of Technology (MIT). Dr. Slaughter previously served as the founder and president of MOCA Systems, Inc., a provider of simulation systems for managing capital projects. Before founding MOCA in 1999, she was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT specializing in construction management. Prior to joining MIT, she was a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh University and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems. She has researched innovations in design and construction for more than 20 years, and has published more than 50 articles and books on this topic. Dr. Slaughter is a recognized leader in her field and has been selected for several prominent committees and awards. She received all of her degrees from MIT, including a BS in civil engineering, an MS in civil engineering and technology and policy, and a PhD in civil engineering and management science.
Massoud Amin is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership, and is the director of the Center for the Development of Technological Leadership at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he serves as the director of graduate studies for the Management of Technology Program and teaches several courses.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, Dr. Amin was with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, he directed all security-related research and development at EPRI, including the Infrastructure Security Initiative and the Enterprise Information Security. Before October 2001, he served as manager of mathematics and information science at EPRI, where he led strategic research in modeling, simulation, optimization, and adaptive control of national infrastructures for energy, telecommunication, transportation, and finance. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment from 2001 to 2007 and is currently a member of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Applications. Dr. Amin also serves on the NRC Committee on Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electrical Transmission and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack.