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Science, technology, and innovation policy shapes the science and research enterprise, with the goal of directing its activities to serve public needs. RAND experts have explored how to incentivize high-value products in the health care sector, examined government options for promoting and accelerating innovation in housing, and determined how to design "prizes" that spur breakthroughs.

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    National Security Commission on AI Requests New Ideas; RAND Responds

    Feb 21, 2020

    The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence put out an open call for submissions about emerging technology's role in the global order. RAND researchers stepped up to the challenge and submitted a wide range of ideas.

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    The Right Technology Can Help Refugees Stay Connected

    Mar 11, 2020

    Nearly 71 million people globally are displaced by conflict and persecution. There have been some real advances in technology to help them, but innovations have often been fragmented, without a larger vision. A more strategic approach to technology could better serve their needs.

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    Computer Aids for Aerospace Design and Engineering : Innovation, Economics, and Public Policy.

    A discussion of the applications of computer systems to the weapons systems development process, with emphasis on the role that the government might play in promoting, supporting, and implementing development of new computer-based systems for enginee...

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    David Catt

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in civil engineering, University of Kansas

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    Joseph C. Chang

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education PhD in computational science and informatics, George Mason University; MS in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS in atmospheric science, National Taiwan University

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    Brian G. Chow

    Adjunct Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in finance, M.B.A (with distinction), University of Michigan; Ph.D. in physics, Case Western Reserve University

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    Nihar Chhatiawala

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in physics and entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University; B.S.E. in engineering physics, Case Western Reserve University

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    Swaptik Chowdhury

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in structural engineering (research), Arizona State University; B.Tech. in civil engineering, VIT University, India

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    Dave Baiocchi

    Adjunct Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in optical sciences, University of Arizona; B.S. in physics, DePaul University

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    Lawrence Baker

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Sc. in technology and policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.Eng.-M.Eng. in manufacturing engineering, Cambridge University

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    Daniel Basco

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in social policy, Northwestern University

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    Sangita M. Baxi

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A.S. in health policy & law, University of California - San Diego and California Western School of Law; B.S. in biology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    Nahom M. Beyene

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences, University of Pittsburgh; MSEng in biomechanical engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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    Marjory S. Blumenthal

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.P., Harvard University; A.B. in population studies, Brown University

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    Jennifer Brookes

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physical chemistry, University of Washington; B.S. in chemistry & biology, University of Portland

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    Nicholas Broten

    Assistant Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; M.Sc. in economic history, London School of Economics; B.A. in political economy, University of California, Berkeley

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    Kyle Bunch

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Utah; ME in electrical engineering, University of Utah; B.S. in electrical eng and comp sci, University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Carolina Feijao

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in biochemistry, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in quantitive biology, Imperial College London; B.Sc. in biology, University of Lisbon

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    Joe Francombe

    Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in modern South Asian studies, University of Cambridge; B.A. in history, University of Warwick

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    Hamish Evans

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sci in health policy, University of Cambridge; B.A. (Hons) in natural sciences, University of Cambridge

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    Diana Gehlhaus

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in applied economics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in mathematics and economics, Bucknell University

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    Daniel Gehrt

    Research Leader
    Education M.A. in international relations, King's College London; B.A. (Hons) in European studies, Trinity College Dublin; C.E.P. in political science, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux)