Jonathan Cagan is the George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Globally known for his rigorous and effective approach to product innovation, Cagan works extensively in research on innovation processes and tools, teaching and leading innovation teams, corporate consulting, and speaking engagements on the topic of innovation.
With a focus on product strategy and innovation, Cagan has worked with a variety of companies ranging from Fortune 100 to entrepreneurial start-ups such as Apple, P&G, GlaxoSmithKline, RedZone Robotics, Navistar International Truck, and Nissan. He also serves as an Expert Witness with expertise in product design.
Cagan also co-founded the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Cagan is co-author of three books on innovation: Creating Breakthrough Products, The Design of Things to Come, and Built to Love.
His current research focuses on computer-human teaming using AI, Machine Learning, agent search and cognition. He also uses design methods for synthetic biological design and diagnostic methods.