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Director of Advanced Technology

Allison Berke

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Allison Berke is the director of advanced technology at SIEPR, where part of her work includes leading technology policy within the California 100 project. She has extensive experience in engineering research, science policy, and leadership of large multi-campus research and policy centers.

Allison has served as the managing director of the Weill Neurohub, and as executive director of Stanford’s Cyber Initiative and Cyber Policy Center, both of which entailed directing research, outreach, and educational activities focused on the development of new technologies.

She has taught courses on technology and science policy, computer science and ethics, and protein engineering at Stanford and Duke, and worked in technology- and policy-focused consulting with McKinsey & Co. She received her PhD in bioengineering from UC-Berkeley, and BS degrees from MIT in biology and mathematics.

Focal Areas: California, Innovation and Technology