Panel on Information Science at the Army Research Laboratory
PRABHAT HAJELA is Provost and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include analysis and design optimization of multidisciplinary systems; system reliability; emergent computing paradigms for design; artificial intelligence; and machine learning in multidisciplinary analysis and design. Before joining Rensselaer, he worked as a research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles for a year, and was on the faculty at the University of Florida for seven years. He has conducted research at NASA’s Langley and Glenn Research Centers, and the Eglin Air Force Armament Laboratory. In 2003, Hajela served as a Congressional Fellow responsible for Science and Technology Policy in the Office of US Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT). He worked on several legislative issues related to aerospace and telecommunications policy, including the anti-SPAM legislation that was signed into law in December 2003. Hajela is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Hajela has held many editorial assignments including editor of Evolutionary Optimization, Associate Editor of the AIAA journal, and is on the editorial board of six other international journals. He has published over 270 papers and articles in the areas of structural and multidisciplinary optimization, and is an author or co-author of 4 books in these areas. In 2004, he was the recipient of AIAA’s Biennial Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award.
JEAN M. ANDINO is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Graduate Faculty of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering at the Arizona State University. Her research focuses on chemical kinetics and mechanisms as applied to the fields of atmospheric chemistry, air pollutant sensing, and air pollution control. Her expertise is in atmospheric chemistry; air quality; atmospheric processes; alternative fuels; energy efficiency technologies; and nanotechnology. She worked at Ford Motor Company characterizing the reactions taking place on novel materials to be used in catalytic converters and determining the air quality impacts of fuels and alternative fuels. Dr. Andino has published numerous journal articles and is a registered professional engineer. Dr. Andino has also received numerous prestigious national awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award at the start of her second year as a professor, and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award through the U.S. Department of State.
DAVID W. AUCSMITH is the Senior Director of Microsoft's Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments. He is responsible for technical relationships with agencies of the United States and other Governments, as well as on select special projects. Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Aucsmith was the chief security architect for Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, random number generation, cryptography, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than 30 years. He has been an industry representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the technical advisory boards of the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Academy advisory board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis and the Directorate Advisory council for the National Security Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Labs. He is co-chair of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo. Aucsmith holds 33 patents for digital security and is a member of the advisory board for the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Aucsmith hold a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and Mater of Science degrees in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and information and computer sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. Additionally, he has a Certificate in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Military History. He is the author of numerous papers and currently lectures at both the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Washington.
ALFRED O. AWANI is currently director of advanced tactical lasers at Boeing’s Laser and Electro-Optical System Organization. His expertise is in large-scale systems integration, engineering analysis, design and development, autonomous systems, test and evaluation, technology development and management, systems engineering and requirements development, platform integration, and program management. He has held other key management positions at Boeing and was the Boeing Sikorsky Joint Program Office’s deputy director of systems engineering and chief of technology for the Boeing Sikorsky team on the Army Comanche RAH-66 program. Before joining Boeing, he was a research engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center, involved in various advanced configuration developments. Prior to his NASA assignment, he was an assistant instructor of aircraft flight dynamics and an instructor of engineering project management at the University of Kansas. He is the recipient of several national and international honors and awards, including the 2002 International Scientist of the Year and the 2001 U.S. Black Engineer of the Year. He earned his B.S. in aeronautical engineering at the Aerospace Institute, a dual M.S. in management and aerospace engineering at Northrop University, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Kansas.
KATHLEEN M. CARLEY is a professor in the School of Computer Science in the department - Institute for Software Research - at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, a university wide interdisciplinary center that brings together network analysis, computer science and organization science and has an associated NSF funded training program for Ph.D. students. Her research combines cognitive science, social networks and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Her specific research areas are dynamic network analysis, computational social and organization theory, adaptation and evolution, text mining, and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy on communication, information diffusion, disease contagion and response within and among groups particularly in disaster or crisis situations. She and her lab have developed infrastructure tools for analyzing large scale dynamic networks and various multi-agent simulation systems. The infrastructure tools include ORA, a statistical toolkit for analyzing and visualizing multi-dimensional networks. Her simulation models meld multi-agent technology with network dynamics and empirical data. She is the founding co-editor with Al. Wallace of the journal Computational Organization Theory and has co-edited several books in the computational organizations and dynamic network area.
