About Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley:
Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus was founded in 2002. Long known for its leadership in engineering and computer science research and education, Carnegie Mellon and the College of Engineering have established a natural extension in Mountain View, one that integrates the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the highly innovative and entrepreneurial Silicon Valley. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is dedicated to educating its students to become leaders in global technology innovation and management and to performing innovative research that connects it to local, national, and global high-tech companies.

The campus offers graduate programs in software engineering, software management, information technology, innovation and mobility, each program provides the appropriate mix of technical, business and organizational skills critical to our students' success. We currently have over 160 students enrolled in three different graduate programs, and an additional 20-30 students annually who attend as part of two bicoastal programs.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley also has several research centers; the Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory, one of the world's leading ground and aerospace technology research centers, the CyLab Mobility Research Center, which focuses on context-aware applications and services, serendipitous collaboration, social networking and games, and the use of rich semantic information to enable novel data and media management, access and visualization; the SmartSpaces project, which focuses its research on context-aware software agents for elder care and home entertainment; and the Center for Open Source Investigation, which focuses on methods and practices for developing, adopting, managing and integrating systems that incorporate open source technology.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley has launched a Disaster Management Initiative, which brings together multiple groups and individuals to develop next generation solutions to improved coordination and collaboration between Citizens, Emergency Responders and Command Centers. The goal is more effective management of response and recovery of disasters and emergencies of various types and scale. Mobile devices, wireless sensors, context-aware/situation-aware information fusing, filtering and distribution, and fast communications infrastructure will play a major role.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Leong, director of external relations, at 650-335-2808 or sylvia.leong@sv.cmu.edu, or visit our website, http://sv.cmu.edu.