The Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) is a unique alliance between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a world-class academic institution, and the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of advanced technology and services. Established in 1990 through a significant endowment from Bosch, the core mission of CBI is to leverage the complementary advantages of academia and industry through extensive collaboration. CBI’s efforts are aligned with the excellence of CMU’s research competencies at the intersection of business and technology, with a focus on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and privacy, and sustainability. Activities at CMU include funding for faculty, staff, and students conducting breakthrough research, the prestigious Carnegie Bosch Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and ongoing support for Carnegie Bosch Chaired Professorships.

CBI history

Carnegie Bosch Institute has a long, rich history.


Christopher Martin

Source: Carnegie Bosch Institute

General direction and activities of the institute are guided by the institute’s governing board. The governing board has members from both industry and university, including leadership-level representatives from both Carnegie Mellon and the Bosch Group.

The CBI president leads the institute and is responsible for the overall management, portfolio, and operations. The current CBI president is Chrisopher Martin, who was appointed in 2022.

Christopher Martin (E ’00, 02) serves a dual role as President of CBI and director of R+D at Bosch’s Research and Technology Center.  In addition to leading CBI and taking responsibility for the overall management, portfolio and operations of the CBI, Chris manages the Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC) and guides operations for the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Pittsburgh, PA. Partnering with universities and national agencies, as well as others in the business sector, Martin helps to guide Bosch strategy through early identification and shaping of technology and market forces for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.