Dilip R. Ahuja
Dr. Ahuja is the ISRO Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore. At the time of the conference he was on a sabbatical at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC, as a senior policy advisor to the Global Leadership for Climate Action. He was also a special advisor to the InterAcademy Council’s study titled, “Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future”. He has contributed to several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Prior to joining NIAS, he was a senior environmental specialist at the Global Environment Facility Secretariat. Dr. Ahuja obtained his doctorate from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Venkatesh Rao Aiyagari
Dr. Aiyagari is currently the adviser and head of the Indian Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)’s Seismicity Program, which is responsible for promoting R&D in newly emerging and frontier areas of science and engineering. The SERC has been making increasing efforts to promote basic research particularly in the universities and academic institutions and encouraging young scientists and engineers. Dr. Aiyagari specializes in the areas of operations research, systems analysis and industrial engineering problems. His professional interests include science and technology policy and planning, R&D program management, technology transfer studies, scientometrics, systems planning/operations research and business management analysis. He is involved in formulating policies and plans for the SERC activities related to the promotion of R&D in the country. He is also actively associated with the overall plans and programs of the DST covering R&D, technology development, science and society, and international S&T related activities. Dr. Aiyagari received his Ph.D. (hc) from Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur. He also holds a master’s degree in systems engineering and operations research from the Institute of Industrial Administration, Union College, New York. His bachelors degree is in mechanical engineering. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi, and a member of the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Institution of Engineers, India International Centre, and the Indian Habitat Centre, all in New Delhi.
Dr. Arora is a professor of economics and public policy in the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as a co-director of the Software Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon University until 2006. He is on the editorial board of six academic journals, and has served on a number of committees for bodies such as the National Academy of Sciences and the Association of Computing Machinery. Dr. Arora's research focuses on the economics of technology and technical change. His research interests include the study of technology intensive industries such as software, biotechnology, and chemicals, the role of patents and licensing in promoting technology startups, and the economics of information technology.
Professor Basheer is a visiting associate professor at George Washington University and is also an associate with the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and a Welcome Trust scholar in the doctoral program at Oxford. Professor Basheer has been an invited research
fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, an International Bar Association scholar, and an Inter-Pacific Bar Association scholar. He also has been an editor of the Oxford Commonwealth Law Journal and a founding member of the Electronic Database of Intellectual Property.
Mr. Canavan is senior vice president, global governance for Motorola, where he provides consultation for the board of directors, Chairman and CEO and the senior leadership team on issues of corporate governance, globalization, and integration within Motorola. Mr. Canavan joined Motorola in 1980 as director of human resources with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He became the head of global leadership and organization development for the entire corporation in 1986, and assumed his present role in 2001. In 2004, he served as the acting head of human resources and in 2005 served as the acting chief information officer. In 1994-95, Mr. Canavan took an assignment as the regional president for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and created the strategy and infrastructure for Motorola's pursuit of growth in these emerging markets. He followed this later in 1995 and 1996 with a similar effort in Asia Pacific, working out of Hong Kong. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Canavan was director of management training and organization development for Digital Equipment Corporation in Europe from 1976 to 1980. Earlier, he served as assistant professor of organization development at the Center for Industrial and Institutional Development at the University of New Hampshire from 1972 to1976. He began his career teaching at Southern Methodist University in 1970. Mr. Canavan holds a Master of Philosophy degree in administrative science from Yale University, and a B.B.A. degree summa cum laude in finance from Iona College.
Dr. Cao is a Senior Research Associate with the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce, State University of New York, where he also coordinates Levin's Global Talent Index project. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1997 and has worked at the University of Oregon and the National University of Singapore. Dr. Cao is interested in the social studies of science and technology with a focus on China.
Dr. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, is an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally. In 2001, he led a National Academy of Sciences study of the current state of climate change and its impact on the environment and human health, requested by President Bush. During his early career at the University of Michigan, Dr. Cicerone was a research scientist and held faculty positions in electrical and computer engineering. In 1978, he joined the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego as a research chemist. From 1980 to 1989, he was a senior scientist and director of the atmospheric chemistry division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In 1989, he was appointed the Daniel G. Aldrich Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California at Irvine and chaired the department of earth system science from 1989 to 1994. He served as dean of physical sciences for the next four years. Prior to his election as Academy president, Dr. Cicerone was the chancellor of the University of California at Irvine from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Cicerone received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a varsity baseball player. Both his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Illinois in electrical engineering, with a minor in physics.
