Vice Provost and Dean of Research


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  • Russell Wald

    Russell Wald

    Director of Policy, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioRussell Wald is the Director of Policy for Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). In this role he is responsible for leading the team that advances Stanford HAI’s engagement with governments and civil society organizations to see a world benefit from the human-centered uses of artificial intelligence.

    From 2016 - 2020, Wald led government relations on behalf of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where his portfolio focused on national security, cyber, and technology policy. In addition to his work at Hoover, Wald was head of outreach for the Stanford Cyber Policy Program, which was later elevated to become the Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center.

    Before joining the Hoover Institution’s Washington office, Wald was the Program Manager for National Security Affairs at the Hoover Institution’s Stanford headquarters, where he spearheaded numerous programs including the Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp and the Project on the Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations. In 2015, he led the official program at Stanford University hosting then Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter titled, “Rewiring of the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity.” He also played a supporting role with the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University where President Barack Obama signed the executive order on “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.” Wald also served as special assistant to Hoover Fellows Amy Zegart and Ashton Carter at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

    Prior to his work at Stanford, he held numerous roles with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He is a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, Visiting Fellow with the National Security Institute at George Mason University, and a Partner with the Truman National Security Project. Wald is a graduate of UCLA.

  • Jia Wang

    Jia Wang

    Medical/Radiation Physicist, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

    BioI am the head of the Diagnostic Medical Physics group at Environmental Health and Safety department. Our group support medical imaging services for Stanford Health Care, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The scope of our work includes:

    • Radiation safety of diagnostic x-ray imaging practice to ascertain the compliance of State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission recommendations, and University policies

    • Quality control program of diagnostic X-ray imaging practice (Computed tomography, Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy and Radiography): accreditation, continuous quality control procedures

    • Radiation dose monitoring and CT protocol optimization; Work with each clinical section on task-specific CT Dose and Image Quality optimization by utilizing our state-of-the-art CT equipment and novel iterative reconstruction techniques

    • Review proposed research uses of x-rays in human subjects for Stanford IRB: evaluate doses and estimate risks and advise research investigators on radiation safety issues and how to solve related problems.

    • Staff and trainee education on topics including CT technology, CT dose optimization, Fluoroscopy dose optimization, and radiation risk from ionizing imaging exams

    • Support clinical innovation projects and activities that can be readily translated to patient care in Stanford health care system

  • Ian Whyburn

    Ian Whyburn

    Industrial Contracts Officer 2, Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

    BioIan Whyburn is an Industrial Contracts Officer in the Industrial Contracts Office at Stanford. He specializes in negotiating industry sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, collaboration agreements, and data use agreements, and advises faculty members, departmental research administrators, and partner organizations on all facets of sponsored projects. Before joining the Industrial Contracts Office, Ian worked in Stanford's Office of Sponsored Research where he drafted, reviewed, negotiated, and accepted contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, data use agreements, collaborative research agreements, subcontracts, and sub-awards with federal, non-profit, industry, and foreign sponsors.