Dr. Gerald Gabrielse
Gerald Gabrielse (NAS), the Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern University, is one of the world's leading practitioners of fundamental, low energy physics and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is relocating from Harvard to Northwestern to be the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP). An award-winning researcher and teacher, Dr. Gabrielse has chaired both the Harvard Physics Department and the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) of the American Physical Society (APS). He leads the international ATRAP Collaboration at CERN. The Gabrielse research group tested the most precise prediction of the Standard Model of Particle Physics by making the most precise measurement of a property of an elementary particle, tested the Standard Model's most fundamental symmetry to an exquisite precision, made one of the most stringent tests of Supersymmetry and other proposed improvements to the Standard Model, and started low energy antiproton and antihydrogen physics. His many awards and prizes include fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Davisson-Germer Prize of the APS, the Lilienfeld Prize of the APS, the Humboldt Research Award (Germany), and the Tomassoni Award (Italy). Harvard University awarded Professor Gabrielse both its George Ledlie Research Prize and its Levenson Teaching Prize. Hundreds of outside lectures include a Källén Lecture (Sweden), a Poincaré Lecture (France), a Faraday Lecture (Cambridge, U.K.), a Schrödinger lecture (Austria), a Zachariasen Lecture (University of Chicago), a Rosenthal Lecture (Yale) and the Hofstadter Lectures (Stanford). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has a B.S. from Calvin College and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Constantine Gatsonis
Constantine Gatsonis the Henry Ledyard Goddard University professor of biostatistics, professor of biostatistics, chair of biostatistics, and director of the Center for Statistical Sciences at Brown University. He is a a leading authority on the evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests, and has made major contributions to the development of methods for medical technology assessment and health services and outcomes research. He is a world leader in methods for applying and synthesizing evidence on diagnostic tests in medicine and is currently developing methods for comparative effectiveness research in diagnosis and prediction. Dr Gatsonis currently chairs the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academies and is a member of the Committee on National Statistics and the Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services. Previously, he co-chaired the Committee on the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community and served on the Board of Mathematical Sciences and Applications and several committees of the National Academy of Medicine. He was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Health Services and Outcomes Research Methods, and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics and Academic Radiology, and member of the editorial team of the Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews of the Cochrane Collaboration. Dr. Gatsonis was elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Association for Health Services Research. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Cornell UnIversity.
Dr. Edward Hall
Edward Hall received his undergraduate degree from Reed College, where he majored in chemistry and philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1996; his dissertation focused on conceptual problems in the foundations of quantum mechanics, having to do with the quantum mechanical treatment of the measurement process, and of identical particles. After graduate school, he taught for 11 years in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, before moving to Harvard in 2005, where he is now the Norman E. Vuilleumier Professor of Philosophy and the Chair of the Philosophy Department. Professor Hall’s philosophical research focuses on the analysis, clarification, and logical interrelationships between a cluster of concepts of central importance across the sciences: causation, probability, laws of nature, counterfactual dependence, confirmation and disconfirmation, statistical inference, realism about unobservable structure, and the nature, formation, and justification of scientific consensus. He has a long-standing ‘semi-professional’ interest in the history of science, and in particular on the conceptual advances that underpinned the scientific revolution of the 17th century, culminating in Newton. Some of his research has focused on conceptual problems in the foundations of so-called “interventionist” approaches to causation and causal inference in statistics; on distinguishing concepts of causation that treat causation as a species of counterfactual dependence from those that treat it as a relation mediated by spatiotemporally continuous processes; on challenges for popular “Humean” accounts of laws of nature, that see such laws as nothing more than pervasive patterns in the physical phenomena; on clarifying the connection between rational degrees of confidence (or “subjective” probabilities) and the kinds of objective probabilities that figure in fundamentally stochastic physical theories; and on articulating basic presuppositions about the natural world that underwrite the possibility of any kind of scientific investigation of that world. Professor Hall’s interest in and approaches to these topics is driven by the conviction that the kind of conceptual clarity that careful philosophical investigation can yield itself constitutes a central and critical kind of scientific progress.
