former students: SiBEAM, which provides multi-gigabit wireless transmission service using 60 GHz CMOS, and BEEcube, which produces field-programmable gate array computing and emulation platforms. Dr. Brodersen is also a co-founder of Atheros Communications, a supplier of WiFi chips and systems, and Adaptrum, a company dedicated to exploiting radio “white space” opportunities. He has won best paper awards for a number of journal and conference papers in the areas of integrated circuit design, computer aided design (CAD), and communications, including the IEEE Baker Award for Best Paper in the IEEE transactions and the IEEE Morris Liebmann Best Paper Award. In 1982 he became a fellow of the IEEE, and in 1988 he was elected to be member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Brodersen has been recognized extensively for his work and is the recipient of the IEEE Technical Achievement Awards in both the Circuits and Systems Society and the Signal Processing Society, the IEEE Solid State Circuits Award, an IEEE Millennium Award from the Circuits and Systems Society, and the Golden Jubilee Award. In 2001 he was awarded the Lewis Winner Award for outstanding paper of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, and in 2005 he received the Jack Raper Outstanding Paper Award for the same conference. In 2006 he was a co-recipient of the Jack Neubauer Award for best paper of the year in the Vehicular Technology Society transactions. In 1999 Dr. Brodersen received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund in Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972.
Daniel T. Chiu is a professor of chemistry at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on the information processing and encoding methods of complex biological systems using tools that combine ultrasensitive laser-based detection and manipulation methodologies with micro- and nano-fabrication techniques. Dr. Chiu is currently a member of the University of Washington’s Center for Nanotechnology and Neurobiology and Behavior Program. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, the National Institutes of Health Cutting-Edge Technology in Basic Research Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Research Corporation’s Research Innovation Award. He was named a Keck Distinguished Young Scholar in Biomedical Research in 2003 and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow in 2005. Dr. Chiu is the author of more than 100 publications and has issued 25 patents in the United States and abroad. He obtained a B.A. in neurobiology and a B.S. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University in 1998. He completed postdoctoral research at Harvard University.
Jaqueline Fletcher is a Regents’ professor of plant pathology and director of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity at Oklahoma State University. Her research interests center on prokaryotic plant pathogens, including wall-less bacteria (spiroplasmas and phytoplasmas) and bacteria with walls. Both of these groups provide exciting avenues for evaluation of disease processes, transmission factors, host resistance, and the genetic mechanisms that control these processes. She is currently involved in biosecurity work with the National Bioforensics Center at the Department of Homeland Security, the Biological Sciences Experts’ Group at the National Intelligence Council, the One Health National Initiative, and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Citrus Variegated Chlorosis. She is also chair of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Food Safety Interest Group, the Microbial Forensics Interest Community, and the APS Councilors’ Forum. She has been an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow (2007) and an American Phytopathological Society fellow (2005), and she is the recipient of the Sigma Xi Lectureship Award. Dr. Fletcher has a Ph.D. in plant pathology from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in botany from the University of Montana.
Paul C. Gailey is a physicist currently serving as senior science advisor to the Fetzer Institute and director of research for the Fetzer-Franklin Fund, a nonprofit international science research program aimed at identifying, funding, and providing intellectual support for advanced projects in cognition and consciousness. He has worked in the areas of electromagnetic theory, nonlinear dynamics, and random processes particularly as they relate to living systems. During his career, Dr. Gailey served as a research scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a research director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and associate professor of physics and astronomy at Ohio University. During the past 10 years, he has served variously as consultant, vice president, and senior advi-