NSF selects Erwin Gianchandani as assistant director for technology, innovation and partnerships

News Release 22-003 March 17, 2022 Washington, D.C. - The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Erwin Gianchandani to be the inaugural Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP. Gianchandani will be leading NSF's newly established TIP Directorate. The TIP Directorate will serve as a crosscutting platform to advance critical and emerging technologies; accelerate the translation of research results from the lab to market and society; and cultivate new education pathways leading to a…

News Delivery 22-003

March 17, 2022

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Nationwide Science Foundation has selected Erwin Gianchandani to be the inaugural Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP. Gianchandani will be main NSF’s newly established TIP Directorate. The TIP Directorate will attend as a crosscutting platform to advance significant and emerging technologies; speed the translation of overview results from the lab to market and society; and domesticate new education pathways main to a numerous and professional future technical personnel comprising researchers, practitioners, technicians and entrepreneurs. This could absolute self assurance make higher the geography of innovation and support bring on our Lacking Millions targets.

Gianchandani has served in varied roles at NSF over the previous decade. He was Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering for six years, and twice served as its performing Assistant Director. Gianchandani’s leadership and management of CISE integrated the system and implementation of the directorate’s $1 billion annual budget, strategic and human capital planning, and oversight of day-to-day operations comprising a crew of over 130 folks.  

Along with colleagues at some point soon of NSF, Gianchandani has helped lead the advance and delivery of several new NSF initiatives, together with the Trim and Linked Communities program, Civic Innovation Sing, Platforms for Developed Wi-fi Study, and the Nationwide Synthetic Intelligence Study Institutes.  

Most not too long previously, Gianchandani served as Senior Advertising and marketing and marketing and marketing consultant for Translation, Innovation and Partnerships, creating plans for the brand new TIP Directorate in collaboration with colleagues at some point soon of govt, alternate and academia.  

Sooner than joining NSF in 2012, Gianchandani was the inaugural director of the Computing Community Consortium, offering leadership to the computing overview neighborhood in identifying and pursuing courageous, excessive-affect overview directions similar to smartly being recordsdata technology and sustainable computing.  

Gianchandani has revealed extensively and presented at world conferences on computational programs biology. He holds a bachelor’s stage in pc science and master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering, all from the College of Virginia.  

In 2021, Gianchandani received the Illustrious Presidential Scandalous Award, awarded to contributors of the federal govt’s Senior Executive Provider for sustained unparalleled accomplishment. In 2018, he was awarded the Prominent Young Engineering Graduate Award from the College of Virginia.  

Gianchandani began his appointment on March 16, 2022. 

For more recordsdata on the TIP Directorate, please focus on over with beta.nsf.gov/tip/most modern.  


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