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President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Services, Inc.

Ruth David is the president and chief executive officer of Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), an independent, not-for-profit, public service research institution that provides research and analytic support on national and transnational issues. From September 1995 to September 1998, Dr. David was Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency. As Technical Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence, she was responsible for research, development, and deployment of technologies in support of all phases of the intelligence process. She represented the CIA on numerous national committees and advisory bodies, including the National Science and Technology Council and the Committee on National Security. Upon her departure from this position, she was awarded the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA Director's Award, the Director of NSA Distinguished Service Medal, the National Reconnaissance Officer's Award for Distinguished Service, and the Defense Intelligence Director's Award.  Previously, Dr. David served in several leadership positions at the Sandia National Laboratories, where she began her professional career in 1975. Dr. David has also been an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. She has technical experience in digital and microprocessor-based system design, digital signal analysis, adaptive signal analysis, and system integration.   Dr. David is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Corporation for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. She is Chair of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate, and Review and Vice Chair of the HSAC Senior Advisory Committee of Academia and Policy Research. She also serves on the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the NAE Committee on Engineering Education, the NRC Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security, the NRC Committee on Information for Terrorism Prevention, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Technical Division's Advisory Board, the National Advisory Committee for the Wichita State University Foundation, and the External Advisory Committee for Purdue University's Homeland Security Institute. Dr. David received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Wichita State University, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Professor of Computer Science, University of Amsterdam

Hamideh Afsarmanesh is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where she is Group Leader of the Federated Collaborative Networks (FCN) at the Informatics Institute. She obtained her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985. Her current research focus and projects address Federated Cooperative Databases and their automated schema integration, reference modeling and development of infrastructure/support tools for Virtual Organizations/Virtual Laboratories/Virtual Communities, and delivering proof of concepts applicable to domains such as Manufacturing, Tele-assistance, and Overdiversity. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals of IJITM, IJASM, IJMLO, and IJEA. She has been involved in initiation/organization of the PRO-VE and BASYS conferences. She has co-authored and co-edited more than 15 books, and published more than 150 articles. She is the chair of general assembly in Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET). She is the Dutch representative at the IFIP TC5, and the chair of WG5.5.

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Indiana University - Bloomington

Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, Adjunct Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute, Fellow of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Member of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center ( at Indiana University.  She is a curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit ( Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation.  She is the co-editor of Springer books on 'Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries' (2003) and 'Modeling Science Dynamics' (2012) and edited a special issue of PNAS on ‘Mapping Knowledge Domains’ (2004).  Her book ‘Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know’ was published by MIT Press in 2010. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.

Senior Research Scientist, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw is a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) where he leads the research group developing the KAoS policy and domain services framework. Though his earliest publications were focused on memory and language, Jeff’s research focus soon turned to a wide variety of topics relating human and machine intelligence. With Ken Ford, he edited the seminal volume Knowledge Acquisition as a Modeling Activity, and became well-known for his role in helping develop a suite of successful methodologies and tools for automated knowledge acquisition (ETS, Aquinas, Axotl, Canard, DDUCKS, eQuality). While at Boeing, he also led groundbreaking industry-wide efforts in aviation safety and training technologies, founding the emerging technologies group of the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC). He also provided technical leadership for a suite of projects to improve long-term follow-up care delivery for bone-marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Jeff has helped pioneer the research area of multi-agent systems, and his first book on the topic, Software Agents, became a classic in the field and a best-seller for The MIT Press. At IHMC, he has further broadened his research interests and is currently involved in research on topics such as policy-based coordination of joint activity in humans and machines, Semantic Web technologies, adjustable autonomy and mixed-initiative interaction, cognitive systems, biologically-inspired security, visualization and performance support for complex analysis problems, network science, and augmented cognition.
Director, Materials and Process Technology, The Boeing Company

