Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

**Thomas E. Everhart (Chair)** is president emeritus of the California Institute of Technology and professor emeritus of electrical engineering and applied physics. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from Cambridge University, England, in 1958. Dr. Everhart joined the University of California at Berkeley in 1958, where he served in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for more than 20 years. After serving as dean of engineering at Cornell University (1979-1984) and chancellor of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1984-1987), he accepted the presidency of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1987. He holds a guest appointment at the University of California at Santa Barbara as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor. Dr. Everhart’s honors and awards include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Centennial Medal; the 1989 Benjamin Garver Lamme Award from the American Society for Engineering Education; the Clark Kerr Award from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992; the Founder’s Award in 1995 from the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley; and the IEEE Founders Medal and Okawa Prize in 2002. A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, he currently serves on the board of trustees of Caltech and has served on the board of overseers of Harvard University. He is currently a director of the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Kavli Foundation. He has consulted for industry at various times and has served on the boards of directors of General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes, Raytheon, and Saint-Gobain, among others.

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Appendix F
Biographical Sketches of
Committee Members and Staff
Thomas E. Everhart (Chair) is president emeritus of the California Insti-
tute of Technology and professor emeritus of electrical engineering and
applied physics. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from Cambridge Uni-
versity, England, in 1958. Dr. Everhart joined the University of California
at Berkeley in 1958, where he served in the Department of Electrical
Engineerng and Computer Science for more than 20 years. After serving
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as dean of engineering at Cornell University (1979-1984) and chancellor
of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1984-1987), he ac-
cepted the presidency of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
in 1987. He holds a guest appointment at the University of California at
Santa Barbara as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor to
the Chancellor. Dr. Everhart’s honors and awards include the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Centennial Medal; the 1989
Benjamin Garver Lamme Award from the American Society for Engineer-
ing Education; the Clark Kerr Award from the University of California,
B
erkeley, in 1992; the Founder’s Award in 1995 from the Energy and
Resources Group at Berkeley; and the IEEE Founders Medal and Okawa
Prize in 2002. A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
(NAE) and a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, he
currently serves on the board of trustees of Caltech and has served on
the board of overseers of Harvard University. He is currently a director
of the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Kavli Foundation. He has consulted
for industry at various times and has served on the boards of directors of
General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes, Raytheon, and Saint-Gobain,
among others.
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Mark L. Green (Vice-Chair) is a professor in the Department of Math-
ematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received
a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his M.A.
and Ph.D. from Princeton University. After teaching at the University of
California, Berkeley, and MIT, he came to UCLA as an assistant professor
in 1975. He was a founding codirector of the National Science Founda-
tion NSF-funded Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Green’s
research has taken him into different areas of mathematics: several com-
plex variables, differential geometry, commutative algebra, Hodge theory,
and algebraic geometry. He received an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, was an
invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin
in 1998, and was recently elected as a fellow of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sci-
ence, and the American Mathematical Society.
Tanya S. Beder is CEO and chairman of SBCC Group, a financial and risk
advisory firm that she founded in 1987. She also serves as a director of
American Century mutual fund complex in Mountain View, California,
where she chairs the Risk Committee, and as a director of CYS Investments,
a specialty finance company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
From 1994 through 2005, Ms. Beder held two senior positions in the asset
management industry, first as managing director of Caxton Associates
LLC, a $10 billion asset management firm, then as CEO of Tribeca Global
Management LLC, a $3 billion dollar multistrategy fund. At SBCC Group,
Ms. Beder heads the global strategy, crisis and risk management, deriva-
tives, workout, and fund launch practices. Ms. Beder is a member of the
board of directors of the International Association of Financial Engineers,
where she co-chairs its Investor Risk Committee. From 1998 through 2003
she was chairman of that association. Euromoney named Ms. Beder one
of the top 50 women in finance around the world, and The Hedgefund
Journal named her one of the 50 leading women in hedge funds. While
CEO of Tribeca, Absolute Return awarded her the prestigious Institutional
Investment Manager of the Year Award. Ms. Beder is an author of the
book Financial Engineering, The Evolution of a Profession, published in
2011, which discusses the uses and misuses of derivatives and complex
instruments in global capital markets, and has written numerous articles in
the financial arena. At Stanford University she teaches the course Strategy
and Policy Issues in Financial Engineering. Previously Ms. Beder taught
courses at Yale University’s School of Management, Columbia University’s
Graduate School of Business and Financial Engineering, and the New York
Institute of Finance. Ms. Beder also serves on advisory boards at Columbia
University and New York University’s Courant Institute and is an appointed
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from Harvard University and a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from
Yale University. She was a member of the National Science Foundation’s
(NSF’s) “Odom committee” in the late-1990s, which performed the last
introspective study of the mathematical sciences.
