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Project Title: Panel on Information Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-07        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS


Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:  Computers and Information Technology; Engineering and Technology

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   02/21/2018

Dr. John L. Manferdelli
JOHN L. MANFERDELLI is Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University. Immediately prior to that he was Engineering Director for Production Security Development at Google. His professional interests include cryptography and cryptographic mathematics, combinatorial mathematics, operating systems, and computer security. He is author of many papers on computer security, high performance computing, and cryptography, and has given invited talks on high performance computing, quantum computing, and computer security and signal processing and has been awarded many patents.

Dr. John M. Anderson
JOHN M.M. ANDERSON is a professor in in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Anderson's general research interests lie in the areas of signal and image processing. Currently, the problem of reconstructing images for ground penetrating radar receives his greatest attention.After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Anderson joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida in 1992 and was later promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Anderson is an NSF CAREER Award recipient. Additionally, he has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2001-2004). He received the Sc.B. degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, the M.S.E.E. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. All of his degrees are in electrical engineering.

Mr. David Aucsmith
DAVID W. AUCSMITH is principal at Aucsmith Consulting, LLC. He previously served as the senior director of Microsoft's Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments. There, he was responsible for technical relationships with agencies of the United States and other governments, as well as on select special projects. Before joining Microsoft in August 2002, Mr. Aucsmith was the chief security architect for Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, random number generation, cryptography, steganography, and network intrusion detection. Mr. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has been heavily involved in computer security and cybercrime issues for more than 30 years. He has been an industry representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the technical advisory boards of the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Academy Advisory Board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis and the directorate advisory council for the National Security Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Labs. He is co-chair of the FBI’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Secret Service Task Force on Computer Aided Counterfeiting, a member of the President’s Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Mr. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo. Mr. Aucsmith holds 33 patents for digital security and is a member of the advisory board for the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Aucsmith hold a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia and Masters of Science degrees in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and information and computer sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. Additionally, he has a Certificate in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Military History. He is the author of numerous papers and currently lectures at both the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Washington.

Dr. Peter A. Beling
PETER A. BELING is an associate professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVa). Dr. Beling has held positions at the Center for Naval Analyses and the IBM Almaden Research Center. Dr. Beling’s research interests are in the area of decision-making in complex systems, with emphasis on adaptive decision support systems and on model-based approaches to system-of-systems design and assessment. His research has found application in a variety of domains, including mission-focused cybersecurity, reconnaissance and surveillance, prognostics and diagnostics systems, education and training, and financial decision making. Dr. Beling is the co-founder of the Financial Decision Engineering Research Group at UVa, which is a focal point for research on systems engineering approaches to decisions and analyses in the financial and consumer credit domains. He is active in the UVa site of the Broadband Wireless Applications Center, which is an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Beling has served as editor and reviewer for a number of academic journals. He was a member of the Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders (Naval Studies Board), which authored the National Research Council Report Improving Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders (2012). Dr. Beling received his operations research from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Kathleen M. Carley
Carnegie Mellon University

KATHLEEN M. CARLEY is a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, a university wide interdisciplinary center that brings together network analysis, computer science and organization science and has an associated NSF funded training program for Ph.D. students. Her research combines cognitive science, social networks and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Her specific research areas are dynamic network analysis; computational social and organization theory; adaptation and evolution; text mining; and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy on communication, information diffusion, disease contagion and response within and among groups particularly in disaster or crisis situations. She and her lab have developed infrastructure tools for analyzing large scale dynamic networks and various multi-agent simulation systems. The infrastructure tools include ORA, a statistical toolkit for analyzing and visualizing multi-dimensional networks. Her simulation models meld multi-agent technology with network dynamics and empirical data. She is the founding co-editor with Al Wallace of the journal Computational Organization Theory and has co-edited several books in the computational organizations and dynamic network area.

