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Project Title: Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals

PIN: LJXX-I-04-02-A        

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: DBASSE Committee on Law and Justice
DEPS Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board


Chemers, Betty

Subject/Focus Area: 

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   07/03/2006

The Honorable William J. Perry - (Co-Chair)
Stanford University

William J. Perry is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment at the Stanford Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and the School of Engineering. He is also a senior fellow at SIIS and the Hoover Institution, and serves as co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard Universities. He was the co-director of the Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) from 1988 to 1993, during which time he was also a half time professor at Stanford. Dr. Perry was the 19th secretary of defense for the United States, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. He previously served as deputy secretary of defense (1993-1994) and as under secretary of defense for research and engineering (1977-1981). Perry is on the board of directors of several emerging high-tech companies and is chairman of Global Technology Partners. His previous business experience includes serving as a laboratory director for General Telephone and Electronics (1954-1964); founder and president of ESL Inc. (1964-1977); executive vice- president of Hambrecht & Quist Inc (1981-1985); and founder and chairman of Technology Strategies & Alliances (1985-1993). He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security and arms control. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, all in mathematics.

Dr. Charles M. Vest - (Co-Chair)
National Academy of Engineering

Charles M. Vest is the president emeritus of MIT. He chairs the U.S. Department of Energy Task Force on the Future of Science Programs and serves as vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness. He is also a member of both the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Scientific Communication and National Security and of the National Academies-CSIS collaborative Roundtable on Scientific Communication and National Security. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and recently completed terms as AAU chair and vice chair. Dr. Vest has been a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology since 1994. Prior to assuming the MIT presidency in 1990, Dr. Vest was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, where he previously served as Dean of Engineering. He is a director of IBM and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; a trustee of the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development; a member of the Corporation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and an ex officio institutional trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation. He is chair of the advisory board of TIAX, a founding member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and a member of the board of directors of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. He recently served on the U.S. Commission to Combat Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Mr. W. Earl Boebert
Sandia National Laboratories

W. Earl Boebert is an expert on information security, with experience in national security and intelligence as well as commercial applications. He is a senior scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. He has 30 years experience in communications and computer security, is the holder or co-holder of 13 patents, and has participated in CSTB studies on security matters. Prior to joining Sandia, he was the technical founder and chief scientist of Secure Computing Corporation, where he developed the Sidewinder security server, a system which currently protects several thousand sites. Before that he worked 22 years at Honeywell, rising to the position of senior research fellow. At Honeywell he worked on secure systems, cryptographic devices, flight software, a variety of real-time simulation and control systems, and won Honeywell’s highest award for technical achievement for his part in developing a very large scale radar landmass simulator. He also developed and presented a course on systems engineering and project management that was eventually given to over 3,000 students in 13 countries. He served on the CSTB committees that produced Computers at Risk: Computing in the Information Age; For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information; and Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities. He also participated in CSTB’s workshops on “Cyber-Attack” and “Insider Threat.”

Dr. Michael L. Brodie
Verizon Communications

Michael L. Brodie is the Chief Scientist of Verizon Services Operations in Verizon Communications and is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Brodie works on large-scale strategic information technology challenges for Verizon Communications Corporation’s senior executives. His primary interest is delivering business value from advanced and emerging technologies and practices to enable business objectives while optimizing and transforming IT. He also investigates the relationships between economics, business, and technology, and computing-communications convergence. His long-term industrial research focus is on advanced computational models and architectures and the large-scale information systems that they support. He is concerned with the Big Picture, business and technical contexts, core technologies, and “integration” within a large scale, operational telecommunications environment. Dr. Brodie has authored over 150 books, chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. He has presented keynote talks, invited lectures, and short courses on many topics in over thirty countries. He is a member of the boards of several research foundations including the Semantic Technology Institutes International (2007 - present); the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (2007 - present); the Advisory Board of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2001 - present); Advisory Board, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland (2003-present); Forrester Research, Inc. (2006-present); expert advisor to the Information Society Technologies priority of the European Commission’s Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (2003-present); the VLDB (Very Large Databases) Endowment (1992 – 2004);and is on the editorial board of several research journals. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Toronto in 1978.

