students of similar background, when appropriate and possible, with secondary preference for students who maintain a permanent residence in Crete.
 
Brigham Bell Endowed Scholarship
Donors: Brigham R. Bell (S'83) and Pamela Bell
The Brigham Bell Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science, based on financial need.
 
Sara S. Boni Scholarship
Donors: Dr. Robert E. (E'54) and Janet Boni
The Sara S. Boni Scholarship was established in 2005 as part of the Holleran Scholars Program established by T. Jerome "Jerry" and Carolyn Holleran, to support students who qualify for financial aid. Preference goes to female students in disciplines traditionally dominated by male students, including computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and economics.
 
Lucian, A 1950, and Rita, HA 1990, Caste Endowed Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar Award
Donors: Lucian Caste (A'50, Trustee) and Rita Caste (HA'90)
The Lucian, A 1950, and Rita, HA 1990, Caste Endowed Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar Award was established in 1997 to support students in the School of Computer Science who are named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars.
 
Cheng-Pen Family Endowed Scholarship
Donors: Dr. Owen Cheng (CS'08, Past Faculty) and Chun-Hsien Pan
The Cheng-Pen Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide support to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science, based on financial need.
 
Josh de Cesare and Family Endowed Scholarship
Donor: Josh de Cesare (E'96, CS'96)
The Josh de Cesare and Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2015 to support undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science, based on financial need and merit.
 
Dr. Clark Greg Hagerty, MCS '87, Computer Science Scholarship
Donors: Family of Dr. Clark Greg Hagerty (S'87)
The family of Dr. Clark Greg Hagerty established the Dr. Clark Greg Hagerty, MCS '87, Computer Science Scholarship in 2012 as part of the trustee challenge opportunity supported by Dr. Attila Molnar and Mrs. Patricia Molnar. In memory of Greg, the fund supports undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid, with a preference for students in the School of Computer Science.
 
Mei Han and Wei Hua Endowed Scholarship in the School of Computer Science
Donors: Dr. Mei Han (CS'01) and Wei Hua
The Mei Han and Wei Hua Endowed Scholarship in the School of Computer Science was established in 2019 to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science, with a preference for students studying robotics.
 
Jay Huang Academic Focus Aid Scholarship
Donor: Jay Huang (S'00)
The Jay Huang Academic Focus Aid Scholarship was established in 2013 as part of the trustee challenge fund opportunity. Income supports undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid, with a preference for students in the School of Computer Science or the Mellon College of Science.
 
William H. Giolma, E 1973, and Marie E. Silverthorn, S 1973, Scholarship
Donors: William H. Giolma (E'73) and Marie E. Silverthorn (S'73)
The William H. Giolma, E 1973, and Marie E. Silverthorn, S 1973, Scholarship was established in 2005. This scholarship is merit based, and income supports juniors or seniors, with a preference for women majoring in computer science or engineering.
 
Deborah C. Kelly and Mahadev Satyanarayanan Scholarship
Donors: Grant Breckenridge Fresen (CS'09) and Rebecca Selah
Grant Breckenridge "Breck" Fresen and Rebecca Selah established the Deborah C. Kelly and Mahadev Satyanarayanan Scholarship in 2017 to provide need-based scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science.
 
Scott Robert Krulcik Scholarship Fund in Computer Science
Donors: Family and friends of Scott Krulcik (CS'18)
Established to honor the memory of Scott Krulcik, this merit-based scholarship acknowledges and rewards a current undergraduate student (or students) in their junior or senior years who are enrolled in CMU’s School of Computer Science and who have clearly demonstrated the core traits, attitude, and approach that embodied Scott: a leader with a positive attitude, an insightful and compassionate scholar, an innovative contributor to the SCS community, and an inspiring peer mentor. By rewarding promising young adults displaying this character, Scott's family hopes that it will encourage them to go forth and impact the world for many generations to come the way that Scott did and surely would have had his time not been cut short. Click here to read more about Scott and his legacy.
 
Miller Family Scholarship
Donor: Jason C. Miller (DC'97) and Hyewon Miller
The Miller Family Scholarship was established in 2013 as part of the trustee challenge fund opportunity. Income supports undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid, alternating every four years between the School of Computer Science and the College of Fine Arts.
 
Modugno-Eppinger Endowed Scholarship in CS
Donors: Dr. Francesmary Modugno (CS'89, CS'95, P: CS'21) and Dr. Jeffrey L. Eppinger (S'82, S'88, CS'89, P: CS'21, Faculty)
Established in 2018, this scholarship fund supports undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science who qualify for financial aid, with a preference for students who are members of the first generation in their families to attend college.
 
