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Wendy Nilsen

Email:
wnilsen@nsf.gov
Phone:
(703) 292-2568
Fax:
(703) 292-9073
Room:
W 101018
Organization:
IIS
Title:
Program Director
Website:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-nilsen-a1433726/

Program Responsibilities:
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
IIS: Information Integration and Informatics (III)
National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)
Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

Biography:

Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D. is in the lead Program Director in the Smart and Connected Health program. Her work focuses on the intersection of computing and health.  This includes a wide range of methods for data collection, advanced analytics and the creation of effective cyber-human systems. Her interests span the areas of sensing, analytics, cyber-physical systems, information systems, big data and robotics.  More specifically, her efforts include: serving as cochair of the Health Information Technology Research and Development working group of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program; the lead for the NSF/NIH Smart and Connected Health announcement; convening workshops to address methodology in technology in health research; and, serving on numerous federal technology initiatives. Prior to joining NSF, Wendy was at the National Institutes of Health.