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Director of Research Development at USM Testifies Before Congressional Emerging Technologies Committee

On Thursday, September 29, Dr. Henry L. Jones, director of research, development, and science entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), invests in cutting-edge innovations nationwide.

Jones was led by Senators John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado), chair of the Space Science Subcommittee, and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He testified before the convened full hearing. grew up in. “Keeping America Safe” was the theme of the hearing.

“Leadership in Emerging Computing Technologies” highlights the continued importance of its three key technology sectors in the Science Act of 2022 and its recently passed CHIPS. These areas include distributed ledger technology (DLT), quantum information science (QIS), and artificial intelligence (AI) (DLT).

Applications in these fields are already changing or have the potential to change not only computing but also industry, transportation, national security, agriculture, healthcare, and other sectors. They also have wider social, ethical and legal ramifications.

“Government program managers might assume that Boston or San Francisco is a safe bet if they haven’t seen innovation happening on our Gulf Coast, for example, and missing out on efficient, cost-effective and productive ecosystems. that build our resilience and creativity,” added Jones.

Mr. Jones points out that the State of Mississippi will benefit significantly from certain aspects of CHIPS and the Science Act. The leadership of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss), a key member of the Commerce Commission who ensures the delivery of U.S. tech investments, is mostly to thank for that.

The other witnesses who appeared before the committee were:

Frank and Julie Jungers Dean College of Engineering Dean, University of Washington Dr. Nancy Allbritton

Anthropic co-founder Mr. Jack Clark Director of High Performance Computing, High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), Mississippi State University, Mr. William B. (Trey) Breckenridge III

Mr. Steve Lupien, Director of the Center for Blockchain and Digital Initiatives at the University of Wyoming College of Business Dr. Bob Sutor, Vice President of Corporate Development at ColdQuanta.

Jones has extensive experience as an investor and entrepreneur who has helped build companies in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Mississippi and Alabama. Jones resided in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom of the 1990s after earning a doctorate. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Jones founded the first company to produce advanced online forest products using research from a Mississippi State University lab and the US government’s Landsat 7 satellite.

Jones worked at USM for six years as an adjunct professor before accepting his current position. He has worked as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mississippi for the past 16 years.

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