Dr. Lisa Su’s impressive resume just got even better. As announced by POTUS today, AMD’s president and CEO is now an official member of the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a group that comprises the nation’s top scientists and technologists. Su will join other PCAST members in assisting the President and White House with crucial policy recommendations related to science, technology, and innovation.
It’s no surprise that Su was chosen. As noted in her official bio on the White House site, Su is an expert engineer who contributed nicely to the semiconductor industry by presenting new ways to greatly speed up chips. Su is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an IEEE Fellow.
Honored to be named to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) to work with an amazing group of people on important issues impacting our nation. https://t.co/6qZEIRcVuB— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) September 22, 2021
From the White House:
Today, President Biden announced 30 of America’s most distinguished leaders in science and technology as members of his President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). A direct descendant of the scientific advisory committee established by President Eisenhower in 1957 in the weeks after the launch of Sputnik, PCAST is the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.
Drawing from the nation’s most talented and accomplished individuals, President Biden’s PCAST includes 20 elected members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, five MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, two former Cabinet secretaries, and two Nobel laureates. Its members include experts in astrophysics and agriculture, biochemistry and computer engineering, ecology and entrepreneurship, immunology and nanotechnology, neuroscience and national security, social science and cybersecurity, and more.
Dr. Lisa Su’s official bio on the White House site:
Lisa T. Su, Ph.D., is an electrical engineer who is an expert in semiconductor devices and high-performance processors. She pioneered new ways to connect computer chips using copper instead of aluminum, resulting in 20% faster chip speeds. An American immigrant from Taiwan, she is President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a leading semiconductor and microprocessor company. She is a recipient of the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal (the first woman to receive the award), and has been named Fortune Magazine’s #2 “Business Person of the Year” for 2020 and one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” of 2019.
Source: White House