Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst USA. He received his PhD in computer science from Columbia University, and a BA in physics from Wesleyan University. He has held visiting scientist positions at IBM Research, Technicolor, INRIA and the Sorbonne University. He has received a number of awards for his research, teaching and service, including the IEEE Infocom Award, ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, and IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal.
From 2015 to 2019, Jim served as Assistant Director at the US National Science Foundation, where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. While at NSF, he also co-chaired the National Science and Technology Council subcommittee that facilitates the coordination of ICT research and development efforts across Federal agencies. In 2018, Jim served as the Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.