BIR BHANU is the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering, the distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, and cooperative professor of computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering and bioengineering, at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California (UC), Riverside. He is the founding director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS) and the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VISLab) at UC, Riverside, since 1998 and 1991, respectively. He was the interim chair of the department of bioengineering at UC, Riverside from July 2014 to June 2016. Additionally, he has been the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) program on video bioinformatics at UC, Riverside. He was the first founding faculty of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering at UC, Riverside and served as the founding chair of electrical engineering from 1991 to 1994. Prior to joining UC, Riverside, Dr. Bhanu was Senior Honeywell Fellow at Honeywell, Inc. Dr. Bhanu has been on the faculty of the department of computer science, University of Utah, and has worked with Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA)-France and IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. Dr. Bhanu has been the principal investigator of various programs for NSF, DARPA, NASA, AFOSR, ONR, ARO and other agencies and industries in the areas of object/target recognition, learning and vision, imagine/video understanding, image/video databases with applications in security, defense, intelligence, biological and medical imagining, biometrics, autonomous navigation and industrial machine vision. Dr. Bhanu is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Bhanu is also a member of ACM, AAAI, and BMES. He has over 18 U.S. and International patents and several pending. Dr. Bhanu is the co-author of twelve books (seven authored and five edited), has published over 550 reviewed papers, including over 155 journal papers, 363 reviewed conference papers and 59 book chapters. Dr. Bhanu received the S.M. and E.E. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Image Processing Institute, University of Southern California, and the M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Irvine. He also received the B.S. (with honors) in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India and the M.E. (with distinction) in electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
Iain D. Boyd
IAIN D. BOYD is the James E. Knott Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the areas of aerothermodynamics and space propulsion. Dr. Boyd was a faculty member in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University for six years. He joined the University of Michigan in 1999. His research interests involve the development and application of physical models and computational methods for analysis of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics processes in aerospace systems. He has authored over 200 journal articles, more than 300 conference papers, and recently published a book entitled Nonequilibrium Gas Dynamics and Molecular Simulation. Dr. Boyd is a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and has received the 1998 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, the 1997 AIAA Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award, and the 2011 AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award. He is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. Boyd serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer and Physical Review Fluids. Dr. Boyd was awarded the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Award for Exceptional Public Service for his leadership role in the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB). He received a Ph. D. in aeronautics and astronautics (1988) from the University of Southampton in England.
JENNI L. EVANS is the director of the Pennsylvania State University’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS), professor of meteorology, and research fellow in Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Dr. Evans’ research begins in the atmospheric “boiler room” of the climate – the tropics - and encompasses the lifecycle evolution of tropical cyclones (hurricanes), methods for improving hurricane forecasts, African Easterly Wave impact, regional rainfall in tropical West Africa, and the comprehensive impacts of climate change in the tropics. Dr. Evans was one of a small group of scientists who developed a new understanding of extratropically transitioning tropical cyclones. She collaborated on developing a framework for mapping the evolution of all cyclonic storms, the Cyclone Phase Space (CPS). Dr. Evans and her team employ high performance computing for detailed dynamical modeling of tropical cyclones and ET events; ensemble forecasts and advanced statistical analyses of these storms; and studies of climate change impacts in the tropics and beyond. In her recent research, she has employed a variety of novel statistical methodologies for physically-based partitioning of ensemble forecasts of tropical cyclones, with the goal of advancing TC forecast skill and fundamental understanding of these storms. Dr. Evans is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and, among many other roles, was elected to its council in 2005. She has served for over a decade as the lead meteorologist for the professional team (“Pro Team”) assisting the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology. The Pro Team is tasked with auditing proprietary software for assessment of risks in Florida due to hurricanes and flood. Other current and former professional activities include serving on the U.S. Science Steering Committee for the World Meteorological Organization THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign, the U.S. Weather Research Program Science Steering Committee, the advisory board for the NOAA/NSF Developmental Testbed Center (for operational and research numerical models), the NSF Advisory Group for EarthCube, and as editor of AMS Monthly Weather Review. Dr. Evans received a B.Sc. (honors) and a Ph.D. from Monash University in applied mathematics.
Haym B. Hirsh
HAYM B. HIRSH is a professor in the departments of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. Prior to moving to Cornell in 2013, Dr. Hirsh spent 24 years on the computer science faculty at Rutgers University, and has had visiting positions at AT&T Labs, Bar-Ilan University, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, and the University of Zurich. From 2006-2010, he served as director of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation. His research has focused on foundations and applications of machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence, especially targeting questions that integrally involve both people and computing. Most recently these interests have turned to crowdsourcing, human computation, and collective intelligence. Dr. Hirsh received his B.S. from the mathematics and computer science departments at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the computer science department at Stanford University.