James O. Berger is arts and sciences professor in the Department of Sta-
tistical Science at Duke University. He received a Ph.D. in mathematics
from Cornell University in 1974. Dr. Berger was a faculty member in the
Department of Statistics at Purdue University until 1997, at which time
he moved to Duke. From 2002 until 2009 he directed the NSF-supported
Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). Dr. Berger
was president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1995 and 1996,
chair of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science of the American Sta-
tistical Association in 1995, and president of the International Society
for Bayesian Analysis during 2004. Among his awards and honors are
G
uggenheim and Sloan Fellowships, the President’s Award from the Com-
mittee of Presidents of Statistical Societies in 1985, the Sigma Xi Research
Award at Purdue University for contribution of the year to science in 1993,
the Fisher Lectureship in 2001, election as foreign member of the Spanish
Real Academia de Ciencias in 2002, election to the U.S. National Academy
of Sciences (NAS) in 2003, an honorary D.Sc. from Purdue University in
2004, and the Wald Lectureship in 2007. Professor Berger currently chairs
the NSF’s Advisory Committee for Mathematics and Physical Sciences. His
research has primarily been in Bayesian statistics, foundations of statis
tics, statistical decision theory, simulation, model selection, and various
interdisciplinary areas of science and industry, especially astronomy and
the interface between computer modeling and statistics. He has supervised
31 Ph.D. dissertations, published over 160 articles, and written or edited
14 books or special volumes.
Luis A. Caffarelli is a professor of mathematics at the Institute for Compu-
tational Engineering and Sciences and holds the Sid W. Richardson Founda-
tion Regents Chair in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. He
obtained and M.Sc. (1969) and a Ph.D. (1972) at the University of Buenos
Aires. He also has been a professor at the University of Minnesota, the
University of Chicago, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
at New York University (NYU). From 1986 to 1996 he was a professor
at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 1991, he was elected
to the NAS. He received the Bôcher Prize in 1984. In 2005, he received
the prestigious Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences. He recently received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for
Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics. Professor Caffarelli is a member of
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of
Sciences. The focus of Professor Caffarelli’s research has been in the area
of elliptic nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications.
His research has reached from theoretical questions about the regularity of
solutions to fully nonlinear elliptic equations to partial regularity properties
of Navier-Stokes equations. Some of his most significant contributions are
the regularity of free boundary problems and solutions to nonlinear elliptic
partial differential equations, optimal transportation theory, and results in
the theory of homogenization.
Emmanuel J. Candes is a professor of statistics and mathematics at
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tanford University. He has carried out research into compressive sensing,
mathematical signal processing, computational harmonic analysis, multi-
scale analysis, scientific computing, statistical estimation and detection,
high-dimensional statistics, theoretical computer science, mathematical
optimization, and information theory. He received his Diplôme from the
Ecole Polytechnique and his Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University
in 1998.
Phillip Colella is senior mathematician and goup leader of the Applied
Numerical Algorithms Group at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory. He is a leader in the development of mathematical methods and
computer science tools for science and engineering. His work has resulted
in software tools applicable in a wide variety of problems in fluid ynamics,
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shock wave theory, and astrophysics. Dr. Colella received an A.B. and a
Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He was elected to the
NAS in 2004.