Charles L. Cooney
Dr. Cooney is currently the Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on biochemical engineering as the integration of biological science with engineering. An area of his long-term interest is
biochemical process control with recent emphasis on the application of expert systems, artificial neural networks and data reconciliation to fermentation and cell culture. A second focus is biochemical product recovery. As co-director of the Program on the Pharmaceutical Industry, a collaborative program with the Sloan School of Management, he is researching issues of competitiveness and productivity of the pharmaceutical industry. He is particularly interested in research that addresses manufacturing, management of technology and industry structure. The program’s goal is to develop an understanding of the factors that drive and constrain the implementation of new manufacturing technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Cooney received his Ph.D. and S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dahlman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Relations and Information Technology at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dr. Dahlman joined the Georgetown faculty after more than 25 years of service at the World Bank. At Georgetown, Dr. Dahlman’s research and teaching explore how rapid advances in science, technology and information are affecting the growth prospects of nations and influencing trade, investment, innovation, education and economic relations in an increasingly globalizing world. Previously, Dr. Dahlman served as Senior Advisor to the World Bank Institute. Dr. Dahlman also served as staff director of the 1998-1999 World Development Report, Knowledge for Development. In addition, he was the Bank’s resident representative and financial sector leader in Mexico from 1994 to 1997, years during which the country coped with one of the biggest financial crises in its history. Before his position in Mexico, Dr. Dahlman led divisions in the Bank’s private sector development, and industry and energy departments. He has also conducted extensive analytical work in major developing countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Dr. Dahlman earned a B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He has also taught courses at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Dr. Dedrick is co-director of the Personal Computing Industry Center and project scientist at the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) at the University of California at Irvine. His research interests include the globalization of information technology and e-commerce, national IT policy, and the impacts of IT on organizational structure and economic performance. He is now studying the globalization and offshoring of knowledge work in the computer industry and its impacts on U.S. innovation and employment. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Academies of Science and Engineering, and the IBM Corporation. He has consulted for major IT firms such as IBM, Intel, and CSC Consulting. He holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Irvine, and a master’s degree in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California at San Diego.
Marco Di Capua
Dr. Di Capua is currently executive director, Department of Energy China Office, U.S. Embassy, Beijing. Prior to holding this post, he was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, he was responsible for Chinese affairs in the proliferation prevention and arms control group of the national security directorate. He was a commissioned officer in the Foreign Service of the United States assigned to the Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C. (1992–1993), and at the U.S. Embassy, Beijing (1993–1997), as counselor for science and technology affairs. He was attached to the U.S. Navy as a liaison scientist with the London unit of the Office of Naval Research from 1988 to 1990, where he analyzed R&D developments in Europe and the Soviet Union in a period of rapidly changing political and military environments. He developed an interest
in Asian affairs as an undergraduate in engineering physics at Cornell University. He holds a doctorate from Princeton University (1972).
Mr. Dougherty is a China and India expert at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he is senior economist in the economics department. He has co-authored the OECD's first economic surveys of both China (2005) and India (forthcoming, 2007), and is now leading an OECD-wide project to improve growth prospects in its member countries. He writes and speaks frequently on the Chinese and Indian economies, where he has lived and traveled extensively. Before joining the OECD in 2003, he was at The Conference Board in New York, where he carried out a study of global R&D performance, funded by the US National Science Foundation. Mr. Dougherty holds graduate degrees in economics and international relations, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Engardio is a Senior Writer for Business Week, focusing on global business and economic trends; however, at the time of the conference he was on leave at Harvard as a Wertheim fellow. Mr. Engardio joined Business Week in 1985 as a correspondent in the magazine's Atlanta bureau. In 1987 he moved to Miami as bureau manager. In 1990 he became a correspondent in the Hong Kong bureau, where he covered Asian business for six years. In 1996 he moved to New York as an Asian editor. From 1998 to 2001, he was editor of the Asian Edition. In 2005, Mr. Engardio anchored Business Week’s special issue “China & India: What You Need to Know,” winner of the Institute for Political Journalism Award. Prior to joining Business Week, Mr. Engardio was a feature editor for Business Korea in Seoul. Before that, he worked for the Bay City News Service in San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2004, Mr. Engardio was a Reuters Journalism Fellow at Oxford University. He holds a B.A. from Central Michigan University and an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Da Hsuan Feng
Dr. Feng is vice president for research and graduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and was named to the strategic science advisory board of New Economy Strategies (NES) in 2003. Dr. Feng, a theoretical physicist whose work has spanned the areas of international affairs, government service, business entrepreneurship and public education, was appointed UTD's first vice president for research and graduate education in November 2000. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Drew University and master's and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Forcier is an employee of Hewlett-Packard and is currently the director of engineering for the imaging and printing group R&D hub in India. In his 17 years with Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Forcier has worked both in a manufacturing role as well as in a research and development role. In both functions he has worked extensively with Asian countries including China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Over the years, Mr. Forcier has been involved in establishing many outsourced engagements in Asia in hardware, embedded software (firmware), and software. In his current position, he is working with a management team based in Singapore to establish an offshore R&D organization spanning Singapore, China, and India.
