where she advises on the requirements for and development of medical countermeasures. She received a B.S. in 1992 and an M.D. in 1996 from the George Washington University. She completed residency in 1999 in internal medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and subsequently completed a combined fellowship in infectious diseases (at Johns Hopkins University) and critical care medicine (at the National Institutes of Health).
Gerald G. Brown is Distinguished Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he has taught and conducted basic and applied research in optimization theory and optimization-based decision support since 1973, earning awards for both outstanding teaching and research. His military research has been applied by every uniformed service, in areas ranging from strategic nuclear targeting to capital planning. Professor Brown has been awarded the Rist Prize for military operations research and has been credited with guiding investments of more than a trillion dollars. He has designed and implemented decision support software currently used by two-thirds of the Fortune 50 companies, in areas ranging from vehicle routing to supply-chain optimization. His research appears in scores of open-literature publications and classified reports, many of which are seminal references in the field. He is also a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and is a founding director of Insight, Inc., the leading provider of strategic supply-chain optimization-based decision support tools to the private sector. He is a retired naval officer and was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Anthony Cox, Jr., is president of Cox Associates, an independent, Denver-based applied research and consulting company specializing in wireless and optical network design and optimization software tools, customer data mining and predictive modeling, and decision and risk analysis technologies. Dr. Cox has a Ph.D. in risk analysis and an S.M. in operations research, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and an A.B. from Harvard University. Prior to starting Cox Associates in 1986, he consulted in risk analysis, economics and statistics, operations research, and artificial intelligence at Arthur D. Little, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1987 to 1996, he managed applied research and high-technology product development efforts for US WEST Advanced Technologies in Boulder, Colorado. He was senior director of advanced communications research, business and engineering modeling, and network architectures. He is currently an honorary full professor of mathematics at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he lectures on topics in biomathematics, health risk modeling, computational statistics, and machine learning. Dr. Cox is on the faculties of the Center for Computational Mathematics and the Center for Computational Biology at the University of Colorado at Denver and is clinical professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he teaches and guides graduate research on uncertainty analysis and causation in epidemiological studies. He is on the editorial board of Risk Analysis: An International Journal and is co-editor of the Journal of Heuristics. He is a full member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the American Statistical Association. He has chaired numerous conference sessions on various aspects of risk, uncertainty, network design, and optimization. Dr. Cox was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences in 1992 and was made a lifetime fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis in 1993. In 1994, he was a recipient of the Operations Research Society of America’s prestigious ORSA prize for the best real-world applications of operations research having profound business impact. In addition to hands-on experience and professional activities in telecommunications decision and risk analysis, operations research, artificial intelligence, and applied statistics, Dr. Cox has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on advanced aspects of these fields. He holds more than a dozen U.S. and international patents on applications of network optimization, speech recognition, and signal processing technologies in telecommunications.
John Gannon is vice president for global analysis at BAE Systems. He joined BAE Systems after serving as staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, the first new committee established by Congress in more than 30 years. In 2002-2003, he was a team leader in the White House’s Transitional Planning Office for the Department of Homeland Security. He served previously in the senior-most analytic positions in the intelligence community, including as the Central Intelligence Agency’s director of European analysis, deputy director for intelligence, chairman of the National Intelligence Council, and assistant director of central intelligence for analysis and production. In the private sector, he developed the analytic workforce for Intellibridge Corporation, a Web-based provider of outsourced analysis for government and corporate clients. He served as a naval officer in Southeast Asia and later in several Naval Reserve commands, retiring as a captain. Dr. Gannon has a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He is an adjunct professor in the National Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Eric Harvill is an associate professor of microbiology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University. After graduate studies in molecular immunology and postdoctoral research in bacterial pathogenesis, he established a group that examines the interactions between bacterial pathogens and the host immune system to determine the molecular bases