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Donald Saari is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Saari received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Purdue University in 1967. His research interests include dynamical systems and their application to the physical and social sciences. He is especially interested in voting, social choice, and decision theory; evolutionary game theory and applications to the social sciences; and dynamical systems and celestial mechanics. Dr. Saari is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dan Arvizu is the Director and Chief Executive of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL, in Golden, Colorado, began operations in 1977 and is the DOE's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance). Dr. Arvizu is President of Alliance and also is an Executive Vice President with the Midwest Research Institute, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. After more than three decades of professional engagement in the clean energy field, Dr. Arvizu has become one of the world's leading experts on renewable energy and sustainable energy. He frequently engages with national leaders in Congress, the Administration, academia, non-governmental organizations, and industry. As NREL's Director, Dr. Arvizu has established and implemented a new institutional strategy to position the lab for higher impact and contributions to national energy challenges. In the past five years, Dr. Arvizu has overseen an increase of more than fifty percent in the lab's operating budget, overseen a doubling of Lab technical staff, and has helped attract over four hundred million dollars for new infrastructure. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was the chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M, Dr. Arvizu was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Arvizu started his career and spent four years at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories. Dr. Arvizu has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and a MS degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Charles Kolstad is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford University, he was the Donald Bren Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was jointly appointed in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and the Department of Economics. At UCSB he led the NSF-funded Ph.D. program in Economics and Environmental Science. For the decade prior to joining UCSB in 1993, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He has been a visiting professor at MIT, Stanford, the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and the New Economic School (Moscow). He received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1982. Prof. Kolstad has contributed broadly to environmental economics, though most of his research has been in the area of environmental regulation. He is particularly interested in the role of information in environmental decision-making and regulation. His past work in energy markets has focused on coal and electricity markets, including the effect of air pollution regulation on these markets. During 2001-2002, Prof. Kolstad was president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE). He has served on numerous other advisory boards, including the USEPA Science Advisory Board’s Clean Air Act Compliance Analysis Committee and Environmental Economics Advisory Committee. He has also served on a number of National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences committees, including the Committee to Review CAFE Standards for Automobile Fuel Efficiency and, currently, the Committee to Review the President’s Climate Change Research Program.
Steve Murawski holds the Peter Betzer Chair of Biological Oceanography at the University of South Florida. Until January 2011, he was the Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOSS). Dr. Murawski is a fisheries biologist and marine ecologist involved in understanding the impacts of human activities on the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. He has developed approaches for understanding the impacts of fishing on marine fish complexes exploited in mixed-species aggregations. Additionally, his work on impacts of marine protected areas and other management options has formed the scientific basis for regulation. As a co-founder of the CAMEO (Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem Organization) program – a jointly funded program among NOAA Fisheries and the National Science Foundation - he has supported analyses of marine ecosystems throughout the nation. His current areas of interest include understanding the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem in terms of multiple, simultaneous stressors through the application of integrated ecosystem assessments. Such assessments can help inform investments to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico from effects of the oil spill, loss of juvenile nursery areas, nutrient enrichment, overfishing and other factors. Additionally, he is working on applying advanced technology solutions to the next generation of marine ecosystem surveys. In addition to his science activities, Dr. Murawski is a US delegate and current vice-president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), a 20-nation organization dedicated to increasing understanding of ocean ecosystems in the convention area, which includes the United States, Canada and 18 European countries.
Brian O’Neill is a Scientist in the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE) at NCAR. Prior to moving to Boulder, he led the Population and Climate Change (PCC) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science and an M.S. in Applied Science, both from New York University. Dr. O’Neill’s research interests are in the field of integrated assessment modeling of climate change, which links socio-economic and natural science elements of the climate change issue in order to address applied, policy-relevant questions. Particular areas of focus include the relationship between demographic change and greenhouse gas emissions, the characterization of uncertainty and its role in decision analysis, and scenario analyses linking long-term climate change goals to shorter-term actions. He has worked as a member of the science staff of the Environmental Defense Fund in New York, and as an Assistant and Associate Professor (Research) at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. In 2004, he received a European Young Investigator (EURYI) award which provides principal funding for the PCC Program at IIASA. He has published in a variety of journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science – USA, and Population and Development Review. He has also served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report in a volume on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (Working Group II), and for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) in a volume on Scenarios.
