James H. Garrett, Jr., Ph. D.

Dean, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Spurring Collaboration Between Industry and Higher Ed
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

James H. Garrett, Jr. became Dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering in 2013. Prior to that, he was head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Garrett received his B.S./M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. Dean Garrett’s research is focused on how sensors and data analytics can make cities more adaptive and efficient, giving infrastructure the ability to detect and report on problems directly to the humans charged with maintaining those structures. As Dean, he is committed to the integration of research and teaching across engineering, as well as with other disciplines.