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emy of Sciences. Before that, she was a research associate with the Committee on National Statistics. Her primary interest is in information technology and environmental applications.

Miron L. Straf is the Director of the Research Council's Committee on National Statistics. He holds a PhD degree in Statistics from the University of Chicago. He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include the use of statistics in law and for public policy.

John R. Tucker has been Director of the Board on Mathematical Sciences at the National Research Council since June 1994. He earned a BA in Mathematics from Washington College, an MPhil in mathematics and a PhD in mathematics from the George Washington University. He has been a researcher at Chi Associates Inc, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Mary Washington College, and, from 1989 to 1994, program officer and senior program officer at the NRC. His interests include nonlinear dynamics, order and disorder, and mathematics and statistics applications, particularly to biology and medicine.

Paulette A. Adams is Administrative Assistant to the Board on Biology. She is a graduate of Thames Valley University, London, England. Before joining the National Research Council she worked for several years in the British Civil Service, and for two years at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She is a member of the Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries, London, England.

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