WILLIAM R. CHESWICK is an Independent Consultant. He has worked on (and against) operating system security for over 35 years. He has worked at Lehigh University and the Naval Air Development Center in system software and communications. At the American Newspaper Publishers Association/ Research Institute he shared his first patent for a hardware-based spelling checker, a device clearly after its time. For several years he consulted at a variety of universities doing system management, software development, communications design and installation, PC evaluations, etc. He joined Bell Labs in December 1987, where he became postmaster and firewall administrator and designer. He did early work on packet backscatter, firewall and honeypot design. He is probably best known for "Firewalls and Internet Security; Repelling the Wily Hacker", co-authored with Steve Bellovin, which help train the first generation of Internet security experts. In 1998, He started the Internet Mapping Project with Hal Burch. This work became to core technology of a Bell Labs spin-off, Lumeta Corporation. He joined AT&T Shannon Lab in April 2007 and worked on security, visualization, and user interfaces. He was particularly innovative at Shannon, producing a number of product and patent ideas, including "slow movies", a new way to see movies, and some new authentication ideas. He is popular public speaker and has given keynote presentations in a couple dozen countries.
MARK E. DEAN (NAE) is the Vice President WW Strategy and Operations at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and is presently on assignment overseas focused on the development of skills and research activities specific to the Middle East and Africa. He led a team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. He managed the design team responsible for creating the first 1-gigahertz processor chip, which became the basis for processors used in the top three game consoles. He also managed the early R&D team responsible for IBM’s family of supercomputers, BlueGene. He holds 39 patents, three of which are part of IBM's original nine PC patents.
KELVIN DROEGEMEIER is Vice President for Research and Regents’ Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He co-founded the NSF Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, which pioneered the explicit numerical prediction of intense local weather and developed a forecast system that in 1997 won two international prizes. Dr. Droegemeier’s research interests lie in thunderstorm dynamics and predictability, data assimilation, computational fluid dynamics, and aviation weather. In 2004, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to a six-year term on the National Science Board and then appointed for another six-year term in 2011 by President Barack Obama, both times confirmed by the US Senate. He now is Vice Chairman of the Board. Droegemeier is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and serves on a number of boards, including the NRC Board on Research Data and Information, SURA Board, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities Board. He formerly was Chairman of the Board of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
VERLIN B. HINSZ is professor in the Department of Psychology at the North Dakota State University. His broad research interests focus on small group processes and performance, organizational behavior, judgment and decision making, work motivation and morale, attitudes and interpersonal influence, and the intersections among these areas with emphases on formal models and application to social and organizational settings. Similarly, his teaching responsibilities are in the areas of organizational psychology, social psychology, and judgment & decision making. He is currently associate editor of the Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes portion of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, USDA, AFOSR and AFRL. Dr. Hinsz earned a Ph.D. degree in social-organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
JAMES T. KAJIYA (NAE) is currently a Director of Research at Microsoft Corporation. From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Kajiya was a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, where he built and led the graphics group. His recent work has focused on very high-quality computer graphics. This work has included nonlinear anti-aliasing algorithms for the display of text on raster screens; invention of several new techniques for ray-tracing primitives such as swept volumes, parametric patches and fractal surfaces; an early paper on volume rendering; a hierarchical bounding box technique for accelerating ray tracing; the introduction of anisotropic light reflection models for surfaces; the introduction of algebraic geometry in patch computations; a new technique extending the ray-tracing process via an integral equation, or Monte Carlo algorithm, called the rendering equation; and a solution to the problem of rendering fuzzy surfaces. Most recently, Dr. Kajiya has returned to graphics hardware design. He was the principal architect on Talisman, a low-cost hardware architecture for very high-quality real-time 3-D graphics. Dr. Kajiya also served as the principal investigator on a joint research project with IBM that produced an implementation of Prolog yielding a speed of 0.9 megalips and a new object-oriented systems programming language called FITH. In other work, he explored parallel ray tracing on the IBM RP3 and specified software architecture for scientific visualization in the IBM SVS, which became the Power Visualization Station. In joint work with TRW, he has served as architect for the FISC-1 and FISC-2 machines, supercomputers oriented toward military signal and image-processing tasks. Dr. Kajiya has served on the external advisory board of the Defense Mapping Agency, on the National Neurocircuitry Database Committee for the National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, and on the SIGGRAPH executive committee. He received the SIGGRAPH Technical Achievement Award in 1991 and served as the technical program chair for SIGGRAPH 93. In 1997, Dr. Kajiya, along with Dr. Timothy Kay, received an Academy Award (technical certificate) for work on rendering hair and fur.
