Scientific Program Committee - Paul Uhlir

puhlir Paul F. Uhlir is Director of International Scientific and Technical (S&T) Information Programs at The National Academies in Washington, D.C. His current area of emphasis is on S&T data management and policy, and on the relationship of intellectual property law in digital data and information to R&D policy. In 1997 he received the National Academy of Sciences Special Achievement Award for his work in this area. Paul has been employed at The National Academies since 1985, first as a senior staff officer for the Space Studies Board, where he worked on solar system exploration and environmental remote sensing studies for NASA, and then as associate executive director of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Before joining The National Academies, he worked in the general counsel's office and as a foreign affairs officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce. He has directed and published over 20 NRC studies, and written or edited over 40 articles and books. Mr. Uhlir has a B.A in history from the University of Oregon, and a J.D. and M.A. degree in international relations, with a focus on space law and arms control, from the University of San Diego.