Jim Kurose, Assistant Director National Science Foundation, Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), speaks to a group at Carnegie Mellon University about the advances in computer and information science and engineering. These advances are providing unprecedented opportunities for research and education. He gave an overview of CISE activities and programs at the National Science Foundation, including a discussion of current trends that are shaping the future of the discipline.
The lecture was part of the Science, Technology, and Policy Forum at CMU, which 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 are open to the campus community and public.