Alan F. Karr
Alan Karr is director of the Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis (CoDA) at RTI International. Dr. Karr is the former director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Karr was director for fourteen years and previously was assistant director from 1992 – 2000. He is also a professor of statistics and biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University in 1969 with highest distinction. He continued at Northwestern University receiving his masters of science degree in industrial engineering in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1973. Karr spent roughly twenty years at Johns Hopkins University in the Mathematical Sciences Department, serving as chair from 1985-1986. He also served as associate dean, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering from 1986-1992. Dr. Karr has published over 110 scientific papers and written two books, Point Processes and their Statistical Inference and Probability. He is a contributing editor for the IMS Bulletin. He has also served on the Army Science Board and has been an associate editor for the Operations Research Letters, Mathematics of Operations Research, and the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. He is also a fellow of the ASA, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (NCR)
Sallie Keller, Ph.D., is professor of statistics and director of the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory within the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. Formerly, she was professor of statistics and Academic Vice-President and Provost at University of Waterloo, director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, and professor of statistics and the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering at Rice University. Her other appointments include head of the Statistical Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, and statistics program director at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Keller has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, has chaired the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, and is currently a member of the Committee on National Statistics. Her areas of expertise are social and decision informatics, the statistical underpinnings of data science, uncertainty quantification, and data access and confidentiality. She is a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected member of the International Statistics Institute, and member of the JASON advisory group. She is also a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association. She holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
Washington State University, Vancouver
Alair MacLean is associate professor of sociology at Washington State University, Vancouver. Her research focuses broadly on social inequality. She is currently exploring the life course trajectories of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces, focusing on the effects of military service and combat exposure on work and health. She has published articles in the Annual Review of Sociology, American Review of Sociology, and the Sociology of Education. She is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America, and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. She is currently a member of the IOM Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rand Corporation.
Portland State University
David Maier is Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technologies at Portland State University. Prior to his current position, he was on the faculty at SUNY-Stony Brook and Oregon Graduate Institute. He has spent extended visits with INRIA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Microsoft Research, and the National University of Singapore, where he holds a part-time appointment. He is the author of books on relational databases, logic programming, and object-oriented databases, as well as papers in database theory, object-oriented technology, scientific databases, and dataspace management. He is a recognized expert on the challenges of large-scale data in the sciences. He received an NSF Young Investigator Award in 1984 and was awarded the 1997 SIGMOD Innovations Award for his contributions in objects and databases. He is an ACM Fellow and IEEE Senior Member. He holds a dual B.A. in Mathematics and in Computer Science from the University of Oregon (Honors College, 1974) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University (1978).
Paul R. Sackett
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Paul R. Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, military, and educational settings. His work on issues of fairness and bias in testing includes frequently cited 1994, 2001, and 2008 American Psychologist articles. He has long been active in the area of the assessment of honesty and integrity in the workplace. He also publishes extensively on the assessment of managerial potential and methodological issues in employee selection. He has worked with a wide variety of public and private-sector organizations on the design and evaluation of selection and training systems. He served as founding editor of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and editor of Personnel Psychology. He has served as president of SIOP, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the NRC’s Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology at the Ohio State University.
Mark S. Squillante
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Mark Squillante is a distinguished research staff member and manager in the mathematical sciences department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he leads the Stochastic Processes and Optimization group. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, and has held visiting positions at various academic institutions. His research interests concern mathematical foundations of the analysis, modeling, and optimization of the design and control of complex systems under uncertainty, including stochastic processes, probability theory, stochastic optimization and control, mathematical statistics, queueing theory, algorithms, and stochastic resource allocation/scheduling, as well as their applications in the areas of decision making under uncertainty, business analytics and optimization, data analytics, smarter planet technologies, financial analytics, health analytics, smart energy/grid technologies, social media analytics, data-centric and cloud computing, computer systems, communication networks and mobile devices, revenue and risk management, and manufacturing and service operations management. He is an elected fellow of ACM and IEEE, and the author of more than 250 technical papers and more than 30 issued or filed patents. His work has been recognized through The Daniel H. Wagner Prize from INFORMS, eight best paper awards, 10 keynote/plenary presentations, 12 major IBM technical awards, and 26 IBM invention awards. He is a member of American Mathematical Society, the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, IMS, INFORMS, and SIAM. He serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation and has chaired/organized several international conferences in applied probability and related applications.
William J. Strickland
William J. Strickland is president and chief executive officer of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Before his appointment as CEO, he spent over 10 years as a HumRRO vice president, directing its Workforce Analysis and Training Systems Division. Before joining HumRRO, he served in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of colonel; in his last assignment, he was the director for Air Force human resources research. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), past president of its Division of Military Psychology, and served for six years as that division’s representative on the APA Council of Representatives. He currently serves as a member-at-large on the APA Board of Directors, and has represented APA on the Board of the Consortium of Social Science Organizations and on the Council of the Federation for Brain and Behavioral Sciences. He has been a member of four previous NRC committees. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
University of California, Berkeley
Steven Tadelis is an associate professor of business and public policy at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research primarily revolves around e-commerce and the economics of the Internet. During the 2011-2013 academic years he was on leave at eBay research labs, where he hired and led a team of research economists. Their work focused on the economics of e-commerce, with particular attention to creating better matches of buyers and sellers, reducing market frictions by increasing trust and safety in eBay’s marketplace, understanding the underlying value of different advertising and marketing strategies, and exploring the market benefits of different pricing structures. Aside from the economics of e-commerce, his main fields of interest are the economics of incentives and organizations, industrial organization, and microeconomics. Some of his past research aspired to advance our understanding of the roles played by two central institutions—firms and contractual agreements—and how these institutions facilitate the creation of value. Within this broader framework, he has explored firm reputation as a valuable, tradable asset; the effects of contract design and organizational form on firm behavior with applications to outsourcing and privatization; public and private sector procurement and award mechanisms; and the determinants of trust. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, a M.Sc. in economics from the Technion in Israel, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Haifa in Israel.
Michelle Schwalbe - (Staff Officer)
National Research Council