Mary L. Good
Dr. Good is the Donaghey University Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and serves as the managing member for Venture Capital Investors, LLC, a group of Arkansas business leaders who expect to foster economic growth in the area through the opportunistic support of technology-based enterprises. Dr. Good also presently serves on the Board of Biogen, a successful biotech company in Cambridge Massachusetts; IDEXX Laboratories of Westbrook, Maine; and the Lockheed Martin
Energy Research Corporation Board of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Previously Dr. Good served four years as the Under Secretary for Technology for the Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce. In addition to her role as Under Secretary for Technology, Dr. Good chaired the National Science and Technology Council's committee on technological innovation (NSTC/CTI), and served on the NSTC committee on national security. Before joining the Administration, Dr. Good was the senior vice-president of technology at Allied Signal, Inc. Dr. Good received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in inorganic chemistry from the University of Arkansas. She has also received numerous awards and honorary degrees from many colleges and universities, including most recently the College of William and Mary, Polytechnic University of New York, Louisiana State University, and Michigan State University.
Mr. Harris holds an honors degree in mechanical engineering and is a chartered engineer. He started his career at Babcock Power, working in design and computational methods, before moving to INCAT in 1988. His roles at INCAT have progressed from software development and consulting to executive positions in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Since April 2007 he has been the company’s CEO, overseeing operations worldwide, including the Asia-Pacific region.
As corporate vice president of the external research division of Microsoft Research, Dr. Hey is responsible for the worldwide external research and technical computing strategy across Microsoft Corp. He leads the company’s efforts to build long-term public-private partnerships with global scientific and engineering communities. His responsibilities also include working with internal Microsoft groups to build future technologies and products that will transform computing for scientific and engineering research. Dr. Hey also oversees Microsoft Research’s efforts to enhance the quality of higher education around the world. Before joining Microsoft, Dr. Hey served as director of the U.K.’s e-Science Initiative, managing the government’s efforts to provide scientists and researchers with access to key computing technologies. Before leading this initiative, Dr. Hey worked as head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, where he helped build the department into one of the pre-eminent computer science research institutions in England. In addition, Dr. Hey has advised countries such as China, France, Ireland and Switzerland to help them advance their scientific agenda and become more competitive in the global technology economy. For his service to science, Dr. Hey received the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 U.K. New Year’s Honors List. Dr. Hey is a graduate of Oxford University, with both an undergraduate degree in physics and a doctorate in theoretical physics.
Trevor G. Houser
Mr. Houser is a Director at China Strategic Advisory (CSA), a specialized practice helping decision makers in the public and private sectors analyze and understand commercial, economic and policy trends in greater China. Mr. Houser leads CSA’s energy sector activities, and splits his time between New York and China, where he meets regularly with government officials, business leaders, academics, and NGOs about developments in the energy arena. He is also responsible for seminars and presentations on overall China macroeconomic development and regularly advises policymakers in the U.S. regarding China’s economic growth. Mr. Houser is also a visiting fellow at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at the City College of New York, where his research focuses on analyzing trends in China’s energy sector and the affects on international markets, the global environment and relations with the United States.
Dr. Hughes is currently director of the program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Hughes served as the
Associate Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, President of the Council on Competitiveness, and held a number of senior positions with the U.S. Congress, where he focused on international economic issues and the question of long-term American economic strength. These positions include, chief economist to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, senior economist of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, and legislative and policy director in the office of U.S. Senator Gary Hart during the Senator's first presidential campaign. Prior to his congressional service, Dr. Hughes served as a staff attorney for the Urban Law Institute, a poverty law firm established to provide counsel to national and local groups. Dr. Hughes holds a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University, an LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A in political and economic institutions from Yale University.
