Current Students

Welcome, students! Here you will find information and resources pertaining to your degree and life at Carnegie Mellon, from start to finish. We invite you to explore the information available.

If you have any questions, please contact the program administrator, Connie Herold ( .

Student Handbook

Your one-stop-shop for information you'll need to know as a PhD student in Societal Computing

Thesis Information

Your thesis is the culmination of all your hard work. Learn more about how to get it done right.


Learn more about the policies and procedures that govern Carnegie Mellon.

Campus Resources and Groups

There are a wealth of resources at CMU that may be of interest to you as a Societal Computing student. Check them out!


Have a question? We may have the answer. Check out some of our most frequently asked.



Student Story

Hanan Hibshi on usable privacy and security

How security requirements can be more usable for developers

Student Story

Pardis Emami-Naeini takes on security & privacy in IoT

Fourth year Societal Computing PhD candidate, Pardis Emami-Naeini, talks about switching PhD programs,
her startup aspirations, as well as her work in security and privacy for IoT.

Alumni Story

Bradley Malin's Journey in Biomedical Informatics

Alumnus, Dr. Bradley Malin, is a leading researcher in the field of Biomedical Informatics. Learn more about
how the interdisciplinary nature of research in Societal Computing put him on a path to make his mark.

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