Conrad Tucker is a professor of mechanical engineering and holds courtesy faculty appointments in machine learning, robotics, and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the design and optimization of systems through the acquisition, integration, and mining of large scale, disparate data.

Tucker has served as PI/Co-PI on federally/non-federally funded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) via the NSF Center for eDesign, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In February 2016, he was invited by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President Dr. Dan Mote, to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. He received his Ph.D., M.S. (industrial engineering), and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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The Effect of Deepfake Technology on Education

Using AI & Machine Learning to Design, Teach, and Diagnose

Using AI to Generate VR Environments


2011 Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2009 MBA in Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2007 M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2004 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Middle East Broadcasting Network

Tucker discusses AI

MechE’s Conrad Tucker spoke about AI on the Middle East Broadcasting Network.

CMU Engineering

U.S. Chamber AI Commission releases final report

Conrad Tucker served as a commissioner on the US Chamber AI Commission aimed to position the US as a leader in responsible AI development and deployment. The commission’s final report has been released.


Afretec planning grants announced

The African Engineering and Technology Network, led by CMU-Africa, awarded six planning grants to research collaborations that will lead to socio-economic impact and focus on driving inclusive digital growth on the continent.

CMU Engineering

Inaugural conference talks digital public goods in Africa

Conrad Tucker and Assane Gueye organized the first-ever West Africa Conference on Digital Public Goods and Cybersecurity, held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Tucker to co-chair workshop on AI and justified confidence

MechE’s Conrad Tucker has been invited to serve as co-chair for “Artificial Intelligence and Justified Confidence: A Workshop” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

CMU Engineering

Tucker appointed to AI commission

Conrad Tucker will serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s newly-launched Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competition, Inclusion, and Innovation.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tucker named to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commission

MechE’s Conrad Tucker has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competition, Inclusion, and Innovation to advance U.S. leadership in the use and regulation of AI technology.

CMU Engineering

A call to integrate AI and STEM education

Artificial intelligence (AI) has penetrated the job landscape and is of great interest to educators. As we develop methods for integrating AI and STEM education to transform the U.S. workforce, we also need to broaden the public’s awareness of what AI can do now.

MechE professors recognized as Impact Scholars

MechE’s Burak Kara and Conrad Tucker have been recognized as Impact Scholars and awarded $10,000 as part of Google’s AI for Social Good program. Their proposal aims to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve screening for oral cancers.

Carnegie Bosch Institute

Engineering faculty receives CBI funding

CEE’s Burcu Akinci and Gerald Wang; CyLab’s Eunsuk Kang; ECE’s Gauri Joshi; EPP’s Alex Davis; and MechE’s Satbir Singh, and Conrad Tucker, and Ding Zhao were awarded funding from the Carnegie Bosch Institute.

CMU Engineering

Inferring what we share by how we share

A new study by Conrad Tucker shows that patterns in which information is shared online may indicate the information’s authenticity.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CMU-Africa and CyLab aim to improve financial inclusion in emerging economies

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab and CMU-Africa have established the CyLab-Africa initiative, which aims to improve the cybersecurity of financial systems in Africa and other emerging economies.