The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) is part of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), the engineering college at Carnegie Mellon University, and functions at the department level. ICES personnel comprise 7 research and special faculty members, 11 administrative and technical staff members, and 150 affiliated faculty members drawn from 23 departments and all 7 colleges within Carnegie Mellon. Undergraduate and graduate students are also drawn from the departments; student admissions do not occur through ICES. The institute occupies about 12,074 sq. ft of contiguous space in Hamburg Hall.
ICES is comprised of faculty and students from all seven departments within the College of Engineering as well as from all colleges at Carnegie Mellon: the College of Fine Arts (Architecture Dept.), the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Statistics Dept.), the Mellon College of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), the School of Computer Science (Robotics Institute, Human-Computer Interaction Institute), the Tepper School of Business, and the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management. In addition to faculty and students, ICES employs research faculty, research associates, administrative staff and technical staff to support its multidisciplinary research, education and outreach vision. ICES has historically provided leadership and development opportunities for faculty. It is worth noting that former EDRC and ICES faculty members enjoy leadership roles in the College of Engineering and School of Computer Science. This organizational structure supports the evolutionary nature of research and educational initiatives by focusing resources on active centers, clusters, labs, and collaborations that result in the identification of new research thrusts and new funding sources.