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Mahmud’s work at ASU's Washington Center focuses on linking science and innovation policy to improved decision-making and better societal outcomes.
Mahmud coordinates New Tools for Science Policy Breakfast Seminar, CSPO Conversations andScience Program Managers Network. Together with Ira Bennett, he co-leads Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy (CaTNASP) and Science, Policy and Citizenship programs.
As a principal coordinator of Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST), Mahmud co-led WWViews on Biodiversity (2012), Participatory Technology Assessment of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative (2014), and WWViews on Climate and Energy (2015) projects. Mahmud is a Co-PI in the NOAA grant titled “Science Center Public Forums: Community Engagement for Environmental Literacy, Improved Resilience, and Decision-Making.” The three-year project will create replicable models for learning and engagement in eight community science centers across the nation.
Since 2004, Mahmud has been working with faculty and senior administration at large American Universities developing, coordinating and facilitating collaborative and trans-disciplinary research in the physical, natural, social sciences, engineering and public policy. Mahmud was the Director of Collaborative Research at the City University of New York, Associate Director for Research Development in the Physical Sciences and Engineering at Northwestern University, and the Managing Director of the USDOT Research Center at Purdue University.
Mahmud holds a Ph.D. in science, technology and public policy from George Mason University and an MPA in technology and information policy from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
Science and Technology Policy, Innovation Systems, Research Management, Trans-disciplinary Education and Training, and Participatory Technology Assessment, Policy and Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Training.
Farooque, Mahmud (Ed.), NEXTRANSporter, Purdue University NEXTRANS Center, June 2008 - Nov 2009.
Small, Gillian, and Mahmud Farooque (Eds.), OAA Research Newsletter, City University of New York-Office of Academic Affairs, June 2005-Sep 2006.
Farooque, Mahmud, Veronica Hendrickson and My Linh Nguyen (Eds.), Tri-State Trends, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, July 2001-Aug 2002.