Matt Hourihan is the director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he has served since 2011. In this role, he is a regular source of information and analysis on the past, present, and future of public science investments for policymakers and the global science community. He previously served as an energy policy analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation and as Jan Schori Fellow at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. He earned a masters degree in public policy with a focus on science and technology policy from George Mason University and a bachelors from Ithaca College.