B. Chagun Basha, is currently with the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as Senior Technical Specialist. His work is organized around 3 verticals: STI Data, Policy and Diplomacy. Previously, he was with Department of Science & Technology (Government of India) – Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He belongs to the first cohort of DST-Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Fellowship Programme (DST-STI-PFP 2016). Before that, he worked as a Senior Science & Technology Insights Analyst with open-innovation industry.
Dr. Basha holds a Ph.D. in Space Electronics from the L’institut d’électronique et de télécommunications de Rennes (UMR CNRS 6164) at the University of Rennes 1, France and thereafter continued his post-doctoral research at École Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes, France. Prior to that, he was with INRIA-Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires (UMR CNRS 6074) as a Research Fellow.
His interest areas, in the broader STI policy realm, include STI Diplomacy, Measurement and Metrics for STI, and Science Advice.