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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  a  Staff  Associate, Strategic Innovation.  Dr.  Zhao  focuses  on building  public - private  partnerships  around  CISE's  Big  Data,  next generation  internet,  and  cybersecurity  R&D  portfolios.     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.