The Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) was founded in 1990 with a generous endowment gift from the Bosch Group.

The Institute was originally established as the Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management, housed at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), which was later renamed the Tepper School of Business. The first president of CBI was Richard M. Cyert, who until then had served as president of Carnegie Mellon University and played a critical role in establishing the Carnegie Bosch Institute. The Institute initially focused on improving international management and its impact on leadership by advancing the understanding of both managers and researchers of fundamental issues related to global business. Over the years, the Institute shifted its research focus to more technology-based fields of ever-growing importance to international industry. In 2018, the institute name was shortened to “Carnegie Bosch Institute” and its affiliation transitioned to Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering, where it resides today.

Since its establishment, Carnegie Bosch Institute is making an impact in several areas:

  • Launching the prestigious Carnegie Bosch Postdoctoral Fellowship program–two-year awards supporting outstanding postdoctoral researchers conducting high-potential research within the excellence-driven environment of CMU
  • Supporting research through funding and support of chaired professorships, research projects, and conferences
  • Providing innovative education programs to more than 2,000 executives from companies around the globe, enabling them to make a lasting impact on the success of their organizations
  • Fostering international collaboration through facilitating partnerships and networks among stakeholders across industry, academia, and other organizations
  • Sponsoring numerous campus activities that further the university’s mission, including student scholarships, case competitions, leadership workshops, and international student trips
  • Since 2019, CBI has funded 12 CMU projects for a total commitment of $1,980,000 with the following focuses:

    • Modern data-driven AI and classical scientific or engineering approaches

    • Sustainability driven by technology innovations, taking into account ecological, economical and societal aspects

    • Connected and intelligent systems and services; ethics and AI; crowd centric computing and interaction; disruptive materials and sustainable manufacturing

Carnegie Bosch Institute leadership


Christopher Martin (2022-present)

Sylvia B. Vogt (2009-2021)

Johannes Elling (2007-08)

Eva Maria Höller-Cladders, Ph.D. (2006-07)

Michael Trick, Ph.D. (1997-2005)

Ilker Baybars, Ph.D. (Interim, 1996-97)

Bruce McKern, Ph.D. (1993-96)

Richard M. Cyert, Ph.D. (1990-93)


Executive director

Eva Maria Höller-Cladders, Ph.D. (2003-06)

Heinz Schulte, Ph.D. (1994-2003)

Bernd Kiel, Ph.D. (1990-94)