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STAFF >  Fen Zhao

Email: fzhao@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-7344
Fax: (703) 292-9059
Room: 1105.21 N
Organization: (CISE)
Title: Staff Associate

Program Responsibilities:
Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)

Biography:

Fen  Zhao  is  an Interdisciplinary Staff  Associate.  Dr.  Zhao  focuses  on building  public - private  partnerships  and leads the NSF Big Data Hubs & Spokes program.  Prior to  joining CISE OAD,  Dr. Zhao was a AAAS Fellow at the  White  House  Office of Science and Technology Policy working on  national security  S&T issues. Before her work in the public  sector,  Dr. Zhao was an associate with McKinsey and Company's  Risk  Management Practice, serving public sector clients in  the mortgage and  debt  markets.

Fen received a PhD in Applied  Physics from Stanford University and her BS from MIT. Her doctoral research  was conducted  at  the  Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics  and Cosmology at SLAC National Accelerator Labs,  where  she developed supercomputing astrophysical simulations  of magnetic fields within the early universe.