work in several journals, including the paper “Control in an information rich world: Report of the Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems.” He has expertise in engineering and network controls.
Jack Pellicci is the group vice president of business development for Oracle Corporation’s Public Sector Group. He retired from the U.S. Army as a brigadier general with 30 years of experience as an infantry officer, including service as the commanding general of the Personnel Information Systems Command, deputy director of training for the U.S. Army, and brigade commander in the 7th Infantry Division. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, and the Senior Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs. General Pellicci received a B.S. degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an M.S.M.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His expertise is in military operations and information system development.
Pamela A. Silver is professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Department of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has developed novel genetic and cell biological approaches to study the movement of macromolecules in eukaryotic cells, first as a faculty member at Princeton University and now at Harvard. Dr. Silver received a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. She is an expert in the emerging field of synthetic biology, with a published paper, “The potential for synthetic biology.”
Paul K. Van Riper is a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Marine Corps. He continues to participate in defense and security-related seminars and lectures frequently at the National Defense University and military educational institutions. General Van Riper consults part-time for DARPA and has participated in numerous war games and experiments related to network-centric warfare. He has also served on the Army Science Board and the National Research Council’s Naval Studies Board. He received a B.A. from California State College, in Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools, the U.S. Navy College of Command and Staff, and the U.S. Army War College. He has expertise in military applications for networks.
Duncan J. Watts is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University and was postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and teaching focus on mathematical and computational modeling of complex networks as applied to problems in social network theory, contagion, computation, and the theory of the organization. Dr. Watts is the author of Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness; Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age; and more than 20 peer-reviewed articles, including “The ‘new’ science of networks.” He received a B.S. in physics from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University. Dr. Watts has expertise in sociological networks.