Appendix B
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Verne L. (Larry) Lynn (NAE), Chair, is an independent consultant to industry and the Department of Defense (DOD). Mr. Lynn is retired director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the principal agency within DOD for research, development, and demonstration of concepts, devices, and systems for advanced military capabilities. He also served in DOD as the deputy undersecretary of defense for Advanced Technology and was vice president and chief operating officer for the Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. Mr. Lynn has authored over 40 technical publications in the areas of military surveillance and weapons systems, and he has extensive knowledge of military organization and operations for research, development, and acquisition. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and serves on the Defense Science Board.


Raj K. Aggarwal is vice president of Global Technology at the Rockwell Collins Corporation. He is a former director of research and technology for Alliant Techsystems, Inc., and a director of advanced programs for Honeywell, Inc. Dr. Aggarwal received a B.S. degree in physics (with honors) and B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and communications engineering from Delhi University in Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST) and served previously on the NRC Committee on Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology. Dr. Aggarwal has knowledge of research and development organizational models in industry as well as experience with DOD research, development, and acquisition.



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Strategy for an Army Center for Network Science, Technology, and Experimentation Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Verne L. (Larry) Lynn (NAE), Chair, is an independent consultant to industry and the Department of Defense (DOD). Mr. Lynn is retired director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the principal agency within DOD for research, development, and demonstration of concepts, devices, and systems for advanced military capabilities. He also served in DOD as the deputy undersecretary of defense for Advanced Technology and was vice president and chief operating officer for the Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. Mr. Lynn has authored over 40 technical publications in the areas of military surveillance and weapons systems, and he has extensive knowledge of military organization and operations for research, development, and acquisition. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and serves on the Defense Science Board. Raj K. Aggarwal is vice president of Global Technology at the Rockwell Collins Corporation. He is a former director of research and technology for Alliant Techsystems, Inc., and a director of advanced programs for Honeywell, Inc. Dr. Aggarwal received a B.S. degree in physics (with honors) and B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and communications engineering from Delhi University in Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST) and served previously on the NRC Committee on Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology. Dr. Aggarwal has knowledge of research and development organizational models in industry as well as experience with DOD research, development, and acquisition.

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Strategy for an Army Center for Network Science, Technology, and Experimentation A. Michael Andrews II is vice president and chief technology officer of L-3 Communications, where he guides the company’s long-term R&D initiatives. Prior to joining L-3 in June 2003, he served as deputy assistant secretary of research and technology/chief scientist for the United States Army, a position he held since 1998. Andrews was instrumental in the development of the Future Combat Systems and realigning Army S&T toward Future Force capabilities. Prior to coming to the Army in 1997, Dr. Andrews held a variety of leadership positions at Rockwell International. He has produced over 50 technical articles and has several patents in infrared sensors, materials, and signal processors. He is a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee, was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, was an advisor to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Roles and Authorities for the DDR&E, and is an advisor to the DSB Summer Study on 21st Century Strategic Technology Vectors. Dr. Andrews is a recipient of various honors, including the U.S. Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Presidential Rank Award, Rockwell’s Engineer of the Year Award, selection as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumnus Award, the SPIE’s Defense & Security 2005 honoree of the year, and a career profile in the April 2002 IEEE Spectrum Magazine. Dr. Andrews received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. Richard L. Dunn is an independent consultant and senior fellow at the University of Maryland. He conducts research in national security operations and is an expert in the analysis of laws, policies, and practices that impact the effective implementation of technology. He served as the first general counsel for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he pioneered efforts in conducting prototype projects outside normal DOD contracting statutes. He also served as counsel to the NASA Space Commercialization Task Force and as a staff judge advocate (legal officer) in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Dunn’s degrees include a B.A. cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, a J.D. from the University of Maryland, and an LL.M. with highest honors from George Washington University. Gerald Harris, a senior consultant with the Global Business Network, develops global scenarios for long-term development of the electric power industry. He is a former director of business planning for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and a published expert in the field of scenario planning to support potential investment strategies. Mr. Harris has led scenario projects linking planning goals to R&D objectives for companies in diverse fields, including oil and natural gas, engineering and construction, and information technology. He received his B.A. degree in economics from Morehouse College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. in finance and business economics from the University of Chicago.

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Strategy for an Army Center for Network Science, Technology, and Experimentation Jason F. Providakes is executive director at the MITRE Corporation, managing programs for theater and strategic systems with enterprise-wide implications across the DOD, including the Global Information Grid. Dr. Providakes was chief engineer for the MITRE-Washington C3 Center, where he managed technology development and integration, and he is former executive director of the MITRE Army Program. He has published extensively in the field of over-the-horizon radar and serves as a member of the Army DARPA Senior Advisory Group and the Army Science Board. Dr. Providakes received his B.S. degree from Worcester Polytechnical Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, all in electrical engineering. Zita M. Simutis is retired director of the Army Research Institute (ARI) for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, where she served in positions ranging from research psychologist to technical director to chief psychologist of the Army over a 30-year career. At ARI, she was responsible for directing and managing long-term research as well as short-term studies involving applied personnel performance and training. She has authored numerous articles on training, leader development, and soldier-computer interfaces. Dr. Simutis received her B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Connecticut. W. David Sincoskie (NAE) is vice president of the Network Systems Research Laboratory at Telcordia. He is former executive director of the Computer Networking Research Department at Bellcore, where he managed projects on the AURORA gigabit test bed, IPv6, IP over ATM, NSFNET, and broadband service control. Dr. Sincoskie co-authored the first specifications for local ATM, and he pioneered the use of packet switching technology in broadband networking. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize paper award in 2003. Dr. Sincoskie serves on the NRC Board on Army Science and Technology. He received B.E.E., M.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. Ronald L. Smith is in private practice and is a clinical associate professor in the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a former neurobiologist at the NASA Ames Research Center and was a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Brain Research Institute. He currently serves on the Joint Independent Science Panel on Chemical and Biological Defense and has reviewed research involving modeling and simulation and operations research for the Department of the Army. Dr. Smith received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anatomy (neuroscience) from the University of California at San Francisco and his M.D. degree from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

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