Erwin Gianchandani

Senior Advisor to the Director for Translation, Innovation, and Partnerships
National Science Foundation

Dr. Erwin Gianchandani is the National Science Foundation (NSF) Deputy Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). In this role, he contributes to all aspects of the management of the CISE directorate, including strategic and human capital planning, formulation and implementation of the directorate’’s approximately $1 billion annual budget, and oversight of day-to-day operations. In the last several years, he has led the development, launch, and implementation of several new NSF investment areas, including Smart & Connected Communities, Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, and National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes.

Previously, Dr. Gianchandani served as the Deputy Division Director for the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Before joining NSF in 2012, he was the inaugural Director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), providing leadership to the computing research community in identifying and pursuing audacious, high-impact research directions. Prior to that, he was the Director of Innovation Networking at the University of Virginia, reporting to the university’s Vice President for Research.

Dr. Gianchandani has published extensively and presented at numerous international conferences on the subject of computational systems modeling of biological networks, with the goal of better understanding disease mechanisms and identifying therapeutic targets. Dr. Gianchandani earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in biomedical engineering and his B.S. in computer science from the University of Virginia.

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