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Mahmud Farooque

Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), DC; Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS); Arizona State University

202 446 0397

1834 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009

Biography

Mahmud’s work at CSPO’s Washington DC Office focuses on linking science and innovation policy to improved decision-making and better societal outcomes.

Mahmud coordinates New Tools for Science Policy Breakfast Seminar, CSPO Conversations and Science Program Managers Network.  Together with Ira Bennett, he co-leads Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy (CaTNASP) and Science, Policy and Citizenship programs.

As a principal coordinator of Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST), Mahmud co-led WWViews on Biodiversity (2012), Participatory Technology Assessment of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative (2014), and WWViews on Climate and Energy (2015) projects. Mahmud is a Co-PI in the NOAA grant titled “Science Center Public Forums: Community Engagement for Environmental Literacy, Improved Resilience, and Decision-Making” and the PI of DOE subcontract titled “Participatory Engagement in Energy Policy Planning and Decision-making.”

Since 2004, Mahmud has been working with faculty and senior administration at large American Universities developing, coordinating and facilitating collaborative and trans-disciplinary research in the physical, natural, social sciences, engineering and public policy. Mahmud was the Director of Collaborative Research at the City University of New York, Associate Director for Research Development in the Physical Sciences and Engineering at Northwestern University, and the Managing Director of the USDOT Research Center at Purdue University.

Mahmud holds a Ph.D. in science, technology and public policy from George Mason University and an MPA in technology and information policy from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Following his undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at University of Houston, Mahmud spent earlier part of his career working in the electric utility and petrochemical industries.

Mahmud’s current research and teaching interests in science and technology policy focuses on innovation systems, research management, trans-disciplinary education and training, and participatory technology assessment.

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Tomblin, David, Worthington, Richard, Gano, Gretchen L., Farooque, Mahmud, Sittenfeld, David and Lloyd, Jason. 2015. Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum (Full Report). United States.

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Tomblin, David, Worthington, Richard, Gano, Gretchen L., Farooque, Mahmud, Sittenfeld, David and Lloyd, Jason. 2015. Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum (Summary Report). United States.

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Beier, Paul, Hansen, Lara, Helbrecht, Lynn, Arnold, Jeff, Duke, Cliff and Farooque, Mahmud. 2015. Guiding principles and recommended practices for co-producing actionable science: a How-To Guide for DOI Climate Science Centers and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Report to the Secretary of the Interior: Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science,

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Worthington, Richard, Cavalier, Darlene, Farooque, Mahmud, Gano, Gretchen L., Geddes, Henry, Sander, Steven, et al. 2012. Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST).

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Farooque, Mahmud. 2004. The evolution of technological forecasting and contemporary policy systems, 1935–1999. PhD Dissertation. School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

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