GEORGE KARYPIS is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests span the areas of data mining, bio-informatics, parallel processing, CAD, and scientific computing. His research in data mining is focused on developing innovative new algorithms for a variety of data mining problems including clustering, classification, pattern discovery, and deviation detection, with an emphasis on business applications and information retrieval. His research in bio-informatics is focused on developing algorithms for understanding the function of genes and proteins in different species using data arising from genome-wide expression profiles. His research in parallel processing is focused on developing scalable parallel algorithms for emerging applications and architectures. His recent research has led to the development of a number of highly efficient and scalable software packages and algorithms such as METIS (a serial sparse graph partitioning software), ParMETIS (an MPI-based parallel graph partitioning software), hMETIS (a circuit partitioning software), PSPASES (a parallel direct solver), and CHAMELEON (a spatial clustering algorithm).
JOHN M. LANICCI is Professor of Applied Meteorology and Coordinator, M.S. in Aeronautics Program at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests are in aviation meteorology, environmental security, climate change, severe storms. He has over 30 years experience in the meteorological profession, having spent 27 years in the U.S. Air Force and 6½ years on the faculty at Embry-Riddle. He has a wealth of diverse experience, from operational meteorology, top military leadership positions, to published research. He is currently the Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Aeronautics program, and has taught nearly a dozen undergraduate and graduate courses, including introductory meteorology, aviation meteorology, advanced weather analysis and forecasting, and environmental security. He is Chair of the AMS Committee on Environmental Security, part of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise. He also is a member of the AMS Board on Higher Education, which is part of the AMS Commission on Education and Human Resources. Since 2008 he has been the faculty co-chair of the annual AMS Student Conference, held in conjunction with the AMS Annual Meeting.
ROBERT A. K. MITCHELL (NAE) is an Independent Consultant after retiring as Vice President, Advanced Systems Development, at the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. His primary interests are the development of future space systems including launch vehicle propulsion and upper stage propulsion and the development of complex air vehicle systems for both military and civil applications. The latter includes unmanned air vehicle systems that are operated autonomously or are remotely piloted. Unmanned air vehicle capabilities can range from small tactical systems to large, long range, long endurance and high altitude systems such as Global Hawk. Space and aircraft systems development includes the integration of complex payload systems such as electro-optical and infra-red imaging systems, synthetic aperture radar, signals intelligence and deployables. Autonomous and remotely piloted unmanned air vehicle development also includes the end-to-end line of sight and beyond line of sight world-wide communications systems. Such systems enable control of the air vehicle, and retrieval of data to meet the specific mission requirements. He has received numerous awards because of his contributions in the Aerospace field. These include: AIAA Reed Award April 2002; USAFIT Distinguished Alumnus October 2006; AUVSI Al Aube Award August 2009; Flightglobal Leader of the Year Award November 2009; and San Diego Air & Space Museum Hall of Fame November 2010.
