CMU’s Traffic21 Announces Smart Mobility Challenge
Release Date: Jun 15, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21, a research institute operated out of the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and its affiliated USDOT National University Transportation Center in the College of Engineering, Mobility21, are sponsoring a challenge that will transform southwestern Pennsylvania into a test bed for mobility innovation. ...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Bank Data Breaches and Customer Loyalty
Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Bank customers not only value security, they demand it. Heinz College professor Rahul Telang is an expert in the economics of information security and privacy. His new paper published by the Federal Trade Commission, “Security, Fraudulent Transactions and Customer Loyalty: A Field Study,” answers these questions and fills a research gap in the area. His findings suggest that it is in financial firms’ best interest to invest heavily in security not just to protect accounts, but to improve user co...
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CISOs: Heinz College Trains Guardians of the Security Galaxy
Release Date: May 19, 2017
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These days, the question is not if your company’s information will be threatened, or even when—the reality facing firms now is: You’ve been hacked, you just don’t know it yet. Every organization, no matter its size, needs a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to ensure and maintain cyber and information security. At Heinz College's CISO Certificate Program, part of the CIO Institute Executive Education curriculum and co-administered with the Software Engineering Institute, top security pr...
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Classroom Dedication a Fitting Honor for Salesforce President and COO
Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Keith Block (MSPPM ’84) is a member of the Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees and Dean’s Advisory Council at Heinz College. He currently serves as the vice chairman, president, and COO of software and cloud computing giant Salesforce. In a May 19 ceremony, Heinz College Dean Ramayya Krishnan dedicated the Block Classroom, a state-of-the-art 60-seat classroom situated in Hamburg Hall’s newly renovated east wing. Block and his wife, Suzanne Kelley, are guests of honor this week, as Blo...
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Heinz Experts Make Cybersecurity Recommendations Washington Should Consider Now
Release Date: May 04, 2017
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In the years ahead, the online environment will be complicated by autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things as much as cyber crime and cyber warfare, and we are headed toward a reality in which the digital world and the physical world will have flimsy boundaries at best. Leaders are needed to tackle complex challenges in cyber that are more philosophical than technical. Said another way: the field needs political science as much as computer science. Heinz College experts Randall Trzeciak a...
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Heinz Students Investigate Agency Hacks for US House Committee on Homeland Security
Release Date: May 04, 2017
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The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security tapped a group of Heinz College students from the Master of Science in Information Security Policy & Management (MSISPM) program to perform a comparative analysis of several high-profile security breaches of federal agencies. In each case, the students detailed the response of the affected agency and then made specific recommendations on how to shore up defenses and prevent a future attack....
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A Grand Challenge: National Academy of Engineering Talks Cybersecurity at CMU
Release Date: May 04, 2017
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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) gathered for a regional meeting and symposium at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute to discuss cybersecurity, which is now one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century....
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Bankrupting Terrorism: Heinz Alum Hits Extremists Where It Hurts
Release Date: May 03, 2017
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The U.S. Department of State has prevented more than 300 terrorist attacks by tracing and recovering illegal money meant to fund terrorist activities. But even with that rate of success, the World Bank estimates that approximately $3.61 trillion is laundered annually across the globe, making laundering a colossal challenge for counterterrorism experts. One of the keys to fighting terrorist attacks is further preventing the illegal laundering of money, usually disguised as legitimate business tr...
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Somebody's Watching Me (and I Have No Privacy): Professor Acquisti on the FCC, ISPs, and Why Privacy Is So Challenging
Release Date: Apr 24, 2017
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Professor Alessandro Acquisti is a leading voice in information technology and Internet privacy. He is the director of the PwC-CMU Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, housed at Heinz College. The recent decision by Congress to roll back certain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy protections has caused a lot of concern, and perhaps even more confusion. What does the decision really mean for consumers? Should we panic? Is every device in our homes going to be spying on u...
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MAKING HEALTH CARE MARKETS WORK: COMPETITION POLICY FOR HEALTH CARE
Release Date: Apr 12, 2017
ACTIONABLE POLICY PROPOSALS FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, CONGRESS, AND THE STATES - APRIL 2017...
