“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Jeff Tsao is a "late-career" research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. His Ph.D. was in Applied Physics at Harvard, and most of his career has been in research, management, and "community organizing" in the areas of semiconductor materials, solid-state lighting, and energy economics.
His current interests are shifting towards the "engineering and applied science" of research: developing/applying the social science of human/group creativity to understanding/improving research processes at the individual, group, institution, and policy levels.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm