detector, for which he won an award in 1981. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Montana State University.
Darrell D.E. Long is the Kumar Malavalli Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He holds the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair of Storage Systems Research and is director of the Storage Systems Research Center. He received his B.S. in computer science from San Diego State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation advisor was Jehan-François Pâris. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Society for Engineering Education, the Usenix Association, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and Sigma Xi. He has broad research interests in many areas of mathematics and science, and in the area of computer science including data storage systems, operating systems, distributed computing, reliability and fault tolerance, and computer security. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation; the Department of Energy (Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration); Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories; the Office of Naval Research; and a number of industrial sponsors that include IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec, LSI Logic, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, and Data Domain. He served as the vice chair and then chair of the University of California Committee on Research Policy. He has served on the University of California President’s Council on the National Laboratories, and on the Science and Technology, National Security, and Intelligence committees. He currently serves on the Science and Technology committee for both Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. He previously served on the National Research Council Standing Committee for Technology Insight—Gauge, Evaluate and Review. He continues to serve on numerous committees and advisory panels for various federal government agencies.
Julie J.C.H. Ryan is an associate professor and chair of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at George Washington University. She holds a B.S. degree in humanities from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.L.S. in technology from Eastern Michigan University, and a D.Sc. in engineering management from the George Washington University. Ryan began her career as an intelligence officer, serving the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. After leaving government service, she continued to serve U.S. national security interests through positions in industry. Her areas of interest are in information security and information warfare research. She was a member of the National Research Council’s Naval Studies Board from 1995 to 1998. She has conducted several research projects and has written several articles and book chapters in her focus area.
Janet A. Therianos, a consultant, has 30 years of military experience. She is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate with an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering; an MBA from Harvard Business School; and a masters of arts in air and space power strategy. She was a National Defense fellow and has executive education from Harvard’s Kennedy School of government, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Intelligence Community Senior Leader Program. Therianos has flown several military aircraft and has served as a command pilot, flight examiner, flight instructor, and functional check pilot. She also holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot rating. Her military career was grounded in operations, but she also had extensive higher-headquarters staff duties, including serving as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. Her leadership experiences were threaded throughout her career, including several Commands. Her final military assignment was leading the Air Mobility Command’s Directorate of Intelligence, where she was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the Air Force’s