Staff Directory

Vipin Arora

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Acting Deputy Assistant Director
Deputy Division Director


Vipin Arora currently serves as acting deputy assistant director of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also serves as deputy director of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within NSF. At NCSES—America’s source for science and engineering information in a global context—Dr. Arora oversees data analysis, information dissemination, operations, human capital management and multiple special projects. He has led the creation of new partnerships between NCSES and other federal statistical agencies aimed at understanding topics such as the national impact of foreign-born scientists and engineers, the participation of women and minorities in STEM and other issues of critical importance. 

Prior to joining NCSES, Dr. Arora led economic analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration. He also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, as an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and in the private sector in multiple organizations. Dr. Arora holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Australian National University, a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.