International Gas Turbine Institute Scholar Award, and publication awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has received the Aircraft Engine Technology Award from the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award. He has been a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the NASA Aeronautics Advisory Committee, and he is an Honorary Professor at Beihang University (Beijing). Greitzer has published more than 70 papers and is lead author of the book Internal Flow: Concepts and Applications, published by Cambridge University Press. He is a fellow of AIAA and ASME, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Brian Ballard founded and currently serves as the CEO of APX Labs, a software company focused on leading development into wearable augmented reality products at the nexus of computer vision, user experience, and see-through displays. Previously he served as the director of product development and vice president at Battlefield Telecommunication Systems (BTS), where he led the development of defense-oriented augmented reality and biometric data fusion applications. As part of his portfolio, he was also heavily engaged in developing mobile 3G and 4G networks, devices, and applications for tactical military employments. Prior to joining BTS, Ballard served as the CTO at Mav6, where he was involved in the development of emerging networking and embedded systems technologies for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and applications in government and military. He is a highly experienced professional in the field of national intelligence systems and computer engineering. Employed for more than 10 years with the National Security Agency, he has dealt with all forms of data collection, dissemination, processing, and visualization. Ballard holds an M.S. and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a master’s of technology management from the University of Maryland. He is currently working on an MBA at the University of Maryland.
Kenneth I. Berns (NAS/IOM) is director and Distinguished Professor, UF Genetics Institute/Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Medicine, University of Florida. He has served as a member of the Composite Committee of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges, president of the Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs, president of the American Society for Virology, president of the American Society for Microbiology, and vice-president of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Berns’s research examines the molecular basis of replication of the human parvovirus, adeno-associated virus, and the ability of an adeno-associated virus to establish latent infections and be reactivated. His work has helped provide the basis for use of this virus as a vector for gene therapy. Dr. Berns’s M.D. and his Ph.D. in biochemistry are from the Johns Hopkins University.
Ann N. Campbell is director, Information Solutions and Services, at Sandia National Laboratories. Her organization develops and stewards a broad range of software applications and information systems for both internal (enterprise) and external customers to facilitate the delivery of effective national security technologies. At Sandia, she previously served as senior manager and deputy to the chief technology officer for cyber security S&T. In that role she was responsible for developing and implementing an institutional strategy for cyber S&T. She was recently acting director for Sandia’s Cyber Security Strategic Thrust, leading the lab’s activities to expand Sandia’s cyber workforce and infrastructure, and strategies to provide increased support for Sandia’s national security sponsors’ cyber missions. Campbell has also served as deputy for technical programs for the Defense Systems and Assessments Strategic Management