CMU's Heinz College Named Top Analytics Program by INFORMS
Release Date: Apr 26, 2016
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Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College has won the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research. The announcement was made April 10 at the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Orlando. “INFORMS has a long and rich tradition of honoring the very best in operations research and analytics...
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Heinz College Policy Students React to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s CMU Campaign Visit
Release Date: Apr 14, 2016
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On April 6, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed a packed crowd at Carnegie Mellon University’s Skibo Gymnasium as part of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. During her presentation, Secretary Clinton outlined her stance on policy issues ranging from manufacturing and marriage equality to environmental policy and gender-based pay equity. Several students from H. John Heinz III College’s School of Public Policy and Managemen...
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Ben Elliott Lets His Imagination Run Wild at Warner Bros. Interactive
Release Date: Apr 06, 2016
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“It’s like taking all of your LEGOs and dumping them all out on the floor – anything is possible,” said Ben Elliott (MEIM ‘07) of LEGO Dimensions, the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) video game that launched in September. The game combines physical LEGO bricks with a virtual video game world, featuring everyone from Gandalf to Homer Simpson teaming up to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. For Elliott, art mimics life. The onscreen collaborations that make LEGO Dimensions come alive ar...
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Heinz College Grad Founds Agriculture Startup; Wins $50,000 National Science Foundation Grant
Release Date: Mar 29, 2016
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Brendan Carroll (MISM ’15) is in the process of promoting and seeking investment capital for his entrepreneurial venture, Skycision, a data-driven farm management platform built around the collection and processing of high-resolution aerial imagery obtained via drone technology. The H. John Heinz III College alumnus recently won a $50,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help launch this innovative new firm, which leverages CMU’s core competencies in computer vision, machine learning, ...
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Honoring Al Blumstein's Contributions to Public Policy
Release Date: Mar 26, 2016
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Starting April 1, H. John Heinz III College will host a two-day symposium in honor of Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research. Featuring expert panelists and sessions on a variety of topics at the intersection of policy and analytics, the symposium will celebrate Blumstein’s lifelong contributions to intelligent public policy in criminology and operations research. Former colleagues, students, and friends will come from all over the globe ...
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South Australian Premier's Historic CMU Visit
Release Date: Mar 25, 2016
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The Hon. Jay Weatherill, MP, Premier of South Australia, made a historic visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s Pittsburgh campus March 14 and 15 to see firsthand CMU’s technological innovations in autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics, and clean energy. He was warmly welcomed by Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh, who hosted a luncheon in the Premier’s honor at the President’s residence. During his first day at Carnegie Mellon, Premier Weatherill visited H. John Heinz III College. Dur...
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From Classroom to Collaboration: Heinz Students Team Up with the City of Pittsburgh
Release Date: Mar 23, 2016
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From creating modern solutions to traffic problems to enhancing officers’ ability to ensure public safety, H. John Heinz III College students are applying their learning in countless ways to solve some of society’s biggest challenges. Through their semester-long Systems Synthesis capstone projects, they collaborated with the City of Pittsburgh during the fall 2015 academic semester in a variety of ways to provide integrated, data-driven research and recommendations to help improve daily life for...
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Pittsburgh Named a Finalist in Smart City Challenge
Release Date: Mar 22, 2016
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The City of Pittsburgh was named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made the announcement on March 12 at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Pittsburgh was one of seven finalists selected from a pool of 78 mid-sized U.S. cities that submitted proposals for the Challenge. The DOT will award a $40 million grant to one winning city for the development of smart city initiatives. Carnegie Me...
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Broadband and Smart Cities: Ken Fellman Visits CMU
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016
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In January, Fellman, a local government telecommunications attorney and former Mayor of Arvada, Colorado, appeared before a group of Carnegie Mellon University students at Porter Hall. The lecture and talkback was presented by Carnegie Mellon University’s University Lecture Series, and was co-hosted by the Dietrich College Dean’s Office and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Fellman spoke to the importance of fast and efficient broadband service to the development of smart cities....
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Jesse Berst Lauds Pittsburgh’s Smart City Development
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016
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For Jesse Berst, smart cities represent the next big step in human innovation that will have a groundbreaking impact on improving the lives of people around the globe. According to Berst, Founder and Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, achieving this transformation will depend on the close collaboration of city officials and utility companies. Berst says that legislators, private sector energy providers, and research institutions must work together to develop an integrated approach to impleme...
