chaired a 1997-1998 DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group study on sensor networks, and the 2001 National Research Council (NRC) study on networked embedded computing, which produced the report Embedded, Everywhere: A Research Agenda for Networked Systems of Embedded Computers. She later chaired the Sensors and Sensor Networks subcommittee of the NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) Design Committee (www.neoninc.org). Professor Estrin also served on the Advisory Committees for the NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Directorates, and is a former member of the NRC’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. She was an editor of the IEEE/ ACM Transactions on Networking, and a program committee member for many networking-related conferences, including Sigcomm (Special Interest Group on Data Communication), Infocom (International Conference on Computer Communications), MobiCom, and MobiSys. She was the steering group chair and general co-chair for the first Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Sensys 2003, and served as one of the first associate editors for the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. Professor Estrin is a fellow of the ACM, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She was selected as the first ACM-W Athena Lecturer in 2006, was awarded the Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision Award for Innovation in 2007, was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2008, and awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2008. Professor Estrin was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and into the National Academy of Engineering in 2009.
Alan Borning is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, an adjunct faculty member in the Information School, and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College (1971) and an M.S. (1974) and a Ph.D. (1979) from Stanford University. His principal research interests are in human-computer interaction and designing for human values. His current research projects include online tools to support civic engagement and participation, mobile tools to aid transit riders, and designing systems to support more effective public participation in land use and transportation deliberations, supported by sophisticated simulation data. Earlier he worked on programming languages and UI (user interface) toolkits, including constraint-based languages and systems and on object-oriented languages.