Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS Pandemic Safety Officers and Community Pandemic Safety Ambassadors

Carnegie Mellon University's Pandemic Safety Initiative is comprised of two distinct roles, the Pandemic Safety Officer (PSO) and the Community Pandemic Safety Ambassador (CPSA). Both roles serve as resources to the CMU community, assist in the COVID-19 mitigation strategy and assist in Return-to-Campus efforts.

Below is a list of SCS's PSOs and CPSAs and the SCS buildings in which they are primarily assigned.

SCS Community Pandemic Safety Ambassadors

Community Pandemic Safety Ambassador (CPSA) is a voluntary program intended to support the university’s COVID-19 risk mitigation strategy and report instances that do not follow its guidelines. A CPSA is to serve as a resource of information, monitor responsible areas to identify needs and submit requests for assistance or supplies. In addition to the existing roles and responsibilities of a PSO within their respective department or unit, a CPSA will support the campus community in common areas and classrooms, perform health and cleaning spot-checks and assist the campus community implement physical distancing.

  • Elizabeth Auld
  • Catherine Copetas
  • Lynn Eatmon
  • Colleen Everett
  • Laura Everhart
  • Jamie Gregory
  • John Harris
  • Michael Jones
  • Kevin O'Connell
  • Philip Lehman
  • Nichole Merritt
  • Tom Pope
  • Luke Padezan
  • Elizabeth Roberts
  • Walt Schearer
  • Paul Stockhausen
  • Brett Sullivan
  • Matt Wein

SCS Pandemic Safety Officers

A Pandemic Safety Officer (PSO) is an individual identified by their Department head or supervisor to assist with the development, support and regular reviews of their organization’s Return to Campus Plan. A PSO ensures that colleagues have the information and resources to comply with the minimum Return to Campus requirements.

Computational Biology Department

  • Ashley Brown, Mellon Institute
  • Joshua Kangas, Gates and Hillman Centers, Mellon Institute
  • Russell Schwartz, Mellon Institute

Computer Science Department

  • Charlotte Yano, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Colleen Everett, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Gates and Hillman Centers


  • Elaheh Soltanaghaei Koupaei, Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Hanhui Liang, Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Melissa Hyzy, Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Mitchell Franzos, Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Nuno Alexandre Magalhaes Pereira, Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

Dean's Office

  • Elizabeth Auld, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • James Gregory, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Laura Everhart, 417 South Craig St
  • Luke Padezan, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Matt Wein, 417 South Craig St
  • Michael Malloy, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Nichole Merritt, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Paul Stockhausen, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Philip Lehman, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Walt Schearer, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Brett Sullivan, Wean Hall 

Human-Computer Interaction Institute

  • Christopher Harrison, 407-409 South Craig St.
  • John Antanitis, 407-409 South Craig St.
  • John Zimmerman, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Michael Bett, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Nicole Willis, 300 South Craig St.

Institute for Software Research

  • Jonathan Aldrich, TCS Hall
  • Karen Fleischman, 300 South Craig St. 
  • Nick Frollini, TCS Hall
  • Paul Bowes, TCS Hall
  • Ram Konduru, TCS Hall
  • Sharon Blazevich, TCS Hall 
  • Stefan Hadricky, TCS Hall
  • Thomas Pope, TCS Hall
  • Travis Breaux, TCS Hall
  • Yuvraj Agarwal, TCS Hall

Language Technology Institute

  • Mary Jo Bensasi, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Angela Miller, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • David Mortensen, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Graham Neubig, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • James Callan, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Jessica Maguire, Gates and Hillman Centers


  • James Montgomery, NREC
  • Robert Bittner, NREC

Robotics Institute

  • Aaron Steinfeld, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Alireza Golestaneh, Elliot Dunlap Smith Hall
  • Cameron Riviere, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Charles Hart, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Christpher Atkeson, Newell-Simon Hall
  • David Held, Elliott Dunlap Smith Hall
  • Fatma Zeynep Temel, Newell-Simon Hall
  • George Kantor, Newell-Simon Hall 
  • Greg Armstrong, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Hartmut Geyer, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Henny Admoni, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Howard Choset, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Ian Higgins, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Ioannis Gkioulekas, Elliott Dunlap Smith Hall
  • Jean Harpley, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Justin Macey, Wean Hall
  • Lu Li, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Manash Pratim Das, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Matthew Mason, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Matthew O'Toole, Elliott Dunlap Smith Hall
  • Maxim Likhachev, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Oliver Kroemer, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Ralph Hollis, Elliott Dunlap Smith Hall
  • Robert Maclachlan, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Robert Tamburo, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Steven Willits, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Tesca Fitzgerald, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Timothy Angert, Newell-Simon Hall
  • Warren Whittaker, Newell-Simon Hall, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Wennie Tabib, Gates and Hillman Centers
  • Wenzhen Yuan, Newell-Simon Hall

SCS Computing

  • John Harris, Wean Hall
  • Ken Tew, Wean Hall
  • Michael Jones, Wean Hall