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Project Title: Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-03        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Laboratory Assessments Board
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

RSO:

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:  Behavioral and Social Sciences; Engineering and Technology


Committee Membership
Date Posted:   03/27/2014


Dr. Kenneth R. Boff - (Chair)
Georgia Institute of Technology

KENNETH R. BOFF is Principal Scientist with Socio-Technical Sciences. From 2007-2012, he served as Principal Scientist with the Tennenbaum Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology and, Scientific Advisor to the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (Tokyo). From 1997-2007, he served as the US Air Force Research Laboratory Chief Scientist for Human Effectiveness. In this position was responsible for the technical direction of a multi-disciplinary R&D portfolio encompassing individual, organizational and socio-cultural behavior & modeling, training, protection and the bio and human-engineering of complex systems. He is best known for his work on understanding and remediating problems in the transition of research to applications in the design, acquisition, and deployment of systems and the value-centered management of R&D organizations. Holder of a patent for Rapid Communication Display technology, Dr. Boff has authored numerous articles, book chapters and technical papers, and is co-editor of “Complex Socio-Technical Systems” (2012), “Organizational Simulation” (2005), "System Design" (1987), senior editor of the two-volume "Handbook of Perception and Human Performance" (1986), and the four-volume "Engineering Data Compendium: Human Perception and Performance" (1988). He actively consults and provides technical liaison with government agencies, international working groups, universities and professional societies. He has organized and facilitated numerous technical workshops in the US, Europe and the Pacific Rim focused on contemporary issues in complex socio-technical systems. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society and the International Ergonomics Association.

Dr. Linda Ng Boyle
University of Washington

LINDA NG BOYLE is Associate Professor at the University of Washington with joint appointments in the Departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her fields of expertise are in human factors, statistics, and transportation with research interests in modeling driver behavior, user acceptance of new technology, and commercial vehicle operations. Her research emphasis is on investigating how people's behavior impacts their risk of injuries and mishaps. This includes exploring why drivers crash, why operator errors occur, and how people respond to emergency situations. She uses a wide range of analytical approaches to solve human factors problems and experimental design issues. Her group’s current research work is on human factors in transportation (individual differences, driver safety, and in-vehicle system interactions), behavioral risks and uncertainty (decision making with competing risks, crash risk factors, adaptive behavior), human performance and working memory (visual scanning behaviors, perceptual cues, and mental rotation abilities). She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Statistical Association, and Institute of Industrial Engineers. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.

Dr. Jerome R. Busemeyer
Indiana University

JEROME BUSEMEYER is the Provost Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington. His research includes mathematical models of learning and decision making, and he formulated a dynamic theory of human decision making called decision field theory. Currently he is working on a new theory applying quantum probability to human judgment and decision making, and he published a new book on this topic with Cambridge University Press. He received his PhD as a mathematical psychologist from University of South Carolina in 1980, and later he enjoyed a post-doctoral position at University of Illinois. For 14 years he was a faculty member at Purdue University, and then he moved on to Indiana University in 1997, where he is now. His research has been steadily funded by NSF, NIMH, and NIDA, and in return he served on national grant review panels for these agencies. He has published over 100 articles in various cognitive and decision science journals such as Psychological Review as well as serving on their editorial boards, and he served as the Chief Editor of Journal of Mathematical Psychology from 2005-2010. For the years 2005 to 2007, he spent time in the Washington DC area as the Manager of the Cognition and Decision Program at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He became a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 2006.

Dr. W. Peter Cherry


W. PETER CHERRY (NAE) is an Independent Consultant. Earlier he served as chief analyst of Science Applications International Corporation. He was elected to the NAE “For contributions to national security through planning and operational analyses of military forces, systems, and force-employment concepts.” His research interests center on the design, development, and test and evaluation of large scale systems of systems with emphasis on network centricity, organizational versatility and robustness, and technology insertion. Research areas include project organization, processes and procedures, models and simulations used to support design and development, and test and evaluation strategies using virtual prototypes, all at the system of systems level. In the context of systems of systems and national security his interests include the development of theory and analysis methods supporting stability and support operations, command and control and decision support, and improved integration of logistics and support processes into force evaluation, planning and execution, primarily in the ground force domain. Dr. Cherry received his PhD in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Nancy J. Cooke
Arizona State University

NANCY J. COOKE is a Professor of Applied Psychology at Arizona State University and is Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute. Her expertise is cognitive engineering, knowledge elicitation, cognitive task analysis, team cognition, team situation awareness, mental models, expertise, human-computer interaction, command-and-control in unmanned aerial vehicles, emergency response systems, and healthcare systems. Dr. Cooke is also Editor-in-Chief of Human Factors, a member-at-large of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Executive Council, a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Human Systems Integration, and a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Cooke has organized annual workshops on the Human Factors of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles since 2004, has co-edited Human Factors of Remotely Operated Vehicles, published by Elsevier, The Best of Human Factors (with Eduardo Salas and published by HFES) and has co-authored (with Frank Durso), Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes, published by Taylor and Francis.

