Peter Freeman To Direct Washington Advisory Group

December 3, 2006

(December 4, 2006)--Peter Freeman, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), recently announced that he will leave NSF in January to become a director at the prestigious Washington Advisory Group.  The Washington Advisory Group provides strategic counsel and management consulting to the leaders of companies, universities, governments and non-profit organizations. It was founded in 1996 by a group of leaders in national science policy and research funding, including Erich Bloch, former director of NSF.

Freeman has led CISE since 2002, having come from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech where he was founding dean and continues as an emeritus professor.  "Dr. Freeman's tenure at NSF was filled with many valuable achievements" stated NSF Director Arden Bement.  Freeman led the Information Technology Research Program, oversaw a comprehensive reorganization of CISE, helped lead the elevation of cyberinfrastructure to a major activity across NSF, initiated the GENI Internet Research project, coordinated homeland security research across NSF, and substantially expanded cybersecurity R&D.  He was instrumental in starting several key CISE programs, including Broadening Participation in Computing, Science of Design, Revitalizing Computing Education, and the Computing Community Consortium.  He also served as co-chair of the NSTC Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD).

In addition to consulting, Freeman will remain active within the College of Computing and will continue living in Washington DC. For more information about Dr. Peter Freeman, click here.