David Eisenbud was director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Insti-
tute at the University of California at Berkeley, from 1997 until 2007, and
he continues to serve on the faculty of Berkeley as professor of mathematics.
In 2009 he also became director of mathematics and the physical sciences
at the Simons Foundation. Dr. Eisenbud received his Ph.D. in mathematics
in 1970 at the University of Chicago. He was on the faculty at Brandeis
University for 27 years before coming to Berkeley and has also been a visit-
ing professor at Harvard, Bonn, and Paris. His mathematical interests range
widely over commutative and noncommutative algebra, algebraic geom-
etry, topology, and computer methods. He was president of the American
Mathematical Society (AMS) in 2004 and 2005 and is a director of Math
for America, a foundation devoted to improving mathematics teaching. In
2006, Dr. Eisenbud was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of
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France, Computing in Science & Engineering, and Springer-Verlag’s book
series Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics.
Peter Wilcox Jones is the James E. English Professor of Mathematics and
Applied Mathematics at Yale University. He received his doctorate from
UCLA in pure mathematics in 1978 and began his lifelong international
collaborations during his graduate studies, when he relocated to Paris dur-
ing his advisor’s year-long sabbatical to the University of Paris at Orsay.
Dr. Jones began his academic career at the University of Chicago in 1978,
where he served for 2 years as assistant director of the Institut Mittag-Leffler,
a research branch of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He received
the Salem Prize in 1981, an award given annually to a young mathematician
who has done outstanding work in the theory of Fourier series. Dr. Jones
joined the Department of Mathematics at Yale in 1985, where he currently
works with a large group that focuses on the value of math in biology and
medicine for creating models. Since its inception in 1999, he has served as
the chair of the Science Advisory Board at IPAM, a mathematics research
institute at UCLA created and funded by the NSF. Dr. Jones is a foreign
member of the Swedish Academy of Science and a member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and the NAS.
Ju-Lee Kim is an associate professor of mathematics at MIT. She received a
B.S. from the Korean Advanced Institute in Science & Technology in 1991
and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1997. She had postdoctoral appoint-
ments at the École Normale Supérieure and the Institute for Advanced
Study before joining the University of Michigan as assistant professor in
1998. In 2002, she moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago before
joining MIT. Dr. Kim’s research interests include representation theory,
harmonic analysis of p-adic groups, Lie theory, and automorphic forms.
Yann LeCun has been a professor of computer science at the Courant Insti
tute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU since 2003 and was named Silver
Professor in 2008. Dr. LeCun received a Ph.D. in computer science from
the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris in 1987. He joined the Adaptive
Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New
Jersey, in 1988, where he later became head of the Image Processing Re-
search Department within the Speech and Image Processing Research Lab
at AT&T Labs-Research. In 2002, he became a fellow of the NEC Research
Institute (now NEC Labs America) in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. LeCun’s
research focuses on machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition,
neural networks, handwriting recognition, image compression, document
understanding, image processing, VLSI design, and information theory. His
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world, and his image compression technology is used by hundreds of Web
sites and publishers and millions of users to access scanned documents on
the Web.
Jun Liu is a professor of statistics at Harvard University and of bio tatistics
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in the Harvard School of Public Health. His research deals with statistical
imputation, Gibbs sampling, graphical models, genetics, image reconstruc-
tions, and other methods of biostatistics and bioinformatics. He holds a
B.S. in mathematics from Peking University (1985) and a Ph.D. in statistics
from the University of Chicago (1991). Dr. Liu began his career at Harvard
in 1991, was at Stanford in 1994-2000, and returned to Harvard in 2000.
