16 Facts About Arati Prabhakar

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Arati Prabhakar's is a founder and the CEO of Actuate, a nonprofit organization.

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In October 2022, Arati Prabhakar became director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to serve as the chief science advisor to President Biden.

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Arati Prabhakar's headed the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 1993 to 1997, and was the first woman to head NIST.

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Arati Prabhakar's family immigrated to the United States from New Delhi, India when she was three; her mother was seeking an advanced degree in social work in Chicago.

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Arati Prabhakar's has a 1979 bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

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Arati Prabhakar's earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1980 and a PhD in applied physics in 1984, both from the California Institute of Technology.

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Arati Prabhakar's was the first woman to earn a PhD in applied physics from Caltech.

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Arati Prabhakar subsequently worked at DARPA from 1986 to 1993, initially as a program manager but later as founding director of DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office.

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At the age of 34, Arati Prabhakar was appointed as head of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a position she held from 1993 to 1997.

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Arati Prabhakar's was then the vice president and later president of Interval Research from 1998 to 2000.

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Arati Prabhakar's joined U S Venture Partners from 2001 to 2011, focusing on investment in green technology and information technology startups.

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Arati Prabhakar's is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Arati Prabhakar's has been named a Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer and a Distinguished Alumna of California Institute of Technology.

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Arati Prabhakar's is a member of the governing board for the Pew Research Center and a member of the U S National Academies' Science Technology and Economic Policy Board.

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Arati Prabhakar's was a member of the board of directors of SRI International in 2012, and was a member of the U S National Academies' Science Technology and Economic Policy Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Arati Prabhakar is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.

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