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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Dan Roos

Dan Roos

November 4, 2014 - 5:18pm -- admin
Japan Steel Industry Professor Emeritus of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Daniel Roos is the Japan Steel Industry Professor Emeritus of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Founding Director of the MIT Portugal Program, a five-year, $40 million initiative partnership between MIT and Portugal focusing on engineering systems. The program involves over 40 MIT faculty from all five schools at MIT. Dr. Roos was the Founding Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Division (ESD), Director of the MIT Center for Transportation Studies, and Director of the MIT Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development. Dr. Roos also served as Special Assistant to the MIT Chancellor and Provost, helping to form large-scale industrial and global partnerships. He had a leadership role in partnerships with Ford, Merrill Lynch, and Cambridge University in the U.K.
At MIT, Dr. Roos was Founding Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP). He is co-author of The Machine that Changed the World, which has been published in 11 languages and has sold over 600,000 copies. Dr. Roos has performed extensive consulting assignments around the world for government and industry, including most recently the Government of Alberta, Canada. He served for 11 years as consultant to the World Economic Forum helping to organize and run the annual Auto Governors Meeting at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos Switzerland. The Governors meeting is attended by 30 automotive CEOs. Dr. Roos has chaired and served on numerous committees of the National Research Council including chairing the first National Academy study of intelligent transportation systems, as National Lecturer with the Association of Computing Machinery; and as an officer with the Transportation Research Board, Operations Research Society of America, American Society of Civil Engineers, ITS America, and Council of University Transportation Centers.

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