Carnegie Mellon University

ACE-CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) is an international, cross-campus collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University USA and Carnegie Mellon University Africa.

ProgramME
CMU-ACE
Locations
United States
South Africa
Subjects
Cryptography
Education
Economics
CMU-ACE

The ACE includes investigators located both in Pittsburg, USA, and in the CMU-Africa campus located in Kigali, Rwanda.

The CMU ACE Programme focuses on research and curriculum development with the following highlights:

  1. Research: Focus on two major research areas: Incentives and economics, and adoption and usability. The former includes aspects of cryptography, mechanism design, and smart-contract programming languages, while the latter deals with barriers to adoption and the evolution needed to increase usability, particularly when operating in resource-limited environments.
  2. Education: Focus on curriculum development for improving blockchain literacy with two primary objectives: Training the next generation of blockchain developers and producing educational materials to improve world-wide understanding of blockchains and their security. The programme will create a blockchain minor for undergraduate students.
  3. Community support: Promotes a robust and vibrant community of interdisciplinary scholars from across CMU’s colleges and CMU Africa collaborating on frontier challenges for blockchain and supported by programmes such as ACE Student Fellowships in Blockchain Studies; ACE Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sponsorships; ACE-CMU Africa Fellowships; the Annual ACE-CMU Blockchain Summit; and more.

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Investigators

Ariel Zetlin-Jones

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Nicolas Christin

Co-PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Elaine Shi

PI
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Assane Gueye

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Bryan Routledge

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Fraser Brown

Senior Personnel
Stanford University (Carnegie Mellon University from Fall 2022)
United States

Giulia Fanti

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Hanan Hibshi

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jan Hofmann

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Jema David Ndibwile

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Jonathan Aldrich

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Martin Saint

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Rwanda

Michael McCarthy

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Norman Sadeh

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

Seth Copen Goldstein

Senior Personnel
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
United States

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