KATHLEEN M. CARLEY is a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, a university-wide interdisciplinary center that brings together network analysis, computer science and organization science and has an associated National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded training program for Ph.D. students. Her research combines cognitive science, social networks, and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Her specific research areas are dynamic network analysis, computational social and organization theory, adaptation and evolution, text mining, and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy on communication, information diffusion, disease contagion, and response within and among groups, particularly in disaster or crisis situations. She and her team have developed infrastructure tools for analyzing large-scale dynamic networks and various multi-agent simulation systems. The infrastructure tools include the ORA, a statistical toolkit for analyzing and visualizing multi-dimensional networks. Another tool is AutoMap, a text-mining system for extracting semantic networks from texts and then cross-classifying them using an organizational ontology into the underlying social, knowledge, resource, and task networks. She is the founding co-editor of Computational Organization Theory and has co-edited several books in the computational organizations and dynamic network area.

RONALD R. COIFMAN is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Yale University. His research interests include nonlinear Fourier analysis, wavelet theory, singular integrals, numerical analysis and scattering theory, real and complex analysis, and new mathematical tools for efficient computation and transcriptions of physical data, with applications to numerical analysis, feature extraction recognition, and de-noising. He is currently developing analysis tools for spectrometric diagnostics and hyperspectral imaging. Dr. Coifman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the 1996 DARPA Sustained Excellence Award, the 1996 Connecticut Science Medal, the 1999 Pioneer Award of the International Society for Industrial and Applied Science, and the 1999 National Medal of Science.

DANIEL J. CRICHTON is a principal computer scientist and program manager for the Earth Science Data System and Technology Directorate and the Solar System Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he provides leadership in the development of large-scale, scientific data systems for planetary, Earth, and other data-intensive technology projects. He has served in numerous roles including as principal investigator supporting the research and implementation of

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