Mr. Duncan A. Brown
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

Duncan A. Brown is a member of the Principal Staff and Director of the Strategic Assessments Office (SAO) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) located in Laurel, Maryland. The SAO conducts broad-ranging analyses and assessments of National Security strategy, policy and technology trends that may affect APL. Recent efforts have included conducting an alternative futures exercise to examine potential geopolitical strategic futures and their impact on the military and related R&D, conducting an effort for OSD and the Secretary of the Navy’s Office to examine the principles of war, providing technical analysis and advice to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and serving on a National Reconnaissance Office and Navy sponsored study panel to assess the future use of space. Prior efforts have included Submarine Force wartime readiness assessments, creation of the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle Program, serving on a Naval Research and Advisory Committee Panel to examine issues associated with transitioning technology, and serving on a Naval Studies Board to examine the role of experimentation in building future Naval Forces. Mr. Brown has also served on the Navy staff in the Pentagon as the Science Advisor to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, in the Pacific as the Science Advisor to the Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, and in the Pentagon as the Director for Submarine Technology. Mr. Brown also headed the Hydrodynamics Branch at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I. The Branch was responsible for investigating drag and noise reduction techniques for submersibles using both numerical simulations as well as test models in its own tow tanks and on ranges. Mr. Brown has received three Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards. Mr. Brown’s formal education includes graduate work in National Security Studies at Georgetown and MIT. He was a Fellow in MIT’s Seminar XXI Foreign Politics and International Relations in the National Interest Program. Mr. Brown also holds an M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University in Engineering Management, a M.S. degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from Hofstra University.

Mr. Fred H. Cate
Indiana University

Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor of Law, Adjunct Professor of Informatics, and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University. He is a senior policy advisor to the Center for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams, a member of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, and a member of the board of editors of Privacy & Information Law Report. He also serves as reporter for the American Law Institute’s project on Principles of the Law on Government Access to and Use of Personal Digital Information. Previously, he served as counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, reporter for the third report of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and a member of the Federal Trade Commission’s Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. He directed the Electronic Informa­tion Privacy and Commerce Study for the Brookings Institution, chaired the International Telecommunication Union’s High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities, and served as a member of the United Nations Working Group on Emergency Telecommunica­tions. Professor Cate is the author of many articles and books, including Privacy in the Information Age and The Internet and the First Amendment, and Privacy in Perspective. His researches and teaches in the areas of privacy, security, and other information policy and law issues. An elected member of the American Law Institute, he attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University.

Dr. Ruth A. David
ANSER (Analytic Services Inc.)

Ruth A. David is the president and chief executive officer of ANSER, a not-for-profit, public-service research institution that provides research and analytic support on issues relating to international and domestic terrorist threats. Dr. David is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Corporation for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. She is vice chair of the HSAC Senior Advisory Committee of Academia and Policy Research and serves on the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the National Research Council Naval Studies Board, the NAE Committee on Engineering Education, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory?s Technical Division Advisory Board, and the External Advisory Committee for Purdue?s University Homeland Security Institute. 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. Prior to moving to the CIA, she was Director of Advance Information Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories where she began her professional career. She is the recipient of many awards including the CIA?s Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA Director?s Award, and the Director of NSA Distinguished Service Medal. She is a former adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include digital and microprocessor-based system design, digital signal analysis, adaptive signal analysis and system integration. Dr. David received her Ph.D, in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Ruth M. Davis
Pymatuning Group, Inc.

Ruth M. Davis is president and chief executive officer of the Pymatuning Group, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia, which specializes in industrial modernization strategies and technology development. She serves on the boards of 12 corporations and private organizations and was a member of the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine from 1989 to 1992. She is a former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation and served as assistant secretary of energy for resource applications, and deputy undersecretary of defense for research and advanced technology. She has taught at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania, and she currently serves on the University of Pennsylvania?s board of overseers of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She also serves on a number of advisory committees to the federal government and is on the Council of the National Academy of Engineering. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1976. She has served on more than two dozen NAS panels and committees. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include expediting the development process for law enforcement technologies and she has worked extensively on means of identifying meaningful requirements for law enforcement technologies and ensuring adequacy of life cycle functions. She has studied and written on the technical and managerial features of the technology based threat to information assets.

