Engineering Alumnus. He has received three honorary doctorates. Dr. Mote is a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Acoustical Society of America, and the International Academy of Wood Science, and he holds honorary membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He received the 2005 J.P. Den Hartog award from the ASME International Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound to honor his lifelong contribution to the teaching and/or practice of vibration engineering. In 2005 he received the Founders Award from the NAE in recognition of his comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and his leadership in academia. He earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley.
John Gannon (Vice Chair) is vice president for Global Analysis, a line of business within BAE Systems Information Technology. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Dr. Gannon served as staff director of the House 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 (CIA’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. Dr. Gannon served as a naval officer in Southeast Asia and later in several Naval Reserve commands, retiring as a captain. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an adjunct professor in the National Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Rakesh Agrawal (NAE) is a Microsoft technical fellow and heads the Search Labs in Microsoft Research, where he is leading development of a next-generation search engine. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and a fellow of IEEE. He is the recipient of the first ACM-SIGKDD Innovation Award, ACM-SIGKDD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, ACM-SIGMOD Test of Time Award, VLDB Most Influential Paper Award, IEEE-ICDE Most Influential Paper Award, and Computerworld First Horizon Award. In 2003, he was named one of Scientific American’s 50 top scientists and technologists. Prior to joining Microsoft in March 2006, Dr. Agrawal was an IBM fellow and led the Quest group at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Earlier, he was at Bell Laboratories from 1983 to 1989. He also worked for three years at Bharat Heavy Electricals, Ltd. in India. Dr. Agrawal is well known for developing fundamental data-mining concepts and technologies and pioneering key concepts in data privacy, including Hippocratic database, sovereign information sharing, and privacy-preserving data mining. IBM’s commercial data-mining project, Intelligent Miner, grew out of his work. His research has been incorporated into other IBM products, including DB2 Mining Extender, DB2 OLAP Server, and WebSphere Commerce Server and has influenced several other commercial and academic products, prototypes, and applications. His other technical contributions include the Polyglot object-oriented type system, Alert active database system, Ode (Object database and environment), Alpha (extension of relational databases with generalized transitive closure), nest distributed system, transaction management, and database machines. Dr. Agrawal has been granted more than 60 patents. He has published more than 150 research papers, many of them considered seminal. He has written the first- as well as second-highest cited of all papers in the fields of databases and data mining (13th and 15th most cited across all computer science as of February 2007 in CiteSeer). His papers have been cited more than 6,500 times, with more than 15 of them receiving more than 100 citations each, making him the most-cited author in the field of database systems. His work has been featured in the New York Times Year in Review, the New York Times science section, and several other publications. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. He also holds a B.E. in electronics and communication engineering from IIT-Roorkee and a two-year postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Bombay.
Robert Brodersen (NAE) is an emeritus professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently chairman of two companies that he co-founded with