Jim Kurose is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and associate chancellor for partnerships and innovation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been a visiting researcher at IBM Research, Technicolor Research, INRIA, and Sorbonne University in France. From 2015 to 2019, Kurose served as assistant director at the National Science Foundation, where he led the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. In 2018, he served as an assistant director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has received numerous awards, including the IEEE Infocom Award, ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal, and CRA Distinguished Service Award. He is the coauthor of the bestselling textbook, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.