McElroy Molder Scholarship
Donors: David Molder (DC'87)
The McElroy Molder Scholarship was established in 2004 as part of the Holleran Scholars Program established by T. Jerome "Jerry" and Carolyn Holleran. The scholarship supports female undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid. Recipients must study in disciplines traditionally dominated by male students, including computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, biology and physics. Preference goes to students from Pittsburgh.
 
Murphy Family Scholarship
Donors: Dr. Robert F. Murphy (Faculty) and Cynthia Murphy
The Murphy Family Scholarship was established in 2014 to support an undergraduate student based on need and academic merit. The scholarship is to support women in pursuit of majors in computer science, science and engineering.
 
Noel Marie Newell Scholarship in the School of Computer Science
Donor: Noël Marie Newell
The Noel Marie Newell Scholarship was established in the School of Computer Science in 2013 to support a female undergraduate student who qualifies for financial aid.
 
Randy Pausch Electronic Arts Scholarship
Donor: Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts, Inc. established the Randy Pausch Electronic Arts Scholarship in 2007 to support students who qualify for financial aid and who have demonstrated excellence in courses related to videogame technology and computer science. Preference goes to female students and to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women or other historically underrepresented populations in science and technology.
 
Mark Stehlik SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship
Donors: Alumni and friends of Mark Stehlik (Faculty)
The School of Computer Science Alumni Advisory Board established the Mark Stehlik Endowed SCS Alumni Undergraduate Impact Scholarship in 2015 in honor of Mark Stehlik, the much-loved teaching professor and assistant dean for engagement. This fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science who demonstrate the school’s support for a culture of excellence extending beyond the classroom performance, with a preference for fourth-year students. Moreover, recipients should exhibit breadth of impact in the field of computer science, the community, and the world. See a full list of recipients and their stories here.
 
Walter R. Smith Scholarship
Donor: Walter R. Smith (CS'87)
The Walter R. Smith Scholarship was established in 2011 to support undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid, with a preference for computer science students.
 
Dr. Joseph and Agatha Tan Scholarship
Donor: Lawrence Tan (CS'08, CS'14)
The Dr. Joseph and Agatha Tan Scholarship was established in 2013 by Lawrence Tan as part of the trustee challenge to recognize his parents who he credits for his achievements. Income supports undergraduate students who qualify for financial aid in the School of Computer Science.
 
Rohan A. Vakharia Memorial Scholarship
Donors: Family and friends of Rohan Vakharia (CS'09)
Drs. Asoo J. Vakharia and Jayashree Mahajan established the Rohan A. Vakharia Memorial Scholarship in 2010, in memory of their son, to support computer science students from Florida.
 

Graduate Fellowships

 
Bell Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science
Donor: Dr. C. Gordon Bell (H'10, P: S'83, Past Faculty)
The Bell Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science was established in 2010 to support graduate students in the School of Computer Science.
 
Hans J. Berliner Graduate Fellowship in AI
Donor: The Hans J. Berliner (S'75, Past Faculty) Living Trust
The Hans J. Berliner Endowed Graduate Fellowship in AI was created in 2017 to provide fellowship support to graduate students in the Department of Computer Science who are studying artificial intelligence (AI), with a preference for students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the field of computer science.
 
Randy Bryant Endowed Fellowship Fund in the School of Computer Science
Donors: Friends and colleagues of Randy Bryant (Faculty)
Through their combined gifts and pledges, friends and colleagues established the Randy Bryant Endowed Fellowship Fund in the School of Computer Science (SCS) in 2014, in honor of Randal E. Bryant, Ph.D. and his 10-year service as dean of SCS from April 2004 through June 2014. Income from this fund provides full or partial fellowships for graduate students in the School of Computer Science.
 
Stuart K. Card Fellowship in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Donor: Dr. Stuart K. Card (GSIA'70, H&SS'78)
The Stuart K. Card Fellowship in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute was created in 2011 to provide fellowships to doctoral students in human-computer interaction in the School of Computer Science.
 
Edmund and Martha Clarke Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
Donor: Dr. Edmund M. Clarke (Past Faculty)
Established in 2014, the Edmund and Martha Clarke Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science provides tuition, stipend, and/or covers expenses (such as conference travel) for one or more graduate students in the School of Computer Science.
 