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Dean Ramayya Krishnan Honored with 2017 IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award
Release Date: Mar 16, 2017
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Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of the H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, is a 2017 recipient of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Distinguished Alumnus Award. Krishnan received the award on March 16 in a ceremony on the IIT Madras campus....
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Hold Tight and Pretend It’s a Plan: Big Data and BBC's 'Doctor Who'
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
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The BBC television series Doctor Who has millions of devoted fans all over the world, and many of them would claim to be experts on the show. But to find experts on “Whovians” themselves, look to Heinz College. A team of five Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) students worked with BBC Worldwide to analyze content on the Doctor Who YouTube channel in order to grasp why some content played better to the show’s rapidly growing fan-base. These insights would in turn help the BBC boost...
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Beyond ‘The Great Wall,’ Heinz Experts on China and Hollywood’s Complicated Love Affair
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
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China is projected to surpass the United States at the box office in the near future, and co-productions between the nations are expected to rise. At the same time, piracy and censorship continue to be problems. Heinz College experts Dan Green (MEIM program) and Lee Branstetter (MSPPM program), as well as alumna Rachel Song (MEIM '16), co-founder of Vantage Entertainment, weigh in on the opportunities and obstacles....
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Disruption is Rewarded: Streaming Services Are Changing (And Winning) Everything
Release Date: Feb 19, 2017
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When it came to prestigious Hollywood awards, SVOD channels like Netflix and Amazon had no seat at the table as recently as 2012. Five years later, the Amazon Studios feature Manchester by the Sea became the first film released by a streaming service to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Heinz College faculty experts weigh in on why this is such an important development in the entertainment industry, and what's ahead....
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Geek Out! Heinz College Students Build On-Demand Video Solution for Legendary Entertainment
Release Date: Feb 19, 2017
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Legendary Entertainment is a powerhouse in the world of unapologetic fandom, a major player in the mainstreaming of “geek culture." An epic company has epic needs, and that’s where Heinz College comes in. A team of Heinz students from the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program built a “server-less” architecture for Legendary that could prove critical to the future success of the client’s new streaming service, Alpha....
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MEIM Faculty, Alumni, and Students Make a Splash at Sundance 2017
Release Date: Feb 18, 2017
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The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is one of the film industry’s biggest annual events. Heinz College’s Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM), a joint program with Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts, takes students to Sundance every year. This year, Heinz College is proud to report that some of festival’s hottest entries were projects produced by MEIM alumni and faculty, and other members of the CMU family. 'Crown Heights', produced by MEIM Adjunct Profes...
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Get Your Popcorn Ready: Are Super Bowl Movie Trailers Worth the Cost?
Release Date: Feb 18, 2017
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Heinz College professor Michael D. Smith offers insight into how Super Bowl ads affect Hollywood releases. The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in the United States, comprising 19 of the top 20 U.S. broadcasts by viewership ever recorded. “We’re seeing fewer and fewer of these mass culture-shaping events out there,” said Smith, adding that the Super Bowl is unique not only because of its ratings share, but because it’s a broadcast during which people actually want to watch the c...
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CBS Television Thrives with Help of Heinz Alumnus
Release Date: Feb 18, 2017
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Lee Hollin (MEIM ’07) is vice president of current programming at CBS and CBS TV Studios. Hollin presides over every aspect of shows like Madam Secretary, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The CW’s Jane the Virgin, and the recent SyFy series Incorporated – from ensuring the creative health and strength of the series, to making sure they stay on budget, to promoting them as viable pieces of creative content in the marketplaces where CBS seeks to leverage them. Hollin currently manag...
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CMU Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Order on Immigration
Release Date: Feb 17, 2017
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Carnegie Mellon joined several research universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the executive order on immigration in U.S. District Court in New York on Monday, Feb. 13....
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Keystone Classroom: Heinz Professor Gets New Lawmakers Up to Speed
Release Date: Feb 01, 2017
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Professor Rick Stafford is part of a non-partisan effort aimed at educating newly elected officials on legislative history and process. Stafford is one of a team of professors—assembled by Dr. Joseph McLaughlin, director of the Temple University Institute for Public Policy—whose purpose is to better inform new Pennsylvania house representatives and state senators in order to help them be more effective lawmakers. The program, first officially installed in 2013, served 29 newly elected members th...
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