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira
University of Louisiana, Lafayette

CAROLINA CRUZ-NEIRA is the William Hansen Hall and Mary Officer Hall/BORSF Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Her research interests are in simulations, immersive learning, virtual reality and its applications to computational science and engineering. She has a Ph.D. and in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Systems Engineering, Cum Laude, Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela. Her awards and honors include: IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award 2007; Named among the 30 most influential women in Louisiana, 2007; Iowa State University Distinguished Presidential Speaker, 2005; and Stanley Chair for Interdisciplinary Engineering, 2004-2007.

Dr. Pamela H. Dalton
Monell Chemical Senses Center

PAMELA H. DALTON is a Member of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a non-profit, basic research institute devoted to the mechanisms and function of smell, taste and chemical irritation. Her research interests focus on cognitive and emotional factors that modify the perception of odor, irritation and acute health effects from volatile chemicals. Another line of investigation examines the relationship between exposure frequency, adaptation and clinical sequelae from exposure to airborne chemicals, both in the laboratory and in occupational and community settings. In a related effort, modeling how odorant transport factors (e.g., physico-chemical characteristics of the odorant, nasal airflow, inflammatory changes) affect these processes can provide additional insight into variation in olfactory perception among the population. She is a member of the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and a frequent consultant to regulatory agencies in the US and Europe. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from New York University and her Masters in Public Health from Drexel University.

Dr. Howard Egeth
Johns Hopkins University

HOWARD EGETH is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences with joint appointments as Professor of Cognitive Science and of Neuroscience within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. His expertise is perception and cognition; and attention and attentional selectivity. The visual world presents far more information to the eyes than we can effectively deal with at any given time. Thus, what we see is determined by what we attend to. His research examines the factors that determine the focus of attentional selectivity, and also explores the nature of perception outside the focus of attention (i.e., so-called preattentive vision). He is also the co-author of The Psychology of Learning (McGraw-Hill). He has served as President of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences and as Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, and is currently President of the Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He teaches a course in evolutionary psychology that focuses on the underpinnings of moral behavior.

Dr. Paul W. Glimcher
New York University

PAUL W. GLIMCHER is Julius Silver Professor of Neural Science, Economics, and Psychology and Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics at the New York University. His research interests are on the identification and characterization of signals that intervene between the neural processes that engage in sensory encoding and the neural processes that engage movement generations. His group studies these processes using a variety of tools that are drawn from the fields of neuroscience, economics and psychology. Their methodologies thus range from single neuron electrophysiology to fMRI to game theory. The long-term goal of his research is to describe the neural events that underlie behavioral decision-making employing an interdisciplinary approach that is coming to be called "neuroeconomics". His group’s approach to this problem consolidates mathematical economic approaches to decision-making with traditional neurobiological tools. By using these tools in their physiological analyses they hope to develop a coherent view of how the brain makes decisions. He graduated with an A.B. from Princeton University, Magna Cum Laude, and he received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of McKnight, Whitehall, Klingenstein and McDonnell Foundations.

Dr. Nicholas Hatsopolous
The University of Chicago

NICHOLAS HATSOPOULOS is Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. His research interests is to understand how the activation of large populations of neurons gives rise to some of the most interesting functions of the brain, such as perception, action, learning, memory, cognition and ultimately conscious awareness. Over the past forty years, electrophysiological recordings in behaving animals have revealed considerable information about the firing patterns of single neurons in isolation, but it remains a mystery how large collections of interacting neurons mediate these functions. His overall research program is to understand how neuronal ensembles in the cortex act together to control, coordinate, and learn complex movements of the arm and hand. In addition to advancing basic understanding of the brain, this research program is contributing to a more applied research project to develop neural prosthetic systems (or brain-machine interfaces) for paralyzed patients. His group records electrical signals from the motor cortex, decodes them into a set of behaviorally relevant output signals, and then uses these output signals to drive a computer cursor or robotic device. His group is currently developing novel decoding algorithms and augmenting existing brain-machine interface systems with different forms of sensory feedback. He serves as the Chair, Committee on Computational Neuroscience and Committee on Neurobiology in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Albert I. King
Wayne State University

ALBERT I. KING (NAE) is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University was recently named Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University in China. He is recognized worldwide for his work in the efficacy of safety devices in automobiles, the mechanisms and injuries to the spine, and experimental models of head injury. He has received numerous awards, including the Smithsonian Medal for his work on computer brain models, the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the H.R. Lissner Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, to name a few.