DEBASIS MITRA (NAE) is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. Previously, he served as the Vice President in the Chief Scientist’s Office of Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. He is responsible for global research partnerships and academic relations. From 1999-2007 as Vice President of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Research Center he directed activities in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, complex systems analysis and optimization, statistics, learning theory, information and communications sciences, and industrial mathematics. He is a Bell Labs Fellow and a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He is a recipient of the 1998 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, the 1993 Steven O. Rice Prize Paper Award and the 1982 Guillemin-Cauer Prize Paper Award of the IEEE. He is also the recipient of awards from the 1995 ACM Sigmetrics/Performance Conference, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) and the Bell System Technical Journal. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, the IEEE Transactions of Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Queueing Systems (QUESTA) and Operations Research. He holds over 20 patents. He has been McKay Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Albert Winsemius Professor at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. During 2006 Dr.Mitra chaired the Mathematics Advisory Committee of the Science Foundation of Ireland. He has served as advisor to the Hamilton Institute of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University of Maryland’s Computer Science Department, University of Michigan’s Electrical Engineering Department and Northwestern University’s Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department. He has served on the Eric E. Sumner Award Committee (as member and as Chair) and the Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award Committee of the IEEE. In 2003 he served as the Chair of the Telecom review panel of the N.J. Commission on Jobs Growth and Economic Development. During 2006-2010 he served on the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies, USA. He is serving on the IEEE COMSOC Awards Committee, the Advisory Committee to the Center for Energy Efficient Telecommunications at the University of Melbourne, and the Review Panel of the Institute on Infocomm Research in Singapore. He is also serving on the National Academies Laboratory Assessments Board’s Panel on the NIST Information Technology Laboratory.
A. STEPHEN MORSE (NAE) is the Dudley Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Yale University. His areas of research include system theory and he has done research in network synthesis, optimal control, multivariable control, adaptive control, urban transportation, vision-based control, hybrid and nonlinear systems, sensor networks, and coordination and control of large grouping of mobile autonomous agents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control System Society, and a co-recipient of the Society's 1993 and 2005 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Awards. He has twice received the American Automatic Control Council's Best Paper Award and is a co-recipient of the Automatica Theory/Methodology Prize. He is the 1999 recipient of the IEEE Technical Field Award for Control Systems. He is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
RANDOLPH L. MOSES is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Associate Dean for Research with the College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research interests are stochastic digital signal processing; spectral estimation; time series analysis; parameter estimation; statistical properties of algorithms; array signal processing; and applications to automatic target recognition and sensor networks. His current research efforts include feature extraction for automatic target recognition (ATR) from radar signals; ATR performance analysis; self-localization of sensor networks; and object detection and tracking using sensor networks. He was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1984-85; a Summer Faculty Research Fellow, Rome Air Development Center, Rome, NY, 1983.; a Visiting Researcher, Systems and Control Group, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994-95; a Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH, 2002-03; and a Visiting Researcher, Signals and Systems Group, MIT, Summer 2003 and Summer 2005. He has a B.S. (1979), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
LINDA A. NESS is Chief Scientist and University Liaison at the Applied Communication Sciences Applied Research (formerly Telcordia). Her expertise are in multi-scale algorithms for representing and analyzing high-dimensional data; mathematics; computer science; research program management; management of innovation, technology transition and insertion; telecom operations support systems processes and products; and software development process. She has served as co-principal investigator of two research projects focused on fast multi-scale algorithms for representing and analyzing high-dimensional data. Both projects are in collaboration with Professors Peter Jones and Vladimir Rokhlin of Yale University. Her former experience includes serving as assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, visiting associate professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and associate professor of mathematics at Carlton College. She has a BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College, a MS in Mathematics from Harvard University, a MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University.
LYNNE E. PARKER is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) and an adjunct distinguished research and development staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where she worked as a full time researcher for many years prior to joining UTK. She is also the founder and director of the Distributed Intelligence Laboratory at UTK, and the assistant director of the UTK-ORNL Science Alliance. She was the founding director of the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at UTK. She is a leading international researcher in the field of cooperative multi-robot systems, and has performed research in the areas of mobile robot cooperation, human-robot cooperation, robotic learning, intelligent agent architectures, and robot navigation. For this research, she was awarded the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2000, and was elevated to Fellow of IEEE in 2010. Her extensive publications include six edited books on the topic of distributed robotics. She has served as a Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and is on the editorial boards of IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine and the Swarm Intelligence journal. Dr. Parker received her Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.
