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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering APPENDIXES
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Contributors Adam Paul Arkin is a faculty scientist in the Physical Biosciences Division at E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley; and an assistant investigator, Howard Hughes Institute of Medical Research. His research is focused on physical chemistry of the cellular interior, nonlinear and stochastic dynamics, analysis and modeling of cellular processes, analysis of biological data, bioinformatics, biosensors, and genetics and cell biology. Dr. Arkin is the recipient of the Technology Review TR100 Award. He received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jon Berkoe is senior principal engineer and manager of the Advanced Simulation and Analysis Group at Bechtel National, Inc., in San Francisco, California. His primary responsibilities include coordinating the deployment of R&D capabilities to Bechtel projects around the world, managing a staff of experienced specialists, and budgeting resources for software and hardware expenditures. With 18 years of mechanical engineering experience as a specialist in fluid dynamics and heat transfer, Mr. Berkoe has applied his expertise in computational fluid dynamics modeling to large engineering projects involving ventilation systems, process equipment, pipelines, metallurgical operations, and environmental flows. Prior to joining Bechtel, he worked for the Spacecraft Division of Lockheed Corporation and the Nuclear Division of General Electric Company.
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Mr. Berkoe received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cynthia Breazeal is an assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she directs the MIT Media Laboratory Robotic Life Group and holds the LG Career Development chair. Previously, she was a postdoctoral associate in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Dr. Breazeal’s pioneering research is concentrated on the art and science of human-robot interaction and cooperation and the development of robots that can be partners to humans and play a valuable, rewarding, and unprecedented role in the everyday lives of ordinary people. Kismet, her anthropomorphic robotic head, has been featured in international media and is the subject of her book, Designing Sociable Robots, published by MIT Press. She continues to develop anthropomorphic robots as part of her ongoing work of building artificial systems that can learn from and interact with people in an intelligent, lifelike, sociable manner. Dr. Breazeal received Sc.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Greg P. Carman is head of the Active Materials Laboratory in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was chairman of the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2000-2002, is an associate editor for the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems Structures, and is on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Composite Materials. He was awarded the Northrop Grumman Young Faculty Award in 1995 for his research at UCLA on active materials and received two Best Paper Awards from the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Committee in 1996 and 2001. In 2002, he was made honorary professor of the University of Baoutou China, and in 2003, he was elected a Fellow of ASME. In 2004, Dr. Carman was awarded the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize for his contributions to smart materials and structures and his life-long commitment to this field. His main interest is in the basic mechanics and materials issues related to coupled electro-magneto-thermo-mechanical materials. He received a B.S. in engineering science and mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI), an M.S. in metallurgical and materials engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from VPI. Paul Debevec is a research assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Southern California (USC) and executive producer of graphics research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, where he directs research on the creation of realistic virtual actors and environments. Dr.
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Debevec’s Ph.D. thesis (UC-Berkeley, 1996) presented an image-based modeling and rendering system for creating photoreal architectural models from photographs. Based on this system, he led a team that created a photorealistic model of the Berkeley campus for his 1997 film, The Campanile Movie; the techniques were later used to create the Academy Award-winning virtual backgrounds in the 1999 film, The Matrix. Dr. Debevec has developed techniques for capturing real-world illumination and for illuminating synthetic objects with real light, facilitating the integration of real and computer-generated imagery; these techniques were demonstrated in his 1999 film, Fiat Lux. He has also led the development of the “Light Stage,” a device that allows objects and actors to be synthetically illuminated with any form of lighting, recently used to create photoreal digital actors for the film Spider-Man 2. In 2001, he received the first Significant New Researcher Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), and in 2002, he received the TR 100 Award from Technology Review. William G. Gardner is the founder and president of Wave Arts, Inc., a company that develops audio signal-processing software, located in Arlington, Massachusetts. Wave Arts sells software to audio-production professionals and licenses algorithms to consumer electronics manufacturers of home audio-visual equipment, mobile devices, and other products. During his years as a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his research was focused on spatial audio, reverberation, sound synthesis, real-time signal processing, and psychoacoustics. He was awarded a Motorola Fellowship at the Media Laboratory and was the recipient of the 1997 Audio Engineering Society Publications Award for a paper on low-latency convolution. From 1984 to 1990, he worked at Kurzweil Music Systems developing software and signal-processing algorithms for electronic musical instruments. Dr. Gardner received a B.S. in computer science and engineering (1982), an M.S. in media arts and sciences (1992), and a Ph.D. in media arts and sciences (1997), all from MIT. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. B. Kent Joosten is a member of NASA’s Exploration Systems Engineering Office at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. From 1980 through 1990, Mr. Joosten served as a flight designer and mission controller for the Space Shuttle; he worked in the Mission Control Center during more than 30 Space Shuttle missions. After the Challenger accident, he participated in the modification of the Shuttle Orbiter guidance and navigation characteristics and the development of flight crew procedures and computer software to improve the Orbiter’s survivability. Beginning in 1995, Mr. Joosten managed projects to demonstrate the extraction of oxygen from lunar soil. Since 1997, he has participated in the development of broad-based strategies for future human exploration of the Moon,