Dr. John Lach
University of Virginia

JOHN LACH is Professor and Chair of the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is also a founder and co-director of the UVA Center for Wireless Health. His research interests are body sensor networks for biomedical and healthcare applications, integrated circuit design techniques, dynamically adaptable and real-time embedded systems, fault and defect tolerance, safety-critical system design and analysis, general-purpose and application-specific processor design, and field programmable gate arrays. He has been the PI or co-PI on over 30 grants totaling over $9M (over $3.5M directed to his lab) and has published over 100 refereed papers, including three Best Paper Awards. He is currently working with a large group of graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

Dr. Robert A. Lutfi
University of Wisconsin-Madison

ROBERT A. LUTFI is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research focuses on human auditory perception. He is particularly interested in how one's ability to detect and recognize complex sounds is affected by both lawful and random variation in sound, as occurs in nature. A goal of his research is the development of mathematical models for predicting detection and recognition performance under various conditions of signal uncertainty. He also conducts research on the perception of complex sounds by hearing-impaired listeners, and on the auditory abilities of children. He has a B.A. in Psychology/Mathematics from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the Loyola University of Chicago. And he did a Postdoc in psychoacoustics at the Cambridge University, England;

Dr. Jean MacMillan
Aptima, Inc.

JEAN MACMILLAN is the Executive Vice President of Science and Technology at Aptima, Inc. She is a leading expert in understanding, maximizing, and assessing human performance in complex sociotechnical systems. Her 30-year career has spanned a broad range of accomplishments in simulation-based training, human-machine interaction, and user-centered system design. Dr. MacMillan’s current research focuses on methods to increase the effectiveness of simulation-based training by linking training objectives to scenario design elements and performance measures. She recently led projects to develop reliable and valid performance measures for teams of F-16 pilots training in a distributed simulation facility and to design synthetic entities that function as team members for simulation-based training of teamwork skills. Prior to joining Aptima in 1997, Dr. MacMillan was a Senior Scientist at BBN Technologies and a Senior Cognitive Systems Engineer at Alphatech (now BAE Systems). She is a frequent contributor and strategic advisor to workshops and expert panels on human engineering issues for organizations such as DARPA and the military services. Dr. MacMillan recently co-chaired a three-year National Research Council study on military needs for social and organizational models, which resulted in the publication of Behavioral Modeling and Simulation: From Individuals to Societies. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, and is Associate Editor for Cognitive Systems Engineering for the on-line journal Cognitive Technology.

Dr. Ann C. McKee
Boston University School of Medicine

ANN C. MCKEE is a Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston HealthCare System and Boston University School of Medicine. She is also Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Director of the VISN-1 Neuropathology Laboratory for the New England VA Medical Centers and Director of Brain Banks for the Alzheimer Disease Center and Framingham Heart Study. Her research interests center on the neuropathological alterations of neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary focus on the role of tau protein, axonal injury, trauma, vascular injury, and neurodegeneration. Much of her current work centers on the long-term consequences of repetitive head injury from contact sports and military service. As a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, she is particularly interested in the clinical, behavioral and psychological manifestations of pathological disease and the neuroanatomical localization of clinical symptoms. She has written widely on many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Corticobasal Degeneration and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. She has been an invited participant in several NIH-sponsored workshops on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Vascular Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. She is also keenly interested in the neuropathology of normal aging and disorders of the spinal cord. She is a past recipient of the Moore Award and a recent recipient of the 2006 and 2009 Moore Award Honorable Mention from the American Association of Neuropathologists. She is also a recipient of a Merit Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. J. Anthony Movshon
New York University

J. ANTHONY MOVSHON (NAS) is University Professor, Silver Professor, and Director of the Center for Neural Science at the New York University. He is interested in how the brain encodes and decodes visual information, and in the mechanisms that put that information to use in the control of behavior. His research concerns the function and development of the primate visual system, especially the visual areas of the cerebral cortex. His laboratory supports work on neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and psychophysics; the main experimental tool is electrophysiological recording from single neurons. His group stresses analytical and quantitative approaches to the study of visual receptive fields. Conceptually, much of this research draws on related work in visual psychophysics, and on computational approaches to understanding brain organization and visual processing. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University in 1975, where he studied visual neurophysiology and psychophysics. He joined the faculty at New York University that same year, and has remained there apart from a sabbatical year spent at Oxford University.

