as Chair during the 2005-2006 academic year. She has served in a number of administrative positions at UC Berkeley including Associate Dean of Engineering and Faculty Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost in Educational Development and Technology. She also served as Director for Synthesis, an NSF-sponsored coalition of eight universities with the goal of reforming undergraduate engineering education, and continues as PI for the NEEDS and the digital libraries of courseware in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. She has supervised 65 MS projects/theses, 26 doctoral dissertations and numerous undergraduate researchers. Agogino is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in California and is engaged in a number of collaborative projects with industry. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she worked in industry for Dow Chemical, General Electric and SRI International. Her research interests include intelligent learning systems; information retrieval and data mining; multi-objective and strategic product design; nonlinear optimization; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; sensor validation, fusion and diagnostics; wireless sensor networks; multimedia and computer-aided design; design databases; design theory and methods; MEMS synthesis and computer-aided design; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; and gender equity. She is a member of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, ASEE, ASME, AWIS, IEEE, NAE and SWE. She serves on the editorial board of three professional journals and has provided service on a number of governmental, professional, and industry advisory committees. Agogino received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico (1975), MS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1978) from the University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University (1984). She received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985. She is an AAAS Fellow, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Science; is a Fellow of the Association of Women in Science; and was awarded the NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars in 2004.
LOTTE BAILYN is a Professor of Management (in the Organization Studies Group) at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Workplace Center. In her work she has set out the hypothesis that by challenging the assumptions in which current work practices are embedded, it is possible to meet the goals of both business productivity and employees’ family and community concerns, and to do so in ways that are equitable for men and women. Her most recent book, Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance with Rhona Rapoport, Joyce K. Fletcher, and Bettye H. Pruitt (Jossey Bass, 2002) chronicles a decade of experience working with organizations that supports this hypothesis, while also showing how difficult it is to challenge workplace assumptions. She currently serves on the National Academies Committee on Women in Science and Engineering.