Schamiloglu participates in academic research security panel at Stanford

January 31, 2024 - by Kim Delker

photo: Edl Schamiloglu
Edl Schamiloglu

Edl Schamiloglu, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on research security recently at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

The topic of the panel, held Jan. 23-24, was “Perspectives on Research Security from Academic Researchers in the Pacific Region.” It was part of the Pacific Regional Meeting sponsored by the National Academies and was the 12th National Science, Technology, and Security Roundtable Meeting.

The keynote address was delivered by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution. Other speakers included Siegfried Hecker, former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Senior Fellow Emeritus at Stanford; and Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and Hoover Institution.

Schamiloglu, who is also a faculty member in the Global & National Security Policy Institute at UNM, spoke about how uniquely situated UNM is in a state hosting the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates, as well as elements of the Space Force; and two National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories (Sandia and Los Alamos). He also discussed how UNM plays a vital role in educating the next generation workforce for these labs.