Kian Nassre

Class of 2023


  • Cyber-issues expose flaws in Iowa caucus and election security at large

    Last Monday’s Iowa caucuses were a disturbing parable for the risks to our democracy. Moreover, it exposed how Iowa’s niche status is hazardously clunky in the 21st century.

    SciTech | February 10, 2020
  • Mapping software explores the legacy of redlining

    It is no secret that almost 60 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, structural racism is still a prevailing issue of our time. Even if segregation and racial discrimination laws are no longer explicit in their wording, their impact can be felt today, even if it is not always easy to see.

    SciTech | February 3, 2020
  • Mobile app aims to reduce maternal mortality rates

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 810 women in 2017 unnecessarily died every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications — that’s almost 300,000 per year. But Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and adjunct faculty member at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon, has been working hard to ...

    SciTech | January 27, 2020
  • Runaway star escaping Milky Way

    Thanks to 21st-century technological developments, astronomy is undergoing a golden age, as astronomers are increasingly able to prove theoretical conjectures. The latest proof of this concept came when the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon's Professor Sergey Koposov discovered a high-velocity star escaping the Milky Way for the first time.

    SciTech | November 25, 2019
  • CMU professor’s work helps revolutionize redistricting

    In 2018, Carnegie Mellon math professor Wesley Pegden’s testimony before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court helped the state achieve nonpartisan congressional maps before the midterm elections. Now, his work is spreading to other states and may result in fair elections for North Carolina ahead of 2020.

    SciTech | November 18, 2019

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