CSD50 Graduate Fellowship
Donors: Friends of CSD
The CSD50 Graduate Fellowship was created in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Computer Science Department provide fellowship support for graduate students in SCS.
 
Gibbons-Newell Graduate Fellowship
Donor: Gregory Dean Gibbons, PhD (S'73)
Established in memory of Allen Newell in 2018, the Gibbons-Newell Graduate Fellowship provides fellowship support to graduate students enrolled at the School of Computer Science, with a preference for work in artificial intelligence.
 
Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
Donor: Anonymous
The Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science was created in 2001 to support graduate students in computer science, with a preference for students working in networking.
 
Mei Han and Wei Hua Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
Donors: Dr. Mei Han (CS'01) and Wei Hua
Mei Han and Wei Hua established the Mei Han and Wei Hua Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the School of Computer Science in 2019 to provide fellowship support for graduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science, with a preference for students studying robotics.
 
Sara Kiesler Faculty Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Sara Kiesler (Past Faculty)
The HCII Career Development Faculty Fellowship was created in 2012 to support a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate level, regardless of tenure status, in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
 
Hima and Jive Fellowship in Computer Science for International Students
Donor: Anonymous
The Hima and Jive Fellowship in Computer Science for International Students was created in 2012 to support one third-year graduate student annually in the Computer Science Department who has a permanent residence outside the United States, regardless of their national origin.
 
Ning Hu Endowed Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Ning Hu

Ning Hu established the Ning Hu Endowed Fellowship in 2019 to provide fellowship support to graduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science, with a preference for students of, or doing research with, Roger Dannenberg, professor of computer science, art and music, and with a second preference for students studying computer science, music and/or entertainment technology.

Kiesler Endowed HCII Master's Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Sara Kiesler (Past Faculty)

Established in 2019, the Kiesler Endowed HCII Master's Fellowship provides fellowship support to students enrolled in the master's degree program of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute..

Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship
Donor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Established as the Litton Industries Graduate Fellowship in 1983 by the Foundation of Litton Industries, the Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship provides support to full-time graduate students associated with the Robotics Institute.
 
Northrop Grumman Fellowship--Computer Science
Donor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Established as the Litton Fellowship - Computer Science in 1987, the Northrop Grumman Fellowship--Computer Science provides support to graduate students indicating an interest in artificial intelligence in the Computer Science Department.
 
Sansom Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Robert D. Sansom (S'88) and Edith Eligator (GSIA'92)
The Sansom Endowed Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science was created in 2014 to support graduate students in the School of Computer Science. Selection as a Presidential Fellowship recipient recognizes the stellar achievements of these students and their potential for sustained academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and an extraordinary career in their chosen field.
 
Sansom Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science
Donors: Dr. Robert D. Sansom (S'88) and Edith Eligator (GSIA'92)
The Sansom Fellowship in Computer Science was created in 2011 to provide fellowships for students in the School of Computer Science.
 
Software Engineering Endowment
Donor: Dr. Mary M Shaw (S'72, Faculty)
The Software Engineering Endowment was established in 1999 to provide fellowships for faculty, students and staff in software engineering and related fields at Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Tang Family Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Donor: Goldenway Education Foundation
The Tang Family Presidential Fellowship was created as part of the Tang Family Endowment for Artificial Intelligence in 2018. This fund provides fellowship support to graduate students enrolled in the School of Computer Science in programs leading to a Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence (AI) or similar future disciplines.
 
UROVO Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Donor: UROVO Technology Holdings Limited

Established in 2018, the UROVO Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Computer Science provides fellowship support to graduate students enrolled in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) in the School of Computer Science.

Waibel Presidential Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Alexander Waibel (E'81, S'86, Faculty)
The Waibel Presidential Fellowship was created in 2015 to support students who conduct research in computing technologies that improve human communication, internalization, humanitarian development, and/or entrepreneurship.
 
Whittaker Endowed Field Robotics Fund
Donor: Alumni and friends of William L. (Red) Whittaker (E'75, Faculty)
The Red Whittaker Endowed Robotics Fellowship was established in 2019 in honor of longtime and beloved professor Red Whittaker, Founders University Research Professor, director of the Field Robotics Center, and founder of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University. This fund provides fellowship support within the discipline of field robotics at the university, with a preference for master's or Ph.D. students in at least their second year of study at the university's School of Computer Science and/or College of Engineering. More information on this fund can be found here.
 
Liang Zhao Endowed Fellowship
Donor: Dr. Liang Zhao (CS'98, CS'01)

The Liang Zhao Endowed Fellowship was established in 2018 to provide fellowship support to graduate students enrolled in the Robotics Institute in the School of Computer Science.