Dr. Matthew S. Peterson
George Mason University

MATTHEW S. PETERSON is an Associate Professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences divisions of the Department of Psychology, as well as a member of the Neuroscience PhD program. His research is on visual attention and related areas, such as eye movements, working memory, multitasking, and visual cognition. He received his PhD. from the University of Kansas followed by postdoctoral training in psychophysiology at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, such as Psychological Science, Cognition, Perception and Psychophysics, and Cerebral Cortex. Additionally, his work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Science Daily, and The Atlantic Monthly. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Army, and the United States Air Force. He currently serves as the director of the human factors and applied cognition concentration of the MA in psychology and consulting editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Dr. Stephen F. Sands
Sands Research Inc

STEPHEN F. SANDS is Chairman and Chief Science Officer Sands Research LLC. This is his second successful corporate venture after the formation, building and sale of the leading supplier of research EEG systems to The Marmon Group. In 1988, Dr. Sands, with Mr. Ron Wright, co-founded Neuroscan Inc. which became the market leader in EEG software and equipment to over 2,500 universities, corporate and national research laboratories. Dr. Sands was instrumental in introducing many innovations which were new to the discipline of Neuroscience and are today accepted practices for recording high-density in EEG and evoked potential research. Receiving his B.A. in Psychology in 1975 from California State University, Long Beach, California, Dr. Sands earned his MA and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas. Between 1979 and 1983 Dr. Sands performed Postdoctoral work at the National Eye Institute in the Department of Sensory Sciences at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He was a Research Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science Center at Houston, a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso and a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois. In 2007, Dr. Sands established Sands Research LLC and Electrode Arrays LLC. Sands Research was converted to a Delaware corporation in early 2008. Dr. Sands has numerous scientific publications in psychology, behavior and the neurosciences.

Dr. Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham
Boston University

BARBARA SHINN-CUNNINGHAM is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. She is trained as an electrical engineer (Brown University, Sc.B.; MIT, M.S. and Ph.D.). She is the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNet). Her research on attention, auditory perception, and spatial hearing has lead to recognition from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, and the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows program, as well as support from NIDCD, NSF, ONR, AFOSR, and other agencies. Within Boston University, she is Director and PI of the NSF-sponsored CELEST Science of Learning Center and on the Executive Steering Committee of the Hariri Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. Active in many professional societies, she currently is serving on the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society of America and has served as Chair of the AUD NIH study section and as Associate Editor for the Journal of the associate for Research in Otolaryngology. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science “in recognition of extraordinary service to the National Academies in its role as advisor to the Nation in matters of science.” She oversees an active research group that uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational methods to understand auditory attention, a topic on which she lectures at conferences and symposia around the world.

Dr. D. Lynn Smith-Lovin
Duke University

D. LYNN SMITH-LOVIN is the Robert L. Wilson Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Duke University. She studies identity, action and emotional response. I’m interested in the basic question of how identities affect social interaction. She uses experimental, observational, survey and simulation methods to describe how identities, actions and emotions are interrelated. The experiments she does usually involve creating social situations where unusual things happen to people, then seeing how they respond behaviorally or emotionally. She observes small task group interactions to see how identities influence conversational behavior. Her survey work often focuses on gender and other social positions that influence the groups and networks in which people are imbedded. Her simulations studies involve affect control theory, a mathematical model of how identities, actions and emotions affect one another. Now, she is putting affect control theory together with McPherson’s ecological theory of affiliation to show how social systems, identities, and emotional experience are connected. Her academic honors include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Sociology of Emotions, American Sociological Association, 2005; and the Cooley-Mead Award for Lifetime Achievements in Sociological Social Psychology, Section on Social Psychology, American Sociological Association, 2006.

Dr. Brian A. Wandell
Stanford University

BRIAN A. WANDELL (NAS) is the first Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor. He joined the Stanford Psychology faculty in 1979 and is a member, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, Ophthalmology, and Radiology. He is Director of Stanford’s Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging. Wandell’s research centers on vision science, spanning topics from visual disorders and reading development in children, to digital imaging devices and algorithms for both magnetic resonance imaging and digital imaging. His work in visual neuroscience uses functional and structural MRI along with behavior testing and modeling to understand the action of the visual portions of the brain. His research includes studies of the organization of the visual field maps in the human brain, color and motion processing within these maps, and the potential for reorganization following injury or developmental disorders. His lab develops tools for diffusion imaging and functional MRI. In 1986, Wandell won the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences for his work in color vision. He was made a fellow of the Optical Society of America in 1990; in 1997 he became a McKnight Senior Investigator and received the Edridge Green Medal in Ophthalmology for work in visual neuroscience. In 2000, he was awarded the Macbeth Prize from the Inter-Society Color Council, and in 2007 he was named Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year by the SPIE/IS&T, and he was awarded the Tillyer Prize from the Optical Society of America in 2008. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

