nication systems and networks for military systems, and computer networking and communications. His interests have focused on system engineering problems in which boundary conditions are variable and have nonlinear distortions caused by regulation, treaty, or perhaps technological change, such as those associated with strategic offensive and defensive missiles in the face of arms control treaties. Mr. Stenbit has served on numerous government and scientific advisory boards.
Robert F. Stengel is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the Laboratory for Control and Automation at Princeton University. His current research focuses on failure-tolerant and robust control, intelligent systems, and the coordinated flight of uninhabited air vehicles. At Princeton, Dr. Stengel was director of the Flight Research Laboratory, where he conducted pioneering experimental research on digital flight control systems, flight computer networking via fiber optics, aircraft flying qualities, and aerodynamic system identification. Before coming to Princeton, Dr. Stengel held positions with the Analytic Sciences Corporation, the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force, and NASA. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award in 2000.
Edward J. Wegman is professor and director of the Center for Computational Statistics at George Mason University (GMU). Dr. Wegman came to GMU with an extensive background in both theoretical statistics and computing technology. His early career was spent as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina's Department of Statistics and as head of the Mathematical Sciences Division at the Office of Naval Research. Additionally, Dr. Wegman was the original program director of the basic research program in ultrahigh-speed computing at the Strategic Defense Initiative Innovative Science and Technology Program Office (Star Wars Program). Dr. Wegman is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has served on numerous government and scientific advisory boards and is currently a member of the NRC's Panel on Survivability and Lethality Analysis.
Stephen D. Weiner is a senior staff member in the Systems and Analysis Group at the Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weiner's background in ballistic missile defense includes system and radar design, sensor tracking and discrimination measurements, and interceptor guidance. His research interests also include defense against both theater and strategic cruise missiles. Dr. Weiner has served on a number of government and scientific advisory panels, including a 1991 naval research advisory committee on naval theater ballistic missile defense.