Research exchange to Carnegie Mellon University
August 01, 2012 Andreas Lundell News
PhD student Axel Nyberg spent half a year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA. He describes his visit in the following way:
In the spring of 2012 I was at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, as a visiting researcher for six months. I worked in professor Ignacio Grossmann’s group together with PhD students from CMU and other visitors. While at CMU, I attended courses in optimization both at the Chemical Engineering Department as well as Tepper School of Business.
To my surprise, the university itself was not that much different from ÅAU. CMU has about 12 000 students (6 000 undergraduates) and the classes are relatively small with a nice atmosphere. In some of the courses I attended, there were only a handful of students.
Professor Grossmann is also the director for the Center of Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD). The CAPD has a close collaboration with the industry, resulting for example in seminars with industry representatives as well as many joint research projects.
All in all, I had a wonderful time both at CMU and in Pittsburgh and I am very grateful to professor Grossmann for inviting me.
Facts about Carnegie Mellon University
CMU is a private university founded in 1900 in Pitts-burgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The metropolitan area of Pittsburgh has about 2.4 million inhabitants.
The university campus is located about 5 km from the center of Pittsburgh, and in close proximity to the University of Pittsburgh.
Has about 6 000 undergraduate and 6 000 post-graduate students in seven colleges and independent schools, including the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Tepper School of Business.
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks CMU 2012 as the 9th best university world-wide in engineering, technology and computer sciences.