Assam: Dr. Rupam Jyoti Sarmah is the first Assamese to be appointed as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) for 2023, which is a momentous moment for the people of Assam.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) are a group of strategic senior advisors with direct access to agency decision-makers. They are often subject-matter experts with agency civil servant institutional knowledge.
Dr. Rupam Jyoti Sarmah oversees the ‘Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health’ (ARPA-H).
Rupam took the oath of office on April 10 and will attend the ‘White House Welcome’ event on April 14.
He received his diploma from Jorhat Engineering College (JEC). He currently resides in Sacramento, California.
Rupam moved to the United States. He earned a Master’s degree in computer science, a Master’s degree in management, and a Doctorate from George Washington University, where he studied Artificial Intelligence and Autism.
In a proud moment for Assam, Dr Rupam Jyoti Sarmah has become the first ever Assamese to be appointed as an advisor to President of the United States.
Dr Sarmah has been appointed as the White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF)#Assam #RupamJyotiSarmah #PIF pic.twitter.com/dQ3GFeUVUA
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He formerly served as the State of California’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) before being named to PIF 2023.
Aside from Dr. Sarmah, nineteen additional PIF fellows were chosen from a variety of areas, including technology, healthcare organizations, financial services, and others.
Dr. Rupam Sharma will join us as an advisor to President Joe Biden next week. He had previously worked as an Apollo scientist. He is currently the CIO of the California Province. On April 5, US Vice President Joe Biden will join as an advisor.He will advise the President of the United States on information technology, human health, and artificial intelligence.