AROGYASWAMI J. PAULRAJ (NAE) is Professor Emeritus in the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He is a pioneer of MIMO wireless communications, a technology break through that enables improved wireless performance. MIMO is now incorporated into all new wireless systems. His other research interests include opportunistic scheduling, performance modeling of wireless networks, and exploiting rich multipath wideband channels (e.g., time reversal). He is the author of over 400 research papers, two text books and a co-inventor in 52 US patents. He has won over a dozen awards in the US, notably the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the top award for telecommunications technology pioneers. He is a fellow of seven scientific academies including the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS.
RADIA PERLMAN is an Intel Fellow and director of Network and Security Technology in Intel Labs. In this role she provides strategic direction for future network, security and trusted platform research. Perlman is the inventor of many fundamental technology innovations in computer networking, including the spanning tree algorithm, which is at the heart of today's Ethernet; TRILL, an emerging standard for data center interconnection that can replace today's spanning tree Ethernet; scalable and robust link state routing technology; and contributions in strong password protocols, authentication and authorization models, and denial of service protection techniques. Perlman has authored two networking textbooks and earned a Ph.D. from MIT in computer science. She holds approximately 100 patents in network security and routing technologies. Perlman has been recognized with numerous industry awards including an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the SIGCOMM lifetime achievement award, and the Usenix Association lifetime achievement award.
H. VINCENT POOR (NAS/NAE) is Dean of Engineering and Applied Science and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University. His research activities are focused on advances in several fields of rapid technology development, notably wireless networks, social networks and smart grid. One focus of his recent work in wireless networks has addressed the fundamental limits of such techniques through the information theoretic analyses of relay and interference channels. A further issue that we are addressing is the fundamental ability of the physics of the radio channel to provide security in data transmission, and the development of codes and other methods to exploit this capability. In the area of social networks, his focus has been on two areas of interest. The first is the development of new models and analytical techniques for studying the degrees of social separation in small-world networks, and the application of such models to aid in the understanding of social phenomena that have been observed in experimental studies of social networks. The second area of interest has been the development of an on-line content trading platform, and the use of this platform as an experimental test-bed to investigate the behavior of users in various types of content sharing and content trading scenarios. In the smart grid area his work has focused on the use of advanced methods from communications and information technology to address several issues arising in this context, including the detection and amelioration of bad data attacks, the study of privacy issues for both operators and consumers, and development of distributed algorithms for state estimation and control of the grid. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
PADMA RAGHAVAN is the Director of the Institute for CyberScience and the Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Institute for CyberScience and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Raghavan’s research interests concern sparsity as a unifying abstraction from computational science to computer architecture, toward increasing computational performance by constant factors to orders of magnitude. Her publications are in three major areas including: (i) parallel algorithms for high performance scientific computing (supercomputing), (ii) energy-aware performance scalability of advanced computer systems (green supercomputing), and (iii) computational modeling, simulation and knowledge extraction. Specific contributions concern scalable sparse solvers, parallel and distributed graph and numeric algorithms for modeling, simulation and knowledge discovery, and energy-aware supercomputing. She has several awards including the The Maria Goeppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar Award, Argonne National Laboratory (Department of Energy) and the University of Chicago; and the The National Science Foundation, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate CAREER Award.
ARMANDO A. RODRIGUEZ is Professor and Director of the Intelligent Embedded Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. His areas of research include modeling and control of advanced aerospace systems, hypersonic vehicles, missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligent vehicles, robotic systems; modeling and control of socio-ecological and bio-economic systems; modeling and control of semiconductor manufacturing processes; modeling, control, and design of low power electronic systems; robust fault-tolerant, multivariable, sampled-data control of nonlinear distributed parameter (infinite dimensional) and lumped parameter (finite-dimensional) dynamical systems; approximation of complex dynamical systems; and design and rapid prototyping of fault-tolerant embedded systems with health management capabilities. Dr. Rodriguez received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
NELSON L. SEAMAN recently retired as professor of meteorology from the Department of Meteorology in The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are mesoscale modeling, objective analysis techniques, cyclogenesis, four-dimensional data assimilation, boundary layer processes, shallow and deep convection. Dr. Seaman has developed several different numerical models to investigate the dynamics of orographic flows, sea breezes, extratropical storm development, pollution transport, urban influences, and the interactions of boundary layer and convective processes. He received his PhD in atmospheric sciences from the Pennsylvania State University.
