Director, Information Technology and Homeland Security Project
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Stephen Maurer is the Acting Director for the Information Technology and Homeland Security Project. The Goldman School's Project on Information Technology and Homeland Security ("ITHS") uses social science to analyze grand challenge problems facing information technology and homeland security. Current initiatives include (a) working with UCB, UCSF, and Duke colleagues to adapt open source methods to drug discovery for developing world diseases, (b) working with LLNL colleagues to study WMD terrorism, (c) using modern innovation economics to design R&D strategies for procuring technologies (e.g. bioweapons vaccines, drugs for neglected diseases) where patent incentives are inadequate. Maurer's current research interests range from Homeland Security to designing better institutions for neglected disease research. Maurer teaches courses on the the New Economy ("Cyberlife,"), Science Policy, and Information Technology. He plans to teach a new Homeland Security course in the Fall.
last updated: October 30th, 2012