Professorships

 
Alumni Research Professorship of Computer Science
Donors: Friends of Carnegie Mellon University
The Alumni Research Professorship of Computer Science was stablished in 1996 to support a research faculty member in the field of computer science.
Current Chairholder: Pending
 
Cadence Design Systems Professorship in Computer Science
Donors: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
The Cadence Design Systems Professorship in Computer Science was established in 2019 to support a senior faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Pending
 
Carnegie Group Professorship in Computer Science
Donors: Jaime Carbonell (Faculty), Mark S. Fox (S'83), and Raj Reddy (Faculty)
The original founders of Carnegie Group Inc., Jaime Carbonell (Faculty), Mark S. Fox (S'83) and Raj Reddy (Faculty), established the Carnegie Group Professorship in the School of Computer Science in 1996 to support a distinguished professor within the school.
Current Chairholder: Mahadev Satyanarayanan (CS'79 CS'83)
 
Cooper-Siegel Professorship in the School of Computer Science or the Mellon College of Science
Donors: Dr. Eric Cooper (Trustee, Past Faculty) & Naomi W. Siegel
The Cooper-Siegel Professorship in the School of Computer Science or the Mellon College of Science was established in 2005 to support a junior faculty member in the School of Computer Science or a junior faculty member who specializes in physics in the Mellon College of Science.
Current Chairholder: Aniket Kittur
 
FORE Systems Professorship
Donors: François Bitz (E'85, E'86, Past Faculty), Dr. Eric C. Cooper (Trustee, Past Faculty), Dr. Onat Menzilcioglu (E'83, E'89), and Dr. Robert D. Sansom (S'88)
The founders of FORE Systems, Inc., François Bitz (E'85, E'86, Past Faculty), Dr. Eric C. Cooper (Trustee, Past Faculty), Dr. Onat Menzilcioglu (E'83, E'89), and Dr. Robert D. Sansom (S'88), established the FORE Systems Professorship in 1995 to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholders: Lorrie Cranor and Ziv Bar-Joseph 
 
Fredkin Professorship in Computer Science
Donor: Edward Fredkin (Past Faculty)
The Fredkin Professorship in Artificial Intelligence was created in 1997 to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Christos Faloutsos
 
Edward Fredkin Research Professorship
Donor: Edward Fredkin (Past Faculty)
The Edward Fredkin Research Professorship was created in 1997 to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Katia Sycara (P: TPR'09)
 
Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Donors: Dr. Charles Geschke (CS'73, H'13) and Nancy Geschke
Dr. Charles M. Geschke and Mrs. Nancy A. Geschke established the Charles M. Geschke, SCS 1973, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute fund in 2011 to support the Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Current Chairholder: Jodi Forlizzi (A'97 CS'07)
 
A. Nico Habermann Professorship in Computer Science
Donors: Corporations, colleagues, friends and former students of Nico Habermann (Past Faculty)
Corporations, colleagues, friends and former students established the A. Nico Habermann Professorship in Computer Science in 1997, in his memory, to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science. 
Current Chairholder: Chris Harrison (CS'13)
 
Angel Jordan Professorship of Computer Science
Donor: Friends of the School of Computer Science
The Angel Jordan Professorship of Computer Science was established in 2018 in memory of the late Angel Jordan, who played a pivotal role in establishing Carnegie Mellon as one of the leading computer science, engineering and robotics institutions in the world.
Current Chairholder: Tuomas Sandholm
 
Hillman Professorship of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction
Donor: Hillman Foundation
The Hillman Professorship of Computer Science was created in 1986 to enable Carnegie Mellon University to attract world-class educators and researchers to Pittsburgh, building the region's prestige as a center of teaching and innovation.
Current Chairholder: Ken Koedinger (H&SS'88, H&SS'90)
 
Robert E. Kraut Endowed Computer Science Career Development Professorship 
Donors: Jason Hong (Faculty) and Yi "Shelley" Zhang
Jason Hong and Yi "Shelley" Zhang established the Endowed Computer Science Career Development Professorship in the School of Computer Science in honor of Robert E. Kraut (P: CS06, P: CFA06, Past Faculty) a former professor of human computer interaction in 2018. This fund supports junior faculty members in the School of Computer Science, with a strong preference for those working in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Current Chairholder: Geoff Kaufman (DC'00)
 
