Creativity and Collaboration

SCS faculty and staff are busy thinking big, working hard and making the next great idea a reality. We welcome research collaborations and work closely with partners to develop and mature technologies from concept through delivery to end-users.

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Research Centers and Initiatives

National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes

AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING)

AI-CARING's mission is to develop the next generation of personalized collaborative AI systems that improve the quality of life and independence of aging adults living at home.

AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE)

AI-EDGE will exploit the synergies between networking and AI to design the next generation of edge networks (6G and beyond) that are highly efficient, reliable, robust, secure, self-healing, adaptive and self-optimized.

AI Institute for Societal Decision Making (AI-SDM)

AI-SDM will develop human-centric AI to enable effective, agile, resource-efficient and trustworthy decision-making in uncertain and dynamic situations arising in societal use cases such as disaster management and public health.

USDA-NIFA AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture (AIIRA)

AIIRA is committed to speeding the progress, productivity and sustainability of today’s agriculture by making the power of artificial intelligence available to all.


Carnegie Mellon University CyLab brings together experts from a variety of disciplines across the university to collaborate on cutting-edge research and educate the next generation of security and privacy professionals. Everything we do is fueled by our passion to create a world in which technology can be trusted.

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ENAiBLE's mission is to create more humane, efficient and positive retail and service experiences. ENAiBLE is a unique forum for the advancement of retail and service industries. The primary goal is to meet the needs of these industries and their customers through advances in service design, organizational change, robotics and automation, data analytics, and responsible artificial intelligence.

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The Parallel Data Lab (PDL) is academia's premiere data systems research center. An interdisciplinary group, its 50+ researchers come mainly from the School of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The PDL also has manyfriends in industry who generously provide us with advice and some of the funding and equipment necessary to carry out our research.

The PDL has an almost 30-year track record of research, education and collaboration with industry. Read more about us in brief description ofour genesis and early history.

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