Jim Kurose is Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst .From 2015 to 2019, Jim served as an Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. While at NSF, Jim also served as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council subcommittees on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Machine Learning and AI, and Open Science. In 2018, he also served as Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The next administration should launch national Place-Based Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation to supercharge American innovation.
The next administration should launch a public-private partnership to advance the research foundations of AI and its application at scale.