Dr. Victoria Hill
Directorate for Engineering
Division of Engineering Education & Centers
Class of 2013
Dr. Victoria Hill received her B.S. in Management Science and French, her M.S. in Public Policy and Management, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy, all from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her dissertation focused the use of social and dynamic network analysis in analyzing the benefits of collaboration, the origins of influence on career decision-making and on mapping a knowledge network. After receiving her Ph.D. and prior to her appointment as a AAAS Fellow at NSF, Dr. Hill co-founded a woman-owned advisory and consulting firm in Pittsburgh called Numeritics. Numeritics focuses on using data analysis and sound evaluation strategies to help organizations improve their decision-making and resource allocation. Dr. Hill’s work in network analysis and her role as an entrepreneur has fueled her interest in the innovation ecosystem, and how various policies can either enable or constrain the translation of research innovations into the marketable products.