Dr. Jennifer T. Chayes
JENNIFER T. CHAYES is an expert in the emerging field at the interface of mathematics, physics and theoretical computer science. Her current research passions include phase transitions in combinatorics and computer science, structural and dynamical properties of self-engineered networks, and auction algorithms. She is the coauthor of over 80 scientific papers and the coinventor of 11 patents. Chayes is co-founder and co-manager of the Microsoft Theory Group, as well as Research Area Manager for Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Microsoft Research. She also heads the new Algorithms, Computation and E-Commerce (ACE) subgroup of the Microsoft Theory Group. Chayes is Affiliate Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Washington, and was for many years Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. She serves on numerous institute boards, advisory committees and editorial boards, including the Board of Trustees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Scientific Boards of the Banff International Research Station, and the Fields Institute, the Advisory Boards of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science and the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, the Communications Advisory Committee of the National Academies, the Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, the U.S. National Committee for Mathematics, the Association for Computing Machinery Advisory Committee on Women in Computing, the Leadership Advisory Council of the Anita Borg Institute, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Statistical Physics. Chayes is a past Chair of the Mathematics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past Vice-President of the American Mathematical Society. Chayes received her B.A. in biology and physics at Wesleyan University, where she graduated first in her class, and her Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Princeton. She did her postdoctoral work in the mathematics and physics departments at Harvard and Cornell. She is the recipient of an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. She has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Chayes is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a National Associate of the National Academies.
Dr. Anita K. Jones
University of Virginia
ANITA K. JONES is a University Professor at the University of Virginia. She came to the University in 1988 to serve as chair of the Department of Computer Science. The Honorable Anita Jones served as director of Defense Research and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Defense from 1994 to 1997 where she managed the defense science and technology program. Dr. Jones has served on the boards of several government research investment organization including serving as the vice chair of the National Science Board, which oversees the U.S. National Science Foundation, and on the board of Science Foundation Ireland. Currently, she is on the board of Science Foundation Arizona. She also currently serves on the MIT Corporation and the Defense Science Board, as well as on boards for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, SAIC, InQTel and BBN Technologies.Dr. Jones has published more than 45 technical articles and two books in the area of computer software and systems. She is a Fellow of several professional societies and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. The U.S. Navy named a seamount in the North Pacific Ocean (51? 25’ N and 159? 10’ W) for her.
Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LINDA P. B. KATEHI is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the former John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University. She is an IEEE Fellow, as well as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Katehi’s honors include a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and a Humboldt Research Award. In 1995, she was named a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and in 2002 received the Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Katehi also has received five best paper awards, including the Marconi Premium Prize in 2001 from the Institute of Electronic Engineers. She holds or has applied for 19 U.S. patents and has graduated 37 doctoral students. In 2004, she received the Leading Light Award for Women in High Tech from the state of Indiana.
Dr. Neal F. Lane
NEAL F. LANE is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University. He also holds appointments as a Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to returning to Rice University, Dr. Lane served in the Federal government as Assistant to the President for S&T and Director of the White House OSTP, from August 1998 to January 2001, and as Director of the NSF and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lane was Provost and Professor of Physics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, a position he had held since 1986. He first came to Rice as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and later became Professor of Physics and Space Physics and Astronomy. He left Rice from mid-1984 to 1986 to serve as Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition, from 1979 to 1980, while on leave from Rice, he worked at the NSF as Director of the Division of Physics. Widely regarded as a distinguished scientist and educator, Dr. Lane’s many writings and presentations include topics in theoretical atomic and molecular physics and science and technology policy. Dr. Lane has received numerous prizes, awards. He also serves on several boards and advisory committees. Born in Oklahoma City in 1938, Dr. Lane earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. W. Carl Lineberger
University of Colorado at Boulder
W. CARL LINEBERGER is currently serving as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado. He was elected to the NAS membership in 1983. His work is primarily experimental, using a wide variety of laser-based techniques to study structure and reactivity of gas phase ions. Recent studies have been directed toward elucidating the structure of transient reaction intermediates, to developing understanding of the gradual evolution of physical properties from an isolated molecule to a solvated species, and to real-time investigations of reaction dynamics.
Mr. Richard E. Luce
RICHARD LUCE is Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at Emory University. He is responsible for managing the Main Library -- including specialist libraries in Business, Chemistry, Music and Media, as well as the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) -- and coordinating university-wide library policy with the directors of the Health, Law, Theology, and Oxford College Libraries. Prior to joining Emory, Mr. Luce was the Research Library director at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1991-2006). Known as an information technology pioneer and organizational innovator, he managed a world-class scientific research library and forged regional, national and international public information and technology collaborations. In 1999 he was a co-founder of the Open Archives Initiative to develop interoperable standards for author self-archiving systems. In October 2003 he co-organized the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, and in 2004, the Brazilian Declaration on Open Access. He holds numerous advisory and consultative positions supporting digital library development, electronic publishing and scholarly communication. He was the senior advisor to the Max Planck Society's Center for Information Management (2000-2006) and an executive board member of the National Information Standards Organization (1998-2004). He was the recipient of the 2005 Fellows' Prize for Leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the first ever awarded to a nonscientist. Luce was the course director of the International Spring School on the Digital Library and E-Publishing for Science and Technology in Geneva and a founding member and chair of the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI).He received a Distinguished Performance Award from Los Alamos for his contributions supporting science and technology. Prior to Los Alamos, Luce held positions as the first executive director of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), director of Colorado's Irving Library Network and assistant director of the Boulder Public Library in Colorado. He speaks extensively in the areas of digital libraries and scientific communication, quality and change management, and strategic planning. Luce holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of San Diego, a master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University and master's degree in library and information science from the University of South Florida.