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Mars, and beyond, including launch, space transportation, and surface exploration strategies, technology planning, demonstration project planning, and robotic mission payload definition. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the recipient of numerous Group Achievement Awards. Mr. Joosten received a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University. Ioannis G. Kevrekidis is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, where he holds concurrent appointments as a faculty member in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and an associated faculty member in the Department of Mathematics. His research is on scientific computation for complex/multiscale systems modeling with an emphasis on nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Kevrekidis earned his undergraduate diploma from the National Technical University of Athens and his M.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has been a Packard Fellow and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, and his work has been recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Allan P. Colburn Award) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (J.D. Crawford Prize). Leslie A. Momoda is director of the Sensors and Materials Laboratory at HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, California. She has 17 years of experience in the field of materials synthesis, processing, and characterization for electronic, thermal, and structural applications. She currently leads a group of 20 engineers and scientists conducting research on active energy storage, sensing, and thermal materials and is personally in charge of several major projects on smart materials, low-temperature processing of ceramics materials, and materials and techniques for thermal management. She is also the principal investigator for a DARPA program on compact hybrid actuation. During her career, Dr. Momoda has conducted research on ionic conduction, crystal growth, microstructural control, and electrical properties of sol-gel-derived thin films (including PZT and BST), latent heat techniques for enhanced heat transfer, and novel active materials. She is the author or coauthor of 17 published papers and the owner of two patents. Dr. Momoda received a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, all from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rob Phillips is a professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics at the California Institute of Technology, where his research is focused on nanoscale mechanics in biological systems. He received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Washington University.
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering Laura R. Ray is an associate professor of engineering at Dartmouth College. She received a B.S.E., summa cum laude, and a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an M.S.E. from Stanford University, where she won first prize in the Lincoln National Design Competition for her master’s project. The recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, Dr. Ray was a faculty member at Clemson University and Christian Brothers University before joining the Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering in 1996. Her research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and a number of local and international companies. The author or coauthor of more than 40 refereed articles and conference publications on robust control, nonlinear estimation and control, active noise control, and applications of control theory to mechanical systems, ground vehicles, and air transportation systems, she is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She teaches courses in control theory, dynamics, and computer-aided design and analysis. Tommaso P. Rivellini, the lead mechanical engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Entry, Descent, and Landing Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, is responsible for the development of the entry, descent, and landing hardware on the MSL Mars lander scheduled for launch in 2009. He has held numerous other positions at JPL, including deputy mechanical-systems architect for the Mars Exploration Rover, mechanical prototype task leader for the second-generation Mars lander, Mars sample return mechanical-system engineer, Deep Space 2 Mars microprobe project element manager, and member of the Mars Pathfinder entry, descent, and landing team; he subsequently was responsible for the design and development of the air-bag subsystem. He has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineer of the Year Award, the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the Design News Magazine Excellence in Design Award, all for his work on the Mars Pathfinder air-bag subsystem. Mr. Rivellini received a B.S. in aerospace/ mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Bjorn B. Stevens is an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he is responsible for a program of research and teaching with a focus on the role of the planetary boundary layer in large-scale circulations. He is also an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where he is working with the Climate and Global Dynamics and Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Divisions to understand and quan-
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Tenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering tify the role of small-scale processes in large-scale circulations. In 1998-1999, he was a visiting scientist with the Max Planck Institut für Meterologie in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Stevens was a postdoctoral fellow at NCAR from 1996 to 1998. He is recipient of the NASA New Investigator Award, the Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award of the American Meteorological Society, the Editors’ Award from the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship. Among his professional activities are, editor, Journal of Atmospheric Science; advisory board member, UCLA Academic and Technology Services; organizing committee member, UCLA Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering; reviewer for numerous journals; and member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Colorado State University. Jennifer L. West is the Isabel C. Cameron Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University. She has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Society for Biomaterials Outstanding Young Investigator Award, the Controlled Release Society Cygnus Award for Outstanding Research in Drug Delivery, the Parke-Davis Atorvastatin Award for Research in Applied Vascular Biology, and the Technology Review TR100 Award. Her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, NSF, U.S. Department of Defense, the state of Texas, and several private industries. Dr. West received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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