Ms. Mary C. Whitton
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MARY C. WHITTON is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Senior Project Manager at Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests are in the area of (1) Effective Virtual Environments: what makes virtual environments work? How do technical and content factors influence their effectiveness? How do we show virtual environments are worthwhile? And, (2) Tools for Serious Games and VE Applications: Application to Physical Therapy, Improving scenario/rehabilitation session generation tools for physical therapists, How can we use logs from training systems (and games) to evaluate trainee/player performance? Can we diagnose the cause of a trainee/player's poor performance from the logs? Can we use the measured performance to automatically drive the scenario/session generation tools? Her awards and honors include: 1998 Inclusion in “Computer Graphics Pioneers” Portrait Gallery, SIGGRAPH 98; 1983 Wake County (NC) Businesswoman of the Year, American Business Women's Association; 1978 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; 1971-1973 National Defense Education Act Fellowship, N. C. State University; and 1966-1970 Angier B. Duke Scholarship, Duke University.

Dr. Barbara A. Dosher
University of California, Irvine

BARBARA A. DOSHER (NAS) is the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California at Irvine. She studies how humans perceive, remember, and retrieve information using a combination of behavioral testing and mathematical modeling. Her research falls generally into three categories: (1) memory in humans, with emphasis on forgetting and retrieval in explicit and implicit memory and in working memory, (2) attentional processes in adult humans, and their consequences for perceptual efficiency and information processing, with emphasis on visual perception and memory, and (3) the mechanisms of learning and improvement in perceptual tasks. Previously, she served as Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 1990-1992; Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 1985-1990; Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford, 1984; and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, 1977-1985. She is an Elected Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Experimental Psychologists; a Senior Fellow of the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; and has served on the Board and as President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology.

Dr. Margaret L. Loper
Georgia Tech Research Institute

MARGARET LOPER is the Chief Scientist for the Information & Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. Margaret’s technical focus is parallel and distributed simulation, and she has published more than 50 papers as book chapters, journal contributions, or in conference proceedings. She is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and member of the Society for Modeling and Simulation. She is a founding member of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) and received service awards for her work with the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High Level Architecture (HLA) standards and the DIS/SISO transition. Her research contributions are in the areas of temporal synchronization, simulation testing, and simulation communication protocols. Margaret teaches the core Modeling and Simulation (M&S) course for Georgia Tech’s Professional Masters in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE) degree program, as well as three M&S professional education courses. She is currently involved in projects related to data intensive systems (big data), the Internet of Things, and the interoperability of live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations

Mr. George E. Lukes
Institute for Defense Analyses

GEORGE E. LUKES is a member of the research staff of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He provides scientific and technical assistance to Defense agencies and commands including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). From 1994 to 2000, he served as a DARPA program manager where his responsibilities included the Synthetic Environment Program and the Image Understanding Program. Previously, he led research and development efforts at the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center in computer-assisted photo interpretation research, computer image generation, and terrain database generation for advanced distributed simulation. Mr. Lukes holds a M.S. degree from the American University, Washington, D.C. and a B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. King-Hay Yang
Wayne State University

KING-HAY YANG is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and the director of the Bioengineering Center at the Wayne State University. His research interests are in orthopedic biomechanics, finite element modeling, whiplash injury mechanism, and crashworthiness in transportation systems. He was featured in an AutoFan.com article about automotive safety research in Detroit. Dr. Yang specializes in vehicular safety, vehicle crashworthiness, brain injury biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, and spontaneous hip fracture. He is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, (1976) and a M.S. (1981) and a Ph.D. (1985) in mechanical engineering from the Wayne State University.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Steven Hillyard resigned from the panel on 3/26/2013
Dexter Fletcher resigned from the panel on 4/1/2013
Jordan Weisman resigned from the panel on 4/18/2013
Margaret L. Loper, George E. Lukes, and Beverly P. Woolf were added to the panel on 5/6/2013
Michael E. Goldberg resigned from the panel on 5/30/2013
Beverly P. Woolf resigned from the panel on 7/24/2013
King-Hay Yang was added to the panel on 03/26/2014