STAFF > Fen Zhao
Phone: (703) 292-7344
Fax: (703) 292-9059
Room: 1105.21 N
Title: Staff Associate
Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)
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.