Carnegie Mellon University

Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon Community,

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Jim Kurose will be the first speaker in the newly launched Science, Technology, and Policy Forum at CMU.

Please join us on Thursday, October 8, 2:00, Connan Room, Cohon University Center for his talk, “An expanding and expansive view of computing.”

Dr. Kurose is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  He leads the CISE Directorate, with an annual budget of more than $900 million, in its mission 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, state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure, and education and workforce development.

Through lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions, the Science, Technology, and Policy Forum at CMU aims to spark dynamic, campus-wide dialogue on scientific and technological innovation and their potential societal and policy impacts. Throughout the academic year, CMU will host recognized internal and external thought leaders who will expose faculty, students, and staff to ways in which research extends beyond the laboratory. The forum also gives the Pittsburgh community an opportunity to hear leading scientists, technologists, and policy experts discuss their fields, potentially promoting science and technology as a critical public good. All lectures and panels open to the campus community and public.

I look forward to the lively discussions that this series hopes to promote and look forward to seeing you on October 8th.

Warm regards,

Farnam Jahanian