If you are new to CyLab and the CIC, please take a moment to fill out the Resident Entry Form so our staff can get you situated with space and keys.
Please also take a moment to read through the CyLab, CIC and Campus Resources on this page.
CyLab is housed in the Collaborative Innovation Center building on Carnegie Mellon's campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The CIC's second floor is home to many of the students and researchers at CyLab.
On this page, you will find CIC community guidelines, information about our people and occasionally photos from community events. CyLab has a Social Engineering Committee, which hosts socials and committee recognition awards. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Yankovich.
CyLab is a collaborative community. Everyone helps keep CyLab a vibrant place to enjoy research and education.
A full list of the CyLab administration can be found in the directory.
Carnegie Mellon Police
CIC Security Guards (during business hours 8:30am-5pm)
General & facilities issues
For emergency facilities issues after business hours, please call the Campus Police at 412-268-2323.
CyLab staff, students, and faculty use Slack as web communications and messaging service for general department updates, free food alerts, upcoming seminar and research events, and general chat. Register for our Slack Team at https://cmucylab.slack.com/signup with a CMU email address (@cmu.edu, @ece.cmu.edu, @cs.cmu.edu, @cylab.cmu.edu, @ini.cmu.edu or @andrew.cmu.edu).
Beware: The messages posted to any Slack channel are considered public as anyone with a CMU address can register. In CIC, we have the larger kitchen TV scrolling through the channels. Direct messages aren't public; check slack.com for the ToS and more information.
All new students and visitors are automatically enrolled in the CIC2-gen mailing list. If you have not received a notification of subscription to the maillist, contact email@example.com.
The CyLab Prompt is a newsletter for the CyLab community: faculty, staff and students. Read the inaugural issue!
The Grey Project is a device-enabled authorization project that we utilize on office and other space doors. The project utilizes novel user interface technologies for authoring access control policies. Basically, we use our handheld devices (read: mobile phones) to request access via server permission to unlock doors. Learn more by contacting Michael Stroucken.
Keys are administered by Ivan Liang. Once you are notified that space is available and has been secured for you, Ivan will get you keys to access the CIC 2nd floor.
Space is offered as available. Please check with your advisor and Ivan Liang for an udpate on cubicle availability.
General office supplies and shipping materials are in the grey cabinets in room 2117. Please let us know if we are out of an office supply item or if there is something additional you need. Kitchen supplies are stocked weekly by each kitchenette, but can also be found in the brown cupboards across from office 2113. Please let us know if you take the last of a kitchen item.
It is important that we have an accurate listing of members of the CyLab Community for safety and security. If you know of someone new, please make sure you let a support staff member know. We ask that you submit your seat information, advisor, length of stay, and preferrably a photo to Ivan Liang and Karen Lindenfelser. A physical copy is viewable in the student lounge, or you can reference the faceboard listing of the floor.
There are 6 conference rooms available to use. You need to reserve these by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to leave if someone else is scheduled for the room. These are for group work and meetings, not individual study or to be used as offices. You are expected to clean up after you are done. This includes: white boards erased; chairs pushed in; no garbage, food, cups or pens left in the room.
Conference Room Details
Projectors, speakerphones, webcams, cords, adapters, and other audio/visual equipment are available for meeting and collaboration needs on a loan basis. Please contact Ivan Liang with your requests. Check the equipment loan calendar for availability.
CyLab computer support is provided by ECE ITS.
Email: email@example.com for issues.
For non‐technical concerns, such as paper / toner, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following networked printers are available in the CIC:
|Hostname||Printer Model||IPv4Address||Duplex||Color||Additional Features||Room|
|HARBOR-TOWN.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||Canon iR3235||172.22.14.87||Yes||No||Black&white scan-to-email andcopy||Outside 2201|
|PINE-VALLEY.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||HP LaserJet 3015||172.22.14.119||Yes||No||By Lobby Kiosk|
|PUGSLEY.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||HP LaserJet P4015||172.22.14.12||Yes||No||2315|
|WEDNESDAY.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||HP Color LaserJet CP3525||172.22.14.13||Yes||Yes||2315|
|DEATHSTAR.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||RICOH MP C4505ex||172.22.14.81||Yes||Yes||Color scan-to-email and copy, stapling||2117|
|MORTICIA.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||HP LaserJet 600 M603||172.22.14.90||Yes||No||2214 kitchenette|
|LOVECRAFT.ANDREW.LOCAL.CMU.EDU||HP Color LaserJet CP4520||172.22.14.11||Yes||Yes||2132|
If you add the printers manually, use the LPD protocol, not IPP.
For printer help or troubleshooting, please email: email@example.com
Extra paper is in Copier Room 2117.
Other Rules and Perks
CMU Payroll: http://www.cmu.edu/finance/payroll/index.html
New members to the building that are being paid need to see Tina Yankovich (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to be added to payroll. Tina handles students in CyLab and oversees staff assignments. You will need to go to the Payroll Office (UTDC building – 4516 Henry Street; directions printed out). You will then need to fill out a W-2 and an I-9. Acceptable I-9 documents are listed on the printout. You will need 1 item from Column A or 1 item from Column B & C. (Basically, if you take a passport you only need that, whereas with a driver’s license you’ll need additional ID.) Also required is a social security number (SSN) - see #3 on the next page.
Timesheets are now online with Workday. Direct deposit is both offered and encouraged —- you will be paid more quickly and easily! Please bring either 1) a blank check —- for deposit to checking accounts or 2) a bank-issued document providing an account number and routing number — for deposits to a savings account. You will take these to the payroll office, and after the initial processing time, you should see a bank credit exactly on the payday. For paper checks, on payday these will be available in the UTDC. After that day, checks are held in the payroll office for two weeks, after which point they will be mailed to the address on file in the HR system. Any change of address needs to be done on HR Connection. iPay is a free online system allowing you to access payroll records, and this is encouraged because the university is striving to be paperless. (Instructions are printed and included.)
Please note: expense reimbursements are not the same as payroll, and require another direct deposit form.
Who to contact - Locate your advisor’s name below for the appropriate SRA to contact for expense report submission, travel requests, & general questions:
Business Expenses Reimbursements
If you have any questions, always feel free to ask!
See the full Carnegie Mellon Business, Travel and Expense Policy online: http://www.cmu.edu/finance/controller/bte/files/BTE_policy_sum.pdf