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Important People from CMU

coltranecoltrane Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
Nobel
Subject Year Name
Physics 1937 Clinton J. Davisson
Chemistry 1998 Walter Kohn
Economics 2004 Finn E Kydland
Economics 1995 Robert E. Lucas, Jr.
Economics 1990 Merton H. Miller
Economics 1985 Franco Modigliani
Economics 1994 John F. Nash, Jr.
Chemistry 1998 John A. Pople
Economics 2004 Edward C. Prescott
Physics 1994 Clifford Shull
Economics 1978 Herbert Simon
Physics 1943 Otto Stern



Business
* Paul Allaire, former Xerox CEO and Chairman
* Yoshiaki Fujimori President and CEO of General Electric Asia
* Larry Kurzweil, President and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood
* Howard Pien CEO and Chairman of Chiron Corporation
* Dina Dublon former EVP and CFO of JP Morgan Chase; board member of Microsoft, Accenture, PepsiCo, and Carnegie Mellon University
* David A. Coulter retired Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase; former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America


Science & Technology
* Andy Bechtolsheim (M.S. 1976), co-founder of Sun Microsystems
* Mark Canepa (B.S. 1976, M.S. 1977), Executive Vice President, Network Storage Products Group for Sun Microsystems
* George Cowan (Ph.D. 1950), nuclear scientist who was involved in the Manhattan Project, the U.S. atomic initiative during World War II
* Robert Dennard (Ph.D. 1958), inventor of dynamic random access memory (DRAM)
* Edward Feigenbaum (B.S. 1956, Ph.D. 1960), computer scientist and artificial intelligence expert
* Edward H. Frank (Ph.D. 1985), Vice President R&D, Broadcom
* Charles Geschke (Ph.D. 1973), co-founder of Adobe Systems
* James J. Gillogly (Ph.D. 1978), cryptographer who was the first to publicly solve parts 1-3 of Kryptos
* Stephen Glicker A famous figure in the gaming industry
* James Gosling (M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1983), creator of Java programming language
* Feng-hsiung Hsu (Ph.D. 1990), co-creator of ChipTest (while at CMU), which was the predecessor of Deep Thought, which in turn evolved into Deep Blue at IBM
* Vinod Khosla (M.S. 1978), co-founder of Sun Microsystems, venture capitalist at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
* Stephanie Kwolek (1946), inventor of Kevlar
* Edgar Mitchell (1952), astronaut, 6th man to walk on the moon
* Michael Montemerlo (B.S. and M.S. 1997, Ph.D. 2003), software lead for Stanley, the robotic car that won the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005
* John Ousterhout (Ph.D. 1980), inventor of the Tcl scripting language
* Drew D. Perkins (1985), author of Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
* Alan Perlis (1943), computer scientist
* Judith Resnik (1970), astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion during the launch of the mission STS-51-L.
* Barb Samardzich (M.S. 1985), Vice President, Powertrain Operations, Ford Motor Company
* Jonathan I. Schwartz (transferred to Wesleyan University) - CEO of Sun Microsystems
* Pradeep Sindhu (Ph.D.) - cofounder and CTO of Juniper Networks
* Ivan Sutherland (1959), computer programmer and Internet pioneer
* Avie Tevanian (M.S. 1985, Ph.D. 1988), former Apple CTO
* Hau Thai-Tang (1988), Director of Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team at Ford Motor Company, Chief Engineer of the 2005 Ford Mustang
* Red Whittaker (M.S. 1975, Ph.D. 1979), professor at CMU; led CMU teams that won second and third place in the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005
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Replies to: Important People from CMU

  • 2331clk2331clk Posts: 1,656Registered User Senior Member
    there's a slew of famous people in the entertainment industry. Jack Klugman, Holly Hunter, Ted Danson, Andy Warhol, Blair Underwood.....many more
  • coltranecoltrane Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
    Performing arts, film, and television
    Carnegie Mellon is affiliated with 3 Academy Award recipients, 7 Emmy Award recipients, and 4 Tony Award recipients.

