Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS New Faculty Orientation Schedule

August 15-17, 2022


Monday, August 15

10:00-10:30 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
                                 Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics 

10:30-11:00 a.m.   SCS and Dean’s Office Overview
                                Nichole Merritt, Assistant Director of Administration, SCS Dean’s Office 

11:00 a.m.              Working Toward an Inclusive Environment for All
   -12:00 p.m.          Geoff Kaufman, Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
12:00-12:30 pm.    Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.    SCS Computing Facilities
                                Ed Walter, Director, SCS Computing
                                Beth Maxwell, IT Manager, Project Management & Business Process Improvements
                                Chris Olmeda, Technical Writer & Content Strategist
                                Roger Potersnak, SCS Help Desk Team Lead
                                Susan Vigna, IT Manager, SCS Computing

1:30-2:00 p.m.     SCS Space and Facilities
Paul Stockhausen, Senior Manager, SCS Building Facilities

2:00-3:00 p.m.     SCS Partnerships
George Darakos, Chief Partnerships Officer
                            Chris Kissell, Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships
                            Laura Alford, Administrative Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships
                            Edna Neivert, Development Communications Specialist
                            Patti Rote, FIRST Program Outreach Manager
                            Catherine Copetas, Assistant Dean for Industrial Relations and Director of Special Events 

3:00-3:30 p.m.     SCS Marketing & Communications
Mark Power, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
                            Aaron Aupperlee, Senior Director of Media Relations
                            Susie Cribbs, Assistant Director, Content & Web Communications
                            Kevin O’Connell, Associate Director of Communications & Editor
                            Matt Wein, Digital Media Producer
                            Kayla Papakie,  Senior Communications Manager


Tuesday, August 16

10:30-11:30 a.m.   Building Effective Research Labs
                                 Henny Admoni, A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute

 11:30 a.m.             Care and Support of Staff for Mutual Success
 p.m.          Walt Schearer, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

12:00-12:30 p.m.    Lunch

12:30-2:00 p.m.     Conversations with SCS Junior Faculty

2:00-2:30 p.m.       Break

2:30-4:00 p.m.       Introduction to Mentoring
                                 Charlie Garrod, Associate Teaching Professor, Software and Societal Systems Department
                                 Michael Hilton, Associate Teaching Professor, Software and Societal Systems Department 

Wednesday, August 17

10:00-11:00 a.m.    Understanding SCS (and CMU) Finances
                                  Walt Schearer, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

11:00 a.m.                Proposal and Award Management
     -12:00 p.m           AnnMarie Zanger, Associate Department Head for Finance and Administration, Computer Science Department

12:00-12:30 p.m       Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.       Working Session: Setting up profiles in CTP and Elements

1:30-2:00 p.m.         Sponsored Research at Carnegie Mellon
                                   John Porco, Assistant General Counsel, CMU/SCS

2:00-2:30 p.m          Tech Transfer and Enterprise Creation at Carnegie Mellon
                                  Cindy Chepanoske, Director of Technology Licensing, CMU

2:30-3:30 p.m.         Conversations with the Dean
                                   Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics



Questions or Comments? Contact Nichole Merritt