Technology Impact Assessment

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"Exploring quantitative dimensions of the economic impact of nanotechnology in food and food packaging ," International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, AAAS Building, Washington DC, March 27-28, 2012.

"Impact Evaluation Data and Analysis," (panelist), Workshop on Program Impact Evaluation held jointly by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), September 14, 2011.


"R&D Project versus Portfolio:  Implications for Selection, Management and Valuation," (panel chair), Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, September 15-17, 2011.


"R&D Evaluation," Workshop conducted by the National Research Council for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Woods Hole, MA, June 8, 2011.


"Mapping Evaluation Questions to a Program Logic Model and Identifying Suitable Methods," (Keynote Address), NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Program, Annual Evaluator Meeting, Arlington, VA, June 9-10, 2011.

“Evaluating Research and Development Projects and Programs,” Master Training Session presented at the International Energy Agency's Program Evaluation Conference, Paris, June 8-10, 2010.


"A New Approach for Retrospective Benefit-Cost Evaluation of R&D Programs in the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy," Best Practices in R&D Prioritization, Management, and Evaluation: A Science of Science Policy Workshop, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 28, 2009.


"Evidence that Businesses in Wind Energy Built on a DOE-established Knowledge Base," 2009 Technology Transfer Society Conference, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, October 2, 2009.

“Evaluation of a Portfolio of Technologies:  Wind Energy,” American Evaluation Association, Annual Conference, Denver, CO, November 7, 2008.

“Establishing an Evaluation Program that Strengthens Innovation,” APEC Symposium on Research and Innovation:  Policy Mechanisms for Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, September 10-11, 2008.

“Starting an Evaluation Program:  Challenges and Lessons Learned,” Technology Program Evaluation:  Methodologies from the Advanced Technology Program, NSF Collaborative Expedition Workshop, March 18, 2008.

“Evaluation Tools for Public R&D Investments,” Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Workshop:  Assessing the Benefits of ARS R&D within an Economic Framework, Washington, DC, March 10, 2008.

“Tracing Innovation,” (co-presented with Patrick Thomas), Workshop on Two Evaluation Methods:  Benefit Cost Analysis and Tracing Innovation, WWTF Vienna S&T Fund and
Plattform fteval, Austria, December 11, 2007.


NSF Workshop, Advancing Measures of Innovation:  Knowledge Flows, Business Metrics, and Measurement Strategies, June 6-7, 2006, Arlington, VA—Chaired panel on “Innovation Metrics in the Business Sector;” and served as panelist on “Statistical Strategies.”

“Innovation Policy in the Light of Global Economic Competition.” Atlanta Conference on S&T Policy, May 18-20, 2006, organized by the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and College of Management and the European PRIME Network of Excellence.  


“Portfolio Evaluation:  Toward a Common Evaluation Methodology for Making Funding Decisions” (presenter); and “Users’ Perspectives and their Questions” (panel chair), New Frontiers in Evaluation, Plattform fteval Conference, April 24-25, 2006, Vienna, Austria.


“A Cross-Agency Assessment of the SBIR program,” Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), November 5, 2005, Washington, DC.

Demonstration of  "On-line Self-Instructional Course for Managers of Research Programs," and presentation of
a “Think Tank Session on Methodological Challenges,"  Annual Conference of the American Association of Evaluation, Toronto, CA, October 2005.


“Strengths and Weaknesses of OMB’s PART,” Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN)-sponsored workshop, Brussels, June 2004.


“Think Tank Session on Establishing Effective Program Feedback Loops for Improved Program Management," American Evaluation Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2004.


“Strategies for Commercialization of Publicly Funded Technologies,” Research Money Conference, Ottawa, Canada, November 2003.


“The Component Performance Rating System (CPRS) for Project and Portfolio Analysis,” TAFTIE Evaluation Meeting, Vienna, April 2003.


“Logic Modeling and Evaluation,” METI workshop, Tokyo, Japan, March 2003.


“ATP’s Findings on Funding High-Risk Research,” Harvard University Workshop on Managing and Leveraging Technological Innovation, 2002.


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