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 who will be visiting 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 Disaster Management Initiative, which brings together first responders, citizens, government and industry to better enhance disaster recovery; 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.