Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 17, 2020 

9:45 - 10:00

Review of logistics / Tech check

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics 

10:30 – 11:30

SCS: Working Toward an Inclusive Environment for All
Geoff Kaufman, Assistant Professor, HCII 
Jodi Forlizzi, Geschke Director and Professor, HCII

11:30 – 12:00

SCS Dean’s Office:  Who, What, Where 
Nichole Merritt, Assistant Director of Administration, SCS Dean’s Office

12:00 – 12:30 Break
12:30 - 1:30

SCS Computing Facilities
Beth Maxwell, IT Manager, Communications & Outreach, Project Management
Chris Olmeda, Technical Writer/Content Strategist, Communications & Outreach
Ed Walter, Director, SCS Computing 
Brian Kettell, SCS Help Desk Manager, SCS Help Desk

1:30 - 2:00

SCS Space and Facilities 
Paul Stockhausen, Director of Building Facilities

2:00 – 2:30 SCS Marketing & Communications
Mark Power, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Susie Cribbs, Assistant Director, Content & Web Communications
Kevin O’Connell, Associate Director of Communications and Editor
Byron Spice, Director of Media Relations
Matthew Wein, Digital Producer


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

10:00 – 11:00

Building Effective Research Labs
Jessica Hamer, Assistant Professor, HCII
Henny Admoni, Assistant Professor, RI

11:00 – 11:30

Care and Support of Staff for Mutual Success
Cheryl Wehrer, Associate Director for Finance and Administration, RI

11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 1:30 

Research Talks by all New Faculty
5-minute Research Overviews
All SCS Faculty & Staff will be invited to attend this session

*there is a 30-minute gap following this session to allow for overflow and/or time for a brief intermission

2:00 – 3:00

Understanding SCS (and CMU) Finances
Walt Schearer, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

3:00 – 4:00

Proposal & Award Management
AnnMarie Zanger, Associate Department Head for Finance & Administration, CSD


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

10:00 - 11:00

Conversations with SCS Junior Faculty
Oana Carja, Assistant Professor, Computational Biology Department
Nik Martelaro, Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Matthew O’Toole, Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Leila Wehbe, Assistant Professor, Machine Learning Department
Lining Yao, Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute

11:00 – 11:45

SCS Partnerships 
George Darakos, Chief Partnerships Officer
Dan Jenkins, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships
Chris Kissell, Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships
Laura Alford, Administrative Coordinator, Partnerships
Edna Neivert, Development Communications Specialist

11:45 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:00

Sponsored Research at Carnegie Mellon 
John Porco, Assistant General Counsel

1:00 – 1:30

Office of International Education
Linda Gentile, Director of International Education

1:30 – 2:30

Conversations with the Dean 
Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics


Questions or Comments? Contact Nichole Merritt