GEORGE KARYPIS is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests span the areas of data mining, bio-informatics, parallel processing, CAD, and scientific computing. His research in data mining is focused on developing innovative new algorithms for a variety of data mining problems including clustering, classification, pattern discovery, and deviation detection, with an emphasis on business applications and information retrieval. His research in bio-informatics is focused on developing algorithms for understanding the function of genes and proteins in different species using data arising from genome-wide expression profiles. His research in parallel processing is focused on developing scalable parallel algorithms for emerging applications and architectures. His recent research has led to the development of a number of highly efficient and scalable software packages and algorithms such as METIS (a serial sparse graph partitioning software), ParMETIS (an MPI-based parallel graph partitioning software), hMETIS (a circuit partitioning software), PSPASES (a parallel direct solver), and CHAMELEON (a spatial clustering algorithm). Dr. Karypis holds a Ph.D. (1996) in computer science from the University of Minnesota.
John M. Lanicci
JOHN M. LANICCI is an associate professor of meteorology at the University of South Alabama. Previously, he was a professor of applied meteorology and coordinator for the Masters of Science in Aeronautics Program at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests are in aviation meteorology, environmental security, climate change, and severe storms. He has over 30 years experience in the meteorological profession, having spent 27 years in the U.S. Air Force and six and a half years on the faculty at Embry-Riddle. He has a wealth of diverse experience, from operational meteorology, top military leadership positions, to published research. At Embry-Riddle he served as the program coordinator for the Master’s in Aeronautics Program, and has taught nearly a dozen undergraduate and graduate courses, including introductory meteorology, aviation meteorology, advanced weather analysis and forecasting, and environmental security. He is chair of the AMS Committee on Environmental Security, part of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise. He also is a member of the AMS Board on Higher Education, which is part of the AMS Commission on Education and Human Resources. Since 2008, he has been the faculty co-chair of the annual AMS Student Conference, held in conjunction with the AMS Annual Meeting. Dr. Lanicci received a B.S. (summa cum laude) in physics from Manhattan College, Bronx, NY; a B.S. (with highest distinction), M.S., and Ph.D. in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University through A.F. Institute of Technology sponsorship.
Terry P. Lewis
TERRY P. LEWIS is a senior associate and senior technical program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously, he was senior program manager and off-site executive for the Raytheon Company, where he led an organization focused on radio frequency engineering, reverse engineering, cyber technology development (offensive and defensive), rapid prototyping, and system development. He had responsibility for portfolio management and profit and loss. Dr. Lewis’ areas of expertise include command, control, communications, and information systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection and dissemination; digitized battlespace systems; communications and transmission security for military tactical systems; wireless network security; and network management authentication techniques providing a robust security architecture. In addition, Dr. Lewis is an anti-tampering technologies pioneer and has developed key architectures to prevent or reduce the ability of potential aggressors to reverse-engineer critical U.S. communications technologies. He led an agile group of engineers focused on information operations (cyber applications) as they related to signal processing and embedded systems. He was a Raytheon Scholar and received the Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award conferred at the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference. Dr. Lewis has been an executive board member of the National Academies Naval Studies Board and has also served on multiple boards and workshops for the National Research Council (NRC). NRC participation includes the Committee on Distributed Remote Sensing for Naval Undersea Warfare, Committee on Optimizing the Air Force Acquisition Strategy of Secure and Reliable Electronics Components, and Committee for a Review of USN Cyber Defense Capabilities. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2012.
Kyran D. Mish
KYRAN D. MISH is the manager of the Computational Shock Physics Group at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Previously, at Sandia, Dr. Mish served as the technical liaison between the Department of Defense computational analyst community and the Sandia engineering code groups funded under the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) initiative. Dr. Mish has four decades of experience in computational engineering in national laboratory, private engineering practice, and academic venues. Dr. Mish’s professional experience includes his current work at Sandia, a senior management tenure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as the founding director of the Center for Computational Engineering, and service on the engineering faculty of the University of California, Davis and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Mish’s research interests lie at the interface of critical infrastructure and information technology, and his body of research work includes interests in subsurface mechanics, structural engineering, fluid-structure coupling, soil-structure interaction, scalable computing, and scientific visualization. Dr. Mish holds a Ph.D. (1987) in computational mechanics from the University of California, Davis.
J. Greg Morrisett
J. GREGORY MORRISETT is the dean of the faculty of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Cornell University, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science. He held the Allen B. Cutting Chair in Computer Science at Harvard University from 2004-2015. At Harvard, he also served as the associate dean for computer science and electrical engineering and as the director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society. Before Harvard, Dr. Morrisett spent eight years on the faculty of Cornell's computer science department. Dr. Morrisett's research focuses on programming language technology for building secure, reliable, and high-performance software systems. A common theme is the focus on systems-level languages and tools that can help detect or prevent common vulnerabilities in software. Past examples include typed assembly language, proof-carrying code, software fault isolation, and control-flow isolation. Recently, his research has focused on building provably correct and secure software, including a focus on cryptographic schemes, machine learning, and compilers. Dr. Morrisett is a fellow of the ACM and has received a number of awards for his research, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an IBM Faculty Fellowship, an NSF Career Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He served as chief editor for the Journal of Functional Programming and as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, Information Processing Letters, and The Journal of the ACM. He currently serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Research Highlights column of Communications of the ACM. In addition, Dr. Morrisett has served on the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study (ISAT) Group, the NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Council, Microsoft Research's Technical Advisory Board, Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, and the Fortify Technical Advisory Board. Dr. Morrisett received his B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Richmond in 1989, and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in 1995.
