Speaker: Professor Illah Nourbakhsh
Topic: Grants and Funding
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: NSH 1305
Abstract: When I began as an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon, I encountered my own, personal, torchered pathway to learning how to raise funding to do the research I wished to pursue. It was a humbling and, at times, frustrating experience that matched the desire to pursue good work against the need to fit the expectations of funding agencies. In this talk I will reflect on the trials of funding, and on my perspective for how to think about fundraising in the ecosystem of university research, largely drawing on my own prior experiences.
Speaker-Bio: Illah R. Nourbakhsh is Professor of Robotics, Director of the Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) lab and Associate Director for robotics faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research projects explore community-based robotics, including educational and social robotics and ways to use robotic technology to empower individuals and communities. Illah earned his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD in computer science at Stanford University and has been a faculty member of Carnegie Mellon since 1997.
There will be snacks during the talk. See you there!