Dr. Jesse Poore

Director, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Alliance

Opportunities for Students at UT and ORNL



 The University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute joined forces in 2000 to win the contract to manage the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. The basic research mission of ORNL across several fields of science and engineering makes collaboration with university partners very natural. Opportunities for students abound. Briefly, five joint institutes between UT and ORNL, together with joint faculty and degree programs, create many openings for students to participate in leading edge research with top scientists, using some of the world’s foremost scientific facilities.

About the Speaker

Jesse H. Poore is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee and holds the Ericsson-Harlan D. Mills Chair in Software Engineering. He is also director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Alliance. He conducts research in the economical production of high quality software. His research has been funded through industry projects with Ericsson, IBM, and other corporations, as well as the US Military. Professor Poore was Guest Senior Scientist of the Fraunhofer IESE in 2006, working in projects with Bosch, Siemens and others in the transportation sector. Professor Poore earned his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has held government positions including Executive Director of the Committee on Science and Technology of the US House of Representatives. He has served on many government advisory committees and panels of the National Academy of Science, most recently the NAS on “Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments.” Professor Poore is a member of the IEEE, ACM and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the IEEE Computer Society 2002 Software Engineering Award.