Dr. Frederick R. Chang
FREDERICK R. CHANG (NAE) is the Executive Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, the Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He is also a Senior Fellow in the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in SMU’s Dedman College and a Distinguished Scholar in the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Chang’s career spans service in the private sector and ingovernment including as the former Director of Research at the National Security Agency.Dr. Chang was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 and has been awarded the National Security Agency Director’s Distinguished Service Medal. He is currently a member of the Intelligence Community Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and he has served as a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. He is the lead inventor on two U.S. patents and has twice served as a cybersecurity expert witness at hearings convened by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Dr. Chang received his B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He has also completed the Program for Senior Executives at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Mark E. Davis
MARK E. DAVIS is the sole proprietor of Medavis Consulting, established in 2008 to assist in review and development of advanced sensor systems, with customers in government, industry and small business. Dr. Davis has over 48 years of experience in government and industry in developing technology and systems for radar and electronic systems. He held senior management positions at DARPA as Deputy Director of the Information Exploitation Office (2006-08), Technical Director for Air Force Research Laboratory Space Based Radar Technology (1998-2006), and Program Manager in the DARPA Information Systems Office for Counter CC&D technologies (1995-1998). Dr. Davis also had senior engineering and program management positions with General Electric Aerospace, and General Dynamics Missile Systems. His interests are in radar and microwave system design, phased array antennas and adaptive signal processing. Dr. Davis is a life fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the Military Sensing Symposia, and past-chair of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel. Within the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society, he has been a member of the Board of Governors (2008-2013) holding positions of VP of Conferences (2010-2012, 2015-2017) and VP of Finance (2013). Dr. Davis has served on the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and is a member of the NASA review board on earth resource monitoring. In addition to these technical duties, he has published over 80 journal and conference papers on radar and microwave systems. More recently, he has authored a book Foliage Penetration Radar - Detection and Characterization of Objects under Trees published by Scitech Publishing in March 2011, and a Chapter on Principals of Modern Radar on FOPEN. He received a Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University, and bachelor and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

Dr. Guy M. Lohman
GUY M. LOHMAN is manager (retired) of disruptive information management architectures in the Advanced Information Management Department at IBM Research Division's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, where he worked for 33 years. He most recently managed the Blink research project, which contributed BLU Acceleration to DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 10.5. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Lohman’s team invented and developed the Query Engine of the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS, V1.1 and the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. Dr. Lohman was the architect of the Query Optimizer of DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms, and was responsible for its development from 1992 to 1997 (versions 2 – 5), as well as the invention and prototyping of Visual Explain and efficient sampling in DB2. During that period, Dr. Lohman also managed the overall effort to incorporate into that DB2 product the Starburst compiler technology that was prototyped at the Almaden Research Center. More recently, he was a co-inventor and designer of the DB2 Index Advisor (now part of the Design Advisor), and co-founder of the DB2 Autonomic Computing project, part of IBM's company-wide Autonomic Computing Initiative. From 2004-2006, he was responsible for the design of the extensions to DB2 to optimize XQuery queries in DB2 9. Dr. Lohman was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2002. He was the general chair for ACM's Symposium on Cloud Computing held in October 2013 at Santa Clara University, and the general co-chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), held 13-16 April 2015 in Seoul, Korea. Previously, he was the chair of the workgroup on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB) of the IEEE Technical Committee on Database Engineering, and on the editorial boards of the Very Large Data Bases Journal and Distributed and Parallel Databases. His current research interests involve disruptive machine architectures for business intelligence, advanced data analytics, query optimization, self-managing database systems, information management appliances, and autonomic problem determination. Dr. Lohman holds a Ph.D. (1976) from Cornell University in operations research.

Dr. Randolph L. Moses
The Ohio State University

RANDOLPH L. MOSES is professor of electrical and computer engineering, and associate dean for research with the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research interests are stochastic digital signal processing; spectral estimation; time series analysis; parameter estimation; statistical properties of algorithms; array signal processing; and applications to automatic target recognition and sensor networks. His current research efforts include feature extraction for automatic target recognition (ATR) from radar signals; ATR performance analysis; self-localization of sensor networks; and object detection and tracking using sensor networks. He was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1984-85; a summer faculty research fellow, Rome Air Development Center, Rome, NY, 1983; a visiting researcher, Systems and Control Group, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994-95; a research scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH, 2002-03; and a visiting researcher, Signals and Systems Group, MIT, Summer 2003 and Summer 2005. He has a B.S. (1979), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Linda A. Ness
LINDA A. NESS is retired chief scientist and university liaison at Applied Communication Sciences Applied Research (formerly Telcordia). She currently is a part-time Visiting Scholar at the Rutgers DIMACS Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science. Her areas of expertise are: multi-scale algorithms for representing and analyzing high-dimensional data; mathematics; computer science; research program management; management of innovation, technology transition and insertion; telecom operations support systems processes and products; and software development process. She has served as co-principal investigator of two DoD research projects focused on fast multi-scale algorithms for representing and analyzing high-dimensional data. Her former experience includes serving as assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, visiting associate professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and associate professor of mathematics at Carlton College. She has chaired the organizing committee for two workshops in mathematics and data science at ICERM, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University: the WiSDM Workshop (Women in Science of Data and Mathematics Research Collaboration Workshop) at ICERM, July 2017; and the workshop on “Mathematics in Data Science” at ICERM (the NSF Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics), July 2015. She has a B.A. in mathematics from St. Olaf College, an M.S. in mathematics from Harvard University, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University.