Mr. Thomas B. McGarity
The University of Texas at Austin
THOMAS O. MCGARITY is Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was articles editor of the Texas Law Review. Thomas McGrarity has studied both administrative law and environmental law. He also teaches torts. He is currently serving as co-reporter for rulemaking on the American Bar Association’s restatement project of the Administrative Procedures Act and related statutes. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas. A former Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review, Professor McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law. He also teaches torts. He has written three influential books: Workers at Risk (Praeger, 1993) (co-author), The Law of Environmental Protection (West, 2nd ed., 1991) (co-author), and Reinventing Rationality: The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy (Cambridge, 1991). His recent articles include "On the Prospect of Daubertizing Judicial Review of Risk Assessment" (Law & Contemporary Problems 2003). He currently serves as President of the Center for Progressive Reform.
Dr. Steven M. Paul
Eli Lilly and Company
STEVEN M. PAUL is the Executive Vice President for science and technology and president of Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly and Company. He also is a member of the corporate policy and strategy, operations committees and the company's senior management council, a group of top Lilly executives who implements corporate strategies, ensures corporate performance and identifies corporate issues and opportunities. In 2005, Paul was named Chief Scientific Officer of the Year at one of the annual pharmaceutical achievement awards. He joined Lilly in April 1993 as vice president of central nervous system discovery and decision phase medical research in LRL and was named vice president, therapeutic area discovery research and clinical investigation, in 1996. Dr. Paul became group vice president of therapeutic area discovery research and clinical investigation for LRL in 1998. Paul received a BA degree, magna cum laude with honors, in biology and psychology from Tulane University in 1972. He received a MSc degree in anatomy and neuroanatomy and his doctor of medicine degree, both in 1975, from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Lilly, Paul served as scientific director of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); professor of psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine; and chief of the clinical neuroscience branch, as well as chief of the section on preclinical studies at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Paul is a member of various professional societies and he was listed as one of the most highly cited neuroscientists in the world (1980-2000), by the Institute for Scientific Information. Dr. Paul serves on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals and on several NIH extramural and intramural committees. Paul serves on the board of directors of the Lilly Foundation, the Foundation of the NIH, Butler University and the Indianapolis Zoological Society.
Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
University of Michigan
TERESA A. SULLIVAN became Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan on June 1, 2006. She is also Professor of Sociology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Sullivan was Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System, a position she held from 2002 until May 2006. In that role, she was the chief academic officer for the nine academic campuses within the University of Texas System. Her responsibilities included developing tuition-setting procedures, initiating and supporting educational and research collaborations among the various campuses, and developing external collaborations. Dr. Sullivan first joined the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 as an instructor and then assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. From 1977-81, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sullivan returned to Texas in 1981 as a faculty member in Sociology. In 1986 she was named to the Law School faculty as well. Dr. Sullivan also held several administrative positions at Texas including: Vice President and Graduate Dean (1995-2002), Vice Provost (1994-95), Chair of the Department of Sociology (1990-92), and Director of Women's Studies (1985-87). Dr. Sullivan's research focuses on labor force demography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. The author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles, her most recent work explores the question of who files for bankruptcy and why. Dr. Sullivan has served as chair of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee. She is past secretary of the American Sociological Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Dr. Sullivan received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Prof. Michael S. Turner
The University of Chicago
MICHAEL S. TURNER is the Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Depts. of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, and Chairman, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. He is a theoretical cosmologist, who coined the term dark energy. His book The Early Universe, co-written with fellow Chicago cosmologist Rocky Kolb, is the standard text on the subject. Turner earned a PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1978. His research focuses on the application of modern ideas in elementary-particle theory to cosmology and astrophysics. Current specific areas of research include: big-bang nucleosynthesis in era of precision cosmology; theoretical aspects of inflationary cosmology; testing the inflationary paradigm; determining the nature of the dark energy that is causing the Universe to accelerate; dark matter and dark-matter detection; dark matter and the formation of structure in the Universe; the origin of the cosmic asymmetry between matter and antimatter; understanding how to use precision measurements of the fine-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure to probe inflation and fundamental physics; and aspects of axion, neutrino and string cosmology.
Dr. J. Anthony Tyson
University of California, Davis
J. ANTHONY (TONY) TYSON is Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC Davis and the director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST will look wide, fast and deep, scanning the entire night sky every three nights for 10 years. Its mission will be to map the mysterious “dark matter” and “dark energy” that physicists say make up 95 percent of the universe. His research interests are in cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, observational optical astronomy, experimental gravitational physics, and new instrumentation. He recieved his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin in 1967 and was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2003. His honors include: Elected to American Philosophical Society, Elected to National Academy of Sciences, Aaronson Memorial Prize, Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow, American Physical Society.
Dr. Steven C. Wofsy
STEVEN C. WOFSY is the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Wofsy holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University. He studies a variety of atmospheric gases using instruments aboard aircraft and also on the ground at long-term measurement sites. His research interests include undertaking theoretical and modeling studies to understand depletion of stratospheric ozone in polar regions, to assess future impacts of pollutants injected into the stratosphere, and to examine ecological and historical factors affecting atmospheric concentrations of CO2. In 2001 Dr. Wofsy received the Distinguished Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.