Dr. William H. DuMouchel
Lincoln Technologies, Inc.

William H. DuMouchel is Vice-President, Research, and the Chief Statistical Scientist at Lincoln Technologies, Inc., Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. DuMouchel was a senior statistician at AT&T Labs-Research and a member of Lincoln Technologies? Board of Directors and a senior advisor to the company. Dr. DuMouchel is the inventor of the empirical Bayesian data mining algorithm known as GPS and its successor MGPS, which have been applied to the detection of safety signals in databases of spontaneous adverse event reports. These methods are now used within the FDA and industry. From 1987-1992, he was a Chief Statistical Scientist at BBN Software Products, where he was lead designer of a software advisory system for data analysis and experimental design called RS/Discover and RS/Explore. Dr. DuMouchel has been on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, MIT, and most recently was Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at Columbia University from 1994?1966. He has also been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Statistics in Medicine, Statistics and Computing, and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. Dr. DuMouchel is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and has served previously on the National Research Council Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. Most recently he served on the IOM Committee on Postmarket Surveillance of Medical Devices. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Yale University. His research focuses on statistical computing, Bayesian hierarchical models, including applications to meta-analysis and data mining.

Dr. Cynthia Dwork
Microsoft Research

Cynthia Dwork has been a senior researcher at Microsoft Research at its Silicon Valley Campus since 2001. Previous positions include staff fellow, Compaq Systems Research Center (2000-2001 and research staff member at IBM Almaden Research Center (1985—June 2000). Since 1997, she has served as a consulting professor at Stanford University. Most of Dwork’s research has been in cryptography and other topics in distributed computing. She is the co-inventor of non-malleable cryptography and of the only public-key cryptosystem for which random instances are probably as hard to break as the hardest instances of the underlying mathematical problem. Her research interests include foundations of cryptography, database privacy, complexity theory, web search, distributed computing, interconnection networks, algorithm design and analysis. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Algorithms, Information and Computation; Journal of Cryptology, Internet Mathematics; and the Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science. Dr. Dwork received her B.S.E. from Princeton University; and her Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University.

Dr. Stephen E. Fienberg
Carnegie Mellon University

Stephen E. Fienberg is the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Philosophia Mathematica, and Research of Official Statistics and co-editor of the Section for Statistics of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. He served for seven years as a Member, DBASSE, National Research Council, as the president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. Dr. Fienberg is the author. co-author or editor of numerous books including Discrete Multivariate Analysis: Theory and Practice; The Analysis of Cross-classified Categorical Data, Statistics and the Law; Intelligence, Genes, and Success: Scientists Respond to the Bell Curve; and Who Counts? The Politics of Census-Taking in Contemporary America. He has participated in numerous National Academies committees and workshops, the most recent being Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph (2003) and the Committee on the Review of the National Immunization Program?s Research Procedures and Data Sharing Program (2005). Dr. Fienberg?s current research interests include Bayesian approaches to confidentiality and data disclosure; causation; foundations of statistical inference; sample surveys and randomized experiments; statistics and the law; and inference for multi-media data. He holds as Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University.

Dr. Robert J. Hermann
Global Technology Partners, LLC

Robert Hermann is senior partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC, which specializes in investments in technology, defense, aerospace and related businesses worldwide. In 1998, Dr. Hermann retired from United Technologies Corporation where he held the position of senior vice- president, science and technology. In this role, he was responsible for assuring the development of the company’s technical resources and the full exploitation of science and technology by the corporation. He was also responsible for the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). Dr. Hermann joined the company in 1982 as vice-president, systems technology, in the electronics sector and later served in a series of assignments in the defense and space systems groups prior to being named vice-president, science and technology. Prior to joining UTRC, he served 20 years with the National Security Agency with assignments in research and development, operations and NATO. In 1977, he was appointed principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for communications, command, control and intelligence. In 1979, he was named assistant secretary of the Air Force for research, development and logistics and in parallel was director of the National Reconnaissance Office. He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.

