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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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    Bruce McClintock

    Lead, Space Enterprise Initiative; Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in aeronautical engineering, University of Florida; M.S. in airpower art and science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies; B.S. in astronautical engineering, United States Air Force Academy

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    Jared Mondschein

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Penn State University; B.S. in chemistry, Union College

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    Jim Mignano

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in political science, Portland State University; B.S. in political science, Portland State University

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    Brian Mills

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in physics, Florida State University; B.S. in applied and computational mathematics, Florida State University

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    Karishma Patel

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Harvard University; B.A. in economics; international studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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    Steven W. Popper

    Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. in biochemistry, University of Minnesota

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    Fiona Quimbre

    Analyst
    Education M.A. in international relations, Sciences Po Bordeaux; M.A. in China studies, Peking University; Dual B.Sc.Econ. in politics, Cardiff University & Sciences Po Bordeaux

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    Todd A. Richmond

    Director, Pardee RAND Tech & Narrative Lab; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Adjunct Research Staff
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Caltech; B.A. in chemistry, University of San Diego

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    Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in medicine, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in medical microbiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; B.Sc. in biology, Complutense University of Madrid

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    Jon Schmid

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in intl affairs, science, & tech, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech); M.S. in finance, George Washington University; B.A. in economics, American University; B.A. in international affairs, American University

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    Will Shumate

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.I.A. in China, University of California, San Diego; B.A. in political science, California State University, Northridge

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    Richard Silberglitt

    Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania

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    Sally Sleeper

    Vice President, Army Research Division; Director, RAND Arroyo Center
    Education Ph.D. in organization science and economics, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in organization theory, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in policy analysis and public management, SUNY at Stony Brook; B.Envd. in environmental design and planning, University of Colorado, Boulder

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    Sarah Soliman

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; B.S. in computer engineering, West Virginia University; B.S. in biometric systems, West Virginia University

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    Karlyn D. Stanley

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University; B.A. in political science, University of Michigan

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    Patricia Ann Stapleton

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, City University of New York; M.Phil in political science, City University of New York; M.A. in French Literature, Rutgers University; B.A. in French, Ursinus College

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    Jon Sussex

    Chief Economist
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in health economics, University of York

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    Bonnie L. Triezenberg

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in systems science, University of California-Los Angeles; B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Michigan

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    Jeannette Tsuei

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in anthropology and education, Teachers College, Columbia University; B.A. in anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Michael J. D. Vermeer

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in chemistry, Northwestern University; B.S. in chemistry, Calvin College