NSF Update

Saturday, March 18
10:45 am - 12 noon

Perspectives on Catalyzing a Research Community 

In this talk, I share personal perspectives on catalyzing a research community.  These perspectives are drawn from the viewpoints of a professor in academia, as a (past) board member of the Computing Research Association, as (past) member of the CISE Advisory Committee, and as the Assistant Director of the NSF for the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. 

Jim Kurose
Assistant Director, CISE, National Science Foundation
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Jim Kurose is an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he leads the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).   With an annual budget of more than $900 million, CISE’s mission is to uphold the nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Kurose is on leave from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences.

Dr. Kurose received his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University and a BA degree in physics from Wesleyan University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).



Barry Johnson
Assistant Director
National Science Foundation

Barry W. Johnson is an Assistant Director (Acting) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) responsible for the Directorate for Engineering.  He was previously the Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia where he continues to hold the L. A. Lacy Distinguished Professorship in Engineering.  He is the author of two books, nine book chapters and more than 150 journal and conference articles.  He is also an inventor on 34 issued patents.   He has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors and is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to fault-tolerant computing.


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