UT Professor Lynne Parker was one of two people named deputy US chief technology officers on Wednesday, joining Winter Casey in that honor.
“I am very excited and humbled by my selection for this position,” Parker said. “It’s an exciting time for emerging technology and innovation, and I look forward to helping our country in any way that I can.”
The US chief technology officer is a position within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where Parker was has been serving as assistant director for artificial intelligence since August 2018.
In this new role, she’ll help guide policies and efforts related to the industries of the future, which include quantum information science, advanced communications, advanced manufacturing, and the bioeconomy, in addition to continuing a strong focus on artificial intelligence.