David Culler (NAE), a professor and chair of computer science, associate chair of electrical engineering and computer sciences, and faculty director of i4energy at the University of California, Berkeley, received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1980) and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985 and 1989, respectively). He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculty in 1989, where he holds the Howard Friesen Chair. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow; he was selected for ACM’s Sigmod Outstanding Achievement Award, and was named in the Scientific American Top 50 Researchers and the Technology Review: 10 Technologies That Will Change the World. He was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990 and the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1992. He was the principal investigator (PI) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency network embedded systems technology project that created the open platform for wireless sensor networks based on TinyOS, a co-founder and the chief technology officer of Arch Rock Corporation, and the founding director of Intel Research, Berkeley. He has done seminal work on networks of small, embedded wireless devices, planetary-scale internet services, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming languages, and highperformance communication, including TinyOS, PlanetLab, Networks of Workstations (NOW), and Active Messages. He has served on technical advisory boards for several companies, including People Power, Inktomi, ExpertCity (now Citrix Online), and DoCoMo USA. He is currently focused on utilizing information technology to address the energy problem and is co-PI on the NSF Cyber-Physical Systems projects LoCal and ActionWebs.
Thomas Dietterich, professor at Oregon State University (OSU), focuses on interdisciplinary research at the boundary of computer science, ecology, and sustainability policy. He is the principal investigator (with Carla Gomes of Cornell University) of a 5-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Expedition in Computational Sustainability. He is part of the leadership team for OSU’s Ecosystem Informatics programs, including an NSF Summer Institute in Ecoinformatics. Dr. Dietterich received his A.B from Oberlin College (1977), M.S. from the University of Illinois (1979), and Ph.D. from Stanford University (1984). He is professor and director of Intelligent Systems in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU, having joined the faculty there in 1985. In 1987, he was named a Presidential Young Investigator for the NSF. In 1990, he published, with Dr. Jude Shavlik, the book entitled Readings in Machine