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Conrad Tucker speaking to a crowd

December 08, 2023

Conrad Tucker named new director of CMU-Africa

By Hannah Diorio-Toth

Hannah Diorio-Toth

Conrad Tucker has been named the next director of Carnegie Mellon University Africa, effective immediately. Tucker is currently serving as interim director of the Kigali, Rwanda College of Engineering location. He is also a professor of mechanical engineering and holds courtesy faculty appointments in machine learning, robotics, and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In his new role as director of CMU-Africa, Tucker will also serve as the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for International Programs in Africa.

“I am pleased to announce that Professor Conrad Tucker will be CMU-Africa’s next director and the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for International Programs in Africa,” says Strecker Dean of the College of Engineering Bill Sanders. “Conrad’s passion and drive will no doubt continue the excellent upward trajectory of CMU-Africa.”

CMU-Africa offers graduate degrees in information technology, electrical and computer engineering, and engineering artificial intelligence through the College of Engineering. The location has over 300 students and more than 550 alumni who are making an impact across the African continent.

Last year, Carnegie Mellon announced a transformational $275.7 million partnership to expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs at CMU-Africa, helping to strengthen Africa’s technology, innovation, and research ecosystem.