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enhance disaster management. In 1995-1997 he was a AAAS Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he worked on environmental management, technology transfer, and information and telecommunications policy issues. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington in 1996 and a B.S. in physics with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988.
David Padgham rejoined CSTB as an associate program officer in the spring of 2006 following nearly 2 years as a policy analyst in the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Washington, D.C., Office of Public Policy, where he worked closely with that organization’s public policy committee, USACM. Previously, he spent nearly 6 years with CSTB, working on—among other things—the studies that produced Trust in Cyberspace, Funding a Revolution, Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits, LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress, and TheInternet’s Coming of Age. Currently, he is focused on the CSTB projects related to telecommunications R&D, software dependability, and privacy in the information age. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science (2001) from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor of arts degree (1996) in English from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.
Cynthia A. Patterson (study director through June 2004) was a study director and program officer with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. She worked on a diverse set of CSTB projects, including a project on critical information infrastructure protection and the law, a study on the future of supercomputing, and a study on telecommunications research and development. She was also involved with the congressionally mandated study on Internet searching and the Domain Name System. Prior to joining CSTB, Patterson completed an M.Sc. from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her graduate work was supported by the Department of Defense and SAIC. She was also employed by IBM as an IT consultant for both federal government and private industry clients; her work included application development, database administration, network administration, and project management. She received a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Jennifer M. Bishop, program associate, has been with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board since 2001. She is currently involved in studies on policy consequences and legal/ethical implications of offensive information warfare and assessing the information technology research and development ecosystem. She also maintains CSTB’s contact database, handles updates to the CSTB Web site, coordinates the layout and design of Update, the CSTB newsletter, and designs book covers and promotional materials. Prior to her move to Washington, Bishop worked for the city of Ithaca, New York, coordinating the Police Department’s transition to a new SQL-based time accrual and scheduling application. Her other work experience includes designing customized hospitality industry performance reports for RealTime Hotel Reports, LLC, maintaining the police records database for the city of Ithaca, and freelance publication design. She is a visual artist working in oil and mixed media. She holds a B.F.A. from Cornell University.