JULIE A. SHAH is the Boeing Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include developing an intelligent agent that participates in first responder planning for disaster response deployments, developing adaptive control techniques to efficiently coordinate work sharing and scheduling among multiple robots in advanced manufacturing applications such as building large airplane fuselages and wings or assisting in the final assembly of automobiles, and developing AI planning and scheduling techniques that will enable more fluid and natural human-robot collaboration in manufacturing. Her honors and awards include Best Paper Nomination ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction and Best Student Paper Award International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling.
NEIL G. SIEGEL (NAE) is the sector vice-president and chief engineer at Northrop Grumman Information Systems. His best-known work has focused on the use of information technology on the battlefield, in order to enable better and faster tactical decisions, and thereby improve combat outcomes for U.S. forces and our Allies. This has required the creation of new techniques in communications protocols (especially those aimed at achieving very high efficiency for a large community of relatively low-bandwidth wireless links, e.g., low-bandwidth reliable multicast, unicast route selection at the time of service request, etc.); automation of software, network, and system configuration (including the notion of a “force-structure aware” network, e.g., infusing knowledge of the supported mission into the network control structure, as a mechanism for providing better service); and large-scale software design techniques (e.g., technical approaches to partitioning large software systems so as to fit the distribution of skill levels within the development team, and new systems engineering techniques designed to allow systems to evolve over time in desirable ways), so as to meet the demands for flexibility, adaptability, reliability, and operation under harsh and off-nominal conditions induced by the battlefield. His most recent work has created methods for improving the development outcomes of large, complex systems. In addition to having been elected to the NAE, he is a fellow of the IEEE, the winner of the prestigious Simon Ramo Medal for systems engineering and systems science, among many other awards. Programs he has led have won many awards, including the Crosstalk award for being the best-managed software programs across the entire U.S. Government. He holds more than 20 issued patents, and is also an adjunct professor of engineering at UCLA.
GURINDAR S. SOHI (NAE) is the John P. Morgridge Professor and the E. David Cronon Professor of Computer Sciences in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as the Department Chair of the Computer Sciences Department from 2004 through 2008. His research has been in the design of high-performance microprocessors and computer systems. Topics that he has investigated in the past or continues to investigate include dynamically-scheduled instruction-level parallel processors, out-of-order execution with precise exceptions, non-blocking caches, decentralized microarchitectures, speculative multithreading, computation reuse, memory dependence speculation and prediction, and multicore microprocessors. Results from his research can be found in almost every high-end microprocessor in the market today. He received the 1999 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award "for seminal contributions in the areas of high issue rate processors and instruction level parallelism" and the 2011 ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award "for pioneering widely used micro-architectural techniques for instruction-level parallelism". At the University of Wisconsin he was selected as a Vilas Associate in 1997, awarded the WARF Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher award in 2000, and was selected as a WARF Named Professor in 2007. He is a Fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009.
SALVATORE J. STOLFO is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He received his PhD from NYU Courant Institute in 1979 and has been on the faculty of Columbia ever since. He won an IBM Faculty Development Award early in his career in 1983. He has published several books and well over 300 scientific papers since then, several winning best paper awards, in the areas of parallel computing, AI knowledge-based systems, data mining, computer security and intrusion detection systems. He has been granted 33 patents. In his early career he invented a parallel speech processor widely used in the telephone system. Today, well over a hundred companies produce security products incorporating a number of his inventions. Dr. Stolfo served as Chair of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University. He is a member of several journal editorial boards including the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He has chaired, served on the Program Committees or led many Workshops and Conferences. He has consulted for government including serving on the NRC Naval Studies Board Sub-Committee on Cybersecurity, and the Futures Panel for DARPA IPTO. Dr. Stolfo has also consulted and collaborated with a number of large financial institutions. Dr. Stolfo is also an entrepreneur having founded several companies that have developed security and privacy technology.
