Title：Engineering and Public Policy – A key set of skills to address problems in the 21st Century
Speaker: Prof. M. Granger Morgan,Head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator: Kang Jincheng, Deputy director of International Division of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Time: 3:00 — 5:00 p.m. January 7th, 2013
Venue: Room 316, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Language: English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
In this talk Prof. Morgan will do three things: 1) explain the need to provide graduate-level education for science and engineering students to address policy problem in which technical details are of central importance; 2) present a brief summary of programs in the area of engineering and public policy that have been developed around the world and discuss some of the challenges those programs face; and, 3) provide an overview of the Department of Engineering and Pubic Policy (EPP) in the Engineering College at Carnegie Mellon University. He will conclude by presenting three brief examples of research being conducted in EPP at Carnegie Mellon.
Prof. Morgan holds a AB from Harvard, where he concentrated in physics, and MS from Cornell in astronomy and space science, and a PhD from UC San Diego in applied physics. At Carnegie Mellon he holds the Lord Chair Professorship and is head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. At Carnegie Mellon he also holds appointments in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management and directs the campus-wide Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Morgan is a Fellow of the IEEE, the AAAS, and the Society for Risk Analysis, and is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Science.