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professorship in Computational Biology
Donors: Ray Lane (P: DC21, Trustee) and Stephanie Lane (P: DC'21)
The Ray and Stephanie Lane Professorship in Computational Biology was established in 2007 to endow a distinguished professorship to be held by a senior faculty member in any area of the university who specializes in computational biology. Until such time that cancer is fully eradicated as a disease, the donors prefer that the work of the chairholder be focused, in some way, on efforts to advance knowledge of treatments and/or ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.
Current Chairholder: Robert F. Murphy (P: CFA'09, P: CS'17)
 
Leonardo Career Development Chair in the School of Computer Science
Donor: Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica S.p.A.)
The Finmeccanica Career Development Chair in the School of Computer Science, renamed Leonardo Career Development Chair in the School of Computer Science in 2019, was established in 1989 to support faculty members working in the area of interest of Finmeccanica (S.p.A.), now known as Leonardo (S.p.A.)
Current Chairholder: Louis-Philippe ""LP"" Morency
 
Mozah Bint Nasser Professorship in Computer Science and Robotics
Donor: Anonymous
The Mozah Bint Nasser Professorship in Computer Science and Robotics was established anonymously in 2005 as an endowed distinguished professorship to support a full-time faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Raj Reddy
 
Dr. Bruce J. Nelson Professorship in Computer Science
Donors: Family and friends of Bruce Nelson (CS'81)
Family and friends of Dr. Bruce J. Nelson established the Dr. Bruce J. Nelson Professorship in Computer Science in 2000, in his memory, to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Mor Harchol-Balter (P: CS'18)
 
Allen Newell Professorship in Computer Science
Donors: Friends and colleagues of Allen Newell (GSIA'57, Past Faculty)
Friends and colleagues established the Allen Newell Professorship in Computer Science in 1995, in his memory, to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Jaime Carbonell (P: CS'00, P: CS'01, P: H&SS'05)
 
Alan J. Perlis Professorship of Computer Science
Donors: Family, friends and colleagues of Alan Perlis (S'42, Past Faculty)
Family, friends and colleagues established the Alan J. Perlis Professorship of Computer Science in 1991, in his memory, to support a faculty member in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Mary M. Shaw (CS'72)
 
Daniel P. Siewiorek Endowed Computer Science Career Development Professorship
Donors: Jason Hong (Faculty) and Yi "Shelley" Zhang
Jason Hong and Yi "Shelley" Zhang established the Endowed Career Development Professorship in the School of Computer Science in honor of Daniel Siewiorek, Ph.D., an electrical and computer engineering faculty member, in 2018. This fund supports junior faculty members in the School of Computer Science, with a strong preference for those working in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Current Chairholder: Haiyi Zhu (CS'12, CS1'5)
 
Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science
Donor: Anonymous
The Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science was created in 2006 to support a faculty member in any discipline.
Current Chairholder: Carl Kingsford
 
Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science and Robotics
Donor: Anonymous
The Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science was created in 2006 to support a faculty member in any discipline.
Current Chairholder: Manuela Veloso (CS'89, CS'92)
 
Joseph F. Traub Professorship
Donor: Friends of Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University established the Joseph F. Traub Professorship in Computer Science in 1996 to support an endowed chair in the School of Computer Science.
Current Chairholder: Srinivasan Seshan
 
UPMC Chair in Computer Science
Donor: UMPC
The UPMC Chair in Computer Science is one of two chairs established in 2015 with an endowed fund from UMPC to support professorships in the Center for Machine Learning and Health.
Current Chairholder: Ruslan Salakhutdinov
 
U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professorship of Computer Science
Donor: Estate of U.A. Whitaker
The U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professorship of Computer Science was established in 1976 to support a faculty member working in the field of computer science.
Current Chairholder: Takeo Kanade (P: H&SS'00)

Endowed Lectures

 
Hans J. Berliner Lecture in AI/Machine Learning
Donor: The Hans J. Berliner (CS'75, Past Faculty) Living Trust
The Hans J. Berliner Endowed Lecture in AI/Machine Learning was established in 2017 to provide a lecture in AI and machine learning in the School of Computer Science. These lectures, which are to be presented to the University community, focus on computer games that incorporate AI, including but not limited to computer chess, computer Go, and other computationally rich games, when possible.
 
