Mahmud’s work at ASU’s Washington Center focuses on linking science policy to better societal outcomes. His teaching, research and engagement are oriented towards making science more useful and democratic.
He co-leads ASU Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcome’s long-term efforts to build a community of practice among innovative R&D program managers in the government, non-government and private sectors.These include convening informal and formal knowledge exchanges between program managers about the challenges and opportunities for innovating in path dependent institutions.
Mahmud is the principal coordinator of Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) – a distributive institutional network that brings together research centers, informal science education centers, citizen science programs and non-partisan policy think tanks to engage citizens on decision-making related to science and technology policy. He led large-scale public consultation projects on biodiversity, space, climate, and energy to support policy and decision-making at the national and global levels. His current public consultation projects involve Climate Change Resilience, Gene Drives, Driverless Cars, Geoengineering and Gene Editing.
Mahmud was the Deputy Director of Policy Programs at the New York Academy of Science, Director of Collaborative Research at City University of New York, Associate Director for Research Development at Northwestern University, and Managing Director of USDOT Research Center at Purdue University.
Mahmud’s expertise focuses on innovation systems, research management, knowledge co-production, policy entrepreneurship, and participatory technology assessment.
Science and Technology Policy, Innovation Systems, Research Management, Trans-disciplinary Education and Training, and Participatory Technology Assessment, Policy and Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Training.
Farooque, Mahmud (Ed.), NEXTRANSporter, Purdue University NEXTRANS Center, June 2008 - Nov 2009.
Small, Gillian, and Mahmud Farooque (Eds.), OAA Research Newsletter, City University of New York-Office of Academic Affairs, June 2005-Sep 2006.
Farooque, Mahmud, Veronica Hendrickson and My Linh Nguyen (Eds.), Tri-State Trends, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, July 2001-Aug 2002.
• Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University (2016-Present) • Associate Director, DC Office, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), Arizona State University (2009-Present) • Managing Director, USDOT Region V Regional University Transportation Center, Purdue University (2007-2009) • Associate Director of Physical Science and Engineering, Office for Research Development, Northwestern University (2006-2007) • Director for Collaborative Research Projects, Office of Research, City University of New York (2004-2006) • Deputy Director, Policy Program, New York Academy of Sciences (2001-2002) • Research Assistant, Center for Transportation Analysis, George Mason University (1999-2001) • Research Assistant, Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Columbia University (1998-1999) • Research Assistant, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University (1996-1998) • Research Assistant, Center for Technology and Information Policy, Syracuse University (1995-1996) • Research Assistant, Center for Global Studies, Houston Advanced Research Center (1995-1995) • Intern, Associate Engineer, Engineer; Electrical Engineering Design Department, M.W. Kellogg Company (1989-1993)