Mr. R. Gil Kerlikowske
City of Seattle, Washington

R. Gil Kerlikowske is a 32-year law enforcement veteran, and was appointed as the chief of police for the Seattle Police Department on August 14, 2000. He was the former deputy director for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services that provides federal grants to local police agencies in support of community policing services. He served as the police commissioner for Buffalo, New York, where his selection by the mayor became the first outside appointment in 30 years. Kerlikowske also served as the chief of police for two Florida cities, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, both of which received the Attorney General’s Crime Prevention Award. In 1985 he was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Justice where he designed an evaluation of police procedures throughout the country. He began his law enforcement career in 1972 as a police officer for the St. Petersburg Police in Florida. Kerlikowske also served in the U.S. Army Military Police. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in criminal justice from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and is a graduate of the National Executive Institute at the Federal Bureau of Investigations Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. Orin S. Kerr
The George Washington University

Orin S. Kerr is associate professor at the George Washington University of School of Law. He is a prolific scholar in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure, and is nationally recognized as a leading voice in the emerging field of computer crime law. Kerr’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, and several other journals. His scholarship and advocacy in the field of Internet surveillance law has been profiled in the New York Times and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. From 1998 to 2001, Professor Kerr was an Honors Program trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also a former law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. Kerr received his B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University (1993); M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University (1994); and J.D. from Harvard Law School (1997).


Dr. Robert W. Levenson
University of California, Berkeley

Robert W. Levenson is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and is the director of the Institute of Personality and Social Research and the Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory. He has published numerous papers on the autonomic nervous system: including “Autonomic nervous system distinguishes among emotions,” “Emotion and the autonomic nervous system: A prospectus for research on autonomic specificity,” “Emotion and autonomic nervous system activity in the Minangkabau of West Sumatra,” and “Hiding feelings: The acute effects of inhibiting negative and positive emotion.” His research interests include the physiological, facial expressive and subjective aspects of emotion, and the emotional changes in neurodegenerative disorders and depression. He has served as a board member for the American Psychological Association, co-chair of the Behavioral Sciences Workgroup at the National Institute of Mental Health and president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Dr. Levenson received his B.A. in psychology from Georgetown University and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt in community psychology.

Dr. Tom M. Mitchell
Carnegie Mellon University

Tom M. Mitchell is the Fredkin Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is president of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, and author of the textbook Machine Learning. He is the founding director of CMU’s Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, an interdisciplinary research center specializing in statistical machine learning and data mining. During 1999 to 2000, he served as chief scientist and vice-president for WhizBang Labs, a company that employed machine learning to extract information from the web. His research interests lie in the theory and application of machine learning algorithms, data mining, and cognitive science. His recent work has focused on machine learning approaches to text classification, information extraction, medical outcomes analysis, and analyzing human brain function based on MRI data. He currently serves on the Computer Science and Telecommunication Board (CSTB). He also served on the CSTB committee that produced the report Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities. In 2004, he became the chair-elect, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Section on Information, Computing, and Communication. Dr. Mitchell received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a computer science minor from Stanford University.

Dr. Tara O'Toole
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Tara O’Toole is the chief executive office and director of the Center for Bio-security at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. O’Toole was one of the original members of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Bio-defense Strategies, and served as director of the Hopkins Center from 2001 to 2003. She was one of the principal authors and producers of “Dark Winter,” an influential exercise conducted in June 2001 to alert national leaders to the dangers of bioterrorist attacks. From 1993 to 1997, O’Toole served as assistant secretary of energy for environment safety and health. As assistant secretary, Dr. O’Toole was the principal advisor to the secretary of energy on matters pertaining to protecting the environment and worker and public health from the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and DOE laboratories. From 1989 to 1993, Dr. O’Toole was a senior analyst at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), where she directed and participated in studies of health impacts on workers and the public due to environmental pollution resulting from nuclear weapons production. Dr. O’Toole is a Board-certified internist and occupational medicine physician. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, her M.D. from the George Washington University, and an M.PH. from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale, and a fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Daryl Pregibon
Google, Inc.

