President Albert Gore as a U.S. delegate to the G7 meeting on the Global Information Society in Brussels. Professor Dertouzos is a dual national of the United States and the European Union, and is involved on both sides of the Atlantic with the strategic steering of governments and large organizations into the Information Age. Dr. Dertouzos was the prime mover behind CSTB's report, The National Challenge in Computer Science and Technology.
Edward Feigenbaum, a founding member of CSTB, is chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as chief scientific advisor to the chief of staff and the secretary and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. Dr. Feigenbaum has served on the DARPA Information Science and Technology study committee. He has been a faculty member at Stanford University for 29 years, and is founder and co-director of the Knowledge Systems Laboratory, a leading laboratory for work in knowledge engineering and expert systems. A professor of computer science, Dr. Feigenbaum is internationally known for his work in artificial intelligence and expert systems, and is the co-author of seven books and monographs as well as some 60 scientific papers. He is a co-founder of three start-up firms in applied artificial intelligence and has served on the board of directors of several companies. He has served as a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine and as a member of NSF's Computer Science Advisory Board. Dr. Feigenbaum received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania; and his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania. In 1991, he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also received the Career Achievement Award from the World Congress on Expert Systems (the Feigenbaum Medal, named in his honor). He was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 1994, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Howard Frank at the time of the symposium was director of DARPA's Information Technology Office, where he managed a $350-million annual budget aimed at advancing the frontiers of information technology. Dr. Frank was responsible for DARPA's research in advanced computing, communications, software, and intelligent systems, with programs ranging from language systems and human-computer interaction to scalable high-performance computing, networking, security, and microsystems. Before becoming director of ITO, he was the director of the Computing Systems Technology Office (now part of ITO), and earlier, special assistant to the director of DARPA for Information Infrastructure Technology. While at DARPA, Dr. Frank helped found the DARPA/DISA Joint Program Office, a joint activity with the Defense Information Systems Agency. He then completed a two-year assignment as its first director. In September 1997 Dr. Frank became the dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Frank was chair of the Technology Policy Working Group (TPWG) of the administration's Information Infrastructure Task Force and led the TPWG's Advanced Digital Video and Security Process Projects. He is also DARPA's representative on the White House National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Information and Communications. Dr. Frank has been a member of six editorial boards and a featured speaker at over 100 business and professional meetings; he has authored over 190 articles and chapters in books. Dr. Frank is a fellow of the IEEE. He is a senior fellow at the Wharton School's SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management. Before joining DARPA, Dr. Frank was an advisor to large companies in information and corporate strategy, market positioning, and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, he was founder, chairman, and CEO of Network Management Inc.; president and CEO of Contel Information Systems (a subsidiary of Contel); president, CEO, and founder of the Network Analysis Corporation; a visiting consultant within the Executive Office of the President of the United States in charge of its network analysis activities; and an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He served on the committee that produced the CSTB report, Toward a National Research Network.