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. 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 also 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).
Charles F. Manski
Charles Manski has been Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-1998), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-1983), and Carnegie Mellon University (1973-1980). He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from M. I. T. in 1970 and 1973. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ (2006) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2018). Manski’s research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and analysis of public policy. He is author of Public Policy in an Uncertain World (Harvard 2013), Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer, 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall, 1988), co-author of College Choice in America (Harvard 1983), and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs (Harvard 1992) and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications (MIT 1981). He has served as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (1988-1991), chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1994-1998), and chair of the National Research Council Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs (1998-2001). Editorial service includes terms as editor of the Journal of Human Resources (1991-1994), co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series (1983-1988), member of the editorial board of the Annual Review of Economics (2007-2013), member of the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council (2010-2018), and associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics (2006-2010), Econometrica, (1980-1988), Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-1989), Journal of the American Statistical Association (1983-1985, 2002-2004), and Transportation Science (1978-84). Manski is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, and corresponding fellow of the British Academy.
Maryann Martone is a professor emerita at UCSD, but still maintains an active laboratory and currently serves as the chair of the University of California Academic Senate Committee on Academic Computing and Communications. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in biological psychology and ancient Greek and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. She started her career as a neuroanatomist, specializing in light and electron microscopy, but her main research for the past 15 years focused on informatics for neuroscience, i.e., neuroinformatics. She led the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), a national project to establish a uniform resource description framework for neuroscience, and the NIDDK Information Network (dknet), a portal for connecting researchers in digestive, kidney, and metabolic disease to data, tools, and materials. She just completed five years as editor-in-chief of Brain and Behavior, an open access journal, and has just launched a new journal as editor-in-chief, NeuroCommons, with BMC. Dr. Martone is past president of FORCE11, an organization dedicated to advancing scholarly communication and e-scholarship. She completed two years as the chair of the Council on Training, Science, and Infrastructure for the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility and is now the chair of the Governing Board. Since retiring, she served as the director of biological sciences for Hypothesis, a technology non-profit developing an open annotation layer for the web (2015-2018) and founded SciCrunch, a technology start up based on technologies developed by NIF and dkNET.
Alexa T. McCray
Alexa McCray 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. 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. 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 the 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. McCray joined Harvard Medical School in 2005, where she was founding co-director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and associate director of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. McCray was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001. She is chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), an honorary fellow of the International Medical Informatics Association, and a founding fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. She is a past president of ACMI and a past member of the board of both the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association. She is a former 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. She chaired the 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus study entitled Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research.
Michelle Meyer is an assistant professor and associate director, research ethics, in the Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy at Geisinger, a large, integrated health system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where she chairs the IRB Leadership Committee and directs the Research Ethics Advice and Consultation Service. She is also faculty co-director of Geisinger's Applied Behavioral Insights Team (a.k.a. “nudge unit”) in Geisinger’s Steele Institute for Health Innovation. Her empirical and normative research focuses on judgment and decision making by patients, clinicians, research participants, and IRBs that has implications for law, ethics, or policy. She has served on the advisory board of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium; the board of directors of the Open Humans Foundation (formerly PersonalGenomes.org); the Ethics & Compliance Advisory Board of PatientsLikeMe; the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethics Processes; the ClinGen Working Group on Complex Diseases; an NAM/PCORI working group on generating stakeholder support and demand for health data sharing, linkage, and use; and a DARPA-funded technical exchange on complex social systems (TECSS). She developed a commissioned white paper addressing ethical issues raised by plans for developing a new data sharing institute. In most of those roles, she has focused on consent; data privacy; and data access and use, especially with respect to genomic data. Immediately before joining the faculty at Geisinger, Michelle was an assistant professor and director of bioethics policy in the Clarkson University–Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program and adjunct faculty at Albany Law School. Previously, she was an academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at The Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, and a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She earned a Ph.D. in religious studies, with a focus on practical ethics, from the University of Virginia under the supervision of James F. Childress and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.
William W. Stead
William Stead is chief strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). In this capacity, he facilitates structured decision making to achieve strategic goals and concept development to nurture system innovation. Dr. Stead received his B.A., M.D., and residency training in internal medicine and nephrology from Duke University. He remained on Duke’s faculty in nephrology as the physician in the physician-engineer partnership that developed The Medical Record (TMR), one of the first practical electronic medical record systems. He also helped Duke build one of the first patient-centered hospital information systems (IBM’s PCS/ADS). He came to VUMC in 1991 and holds appointments as the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Medicine. For two decades, he guided development of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and operational units providing information infrastructure to support health care, education, research programs of the Medical Center. He aligned organizational structure, informatics architecture, and change management to bring cutting-edge research in decision support, visualization, natural language processing, data mining, and data privacy into clinical practice. His current focus is on system-based care, learning and research leading toward personalized medicine, and population health management. Dr. Stead is a founding fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Institute for Engineering in Biology and Medicine. He served as founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. His awards include the Collen Award for Excellence in Medical Informatics and the Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. Most recently, the American Medical Informatics Association named the Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics in his honor. He served as president of the American College of Medical Informatics, chairman of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, presidential appointee to the Commission on Systemic Interoperability, chair of the National Research Council Committee on Engaging the Computer Science Research Community in Health Care Informatics, and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records. He chairs the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Technical Advisory Committee of the Center for Medical Interoperability. He is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Medical Association’s Journal Oversight Committee. In addition to his academic and advisory responsibilities, Dr. Stead is a director of HealthStream.
Lars Vilhuber is presently on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Cornell University, executive director of ILR’s Labor Dynamics Institute, a senior research associate at the ILR School at Cornell University, Ithaca, and affiliated with the U.S. Census Bureau (Center for Economic Studies, CES). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, having previously studied economics at the Universität Bonn, Germany, and Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany. He has worked in both academic and government research positions and continues to consult and collaborate with government and statistical agencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe. His research interests lie in the dynamics of the labor market: working with highly detailed longitudinally linked data, he has analyzed the effects and causes of mass layoffs, worker mobility, and the interaction between housing and the local labor market. Over the years, he has also gained extensive expertise on the data needs of economists and other social scientists, having been involved in the creation and maintenance of several data systems designed with analysis, publication, replicability, and maintenance of large-scale code bases in mind. His research in statistical disclosure limitation issues is a direct consequence of his profound interest in making data available in a multitude of formats to the broadest possible audience. His knowledge about various data enclave systems comes from both personal experience and the desire to improve the experience of others. He is data editor of the American Economic Association and managing editor of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality; chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre d’accès sécurisé aux données (CASD) in France, senior advisor of the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (NYRDC) in the United States. Dr. Vilhuber speaks English, German, and French fluently and can communicate effectively in Portuguese and Spanish.
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