University of California Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley. Dr. Craig previously served in the following positions: Deputy Director, Institutional Science and Technology Office, LLNL; Chief Scientist, Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate, LLNL; Technical Advisor in the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Group Leader at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, at Stanford University; and in a number of other positions at LLNL and at the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University. Dr. Craig received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in physics and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.
C. WILLIAM GEAR (NAE) is Senior Scientist, Chemical Engineering, at Princeton University and President Emeritus of the NEC Research Institute. Dr. Gear’s National Academy of Engineering (NAE) citation is for “seminal work in methods and software for solving classes of differential equations and differential-algebraic equations of significance in applications.” His primary interest is scientific computation, particularly involving differential equations, and even more specifically, stiff equations and differential-algebraic equations. More recently he has become interested in numerical techniques applied to computer vision. Dr. Gear received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in mathematics.
WESLEY L. HARRIS (NAE) is the Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Director of the Lean Sustainment Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before his appointment as Associate Provost, Dr. Harris served as head of MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics from 2003 to 2008. From 1972 to 1985, he taught and held several administrative positions at MIT. Dr. Harris served as Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut from 1985 to 1990, and as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the University of Tennessee Space Institute from 1990 to 1993. As NASA’s associate administrator for aeronautics from 1993 to 1995, he was responsible for all programs, facilities, and personnel in aeronautics at NASA. He earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia and his M.A. and Ph.D. in aerospace and mechanical sciences at Princeton University, on whose board of trustees he later served.
ELENI KOUSVELARI is a Senior Scientist at the Biological and Materials Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories. She is an expert in the direction and organization of bioengineering and translational research. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories, she was the Associate Director for Biotechnology and Innovation at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before that, she held a number of positions at the NIDCR, including Acting Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Innovation, Acting Program Director and Program Director for a variety of programs, and Chief of the Cellular and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Biotechnology Branch and the Biomaterials, Biomimetics and Tissue Engineering Branch. Before her service at NIH, Dr. Kousvelari held a number of positions at the School of Dentistry at Temple University, the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut, and the School of Graduate Dentistry