His honors include selection as a Medallion lecturer of the Institute for
Mathematical Statistics (IMS) in 2002; receipt of the 2002 COPSS Presi-
dents’ Award, given annually by five leading statistical societies to a young
individual for outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics;
election as an IMS fellow in 2004; and selection as Bernoulli lecturer by
the Bernoulli Society, 2004. He is the author of Monte Carlo Strategies in
Scientific Computing (2001), has overseen 18 Ph.D. students, and has con-
tributed to 18 software modules for computational biology.
Juan Maldacena is a theoretical physicist at the Institute for Advanced
Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Among his many discoveries, the most
f
amous is the AdS/CFT correspondence, the conjecture about the equiva-
lence of string theory on Anti de Sitter (AdS) space and a conformal field
theory defined on the boundary of the AdS space. Dr. Maldacena obtained
his “licenciatura” (a 6-year degree) in 1991 from the Instituto Balseiro from
the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Bariloche, Argentina. He then obtained
his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1996 and went on to a postdoctoral
position at Rutgers University. In 1997, he joined Harvard University as
associate professor, being promoted to professor of physics in 1999. Since
2001 he has been a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. He has
the Edward A. Bouchet Award of the American Physical Society (2004), the
Xanthopoulos International Award for Research in Gravitational Physics
(2001), the Sackler Prize in Physics, a MacArthur fellowship in 1999, and
the Dirac medal in 2008.
John W. Morgan is director of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
at SUNY-Stony Brook. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from
Rice University in 1968 and 1969, respectively. He was an instructor at
P
rinceton University from 1969 to 1972 and an assistant professor at MIT
from 1972 to 1974. He has been on the faculty at Columbia University since
1974. In July 2009, Dr. Morgan moved to Stony Brook University to become
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a visiting professor at Harvard University, Stanford University, the Université
de Paris, MSRI, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Institut des Hautes
Etudes Scientifiques. A member of the NAS, he is an editor of the Journal of
the American Mathematical Society and Geometry and Topology.
Yuval Peres obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, working under Hillel Furstenberg. In 1993, Dr. Peres joined the
faculty of the statistics department at the University of California, Berkeley,
where he served as a professor in the mathematics and statistics depart-
ments until moving recently to Microsoft Research to manage the Theory
Group. Peres’s research encompasses a broad range of topics in theoretical
probability. His research could be characterized as probability on infinite
discrete structures where geometry plays a role. This includes, for instance,
the study of random percolation on infinite Cayley graphs, where (in con-
trast to the usual d-dimensional lattice setting) one has the possibility of
coexistence of infinitely many infinite components. Peres’s work illustrates
and delineates active and exciting areas where probability meets other areas
of pure mathematics.
Eva Tardos is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at
Cornell University and was department chair 2006-2010. She received her
B.A. and Ph.D. from Eötvös University in Budapest. She had a Humboldt
fellowship at the University of Bonn, postdoctoral fellowships at MSRI and
from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Eötvös University, and was a
visiting professor at the Department of Mathematics at MIT in 1987-1989
before joining the faculty at Cornell. Dr. Tardos won the Fulkerson Prize,
awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and the
AMS, and the Dantzig prize, awarded jointly by MPS and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She was awarded an Alfred
P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1991-1993), an NSF Presidential Young In-
vestigator Award (1991-1996), the David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Fellowship in Science and Engineering (1990-1995), and a Guggenheim
fellowship (1999-2000). She is a fellow of the Association for Comput-
ing Machinery (ACM), INFORMS, and SIAM, and is a member of the
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merican Academy of Arts and Sciences and the NAE. Dr. Tardos’s research
interest is algorithms and algorithmic game theory, the subarea of computer
science theory that involves designing systems and algorithms for selfish
users. Her research focuses on algorithms and games on networks. She
is most known for her work on network-flow algorithms, approximation
algorithms, and quantifying the efficiency of selfish routing.
