Mark S. Schneider is vice president of the American Institutes for Research. He leads special initiatives in the Education, Human Development, and Workforce Division. He served as commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics. He previously served as deputy commissioner of the National Center for Education Research. Prior to joining the federal government, he was professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, which he joined as an assistant professor in 1974. He is a past vice president of the American Political Science Association. He has a B.A. from the City University of New York and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He was a Fulbright Hays senior fellow at Osmania University in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Latanya Sweeney is associate professor of computer science, technology and policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She also founded and serves as the director of the Laboratory for International Data Privacy (Data Privacy Lab) at Carnegie Mellon University. The Data Privacy Lab works with real-world stakeholders to solve today’s privacy technology problems. Her work involves creating technologies and related policies with provable guarantees of privacy protection while allowing society to collect and share person-specific information. Her work has received awards from numerous organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The American College of Medical Informatics inducted her as a fellow in 2006. She joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor in 1998. She is the codirector of the Ph.D. program in computation, organizations and society at Carnegie Mellon and she is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Privacy Technology. She has an A.L.B. in computer science (cum laude) from Harvard University and an S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science and a Ph.D. in computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.