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John Savage Named Jefferson Science Fellow

John Savage has been selected to serve as a 2009 Jefferson Science Fellow for the U.S. State Department, where he will work on cyber related issues for one year. Fellows remain on call as science advisers to the State Department for an additional five years. The prestigious Jefferson Science Fellows program was established in 2003 as a way of elevating the role of science and technology in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. Funding is provided by the State Department, but participants are chosen by independent panels of experts at the National Academies of Science, based on the applicants’ professional stature, recognition and experience, and ability to articulate science and technology issues to the general public. Only ten fellows were chosen for 2009. John earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at MIT in 1965 specializing in coding and information theory. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 and the faculty of the Division of Engineering at Brown University in 1967. In 1979 he co-founded the Department of Computer Science and served as its second chair from 1985 to 1991. He currently does research on computational nanotechnology, the performance of multicore chips, and reliable computing with unreliable elements. John was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Research Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973. He is a Fellow of AAAS and ACM and a Life Fellow of IEEE.

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