Congratulations to Forough Ghahramani on her new Position
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Forough Ghahramani, WIPP National Founding Partner and Foundation Board Secretary, accepted the position of Associate Director of Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). In this role she will provide overall leadership for the operation of the center, internal and external partnerships, as well as, in collaboration with the RDI2 Director and AVP of Economic Development, continue to develop the strategy for the institute.
The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), New Jersey’s Center for Advanced Computation, mission is to establish a comprehensive and internationally competitive Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering effort that looks for ways to accelerate discovery in the natural sciences by applying machine learning tools and large scale hardware and software systems to massive amounts of observational data, in astrophysics, marine microbiology and materials design, among other disciplines. The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute is part of the Northeast regional innovation hub led by Columbia University, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, for harnessing experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit sector, to collaborate on data-driven solutions to problems in health care, energy, finance, urbanization, natural science and education.
The position is a great fit. Fostering collaboration between industry, academia, and government to accelerate discovery and innovation has been Forough's passion for many years. After she had accepted the position, they revealed that after over a year long nationwide search they were thrilled to have her appear as a candidate and subsequently accept the position.
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