National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board (2014-16)
Executive Vice President & Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Arizona State University (ASU)
ASU is one of the leading research universities in the country. The “knowledge enterprise” is a new model for a 21st century research university with a unique portfolio of interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives, corporate engagement programs, and support for the creation of new businesses. Dr. Panchanathan was the Founding Director of the School of Computing and Informatics and was instrumental in founding the Biomedical Informatics Department at ASU. He was also the Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Panchanathan’s research interests are in the areas of Human-centered Multimedia Computing, Ubiquitous Computing Environments (CUbiC) for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Disabilities, and Haptic User Interfaces. CUbiC’s flagship project iCARE for individuals who are blind and visually impaired won the Governor’s Innovator of the Year-Academia Award.