Acting Deputy Asst. Dir. for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
National Science FoundationDr. Erwin Gianchandani is the Acting Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he contributes to all aspects of the directorate’s management, including strategic and human capital planning, formulation and implementation of the directorate’s more than $900 million annual budget, and oversight of day-to-day operations. Previously, Dr. Gianchandani served as the deputy division director for the CISE Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Before joining NSF in 2012, he was the inaugural director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), providing leadership to the computing research community in identifying and pursuing audacious, high-impact research directions; and director of innovation networking at the University of Virginia, reporting to the university’s vice president for research. Dr. Gianchandani has published extensively and presented at numerous international conferences on the subject of computational systems modeling of cellular reaction networks, with the goal of better understanding disease mechanisms and identifying therapeutic targets. Dr. Gianchandani received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, M.S. in biomedical engineering, and B.S. in computer science, all from the University of Virginia.