Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department in the College of Engineering
at Carnegie Mellon University which addresses important problems in technology and policy in which the technical
details are of central importance. The department offers a research-oriented Ph.D. program and double-major
undergraduate B.S. programs with each of the five traditional engineering departments and Computer Science, a research-oriented Ph.D. program, and a master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management (E&TIM).
Research in the department focuses on problems in:
energy and environmental systems
information and communication technology policy
risk analysis and communication; and
technical innovation and R&D policy.
Across these four focal areas we also study issues in engineered systems and domestic security, issues in technology and organizations and issues in technology and economic development. We frequently undertake the development of new software tools for the support of policy analysis and research.
Click here for a summary brochure on the department.
In a paper in Energy Policy, Carnegie Mellon University researchers quantify how cheap energy storage must be in order for it to be economical to use devices such as batteries and compressed-air-energy-storage (CAES) at remote wind farms. "By adding energy storage such as batteries... Read More »
Aquion Energy recognized Jul 2014
Aquion Energy, a company founded by EPP Professor Jay Whitacre, was named to the 2014 Sustainia100 for its saltwater battery technology. The Sustainia100 is an annual publication highlighting 100 innovative environmentally sustainable solutions and strategies from around... Read More »
Posen wins best presentation Jul 2014
EPP doctoral student Dan Posen won the best PhD presentation award at the Technology, Management & Policy (TMP) consortium hosted by TPP in Lisbon last month. The presentation was titled, "Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Benefits of Expanding U.S. Biofuel Incentives... Read More »
Roldan's research recognized Jul 2014
EPP doctoral student Juan Roldan’s paper, "Local Telephony Rates: Has Deregulation Lead to Higher Competition and Lower Rates’", has been named a winner in the 2014 TPRC Student Paper Competition. Roldan will travel to Arlington Virginia this... Read More »
Morgan urges decarbonizing the electricity sector Jul 2014
EPP department head Granger Morgan recently gave a talk on decarbonizing the electricity sector at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Decarbonizing the electricity sector is not nearly as daunting as cleaning up the whole system, Granger said. To... Read More »
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY, BAKER HALL 129, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY,
5000 FORBES AVE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15213
TEL (412) 268-2670 FAX (412) 268-3757
For questions or modification requests, contact: EPPCommon@gmail.com