Ms. Jang is a patent counsel and regional IP counsel for Asia at Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Jang has a full range of patent experience and responsibilities in managing and enforcing patent rights in Asia, including China, Korea, Taiwan and India. She also serves as principle attorney handling IP issues involving outsourcing projects in Asia. As an in-house counsel, she has managed patent portfolios, which cover commercially important pharmaceutical products, and she provides legal counseling, opinions and patent/litigation strategies. Ms. Jang is a vice chair of the Asian practice committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association (APC-IPO), a member of AIPLA-Japan Practice Committee and AIPLA-IP Practice Far East Committee. She organized and led the US delegations of APC-IPO to China for fact-finding trips where the delegations discussed many pressing IP issues with the Chinese courts, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, as well as Chinese IP organizations. She also organized and co-chaired a program involving IP enforcement in China for the first IPO-JIPA Asian Practice International Congress held in Seattle, Washington in 2005. Ms. Jang is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the federal and state bars of New Jersey. Ms. Jang received her law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center, her undergraduate degree in chemistry from California State University at Fresno, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Washington.
James W. Jarrett
Mr. Jarrett is vice president of legal and corporate affairs and director of global public policy for the Intel Corporation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Jarrett was president of Intel China, Ltd., based in Beijing 1996-2000. Mr. Jarrett joined Intel in 1979 as the company's first manager of corporate communications, and was named a vice president in 1987. From 1994-96 he served as vice president of investor relations. Prior to Intel, he worked for two New York-based communications counseling firms, and served with the U.S. Army at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is a graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
Professor Devesh Kapur was appointed director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds the Madan Lal Sobti Professorship for the Study of Contemporary India. Prior to joining the university, Professor Kapur was associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, and before that the Frederick Danziger associate professor of government at Harvard. His research focuses on human capital, national and international public institutions, and the ways in which local-global linkages affect political and economic change in developing countries. Professor Kapur has focused in particular on India and the impact of international institutions and diasporas on India. He holds a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu
University; an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Dr. Kenney is a professor at the University of California at Davis and a senior project director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He is a fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship at Davis. He has published five books and over 120 scholarly articles on the development of Silicon Valley, venture capital, university-industry relations, and the globalization of services. He was a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Cambridge University, Hitotsubashi University, Kobe University, and Tokyo University. He has consulted for or presented to various organizations including the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Bank, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, Association of Computing Machinery, and the OECD and consulted for various private firms. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Kauffman Foundation.
Rishikesha T. Krishnan
Rishikesha T. Krishnan is a professor in the corporate strategy and policy area at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), India. His research interests are in the areas of strategy, innovation and competitiveness. He is currently the chairperson of research and publications, and of IIMB’s Centre for Development of Cases and Teaching Aids. He was earlier the chairperson of the postgraduate program in management at IIMB. Prof. Krishnan has been a consultant to, or conducted management development programs for, British Telecom, Daimler Chrysler, Wipro, Siemens, Sasken Communication Technologies, the Murugappa Group, the Aditya Birla Group, Kochi Refineries and the Governments of India and Karnataka. Prof. Krishnan worked for four years as the general manager of a small high technology company in the telecom sector from 1987-91. During this period, he also co-founded a software company working on specialized engineering application software. From March 2001 to October 2001, he worked with a software product start-up founded by an IIMB alumnus. Prof. Krishnan obtained an M.Sc. degree in physics (5-year integrated program) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and an M.S. degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. His doctoral qualification was obtained from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, where he won the outstanding thesis proposal award instituted by the Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
Nicholas R. Lardy
Mr. Lardy is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lardy joined the Institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program from 1995 until 2003 and served as interim director of Foreign Policy Studies in 2001. Prior to his work at Brookings, he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington from 1991–95. From 1997 through the spring of 2000, he was also the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Finance at the Yale University School of Management. He is an expert on Asia, especially the Chinese economy. Before his directorship, Mr. Lardy had been a professor of international studies at the University of Washington from 1985 and an associate professor from 1983–85. He served as chair of the China Program from 1984–89. He was an assistant and associate professor of economics at Yale University from 1975–83.
Ms. Lawson is a vice president and senior global economist at Goldman Sachs in New York. Her work focuses on long-term global trends such as the rise of the BRIC economies, globalization, capital markets development, demographics and trade. She publishes a monthly report on the BRICs and is also responsible for economics research for corporate clients. Ms. Lawson joined Goldman Sachs as an equity strategist monitoring legal and regulatory developments
across East Asia during the 1997-1998 financial crisis. She has subsequently worked as an economist in both London and New York. She has degrees from the Yale Law School and Dartmouth College.