Alan J. Perlis "Fun in Computer Science" Lecture Series
Donor: Richard E. Pattis (S'76, Past Faculty)
The Alan J. Perlis "Fun in Computer Science" Lecture Series was established in 2008, in Alan's memory, to provide for one "Fun in Computer Science" lecture each year. First-year students organize this series by selecting the speaker, handling logistics and offering the Carnegie Mellon University community an activity that coalesces them as a group through their scientific, or even non-scientific, interests.
 
Hank Suz-Chi Wan Lecture Fund
Donor: Family of Hank Suz-Chi Wan
The Hank Suz-Chi Wan Lecture Fund was established in 1996, in his memory, to support an annual lecture in the School of Computer Science.
 
Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture Series in Robotics
Donors: Family, friends and colleagues of Teruko Yata (Past Faculty)
The Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture Series in Robotics was established in 2003 to underwrite lectures by prominent researchers in robotics.

Prizes & Awards

 
Michael Blaine Burks Scholarship
Donor: Family and friends of Michael Burks (CS'94)

The Michael Blaine Burks Scholarship was established in 2004 in his memory, to support students in computer science.

Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science
Donor: Koh Katayanagi
The Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science were established in 2003. Funds support the annual award of two computer science prizes (the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize and the Katayanagi Research Excellence Prize)  in cooperation between Carnegie Mellon University and the Tokyo University of Technology.
 
Allen Newell Undergraduate Award
Donor: Noël Marie Newell
The Allen Newell Undergraduate Award was established in 1993, in memory of Allen Newell, to recognize and encourage undergraduate research.

Student Support Funds

 
Chang Family Fund
Donor: Huan Chang (CS'01, S'01)

Huan Chang established the Chang Family Fund for Machine Learning in 2018 to provide support to students enrolled in the machine learning department in the area(s) of most valuable critical need, including, but not limited to, travel, conference registrations and similar expenses.

Quality of Life Technology Center Student Research Fund
Donor: Dr. Takeo Kanade (Faculty, P: H&SS'00)
The Quality of Life Technology Center Student Research Fund was established in 2008 to provide support for students conducting research in programs or areas of the Quality of Life Technology Center.
 
Monte Zweben, MCS'85 Undergraduate Education Fund in the School of Computer Science
Donor: Monte Zweben (S'85)
The Monte Zweben, MCS '85, Undergraduate Education Fund in the School of Computer Science was established in 2018 to provide support to undergraduate students of underprivileged socioeconomic status who are enrolled in the School of Computer Science, and to support undergraduate and pre-college initiatives and activities within the School of Computer Science.

College & Department Support Funds

 
Lenore Blum Innovation Fund for Project Olympus
Donors: Mr. Yoshiaki Fujimori (GSIA'81, Trustee) and Jean Mou
The Lenore Blum Innovation Fund was established in 2017 to provide support for Project Olympus in The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, with a preference toward initiatives promoting diversity.
 
Computer Science Department General Endowment
Donor: Friends of the Computer Science Department
Created to provide general support to the Computer Science Department.
 
Master of Software Engineering Program Endowment
Donor: Colonna Family Foundation
The Master of Software Engineering Program Endowment was established in 1995 to support the Department of Software Engineering.
 
Dr. Bruce J. Nelson Scholarship
Donors: Friends and family of Bruce Nelson (CS'81)
Established in 2000 in memory of Dr. Bruce J. Nelson, by his friends and family. At the discretion of the dean of the School of Computer Science, this fund is used to attract and retain the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students.
 
Raj Reddy Endowed AI Fund
Donors: Friends of Raj Reddy
The Raj Reddy Fund for Artificial Intelligence was established in 2018 to support research and education in artificial intelligence (AI) and related areas in the School of Computer Science. The fund may support faculty (including professorships), students (including fellowships and scholarships) and programs. In addition, the School of Computer Science will hold a Raj Reddy AI Lecture Series, supported by this fund, which will occur approximately every two years and will feature leaders in AI research and technology from Carnegie Mellon and other institutions. The lectures may be given at Carnegie Mellon and other locations around the world.
 
Robotics Institute Fund
Donor: Dr. Sanjiv Singh (CS'91, CS'95, Faculty)
The Robotics Institute Fund was established in 2011 to support the Robotics Institute.
 
School of Computer Science Dean's Innovation Fund
Donors: Friends of the School of Computer Science
The SCS Dean's Innovation Endowed Fund was created in 2001 to support the highest priority projects of the dean.
 
Software Engineering Education Fund
Donors: Dr. Mary M Shaw (S'72, Faculty) and Roy Weil (E'70)
The Software Engineering Education Fund was established in 2010 to provide support for activities related to software engineering.