Mitra Basu

Mitra Basu joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1985 after completing her doctoral work in electrical engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. Until 2007, she was a tenured faculty member with dual appointments in electrical engineering department and computer science department at CUNY. During her tenure at CUNY, she spent 1988 to 1991 at the Courant Institute of New York University as a research fellow and a few summers at the Bell Laboratory, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. Following CUNY, she was a Distinguished Visiting Chaired Professor of Information Technology with the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, USA. She has served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2008 and is currently Program Director for the Expeditions-in-Computing program in the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). In the past, she has served as acting deputy division director for the Division of Information Intelligent Systems under CISE Directorate. Additionally, she holds a Visiting Research Professor’s appointment at the Computer Science Department of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Through her NSF funding programs she supports research and education in the area of computer science and engineering. She is interested in various aspects of science policy and in the effective dissemination of research results for general audience. She has published multiple research articles in a variety of areas, and has received many service and Director's awards from NSF.

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