Ms. Peli holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. She was a member of the NRC’s Committee on Sensing and Communications Capabilities for Special Operations Forces and is also a member of the Panel on Digitization and Communications Science of the NRC’s Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Committee.
David Shaver is head of the Solid State Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he oversees research in such varied areas as high-performance imaging sensors, deeply scaled silicon microelectronics, solid-state lasers, optoelectronics, photonics, superconductive devices, quantum computing, and biological agent sensors. His current personal technical interests have included development of photon counting sensors and three-dimensional integrated imagers, and technology related to trusted electronics. Before his present position, Dr. Shaver was responsible for bringing online a Class 10 silicon fabrication facility. He also led the Submicrometer Technology Group, which pioneered the development of 193 nm wavelength optical lithography and served as the technical champion for 193 nm on the Silicon Arsenide Lithography Technical Working Group. Before that he served as chief scientist and director of research for Micrion Corporation (now part of FEI) where he was involved in the development of focused ion-beam and laser-beam microchemistry systems for photomask, microcircuit, and flat-panel display repair and modification. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. He also attended the Harvard JFK School of Government program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. Dr. Shaver is a fellow of the IEEE.
Jonathan Smith is the Olga and Alberico Pompa Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, to which he recently returned after almost three years at DARPA. He was elected IEEE Fellow in the Class of 2001 for “contributions to the technology of high-speed networking.” He was previously at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Bellcore, which he joined at the AT&T divestiture. His current research interests range from programmable network infrastructures and cognitive radios to architectures for computer-augmented immune response. Dr. Smith serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Network and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group. He was a member of the NRC Committee on Sensing and Communications Capabilities for Special Operations Forces and is a current member of the NRC Board on Army Science and Technology.