Barbara Boyle Torrey is a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Aging of NIH. She served as the executive director of the Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academy of Sciences from 1993-2002, and was a visiting scholar at the Population Research Bureau from 2002-2010, researching a series of topics on the interaction of social policy and population changes. An economist-demographer with a special interest in children and the elderly, she is well known for her social policy research across a broad range of topics. She served on the IIASA Science Advisory Committee from 2002 through 2010.
Norman P. Neureiter is an ex-officio member of the committee by virtue of his service as a trustee to IIASA's newly established endowment fund (IEF). Dr. Neureiter was appointed Director of the new Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. Dr. Neureiter was a Fulbright Fellow to Germany from 1955 to 1956 and earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Northwestern University in 1957. After joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1965, during the height of the Cold War, he became the first U.S. science attaché in Eastern Europe in 1967, based at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. From 1969 to 1973, he served as the international affairs assistant in President Richard Nixon's Office of Science and Technology. After leaving that post, he worked for Texas Instruments until 1996, serving in his last years there as Director of Texas Instruments in Japan and the Vice President of Texas Instruments Asia. In the closing months of the administration of President Bill Clinton, he was named to a three-year term as science and technology adviser to the Secretary of State, serving first under Secretary Madeleine Albright and then, after President George W. Bush took office, under Secretary Colin Powell. Neureiter left the post in September 2003, after his term expired.
Roger Levien is the founder of Strategy & Innovation Consulting, a consultancy established to provide support to senior managers in developing longer-term strategic direction and strengthening innovation. His consultancy draws upon extensive experience at the Xerox Corporation and in public policy research organizations. In addition to Xerox, he has worked to design, execute, and implement strategic renewal and technology evaluation processes with the senior management teams of a number of other corporations, including Cooper Tire and Rubber, Cooper-Standard Automotive, Sonoco Products Company, FMC Technologies, and Blackboard, Inc. and with non-commercial organizations, such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. From January 1982 through May 1997, he held senior positions at the Xerox Corporation in business and technology strategy. As a Corporate Vice President, he had responsibility for Corporate Strategy and, within Corporate Research and Technology, for Technology and Market Development and for Strategy and Innovation. He designed and managed four longer term strategic direction setting exercises -- Xerox ‘92, Xerox ‘95, Xerox 2000, and Xerox 2005 -- that guided the transformation of Xerox from a copier company to The Document Company. In addition, he was responsible for the technology planning and strategy functions, designing and managing development of the first longer-term Technology Strategy for Xerox. During 1992-95 he led Xerox’s new business venturing activity. He is the author of Taking Technology to Market (Crisp Publications, 1997). From 1974 through December 1981, Dr. Levien was with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, which he served as General Director from 1975 through 1981. The Institute is an international, interdisciplinary, and applied research organization that works on problems of global and universal importance with a research staff drawn from more than 20 countries and as many disciplines. The United States and the Soviet Union established it in 1972 as a bridge between East and West. The Austrian Government awarded him the Ehrenkreuz First Class for his service. From 1960 through August 1974, he was on the staff of The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California and Washington, DC. During that time Dr. Levien was Deputy Vice President for RAND’s Domestic Program, Head of its Washington Office Domestic Programs, the Education Program, and the System Sciences Department. While at RAND he co-authored two books: The Emerging Technology (McGraw-Hill) and Research and Development Management (Lexington Books). From 1969 through 1974 he was also Adjunct Professor of System Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Levien chaired a National Research Council Study Panel on the future of Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System, whose report, Signposts in Cyberspace, was published in July 2005 by the National Academies Press. He has served on the board of Brown and Sharpe - a NYSE company, the Research Advisory Council of the Carnegie Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, the board of the National Corporate Theatre Fund, and the board of the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. He has also been chairman of the Engineering Council of Swarthmore College and of the strategic planning panels of the Conference Board and of MAPI. Dr. Levien holds the Ph.D. and MS in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard University and a BS in Engineering (with Highest Honors) from Swarthmore College. He has been elected to membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.
Core support for USNMO/IIASA is provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OISE-1246585, with policy involvement of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of State, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce (NOAA), the USDA Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. Government Agencies providing directed support for IIASA projects include the Department of Energy, and the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service of the Department of Commerce. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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