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  • 2 side by side images: 1 flat noodle before boil + the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

    Want to eat more sustainably? Try flat-pack pasta

    Flat packed noodles that form iconic pasta shapes when cooked could lead to more sustainable packaging, transportation, and storage. ...

  • Pittsburgh researchers can’t stop tech giants or hackers from using your data. But they can try to protect your identity

    Questions about the future of the multi-billion smart technology industry that tracks what we are doing are more than theoretical in Pitts...

  • a robot with a purple torso is in the forground of a crowded cafeteria

    School of Computer Science Part of Four New NSF AI Institutes

    CMU Contributing to Innovations in Caregiving, Agriculture, Wireless Networks Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science wil...

  • Nesra sits at a NoRILLA table and reaches for a tower of blocks

    NoRILLA: AI Gorilla Brings STEM to Life at the Children's Museum of Atlanta

    There’s something new rumbling and tumbling at CMA! If you’ve visited the museum lately you’ve seen children building towers and other str...

  • side by side images of HCII PhD student Jason Wu and his advisor Jeff Bigham

    CMU, Apple Team Improves iOS App Accessibility

    SCS Researchers Part of Best Paper Effort at CHI 2021  

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer Named HCII Interim Associate Director

    Award-winning game designer Jessica Hammer will soon level up when she takes on the role of interim associate director of the Human-Compu...

  • Jodi Forlizzi

    Forlizzi Named Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for School of Computer Science

    Jodi Forlizzi will lean on her background as a designer to address what she calls "a truly wicked problem" in her role as the inaugural a...

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    Significant Otter Helps Couples Communicate From the Heart

  • Connie is wearing a black CMU cap and gown. She is sitting outdoors in a chair and holding her cat.

    Alumni spotlight with Connie Chau

      We recently caught up with Connie Chau, class of 2020, to talk about her time at Carnegie Mellon. Our conversation is below, forma...

  • Mansi at commencement

    Agarwal is First Graduate of New BS in HCI Program


  • side by side photos of Joseph Chee Chang and Niki Kittur

    Overcoming Tab Overload

    If you are reading this, chances are you have several other tabs open in your browser that you mean to get to eventually.

  • CHI 2021 logo features an ocean wave

    CMU at Virtual CHI 2021

      More than one hundred researchers from Carnegie Mellon will log on to virtually attend the international ACM Conference on Human F...

  • a flat noodle before boiling and the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

    CMU Lab Leads Development of Pasta That Morphs Into Shape When Cooked

    Flat-Packed Noodles Create More Sustainable Packaging, Transportation and Storage People love pasta for its shapes — from tubes of penne...

  • SCS Remembers Adobe Founder and Ph.D. Alum Charles Geschke

      A creator of software that revolutionized the way people collaborate, Charles M. Geschke left his mark on Carnegie Mellon Univers...

  • screenshot of Team Catiator virtually presenting via the platform Ohyay

    Hackathons Give HCII Student Energy

      During a long and challenging year, one Carnegie Mellon student has found something that gives her a challenging creative outlet, ...

  • Lining Yao

    Yao Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Five School of Computer Science faculty members recently earned National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CARE...

  • 2 photos, Ember Liu on left Neil Thawani on right

    A New Way to Learn Computer Science

    A team of Carnegie Mellon University learning scientists are developing a tool that could change the way high school teachers and students...

  • Qian Yang

    Yang Receives SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award


  • professor Scott Hudson

    Hudson Wins SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

      Scott Hudson, a professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), is this year's winner of the Lifetime Achievement A...

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    CMU Researchers Win NSF-Amazon Fairness in AI Awards

    Three Carnegie Mellon University research teams have received funding through the Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence, which th...