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Privacy Regulation, Incentives, and Health Care Tech Adoption
Release Date: Mar 03, 2016
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Health information exchanges (HIEs) provide information technology solutions that allow patients’ electronic medical records to be shared among otherwise disconnected health care organizations. HIE efforts seek to improve efficiency and quality of care, but they have raised substantial concerns associated with the privacy of patients’ data. To date, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to incentivize HIE efforts (most often by providing funding), address patient priva...
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John Fetterman's Leadership Journey
Release Date: Mar 02, 2016
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John Fetterman,Mayor of Braddock, PA and current U.S. senatorial candidate, recently visited H. John Heinz III College to speak to a group of students from the School of Public Policy and Management about effective leadership, and to share his personal journey of public service. Fetterman said he began developing his practical approach to public policy nearly 20 years ago, as a student and AmeriCorps member here in Pittsburgh. One class in particular, Media and Public and Policy at Heinz Colleg...
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FBI versus Apple: Analyzing Data Privacy
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016
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Rahul Telang, H. John Heinz III College Professor of Information Systems, analyzes the ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI over breaking into the iPhone maker’s encryption system in this insightful essay. Telang argues that, while Apple and law enforcement agencies will likely find a compromise in this case, the demand on the part of users for private companies to protect their personal data is only going to increase as technology improves and more devices capture our personal data every da...
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Two Longtime Leaders Take on New Roles at Heinz College
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016
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Over the next few months, Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management will implement a new leadership structure that will see two of its familiar faces take on new, exciting roles within the college. At the end of this academic year, Brenda Peyser will be stepping down as Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management. Peyser, who has been instrumental in helping the school achieve unprecedented growth for more than two decades, will be staying on with the Heinz College...
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Carnegie Mellon Master of Arts Management Program Launches Partnership in Sedona with Focus on Cultural Manager Residency Program
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016
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In partnership with the Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School, Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Arts Management (MAM) program is pleased to offer its alumni and faculty an exclusive opportunity to participate in a free summer cultural manager residency program in the stunning red rocks and high desert of Northern Arizona. Although hundreds of artist-centered residency programs exist globally, most do not offer an arts manager-centered program. MAM Cultural Manager Residencies will in...
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MAM Partners with Europe's Centre for REsearch in ARts and Economics (CREARE) on 2016 Summer Intensive
Release Date: Feb 25, 2016
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Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts Management (MAM) program is pleased to partner with The Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) on an exciting summer academic program in cultural economics, which will take place at CMU June 7-11. Led by leading cultural economics scholar and researcher Dr. Arjo Klamer (Erasmus University - Rotterdam) and a team of accomplished faculty members, this Value of Culture certificate program will explore the characteristics of cultural industri...
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Lights! Camera! Action! Data!
Release Date: Feb 12, 2016
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Michael Smith, a Carnegie Mellon University professor in its H. John Heinz III College’s Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) and Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) programs, and MISM professor Rahul Telang founded a research center within Heinz College called IDEA—the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics—to conduct research on digital content distribution in partnership with some of the biggest players in entertainment, including major movie studios, record ...
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Congressional Candidate and Heinz College Alumnus Joel Rubin Addresses Heinz Students
Release Date: Feb 04, 2016
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Joel Rubin is no stranger to conflict. As staffer, advocate, and politician, he has maintained a resolutely progressive stance on hot-button issues concerning energy, the economy, and foreign policy. An outspoken advocate of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Rubin was also one of the first individuals to testify to Congress during the Benghazi hearings in 2015. Rubin says his confidence and conviction in the face of potential conflict and criticism are due in large part to the data-driv...
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Heinz College Hosts U.S. Senatorial Debate
Release Date: Feb 04, 2016
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Heinz College, in association with Pennsylvania’s 14th Ward Democratic Club, hosted a U.S. senatorial debate on Sunday, January 31. More than 600 members of the greater Pittsburgh community visited the Carnegie Mellon University campus on a sunny afternoon to engage in the political process as three Democratic senatorial candidates from Pennsylvania – John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, Pa.; Katie McGinty, former chief of staff to Gov. Tom Wolf and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department ...
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Student Group Bringing Big Data to Cities
Release Date: Feb 04, 2016
Students for Urban Data Systems (SUDS) is a new student group that brings together the vast (and growing) array of disciplines related to cities adapting new methods of “big data” collection and analysis to improve their delivery of municipal services, from providing water and police protection to repairing infrastructure....
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