Dianne Chong is the Vice President of Materials and Process Planning in the Boeing Engineering, Operations &Technology organization. In this position she leads the organization responsible for development and support of materials & manufacturing processes for the Boeing Enterprise. Prior to this she was the Director of Materials & Process Technology for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Dr. Chong was also the Director of Strategic Operations and Business for IDS Engineering. In this capacity, she was the lead director defining and implementing a solid strategy for all Boeing Engineering. She has also been the Department Head / team leader of MSE, liaison, and process control groups in Phantom Works and Integrated Defense Systems.  Dr. Chong received Bachelors degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Illinois. She also earned Masters degrees in physiology and metallurgical engineering. In 1986, Dr. Chong received her Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. She also completed an Executive Master of Manufacturing Management at Washington University.   Dr. Chong has served as the St. Louis representative to Military Handbook 5 where she has chaired the Aerospace Users' Group and the titanium casting group. Dr. Chong is a member of TMS, AIAA, ASM International, SME, SWE, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. She has been recognized for managerial achievements and as a diversity change agent. She was also recognized as an outstanding alumna of University of Illinois in 2006. Dr. Chong is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board. She has served on the Board of Trustees and is a Fellow of the ASM International. In 2007-08, she served as the President of ASM International. 
J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Nan Marie Jokerst is the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Philip Baugh Scholar, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. She received her B.S. in Physics from Creighton University in 1982, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1984 and 1989, respectively. Before joining the Duke faculty, she served on the ECE faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology for 15 years, and was Research Director of the NSF ERC in Electronic Packaging Research, and a researcher in the Microelectronics Research Center at Georgia Tech. She was named an IEEE Fellow in 2003, an Optical Society of America Fellow in 2000, and was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal Winner in 2000. She was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in 1990, a DuPont Young Professor in 1989, a Newport Research Award winner in 1986, and a Hewlett Packard Fellow in 1983. She has also been recognized for her teaching accomplishments, which include the IEEE Education Society Harris B. Rigas Medal in 2002 and the award for Best Teacher in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 1990. Her research work focuses on integrated nanosystems and microsystems with an emphasis on photonic integration for sensing and telecommunications systems. She has over 200 refereed publications and presentations, and five patents. Dr. Jokerst is also serving as Chair of the Cleanroom Design Committee toward the implementation of Duke's new fabrication and characterization facilities in FCIEMAS, and she is the Director of the Nano and Micro Integrated Systems Center at Duke. 

Boeing Distinguished Professor, Washington State University

Chen-Ching Liu is Boeing Distinguished Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, USA, and Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. At Washington State University, Professor Liu serves as Director of the Energy Systems Innovation Center. During 1983-2005, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Liu was Palmer Chair Professor at Iowa State University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Liu received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Liu received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2004. He chaired the IEEE Power and Energy Society Fellow Committee, Technical Committee on Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, and Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee. Dr. Liu served as President of the International Council on Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems (ISAP). Professor Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Executive Director, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Dr. Lye Kin Mun is the Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).  Professor Kin Mun Lye holds a PhD and a Bachelor's degree, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu and University of Alberta, Canada respectively. He is an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a rich and varied background in communications technology R&D, working with government agencies and world-class R&D laboratories. Kin Mun was previously the Director of the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). Under his leadership, CWC grew to become an internationally recognised R&D organisation in leading-edge wireless communications technology. In 2006, he was bestowed the title of 'Officier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academiques' by the French Government.

VP for Strategic Alliances and CTO, IBM, Systems and Technology Group

Bernard Meyerson is the Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IBM's Systems and Technology Group. Dr. Meyerson was appointed to this position in December 2005. In 1980, Dr. Meyerson joined IBM Research as a Staff member, leading the development of silicon: germanium and other high performance technologies over a period of 10 years. In 1992, Dr. Meyerson was appointed an IBM Fellow by IBM's Chairman, and in 2003 he assumed operational responsibility for IBM's global semiconductor R&D efforts. In that role Dr. Meyerson led the world's largest semiconductor development consortium - members being IBM, Sony, Toshiba, AMD, Samsung, Chartered Semiconductor, and Infineon. Dr. Meyerson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has received numerous awards for his work, which include: the Materials Research Society Medal, the Electrochemical Society Electronics Division Award, the IEEE Ernst Weber Award, the Electron Devices Society J. J. Ebers Award, and most recently the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from SEMI. Dr. Meyerson was cited as "Inventor of the Year" by the New York State Legislature in 1998, and he was recognized as "United States Distinguished Inventor of the Year" by the U.S. IP Law Association and the Patent and Trademark office in 1999. He was most recently recognized in May 2008 as "Inventor of the Year" by the New York State Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. Dr. Meyerson has a Ph.D. in physics from New York's City College. He has published more than 180 papers and owns over 40 patents.

