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Molly Wright Steenson Appointed K&L Gates Professorship

The School of Design's Molly Wright Steenson has been appointed to new professorships created with funding from the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies at CMU. This professorship will enable CMU to continue its leadership in the ethical, social and policy issues that arise as artificial intelligence and other computing technologies increasingly reshape society and daily life.

Molly Wright Steenson on “Architectural Intelligence”

What is the space between architecture and architecting? That is the central question of Molly Wright Steenson’s first book “Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape.” The book is about the mostly-unexplored history of the relationship between artificial intelligence, cybernetics, architecture, and design.

Thomas Merriman Wins Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award

Thomas Merriman, a Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, just received the Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award this past April. The Hornbostel Award, which is the College of Fine Arts' annual recognition for teaching excellence, is named after Henry Hornbostel, the first Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the architect and designer of several Carnegie Mellon University buildings including the College of Fine Arts Building, Baker Hall, Doherty Hall, Hammerschlag Hall and Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall.

Design Faculty Wins Award for Supercomputing Resources

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has just awarded Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design's Associate Professor Peter Scupelli and Post-Doctoral Researcher Paul Inventado supercomputing resources for their proposal entitled "Creative Workplace Alchemies: Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Study Occupancy of Individual Workspaces and Collaboration Hotspots."

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