Margaret H. Wright is Silver Professor of Computer Science at the Courant
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in computer science and a B.S. in mathematics, all from Stanford Univer-
sity. Before joining NYU in 2001, she was a Distinguished Member of the
Technical Staff and Bell Labs fellow at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technolo-
gies. Her research interests include optimization, linear algebra, scientific
computing, and real-world applications. She is the coauthor of two books,
Practical Optimization and Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization,
and the author or coauthor of many research papers. She has chaired the
Advisory Committee for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Director-
ate at the NSF, and the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Com-
mittee for the U.S. Department of Energy; she has also served on several
other committees for the NSF and the NRC. She is a member of the sci-
entific advisory board of the DFG Research Center “Matheon” ( erlin)B
and of the Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics ( weden). A
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member of both the NAS and NAE, she recently chaired the 2010 Interna-
tional Review of Mathematical Sciences Research in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Wright is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; she
also received a doctorate in mathematics (honoris causa) from the Univer-
sity of Waterloo (Canada) and an honorary doctorate of technology from
the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
Joe B. Wyatt served as chancellor and CEO of Vanderbilt University from
1982 to 2000. During that time, he led Vanderbilt’s ascent into the top
tier of U.S. teaching and research universities. He oversaw the expansion
of the university’s academic offerings, the diversification of the student
body, and the increase of Vanderbilt’s endowment from $170 million to
more than $2 billion. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Wyatt was a member
of the faculty and administration at Harvard University, serving as vice
president for administration from 1976 to 1982. During this period, he
led EDUCOM, a consortium of 450 universities that developed computer
networks and systems for sharing information and resources. In addition
Dr. Wyatt co-authored the book Financial Planning Models for Colleges
and Universities and wrote numerous papers and articles in the fields of
technology, management, and education. Dr. Wyatt’s earlier career focused
on computer science and systems, beginning at General Dynamics Corpora-
tion in 1956, and continuing at Symbiotics International, Inc., a company
he co-founded in 1965. Mr. Wyatt was a co-founder, vice chairman of the
board, and chairman of the Investment Committee for the Massachusetts
Technology Development Corporation, a public/private venture capital
group that has financed many successful technology-based companies in
Massachusetts. He is currently chairman of the board of the Universities
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Staff
Scott T. Weidman is the director of the National Research Council’s Board
on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications (BMSA). He joined the
NRC in 1989 with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and moved to
the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology in 1992. In 1996 he
established a new board to conduct annual peer reviews of the Army Re-
search Laboratory, which conducts a broad array of science, engineering,
and human factors research and analysis, and he later directed a similar
board that reviews the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Dr. Weidman has been full-time with the BMSA since mid-2004. During
his NRC career, he has staffed studies on a wide variety of topics related to
mathematical, chemical, and materials sciences, laboratory assessment, risk
analysis, and science and technology policy. His current focus is on build-
ing up the NRC’s capabilities and portfolio related to all areas of analysis
and computational science. He holds bachelor degrees in mathematics and
materials science from Northwestern University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees
in applied mathematics from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the
NRC, he had positions with General Electric, General Accident Insurance
Company, Exxon Research and Engineering, and MRJ, Inc.
Michelle Schwalbe is a program officer with the BMSA and the Board on
Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) within the National Research
Council. She has been with the National Academies since 2010, when
she participated in the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy
Graduate Fellowship Program with BMSA. She then joined the Report Re-
view Committee of the National Academies before re-joining BMSA and
later joining BEES. With BMSA, she has worked on assignments relating
to verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification; the future of
mathematical science libraries; the mathematical sciences in 2025; and the
Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. Her interests lie broadly
in mathematics, statistics, and their many applications. She received a
B.S. in applied mathematics specializing in computing from UCLA, an
M.S. in applied mathematics from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D.
in echanical engineering from Northwestern University.
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Thomas Arrison is a senior staff officer in the Policy and Global Affairs
division of the National Academies. He joined the National Academies in
1990 and has directed a range of studies and other projects in areas such
as international science and technology relations, innovation, information
technology, higher education, and strengthening the U.S. research enter-
prise. He holds M.A.s in public policy and Asian studies from the University
of Michigan.

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