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Class of 2021


  • Heinz College Dean Krishnan elected to top spot at INFORMS

    Dr. Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, was elected as the 25th President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Board of Directors. This move, announced on Oct. 13, means that Dean Krishnan will spend the next two years as president-elect of the INFORMS board of directors before spending a year...

    News | October 30, 2017
  • Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s Frankenstein

    A panel discussion this Tuesday, Oct. 17, marks the beginning of a series of events launched by the Carnegie Mellon Libraries celebrating 200 years since Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was published on Jan. 1, 1818. The story was, only somewhat apocryphally, dreamed up on a dark and stormy night when Mary Shelley was 18. Many call it the first work of science fiction, and it went on to beco...

    News | October 16, 2017
  • Algorithms can reinforce bias instead of mitigating it

    “We need to teach ethics to nerds,” is how author and data scientist Cathy O’Neil summarized her first step in trying to address the problem of algorithmic bias that she outlined in her talk on Sept. 25. This event, hosted by a local non-profit media organization, Public Source, drew in around 300 people, including the CMU Robotics Team, to the Lecture Hall in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to...

    SciTech | October 9, 2017
  • Department of Statistics and Data Science name change reflects shift in the field

    The name change from the Department of Statistics to the Department of Statistics and Data Science was marked by some interesting statistics of its own. Applicants to Dietrich thinking about studying statistics have doubled since 2013, and the number of undergraduate statistics majors is four times the size of what it was in 2010, and twenty times the size of what it was in 2003.

    News | October 2, 2017
  • Celebrating Randy Pausch’s lasting influence 10 years after his Last Lecture

    This past Monday marked a decade since Professor Randy Pausch delivered his last lecture in McConomy Auditorium. Randy Pausch has loomed large in the consciousness of Carnegie Mellon students for the past 10 years. This influence starts from the very first week that first years arrive on campus and endures when people admire the lights of his memorial footbridge or think about the ways in which te...

    News | September 25, 2017