Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

SCS New Faculty Orientation Schedule

August 14-16, 2023

Location: GHC 4405 + Zoom

Monday, August 14

10:00-10:30 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
                                 Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics 

10:30-11:00 a.m.   SCS Overview
                                Nichole Merritt, Assistant Director of Administration, SCS Dean’s Office 

11:00 a.m.              Working Toward an Inclusive Environment for All
   -12:00 p.m.          Geoff Kaufman, Robert E. Kraut Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
12:00-12:30 pm.    Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.    SCS Computing Facilities
                            Ed Walter, Director, SCS Computing
                            Beth Maxwell, Assistant Director, SCS Computing
                            Roger Potersnak, SCS Computing Help Desk Assistant Manager
                            Richard Butts, SCS Computing Help Desk Support Technician
                            Chris Olmeda, SCS Computing Communications & Outreach Manager
                            Susan Vigna, SCS Computing Unix Engineering Manager
                            Ryan Slater, SCS Computing PC Engineering Manager

1:30-1:50 p.m.     SCS Space and Facilities
Paul Stockhausen, Senior Manager, SCS Building Facilities

2:00-3:00 p.m.     SCS Partnerships
George Darakos, Chief Partnerships Officer
Dan Jenkins, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships
                            Chris Kissell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships
                            Laura Alford, Administrative Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships
                            Edna Neivert, Development Communications Specialist
                            Catherine Copetas, Assistant Dean for Industrial Relations and Director of Special Events 

3:00-3:30 p.m.     SCS Marketing & Communications
Mark Power, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
                            Aaron Aupperlee, Senior Director of Media Relations
                            Susie Cribbs, Associate Director, Content & Web Communications
                            Kevin O’Connell, Director of Communications 
                            Matt Wein, Assistant Director, Digital and Social Communications
                            Kayla Papakie, Senior Communications Manager
                            Adam Kohlhaas, Communications Manager


Tuesday, August 15

10:00-11:30 a.m.   Building Effective Research Labs
                                 Henny Admoni, A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Jessica Hammer, Thomas and Lydia Moran Associate Professor of Learning Sciences

 11:30 a.m.             Additional time for previous session if needed / break

12:00-12:30 p.m.    Lunch

12:30-2:00 p.m.     Conversations with SCS Junior Faculty

2:00-2:30 p.m.       Break

2:30-4:00 p.m.       Introduction to Mentoring
                                 Charlie Garrod, Associate Teaching Professor, Software and Societal Systems Department
                                 Michael Hilton, Associate Teaching Professor, Software and Societal Systems Department 

Wednesday, August 16

9:30-10:00 a.m.    Engaging and Supporting Staff
                                Walt Schearer, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

10:00-11:00 a.m.    Understanding SCS (and CMU) Finances
                                  Walt Schearer, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

11:00 a.m.                Proposal and Award Management
     -12:00 p.m           AnnMarie Zanger, Associate Department Head for Finance and Administration, Computer Science Department

12:00-12:30 p.m       Lunch

12:30-1:00 p.m.       Working Session: CTP and Elements

1:00-1:30 p.m.         Sponsored Research at Carnegie Mellon
                                   Michael Romac, Office of Sponsored Programs, CMU
                                   John Porco,
Assistant General Counsel, CMU

1:30-2:00 p.m          Tech Transfer and Enterprise Creation at Carnegie Mellon
                                  Cindy Chepanoske, Director of Technology Licensing, CMU

2:00-3:30 p.m.         Conversations with the Dean
                                   Martial Hebert, Dean and Professor of Robotics



Questions or Comments? Contact Nichole Merritt