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The Computer Science Department is headquartered in the Gates Center for Computer Science on Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus.

Made possible by a lead gift of $20 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Center opened in 2009 with new classrooms, graduate and faculty offices, conference rooms, labs, and open project space. The American Institute of Architects selected the LEED-certified Gold building as one of the nine best examples of architectural excellence and urban design in 2012. 


Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Gates Center 6105
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3891
Phone: 412-268-2565

Key Contacts
Department Administration
Head of Department Frank Pfenning 412-268-6343 www
Administrative Associate to the Dept. Head Diana Hyde  412-268-1156  
Assoc. Dept. Head for Finance and Administration  AnnMarie Zanger 412-268-2595   
Asst. Dean, Industrial Relations/ Dir. Special Events Catherine Copetas 412-268-8525 www
Research Administration  Sophie Park 412-268-9860  
Research Administration  Todd Seth 412-268-8851  
Personnel Administration  Colleen Everett 412-268-7674 


Undergraduate Education
Assoc. Dean for Undergraduate Education Klaus Sutner 412-268-8510 www
Asst. Dean, Undergraduate Education Tom Cortina 412-268-3514 www
Undergraduate Program Administrator Catherine Fichtner   412-268-3040 


Graduate Education
Associate Department Head for Graduate Education  Srinivasan Seshan 412-268-8734  www
Applications Coordinator Kelsee Hibner 412-268-2657  
Master's and 5th Yr. Program Administrator Tracy Farbacher 412-268-8824   
Ph.D. Graduate Admissions Jennifer Landefeld 412-268-4740  
Ph.D. Graduate Program Administrator Deb Cavlovich 412-268-3789  

Web team

Jordan Harrison - Associate Director, Web Technology Services, SCS, (412) 268-4777
Jennifer Landefeld - Manager of Internet Communications, CSD, (412) 268-4740