    Ren
  • Spetsnaz OpSpetsnaz Op Posts: 870Registered User Member
    Yancey Arias went to CMU.
  • AcceptedAlreadyAcceptedAlready Posts: 2,634Registered User Senior Member
    I was thinking of starting a new thread but I felt it kinda belonged here.
    Here is a recap of Carnegie Mellon's rankings:

    Overall - #22

    Leader: Research

    Leader: Economic Diversity

    Leader: International Students

    "Great Schools, Great Prices"

    Undergraduate Specialty:
    Business, 2006 Overall - #5

    Management Information Systems - #2
    Quantitative Analysis - #2
    Production/Operations - #2
    Supply Chain Management - #5
    Finance - #9
    Entrepreneurship - #19
    Marketing - #20
    Management - #24

    Undergraduate Specialty:
    Engineering, 2006 Overall - #8

    Computer - #3
    Electrical - #10
    Materials - #11
    Civil - #13
    Environmental - #13
    Mechanical - #13
    Chemical - #14

    Graduate Specialty:
    Biological Sciences, 2007 Biological Sciences, Ph.D. - #36 overall
    Graduate Specialty:
    Business, 2007 Graduate Business -#16 overall
    Information Systems - #2
    Production/Operations Management - #3
    Supply Chain/Logistics - #5

    Finance - #18

    Graduate Specialty:
    Chemistry, 2007 Chemistry Ph.D. - #49 overall
    Graduate Specialty:
    Computer Science, 2007 Computer Science Ph.D. - #1 overall
    Programming Language - #1
    Artificial Intelligence - #3
    Systems - #3

    Theory - #6

    Graduate Specialty:
    Engineering, 2007 Graduate Engineering - #8 overall
    Computer Engineering - #3
    Environmental/Env. Health - #7
    Electrical/Electronic Comm. - #7
    Mechanical Engineering - #10
    Civil Engineering - #10
    Materials - #13
    Chemical - #13
    Biomedical/Bioengineering - #30
    Graduate Specialty:
    Mathematics, 2007 Mathematics Ph.D. - #29 overall
    Logic - #5
    Statistics - #10
    Applied Math - #11

    Graduate Specialty:
    Physics, 2007 Physics Ph.D. - #29 overall
    Graduate Specialty:
    Public Policy, 2005 Graduate Public Affairs - #8 overall
    Criminal Justice Policy Mgmt. - #1
    Information and Tech Mgmt - #1

    Health Policy and Mgmt - #7
    Environmental Policy and Mgmt - #7
    Public Policy Analysis - #4
    Graduate Specialty:
    Social Sciences & Humanities, 2006
    Graduate Psychology - #9 overall
    Cognitive Psychology - #2
    Experimental Psychology - #5
    Developmental Psychology - #12
    Psych. (Behavioral Neuroscience) - #12
    Graduate Economics - #20 overall
    Economics (Public Finance) - #11
    Graduate English - #51 overall
    Graduate History - #46 overall




    Special Graduate Business School Rankings

    Wall Street Journal
    B-School Rankings, 2005 National B-Schools (MBA) -#3
    International B-Schools (MBA) -#3
    Top School: Information Technology - #2
    Top School: Operations Managment - #2
    Consumer Products Industry Ranking - #1
    Top School: Finance - #5
    Top School: Recruiting MBAs with High Ethical Standards - #10
    Energy/Industrial Products Industry Ranking - #1
    Technology Industry Ranking - #2
    Entrepreneurship - #6
    Health-Care Industry Ranking - #7
    Management Consulting Industry
    Ranking - #9
    For Recruiting Minorities - #10
    BusinessWeek
    B-School Rankings, 2005 National Ranking -
    #15 overall
    Recruiter's Favorites - Technology - #3
    "On the Move" - Most Improved School - #5
    Forbes Magazine
    B-School Rankings, 2006 National Ranking -
    #16 overall
    #8 part-time MBA program

    Financial Times 2005
    B-School Rankings MBA Ranking -
    #28 overall
    Placement Success - #5
    Doctoral Program - #7
    Research - #25


    Additional Rankings

    Kaplan / Newsweek
    Hot Schools, 2005
    "Hottest for Getting a Job"

    Princeton Review
    2005: America's Most Entrepreneurial Campuses - #6

    2006: Top 25 "Most Connected Campuses"

    Times Higher Education Supplement, 2005
    World's Best 200 Universities - #44




    Most noticeable:
    Top 5 Business Ugrad
    Top 3 MBA (Wall Street Journal. This is important since the ranking was done by top recruiters and their opinions ONLY)
    Top 3 Computer Science Ugrad
    #1 PHD Computer Science
    Hottest for Getting a Job
    Recruiter's Favorite
    Placement Success
    On the Move: Most Improved School
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