Mr. Jared L. Cohon (Carnegie Mellon University)
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Mr. Jared L. Cohon

President of Carnegie Mellon University

Date of Birth: 1947.10Nationality: United States



1969 B.S. (Civil Engineering) of University of Pennsylvania

1972 M.S. (Civil Engineering) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1973 Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1973~1992 The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering

1992~1997 Dean and Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

1997~present President of Carnegie Mellon University                      Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringProfessor of Engineering and Public Policy

In addition, the immediate past Chairman of Association of American Universities. At present, member of Council on Competitiveness, member of Homeland Security Advisory Council, member of the National Research Council, and member of Global Science and Technology. In 2009, he was named a distinguished member of the American Society of the Civil Engineers. In 2011, he received the 2011 National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies.



 Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1900 as the Carnegie Technical Schools, for the children of steel-mill workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1912, the schools became the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and in 1967, a merger with the Mellon Institute created Carnegie Mellon University. With Prof. Jared L. Cohon as President, CMU now has 6,020 undergraduates, 5,510 graduate students, and more than 1,300 faculty members.

Carnegie Mellon University is renowned for its strengths in computer science, engineering, business, policy, and the arts and humanities. Entire fields of study were founded at Carnegie Mellon, such as human-computer interaction or learning science and engineering, and the university excels in cross-disciplinary collaboration. It is one of the most successful U.S. universities in bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. The university recently launched Greenlighting Startups - a new initiative accelerating CMU’s record of turning innovations to new business. CMU belongs to one of the R&D institutions of NASA, and is a member of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Consortium started by President Barack Obama in 2011. The university is a global leader in robotics and is recognized for innovative applications of robots to education, being a founder of RoboCup – the world largest robot football competition.


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