Dr. Thomas H. Jordan
Thomas Jordan (NAS) is a University Professor and the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. His current research is focused on system-level models of earthquake processes, earthquake forecasting, continental structure and dynamics, and full-3D waveform tomography. As the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center between 2002-2017, Jordan coordinated an international research program in earthquake system science that involved over 1000 scientists at more than 70 universities and research organizations. In 2006, he established the international Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability and, since 2006, has been the lead SCEC investigator on projects to create and improve a time-dependent Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast. He has served as a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences (2006-2009) and the Governing Board of the National Research Council (2008-2011). Jordan received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1972. He was head of MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences from 1988 to 1998. In 2000, he moved from MIT to USC, and in 2004, he was appointed as a USC University Professor. He has been awarded the Macelwane, Lehmann, and Bowie Medals of the American Geophysical Union, the President's Medal and Woollard Award of the Geological Society of America, and the 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences by the American Geosciences Institute.
Dr. Dietram A. Scheufele
Dietram A. Scheufele is the John E. Ross professor in science communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Morgridge Institute for Research. He also holds an Honorary Professorship at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany. Formerly, Dr. Scheufele was on the faculty at Cornell University, a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. His consulting experience includes work for the Public Broadcasting System, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. Dr. Scheufele’s research deals with the public and political interfaces of emerging science. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, and a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering. He currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS) Advisory Committee. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Victoria Stodden
Victoria Stodden is associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously she was assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University where she taught courses in data science, reproducible research, and statistical theory and was affiliated with the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. Dr. Stodden is a leading figure in the area of reproducibility in computational science, exploring how we can better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to research. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing practices. She previously served as a co-chair for the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure as well as a former member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee. She also served on the National Academies Committee on Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process. She co-edited two books released in 2014—Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement published by Cambridge University Press and Implementing Reproducible Research published by Taylor & Francis. She earned a PhD in statistics and a master of legal studies from Stanford University.
Dr. Simine Vazire
Simine Vazire is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis and is director of the Personality and Self-knowledge Lab. Previously she was the Saul and Louise Rosenzweig chair in personality science at the Washington University in St. Louis, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research examines accuracy and bias in people's perceptions of their own behavior and personality. She also conducts meta-science examining how people interpret scientific findings, and tracking trends in the methods and results of published studies in psychology over time. She teaches and blogs about research methods and reproducibility. She is the co-founder and current president of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, a senior editor at Collabra: Psychology, editor in chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science, and associate editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science, and the Journal of Research in Personality. She earmed a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Timothy Wilson
Timothy D. Wilson received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1977. He was a faculty member at Duke University from 1977-1979. He joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia in 1979, where he has been ever since. He is currently Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology. He served as Chair of the department from 2001 – 2004. Dr. Wilson has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals and edited books, primarily on the topics of self-knowledge, unconscious processing, affective forecasting, and the applications of social psychology to addressing social problems. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science from 2010 – to the present. Dr. Wilson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. In 2013 he received the Donald T. Campbell Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, which recognizes “distinguished scholarly achievement and ongoing sustained excellence in research in social psychology.” In 2015 the Association for Psychological Science awarded Dr. Wilson the William James Fellow Award, to honor a “lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.” In 2015 he received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Scholarship from the University of Virginia, the highest honor given to members of the university community.
Dr. Wendy Wood
Wendy Wood is Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California and currently Distinguished Visiting Chair at INSEAD/Sorbonne. Her research addresses the ways that habits guide behavior—and why they are so difficult to break, as well as evolutionary models of gender differences. From 1982 until 2003, Wood was at Texas A&M University, where she was the Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, the Associate Vice President for Research, and Director of the Women’s Faculty Mentoring Program. In 2004, she moved to Duke University as the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Marketing. At Duke, Dr. Wood served as Co-Director of the Social Science Research Institute. In 2009, Dr. Wood joined the University of Southern California, where she was Vice Dean of Social Sciences from 2012 to 2016. Dr. Wood is a fellow of numerous scientific societies and is ending a term as President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In the past, she served as editor of the journals, Behavioral Science and Policy, Psychological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Personality and Social Psychology Review. Her research has been recognized through awards and funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study.