STEVEN J. WALLACH (NAE) is a Chief Scientist – Co-founder of Convey Computer Corporation and is an adviser to venture capital firms CenterPoint Ventures, Sevin-Rosen and InterWest Partners. Previously, he served as vice president of technology for Chiaro Networks Ltd., and as co-founder, chief technology officer and senior vice president of development of Convex Computer Corporation. After Hewlett-Packard Co. bought Convex, Wallach became chief technology officer of HP's Enterprise Systems Group. Wallach served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Simulation and Computing Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1998 to 2007. He was also a visiting professor at Rice University in 1998 and 1999, and was manager of advanced development for Data General Corporation. His efforts on the MV/8000 are chronicled in Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Soul of a New Machine." Wallach, who has 33 patents, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow, and was a founding member of the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee. He is the 2008 recipient of IEEE's prestigious Seymour Cray Award.
MARILYN M. WOLFSON now serves as Laboratory Fellow at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, recently promoted for her outstanding contributions to the lab’s programs over many years. She has a long career in providing weather related aviation decision support algorithms for FAA operational decision support systems, including microburst detection and prediction algorithms, and 0-8 hr storm forecasts for aviation. She is now actively transferring this technology, as well as high-performance weather information dissemination services, to the FAA for acquisition as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Her current research interests include extending FAA storm forecasts offshore, anticipating the impact of storms on air traffic capacity and demand, and coupling impact forecasts functionally to traffic flow management decision making under uncertainty. Marilyn has published over 70 journal articles, conference papers, and Laboratory reports; holds five U.S. patents (with another one pending), and has received several honors and awards during her career. She was named an Ida M. Green Fellow at MIT, was awarded the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence Award in 2005, and was named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2012.
HOLLY YANCO is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, multi-touch computing, interface design, robot autonomy, fostering trust of autonomous systems, evaluation methods for robot systems and human-robot interaction, and the use of robots in K-12 education to broaden participation in computer science. She applies her robotics research to several application domains, including urban search and rescue, telepresence, and assistive technology. Dr. Yanco's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, including a Career Award, the Army Research Office, Microsoft, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Yanco was the General Chair of the 2012 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction and is currently Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Human-Robot Interaction Conference and Journal. She served on the Executive Council of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) from 2006-2009 and was the Symposium Chair for AAAI from 2002-2005. She is a senior member of AAAI. Dr. Yanco is a co-developer of the NSF-funded Artbotics program, which combines art and robotics in programs for middle school, high school, and undergraduate students. She was the PI of the NSF-funded development of Pyro, a Python-based robotics curriculum, which was selected as the Premier Courseware of 2005 by NEEDS. Dr. Yanco has a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Wellesley College.
DUSAN S. ZRNIC (NAE) is a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), and Affiliate Professor of Meteorology and Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of Oklahoma. He is a fellow of the IEEE and of the AMS and was the chief editor of the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. He has published extensively on weather radar signal processing, radar meteorology, and remote sensing and has co-authored (with Dr. Richard Doviak) the book Doppler Radar and Weather Observations, New York, Academic Press, 1984, second edition 1993, paperback reprint by Dover 2006. The book has been published in Russian and Chinese. He has developed scientific and engineering aspects (e.g., a patent) of polarimetric weather radar technology and brought these to successful operational implementation on the National Network of weather radars. Dr. Zrnic is a co-recipient of the IEEE 1988 Harry Diamond Memorial Award, is sharing the 1993 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Award, and is a recipient of the WMO 1996 Vaisala award. In 2004 he received the Presidential Rank Award. He was inducted into the USA National Academy of Engineering in 2006 with citation: “For development of potent radar methods that have greatly enhanced operational weather detection and warning and advanced meteorological research.” He was recognized by the AMS Remote Sensing Prize in 2008: “For pioneering and substantial contributions to improvements of meteorological radars for both research and operational applications.”