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Landau appointed to National Academies committee

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Bridge Professor Susan Landau has been appointed to the Division Committee for the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Susan Landau

Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy Susan Landau was recently appointed to the Division Committee for the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

DEPS provides significant, national-level advice on science and technology policy issues of crucial importance in the areas of national security, space and aerospace, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, materials, physics, astronomy, mathematics and operations research, information technology, and telecommunications. DEPS convenes experts from across sectors to address interdisciplinary topics, organizing roundtables, workshops, and consensus studies, and producing reports that provide the federal government with advice for policy decisions. The Division Committee facilitates that work, laying out goals for the Division, carrying out strategic reviews, elevating the quality of the Division's work, and providing guidance and direction as new challenges emerge.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is the United States' joint scientific national academy. The national academies provide expertise and advice on some of the most challenging questions faced by the country and the world today. Their work influences public opinion, helps build policies backed by science and technology, and advances the pursuit of scientific, engineering, and medical knowledge.

Landau holds appointments in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts School of Engineering and at The Fletcher School. She is a nationally-recognized expert on the topics of cyber security, national security, law, and policy. She has testified before Congress, written for publications like the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and the BBC. Her previous positions include senior staff privacy analyst at Google, distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wesleyan University.