these processes; and looks for opportunities to apply these enhanced processes in industry to improve sustainability.
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic is Lisa Wissner Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Chair in Computer Science and assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. His work is in computer networking and distributed systems with emphasis on design, measurements, analysis, denial-of-service resiliency, and prototype implementation of protocols, algorithms, and large-scale systems for the Internet.
Eric Leuthardt is a neurosurgeon and assistant professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the Washington University School of Medicine. His research focuses on neuroprosthetics—devices linked to the brain that may restore neurologic function. He studies the use of surface cortical electrophysiology, known as electrocorticography, as a signal platform for brain computer interfaces. He integrates multiple domains of expertise ranging from engineering to neurosurgery to complex signal analysis.
Hod Lipson is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. His research focuses on understanding the synthesis and function of complex engineering systems and their relationships to similarly complex systems in biology. He has been developing methods for automating the synthesis and analysis of a variety of systems across engineering and biological domains using principles inspired from biological evolution and co-evolution.
Brett Lyons is a materials and process engineer at Boeing Research and Technology. His area of focus is material and process development for additive manufacturing and polymer composites.
Ani Nenkova is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She works on natural language processing where her main interests are in summarization, evaluation, discourse processing, and automatic prediction on text quality.
John Ochsendorf is an associate professor in the Departments of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the structural assessment of existing buildings and on the sustainable design of new structures. His research group has particular expertise in the static and dynamic assessment of historical masonry buildings and also has participated in the engineering design of new low-carbon buildings.
Annie Pearce is an associate professor in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. Her areas of interest include metrics of sustainability for