Dr. Radia J. Perlman
RADIA PERLMAN (NAE) is a fellow at EMC Corporation. She was previously an Intel Fellow and director of network and security technology in Intel Labs. In this role, she provided strategic direction for future network, security and trusted platform research. Dr. Perlman is the inventor of many fundamental technology innovations in computer networking, including the spanning tree algorithm, which is at the heart of today's Ethernet; TRILL, an emerging standard for data center interconnection that can replace today's spanning tree Ethernet; scalable and robust link state routing technology; and contributions in strong password protocols, authentication and authorization models, and denial of service protection techniques. Perlman has authored two networking textbooks and earned a Ph.D. from MIT in computer science. She holds approximately 100 patents in network security and routing technologies. Dr. Perlman has been recognized with numerous industry awards including an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the SIGCOMM lifetime achievement award, and the Usenix Association lifetime achievement award. She received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988.

Dr. Emina Soljanin
EMINA SOLJANIN is a professor at Rutgers University. Before moving to Rutgers in January 2016, she was a (distinguished) member of the technical staff for 21 years in the Mathematical Sciences Research Center of Bell Labs. She works as an information, coding, and, more recently, queueing theorist. Her interests and expertise are wide. Over the past quarter-century, she has participated in numerous research and business projects, as diverse as power system optimization, magnetic recording, color space quantization, hybrid ARQ, network coding, data andnetwork security, and quantum information theory and networking. Dr. Soljanin served as the associate editor for Coding Techniques, for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, on the Information Theory Society Board of Governors, and in various roles on other journal editorial boards and conference program committees. She is a co-organizer of the DIMACS 2001-2005 Special Focus on Computational Information Theory and Coding and 2011-2015 Special Focus on Cybersecurity. She is a 2017 outstanding alumnus of the Texas A&M School of Engineering,an IEEE Fellow, a 2016/17 Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society, and is currently serving as the second vice president for the society. Dr. Soljanin received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994.

Dr. Alan R. Wagner
ALAN R. WAGNER holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and as a research associate with The Rock Ethics Institute. Dr. Wagner’s work has explored human-robot trust during situations involving potential physical risk, and he has performed research on deception. He was a member of the research and development team at the MIT/Broad Institute for Genome Research, creating novel robotic platforms as part of the Human Genome Project. His recent research examined techniques for conceptually bridging methods from deep learning with methods from artificial intelligence. This work demonstrated that the raw output from a pretrained convolutional neural network could be used to generate Markov Chain style representations. Dr. Wqgner received a B.A in psychology from Northwestern University, an M.A. in computer science from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Prabhat Hajela - (Chair)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PRABHAT HAJELA is provost and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include analysis and design optimization of multidisciplinary systems; system reliability; emergent computing paradigms for design; artificial intelligence; and machine learning in multidisciplinary analysis and design. Before joining Rensselaer, he worked as a research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, for a year and was on the faculty at the University of Florida for seven years. He has conducted research at NASA’s Langley and Glenn Research Centers, and the Eglin Air Force Armament Laboratory. In 2003, Dr. Hajela served as a Congressional Fellow responsible for Science and Technology Policy in the Office of U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT). He worked on several legislative issues related to aerospace and telecommunications policy, including the anti-SPAM legislation that was signed into law in December 2003. Dr. Hajela is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Hajela has held many editorial assignments including editor of Evolutionary Optimization, Associate Editor of the AIAA journal, and is on the editorial board of six other international journals. He has published over 270 papers and articles in the areas of structural and multidisciplinary optimization, and is an author or co-author of 4 books in these areas. In 2004, he was the recipient of AIAA’s Biennial Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award.