Dr. Alexa T. McCray - (Chair)
Alexa T. McCray (Chair) (NAM) is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She conducts research on knowledge representation and discovery, with a special focus on the significant problems that persist in the curation, dissemination, and exchange of scientific and clinical information in biomedicine and health. Dr. McCray is the former director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a research division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While at the NIH, she directed the design and development of a number of national information resources, including ClinicalTrials.gov. Before joining the NIH she was on the research staff of IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. She received a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and for three years was on the faculty there. She conducted pre-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McCray was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). She is past president of ACMI and is a past member of the board of both the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association. She is past Editor-in-Chief of Methods of Information in Medicine, and she is a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Dr. Francine Berman
Francine Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS (Association for Computing Machinery/IEEE Computer Society) Ken Kennedy Award for “influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure.” She is U.S. lead of the Research Data Alliance, a community-driven international organization created to accelerate research data sharing world-wide, and has served as Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and as Vice President for Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She currently serves as Chair of the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees, as a member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sloan Foundation. She has previously served on the NSF’s Engineering Advisory Committee, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Advisory Committee, and the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology NITRD (Networking and Information Technology Research and Development) Review Working Group. She served as co-chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), as co-chair of the US-UK Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, and chair of the Information, Computing and Communication Section (Section T) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the AAAS. Dr. Berman received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1979.
Professor Michael W. Carroll
Michael Carroll is Professor of Law and the Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (2009- present) at American University Washington College of Law. He teaches and writes about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. Professor Carroll's research focuses on the search for balance in intellectual property law over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. He is also recognized as a leading advocate for open access over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and scientific journals. In addition, he speaks about and promotes publication of open educational resources and open scientific data. Professor Carroll is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc., a global organization that provides free, standardized copyright licenses to enable and to encourage legal sharing of creative and other copyrighted works. He also serves on the Board of the Public Library of Science and recently on the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI). He is a member of the Editorial Board of I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and a member of the Advisory Board of Public Knowledge. Professor Carroll served as a law clerk to Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in Washington, DC. Professor Carroll received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1996.
Dr. Donna Ginther
Donna Ginther is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas. She was a research economist and associate policy adviser in the regional group of the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2000 to 2002, and taught at Washington University and Southern Methodist University. Her major fields of study are scientific labor markets, gender differences in employment outcomes, wage inequality, scientific entrepreneurship, and children's educational attainments. Dr. Ginther has advised the National Academy of Science, the National Institutes of Health, and the Sloan Foundation on the diversity and future of the scientific workforce. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association and was formerly on the board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession of the American Economic Association. Dr. Ginther received her doctorate in economics in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Robert Miller
Robert Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of LYRASIS. He joined LYRASIS in June 2015, bringing more than 25 years of technology industry leadership, global business solutions, and proven executive management experience to the organization. Before joining LYRASIS, Mr. Miller served as the General Manager of Digital Libraries at Internet Archive (501 c 3), a top 200 web company that offers a library of millions of open access books, movies, software, music and more. His tenure boasts many achievements, including successfully building from the ground up the Digital Libraries Division, resulting in more than 2.5 million digitized books globally available with more than 30 million monthly downloads. His work included building key partnerships with over 1,000 state librarians, top libraries, archives and museums across North America, leading library consortia across Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. Key relationships were set up with such technology company leaders such as MSN, Adobe, and Canon. Mr. Miller is a longtime champion of innovation, entrepreneurship and global solutions. He has enjoyed a fruitful career as a senior executive in global business as evidenced by his time as founder and co-founder of five start-up companies. As CEO of an Israeli/U.S. information technology company, he led the firm focused on commercializing specialized search technology for health care. Additionally, Mr. Miller was co-founder and President of an information technology services company. In this role, he and his team developed and helped patent a consumer behavior referral technology that utilized crowdsourced data with structured metadata, and several consumer product companies that disrupted traditional product models. With a strong commitment to the community, Mr. Miller acts as a Board member of the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Library Alliance, ArchivesSpace, and CollectionSpace. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and has lived in Afghanistan, Germany along with extensive time in China.