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Polish scientist appointed as White House high-tech advisor

Warsaw, Poland – Polish scientist Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska was appointed on the White House’s leading advisory board on high-tech issues, the U.S. Administration announced last week.

“President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Shannon Blunt of Missouri and Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska of Ohio”, the White House said on its website.

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory committee of experts in charge of advising the U.S. President and shaping public policy on critical scientific and technological matters.

“As a scientist and academic educator, I am honored to join this distinguished body of accomplished science and technology leaders and to serve our nation in this way,” Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska said in a statement, released through the Ohio State University. “Academia, industry and government must work in partnership to support innovation, create frameworks for fast translation to application, and implement legislation that will promote a healthy, educated, sustainable and equitable world, and shape the future social and cultural fabric of our society”.

Born and educated in Poland, Prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska came to the U.S. more than 20 years ago as a Fulbright Program Scholar. After earning her PhD, she served as chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at Ohio State University, specializing in geomatic engineering – such as GPS algorithms and mobile mapping. She also served as head of the Institute of Navigation (ION).

Having published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska has also cooperated with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense and is considered a leading expert in global positioning systems and global navigation satellite systems, as well as on autonomous vehicle navigation.

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