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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3
Charles E. Vela is President and Chief Scientist of Expertech Solutions, where he leads the R&D program and advises the IRS in the planning, acquisition, and deployment of large-scale and strategic information technology. Previously, he was a Senior Science Advisor for the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute; Lead Engineer at the MITRE Corporation; Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering (CAHSEE); an assistant study director of a project on the utilization of technologies in mapping the brain at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; and professor and research fellow in electrical engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dr. Vela holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering and operations research from the California State University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, respectively. He brings to this committee his expertise in tracking-system development.