He has published extensively in the fields of statistical process control, materials analysis and characterization technology, process and product reliability, and advanced technology applications for manufacturing. He has received three awards for best paper at international conferences based on his work in semiconductor device reliability, with particular emphasis on the phenomena of electromigration in thin films, soft error upsets in dynamic random-access memory devices, and material analysis technology. He has served on several government and industry panels dealing with manufacturing technology and policy issues, such as the Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and the Next Generation Manufacturing Systems Advanced Manufacturing Systems Board, and the NRC Board of Assessment for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his B.S. degree from Purdue University and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in materials science.

Alfred Blumstein is J. Erik Jonsson professor of urban systems and operations research and former dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University. He is the director of the National Consortium on Violence Research, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. He has had extensive experience in both research and policy with the criminal justice system, serving on the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice in 1966–1967 as director of its Task Force on Science and Technology. At the NRC he was a member of the Committee on Research on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice (now the Committee on Law and Justice) from its founding in 1976 until 1986, and is currently a member of the committee. He has also served on the Commission (now Division) of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University.

Alicia Carriquiry is professor of statistics at Iowa State University, where she has also served as associate provost of the university. Her research has included applications in forensic statistics, including assessment of the elemental composition of bullet lead. She has spoken at the International Conference on Forensic Statistics and provided expert guidance and analysis to the NRC Committee on Scientific Assessment of Bullet Lead Elemental Composition Comparison. She specializes in linear models, Bayesian statistics, and general methods. Her recent research focuses on nutrition and dietary assessment. She is on the editorial board of Bayesian Statistics and an editor for Statistical Science. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She received a Ph.D. in statistics and animal science from Iowa State University

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