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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
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Michelle Schwalbe, Director
Phone: 202-334-1682, Email:

Michelle Schwalbe is the Director of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics (BMSA) and the Committee on Theoretical and Applied Statistics (CATS) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She joined the National Academies as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow working in BMSA and then as an Associate Review Officer with the Report Review Committee (RRC). Following her stint the RRC she returned to BMSA as an Associate Program Officer, then as Program Officer, and then as a Senior Program Officer. She has led and participated in a wide range of studies and workshops within the BMSA and CATS portfolios relating to big data, reproducibility of scientific results, the future of mathematics research, data science education, and other topics. Michelle has also led and participated in projects around the National Academies, including the NAS/Royal Society Sackler Forum on Machine Learning, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems projects on automotive fuel economy and electric vehicles, and a Policy and Global Affairs Division effort on predictive theoretical and computational approaches for additive manufacturing. Prior to joining the Academies, she held positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Michelle has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, an M.S. in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from UCLA.