CyLab is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the Carnegie Mellon campus in the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC). Our offices are on the second floor. If you hope to meet with one of our faculty or researchers, please contact him or her directly to coordinate your visit.

If you are meeting with CyLab staff or just need some information, please call us at (412) 268-5715. (For additional help in finding specific people, you can also use the Carnegie Mellon directory.)

CyLab seminars are open to the campus and general public and we encourage you to join us. The majority of seminars are held on the first floor of the CIC - signage is provided to help you find the room - but please confirm the location on the event listing.

The street address for the CIC is as follows:

Carnegie Mellon University - CyLab
Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)
4720 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The CIC is located in the Oakland area, close to Shadyside and downtown, as well as, numerous restaurants and museums. The list below offers some of the hotels that are closest to the school - those with an asterisk offer a shuttle to campus.

One to two miles away

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center*
100 Lytton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)
412-682-6200 1-800-864-8287

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel*
5405 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside/Oakland)

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh - University Place*
3454 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)

Residence Inn by Marriott*
3896 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)

Quality Inn - University Center
3401 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)

Hampton Inn*
3315 Hamlet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)

The Inn on Negley
703 S. Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside)

Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland*
5308 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (Shadyside/Oakland)
412-683-3113 or 1-800-321-2211

Friendship Suites
301 Stratford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Friendship/Shadyside)

Two to five miles away

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bakery Square
134 Bakery Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (East Liberty)

Hotel Monaco, A Kimpton Hotel
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)

Morning Glory Inn Bed and Breakfast
2119 Sarah St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Southside)

Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Downtown)

Transportation options

Towncars & Limos

Gateway Limo
(412) 782-5800

First Class Limo
(412) 462-8000

(From the airport, the average taxi fare is $45.00 plus gratuity.)

Peoples Cab Co
(412) 441-5334

Yellow Cab
(412) 665-8100

Buses & Shuttles

Rental cars are available at the airport. The 28X Airport Flyer Bus (sponsored by the Port Authority Transit), is a popular option for visitors and students. The 28X stops in the heart of the Carnegie Mellon campus and typically takes 40 minutes en route to the airport. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT Web site or call 412-442-2000.

SuperShuttle (1-800-BLUE-VAN or 1-800-258-3826), which provides a shuttle service between the airport and several hotels/inns in the downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland areas.

Where to park

If you are driving to campus, there are two options for parking.

  • The CIC Building contains a pay-as-you-park facility below ground with elevators to reach main floors. To access the garage if you are approaching the building on Forbes Avenue, turn left at S. Craig St., then turn right onto Wintrop Street. Then, turn right onto Neville Street. Turn slight left before train tracks and into the CIC garage. You will need to pull a ticket to enter, proceed into garage and park on G2, G3 or G4 levels. After parking, take your ticket with you and proceed to the elevators and take one to level 'L'. Upon exiting you will see the parking payment kiosks, rates are $4.00 for first hour, $2.00 for each additional hour up to a total of $16.00 for each day.
  • The East Campus Parking Garage is a pay-as-you-park facility. There are entrances at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street and also on the south side of the garage closest to the University Center and Gesling Stadium. The south side entrance can be accessed on Forbes Avenue just past the intersection with Morewood Avenue. Remember to take your ticket with you before exiting the garage. When leaving, go to one of the pay stations located inside the garage (before finding your car) and follow the instructions for payment.

We do not advise that you park on the unmetered, residential streets near campus. Most of these neighborhood streets require residential parking stickers and you may be ticketed or towed by the City of Pittsburgh Parking Authority.