PAUL F. UHLIR is Director of the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) at the U.S. National Academies in Washington, DC. Paul’s area of emphasis is on issues at the interface of science, technology, and law, with primary focus on digital data and information policy and management. He also directs the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology, and the InterAcademy Panel’s Program on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing Countries. From 1999 to 2008, Paul was director of the Office on International S&T Information Programs at the National Academies; from 1991 to 1999, he was the Associate Executive Director of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications; and from 1985 to 1991 he was senior staff officer for the Academies’ Space Studies Board, where he directed projects about solar system exploration and environmental remote sensing programs for NASA. Before joining the National Academies, he worked at the Office of the General Counsel and was a foreign affairs officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he worked on remote sensing law and policy and on intergovernmental agreements for cooperation in meteorological satellite programs. Paul is the author or editor of 22 books, and over 60 technical articles. He has been involved in numerous consulting and pro bono activities, and speaks worldwide on a broad range of information policy and management issues. He has served as private-sector adviser to the US Department of State for the U.N. World Summit on the Information Society and for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and recently was the lead author for the Group on Earth Observations on CODATA’s white paper on the Implementation Plan for the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. In 1997 he received the National Research Council’s Special Achievement award for his work on international data policy. Paul has a J.D. and an M.A. degree in international relations from the University of San Diego, and a B.A in history from the University of Oregon.
SUBHASH KUVELKER is a part-time Senior Program Officer of the BRDI. He has been a professional consultant in the fields of technology, economics and law for more than 10 years. Prior to that he was a manager at the Advanced Technology Program of the US Department of Commerce. He is an active member of the Bar in Maryland and in the District of Columbia, and is a Registered Patent Attorney. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management Science, a Master of Economics in International Finance and Trade, and Juris Doctor in International Law and Finance.
DANIEL COHEN is working at the National Academies as a Program Offier at BRDI while on detail from the Library of Congress, where he has been employed since 2001 as a systems planning analyst. From 2000 to 2001, he managed the documentation department of CMSI, Inc., a software company producing risk management software for the lending industry. From 1990 to 2000, he worked for The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., a publishing company, first as a legal editor, and subsequently as a technical writer and then as manager of the documentation department. From 1984 to 2000, Dan worked as a solo practitioner attorney, primarily representing juveniles in delinquency and abuse/neglect proceedings. He holds a BA in philosophy from Beloit College, and a JD from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. His professional interests include Information Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction (Usability), Project Management, and Process Improvement. His personal interests include photography, cooking, Pilates, and home improvement, (not necessarily in that order).
ANITA EISENSTADT is a Senior Program Officer at BRDI on detail from the U.S. State Department. Since 2011, Ms. Eisenstadt has served as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Office of Space and Advanced Technology. As State’s Senior Representative to the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing, she coordinates U.S. national and foreign policy on Global Navigation Satellite Systems. From 2005 until 2011, Ms. Eisenstadt served as an Officer in State's Office of Science and Technology Cooperation where she formulated and coordinated U.S. foreign policy on science, technology and innovation. She promoted international science and technology cooperation, negotiating international science and technology agreements. Ms. Eisenstadt led the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Committee on Science and Technology Policy and its Working Party on Biotechnology. From 1990 to 2005, Ms. Eisenstadt served as Assistant General Counsel at the National Science Foundation where she provided legal advice on international law, research compliance, environmental law, legislation, Federal data policies, intellectual property rights, grants and contracts, and employment law matters. Ms. Eisenstadt received her Bachelor of Art degree in Asian Studies and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and her Juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.
ADRIANA COUREMBIS supports the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) as a Financial Associate. She joined the National Academies in February 2012 and in addition to BRDI, she also supports the Committee on Science, Technology and Law (CSTL), the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program (STS), the Committee on Human Rights (CHR), the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM), and the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. She holds a B.A. in Economics with specialization in International Economics from American University. Prior to joining the Academies, Adriana worked 3 years at the American Bar Association-Rule of Law initiative and 5 years at Bay Management LLC.
CHERYL WILLIAMS LEVEY is a Senior Program Associate at the National Academies and provides support services to the BRDI. Cheryl has over twenty years of experience working in the federal and international sectors. She has worked for the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) as well as for the Department of Commerce (National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health) and for the Department of the Interior (U.S. Geological Survey). Cheryl received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College.