Daryl Pregibon is the research scientist at Google, Inc. He is a recognized leader in data mining, the interdisciplinary field that combines statistics, artificial intelligence, and data base research. His research interests include analysis of massive data sets, statistical computing, generalized linear models, tree-based methods, and regression diagnostics. During his career, Dr. Pregibon has nurtured successful interactions in fiber and microelectronics manufacturing, network reliability, customer satisfaction, fraud detection, targeted marketing, and regulatory statistics. Over these years, his research contributions changed from mathematical statistics to computational statistics and included such topics as expert systems for data analysis, data visualization, application-specific data structures for statistics, and large-scale data analysis. From 1989-2004, he worked at AT&T and served as head, statistics research. He is currently a member of the NAS Committee on National Statistics; the NAS Study Committee on Ballistics and former chair of the NAS Committee on Applied & Theoretical Statistics. He has also held positions on the National Advisory Committee for the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park and is director of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Development and Data Mining (SIGKDD). Other previous academic and professional experiences include: associate editor of Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery; associate editor, Statistics & Computing; and co-founder of the Society for Artificial Intelligence & Statistics (SAIAS). He has authored more than 60 publications and holds four patents. Dr. Pregibon received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in mathematics from Youngstown State University.

Dr. Louise Richardson
Harvard University

Louise Richardson is executive dean and senior administrative officer of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is responsible for the coordination of academic and administrative activities and the strategic management of administrative operations. Richardson is also senior lecturer in government at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and lecturer in law at Harvard Law School. From 1989 to 2001, she taught as assistant and then associate professor of government at Harvard, specializing in international security. In July of 2001, Richardson was appointed executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Richardson’s academic focus has been on international security with an emphasis on terrorist movements. In addition to her three books: What Terrorists Want, Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past and When Allies Differ: Anglo-American Relations in the Suez and Falkland Crises, Richardson has published a number of journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on the subject of terrorism. These include “Five Degrees of Separation: Terrorists and their Sponsors,” “Terrorists as Transnational Actors,” “A Spiral of Peace? Bringing an End to Ethnic Violence in Northern Ireland,”“Ending Terrorist Campaigns: Lessons from War Termination,” “To Escalate or Not to Escalate, That is the Question: Factors Driving Terrorist Decisions to Escalate,” and “Conflict Theory and Terrorist Campaigns.” Richardson’s current research involves a study of decision-making inside terrorist movements and a study of the patterns of terrorist violence. Dean Richardson received a bachelor’s degree in history from Trinity College, Dublin. She earned M.A’s in political sciences from UCLA and Harvard and in history from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

Dr. Ben A. Shneiderman
University of Maryland, College Park

Ben Shneiderman is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, founding director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, all at the University of Maryland at College Park. He has taught previously at the State University of New York (SUNY) and at Indiana University. He was made a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1997, elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001, and received the ACM CHI (Computer Human Interaction) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. In addition he has co-authored two textbooks, edited three technical books, and published more than 200 technical papers and book chapters. In 1999 he co-authored Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think with Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay, and in 2003 continued in this direction by co-authoring The Craft of Information Visualization: Readings and Reflections with Ben Bederson. Ben Shneiderman’s vision of the future is presented in his October 2002 book Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies, which won the IEEE 2003 award for Distinguished Literary Contribution. He has consulted and lectured for many organizations including Apple, AT&T, Citicorp, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Library of Congress, Microsoft, NASA, NCR, and university research groups. He received his Ph.D. from State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Danny J. Weitzner
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Danny Weitzner is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Technology and Society activities. As such, he is responsible for the development of technology standards that enable the web to address social, legal, and public policy concerns such as privacy, free speech, protection of minors, authentications, intellectual property and identification. He is also the W3C’s chief liaison to public policy communities around the world and a member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Protocol Supporting Organization Protocol Council. Mr. Weitzner holds a research appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Laboratory for Computer Science where he also teaches public policy. Before joining the W3C, he was a co-founder and deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an Internet civil liberties organization in Washington, D.C. He was also deputy policy director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His publications on communications policy have appeared in Yale Law Review, Global Networks, Computerworld, Wired Magazine, Social Research, Electronic Networking: Research, Applications and Policy, and The Whole Earth. Mr. Weitzner has a degree in law from Buffalo Law School and a B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Note (07/03/06): There has been a change in committee members with the appointments of Duncan A. Brown and Orin S. Kerr.