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.
PADMA RAGHAVAN is the vice provost for research and professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2016, she served as the associate vice president for research and strategic initiatives, as the founding director of the Institute for CyberScience and distinguished professor of computer science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Raghavan specializes in high-performance computing and computational science and engineering with over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and 46 masters and Ph.D. theses supervised. She has led the development of “sparse algorithms” that derive from and operate on compact yet accurate representation of high dimensional data, complex models, and computed results. She has developed parallel sparse linear solvers that limit the growth of computational costs and utilize the concurrent computing capability of advanced hardware to enable the solution of complex large-scale modeling and simulation problems that are otherwise beyond reach. She was also among the first to propose the design of energy-efficient supercomputing systems by combining results from sparse scientific computing with energy-aware hardware optimizations used for small-embedded computers. In recognition of her contributions to scalable parallel computing, Dr. Raghavan is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and she received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Distinguished Scholar award from the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Raghavan is an active member of major professional societies currently serving as the chair of the technical program of the 2017 IEEE/ACM Conference on Supercomputing and on the editorial boards of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) series on computational science and engineering, and software, environments and tools. Dr. Raghavan is also a member of the SIAM committee on science policy and the SIAM council, which together with its board and officers leads SIAM. Dr. Raghavan serves on the advisory board of the Computing and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation and has served on the National Academies Panel on Computational Sciences at the Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Raghavan received a Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, in 1991, an M.S. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, in 1987, and a B.Tech. (honors) in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1985.
Dawn M. Tilbury
DAWN M. TILBURY joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995, where she is currently professor, with a joint appointment as professor of electrical engineering. Her research interests lie broadly in the area of control systems, including applications to robotics and manufacturing systems. In June of 2017, she became the assistant director for engineering at the National Science Foundation, while maintaining her position at the University of Michigan. She has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She was elected fellow of the IEEE in 2008 and fellow of the ASME in 2012, and is a life member of SWE. Dr. Tilbury received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and 1994, respectively.
PETER K. WILLETT has been a faculty member at the University of Connecticut since 1986, and since 1998 has been a professor. His major area of research has been detection theory, which leads to a reasonable expertise in the fields of statistical communication theory and statistical signal processing. Within detection theory his most recent thrust area has been decentralized detection which is known variously as distributed detection and data fusion, and involves the integration of groups of sensors (radar, sonar, etc.) into a high performance unit. Additionally, he has been involved in research in modelling of nongaussian noise processes, with applications to undersea observations and atmospheric observations. He has also had activity in the detection and estimation of harmonic sets, which effectively means the identification of rotating machinery; in robust detection, which is the design of hypothesis tests when noise/signal conditions are only partially known, and (on a theoretical level) in optical signal processing. Other research interests include statistical communication theory. He has published in the areas of change/abnormality detection, optical pattern recognition, communications and industrial/security condition monitoring. He has published 168 journal articles (14 more under review), 355 conference papers, and 10 book chapters and a book on target tracking and data association. He was awarded IEEE Fellow status in 2003. He was editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems from 2006-2011, and served as the AESS Vice President for Publications from 2012-2014. He now serves as associate EiC of the AES Systems Magazine. Until recently, he was associate editor for three active journals – IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (for Data Fusion and Target Tracking) and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, parts A and B. He is also associate editor for the IEEE AES Magazine, associate editor for ISIF’s electronic Journal of Advances in Information Fusion and is area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Signal Processing Letters. He was founding editor of the AES Magazine’s periodic tutorial issues, and was a member of the editorial board of IEEE’s Signal Processing Magazine. He was general co-chair (with Stefano Coraluppi) for the 2006 ISIF/IEEE Fusion Conference in Florence, Italy, executive chair (with Wolfgang Koch) for the 2008 ISIF/VDE Fusion Conference in Cologne and emeritus chair for the 2011 IEEE/ISIF Fusion Conference in Chicago. He was also program co-chair (with Antonio De Maio) for the 2012 IEEE SPS SAM Conference in Hoboken, and was program co-chair (with Eugene Santos) for the 2003 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Sensor-Array & Multichannel (SAM) technical committee since 1997, and is its vice president. He is also a member and officer of the IEEE AESS Board of Governors (2003-2009 and 2011-2016). Dr. Willett received his B.A.Sc. (engineering science) from the University of Toronto in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1986.
Arul Mozhi - (Staff Officer)
ARUL MOZHI is study director at the Laboratory Assessments Board (LAB). Since 1999, Dr. Mozhi has been directing projects in the areas of defense science and technology, including those carried out by numerous study committees of the LAB, the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB), the Naval Studies Board, and the National Materials and Manufacturing Board. Prior to joining the National Academies, Dr. Mozhi held technical and management positions in systems engineering and applied materials research and development at UTRON, Roy F. Weston, and Marko Materials. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (the latter in 1986) in materials engineering from the Ohio State University and then served as a postdoctoral research associate there. Dr. Mozhi received his B.Tech. in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1982.