Professor of Political Science and of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kenneth Oye holds a joint appointment in Political Science and Engineering Systems and directs the Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET). He is currently a faculty PI in the NSF Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center; an Advisory Board Member for the International Risk Governance Council of Geneva and EU iNTeg-Risk. He has been a consultant on trade and financial issues for U.S. Treasury, Commerce, and EX-IM and the Institute for International Economics; on technology transfer for the UN; and on Asian energy and environmental issues for PNC and NEDO. Before coming to MIT, he served on the faculties of the Kennedy School at Harvard, the University of California, Princeton and Swarthmore and was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore with Highest Honors and a Ph.D in Political Science from Harvard with the Chase Dissertation Prize.

Director, External Research, Global Pharmaceutical R&D, Abbott Laboratories

Neela Patel serves as Director, External Research for Abbott Laboratories. Previously, Dr. Patel led Preclinical and Translational Medicine at Poniard Pharmaceuticals where she established the biology department and jointly created a preclinical product pipeline with the head of chemistry. Prior to Poniard, Dr. Patel served in drug discovery management positions of increasing responsibility at Genentech, SUGEN/Pharmacia, Roche Bioscience, and DNAX/Schering-Plough. Dr. Patel was also akey member of several start-up company teams to establish the overall business and scientific strategies and to seek funding, including securing a total of $37M in Series A for Optherion, Inc. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Humanities, and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Iowa

Daniel Reed is Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa, where he holds the University Computational Science and Bioinformatics Chair, with joint appointments in Computer Science, Electrical and Computing Engineering and Medicine. Previously, he was Microsoft’s corporate vice president for technology policy. Prior to that, he was Chancellor’s Eminent Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, as well as the director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategy and Innovation for UNC Chapel Hill.  Dr. Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). As chair of PITAC’s computational science subcommittee, he was lead author of the report Computational Science: Ensuring America’s Competitiveness. On PCAST, he cochaired the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology (with George Scalise of the Semiconductor Industry Association) and coauthored a report on the National Coordination Office’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program called Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World. In June 2009 he completed two terms of service as chair of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association, which represents the research interests of Ph.D.-granting university departments, industrial research groups and national laboratories.  He was previously head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where the held the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professorship. He has also been director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, where he also led the National Computational Science Alliance, a 50-institution partnership devoted to creating the next generation of computational science tools. He was also one of the principal investigators and chief architect for the National Science Foundation (NSF) TeraGrid. He received his B.S. from Missouri University of Science and Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science in 1983 from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Mr. Rejeski directs the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. STIP focuses on emerging technologies and the critical choices rapid scientific innovation presents to public policy. Work includes synthetic biology, nanotechnology, participatory technology assessment, geo-engineering, and the application of information technologies, computer games, and social media to public policy challenges. He is presently a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute and was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Between 1994 and 2000, he worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) on a variety of technology, R&D, and policy initiatives. Before moving to OSTP, he was head of the Future Studies Unit at the Environmental Protection Agency and, prior to that, worked in Germany and founded a non-profit involved in energy conservation and renewable energy technologies. Mr. Rejeski has written extensively on science, technology, and policy issues and is the co-editor of a recent book on environmentalism and future technologies. He sits on the advisory boards of a number of organizations, including DARPA’s Living Foundries Program, NSF’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education; the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); and the Center for Environmental Policy at American University. He has an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and an M.E.D. from the Yale University School of Architecture.