Dr. Ling is currently the vice president of molecular biology at Dragonfly Sciences. Prior to that, he was the director of molecular biology and genetics at Compound Therapeutics. He has thirteen years of industrial biotechnology experience related to the design, construction, screening and testing of novel recombinant protein therapeutics. Dr. Ling spent ten years as a member of the immunology department at Wyeth (formerly Genetics Institute), with two issued patents related to the discovery and application of protein therapeutics. He is an expert in developing protein therapeutics-related HTP screening systems, fusion-partners, modified active domains, and molecular evolution. Dr. Ling was a post-doctoral fellow and NASA research associate at Harvard Biolabs. He received his Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.A. in Molecular Biology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Based in New York and Detroit, Mr. McCarthy is a director in PwC’s transaction services strategy group, specializing in the automotive sector. Mr. McCarthy has over 11 years experience in the auto industry. In the past, he has worked at a major OEM, as automotive lead for PwC Germany’s advisory strategy services, in the leadership team of PwC AUTOFACTS, and in PwC’s management consulting services. In addition to Germany, Mr. McCarthy has been involved in PwC automotive projects in China, India, Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, and Mexico.
Dr. Menon is IBM Research’s leading authority on the design and architecture of data storage systems, which enable enterprises and organizations to manage their data reliably and efficiently. A native of Kerala, India, Menon received a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1977. He earned a master of science and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Ohio State University in 1978 and 1981, respectively. In 1982, Dr. Menon joined IBM Research in San Jose, Calif., where he became a pioneering researcher and designer of data storage systems and RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) architectures. He was named functional manager, storage systems and server technology in April 2000. In May 2001, Dr. Menon was named IBM Fellow, the company’s most prestigious and highest technical honor. He is also co-director of the Storage Systems Institute, a virtual organization/joint program between IBM Research and the storage systems division aimed at speeding the incorporation of scientific and technological advances into IBM storage systems products. Dr. Menon is an IEEE Fellow and member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
Harkesh K. Mittal
Mr. Mittal is the advisor and head of India’s National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board. He was instrumental in establishing institutions of entrepreneurship development at the state level. He then moved on to provide technical and management consultancy to SME. Between 1990 and 2003, he was responsible for initiating various new programs in NSTEDB and also had a short stint with UNIDO for development of industrial clusters in India. At present he also looks after the work relating to plan-coordination, Swarnajayanti fellowships and information technology for the Department of Science and Technology. Mr. Mittal is currently also the national director of the UNDP project on SKILLS which aims to demonstrate that jobs can be created through appropriate location-specific, need-based, competency-linked training interventions using conventional as well as online systems. He has been responsible for establishing networks with international development institutions like the World Bank (InfoDev Programme) and European Union. At the national level he has linked activities of the NSTEDB with various developmental ministries and institutions. He holds a graduate degree in
dairy technology from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal and a master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Morgenthaler is the founding partner of Morgenthaler Ventures. He has served as a director, chairman, or president of more than 30 companies, and over the last 38 years he has built a national reputation for industry leadership and value-added venture capital investing. He served from 1977 to 1979 as the president and then chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). In 1998, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the NVCA for his work in venture capital, and has been elected to the Venture Capital Hall of Fame. In addition, he was an advisor to Brentwood Associates, a limited partner in Hambrecht & Quist, and is an emeritus trustee and distinguished fellow of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 2004 he received the first life-time achievement award granted by the International Business Forum and was made one of the first two Kaufman Foundation Honorary Fellows. He is a member of the Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board of the National Academies. From 1957 until 1968, Mr. Morgenthaler was CEO of Foseco, Inc., manufacturer of specialty chemicals financed by J.H. Whitney & Co. Earlier in his career, Mr. Morgenthaler was a member of the management team of several young growth companies. He received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Mu is now director-general and professor at the Institute of Policy and Management (IPM) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and director-general of the CAS Center for Innovation and Development and the CAS Center for Evaluation Research. He is also editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Science Research Management (an academic bimonthly), vice president and secretary-general of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society (CHIPS), and vice president of S&T Policy Research at the Chinese Association for Science. Prior to these roles, Dr. Mu worked as teacher in Hefei Poly-Technical University for four years. He has led more than 20 research projects commissioned or financed by the National Commission for Development and Reform, the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and CAS. His research interests are in S&T strategy and policy, S&T management and evaluation, technology foresight, and evaluation of international competitiveness of high-tech industry. Dr. Mu received his B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his Ph.D. from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Neureiter previously served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. As director of the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, he oversees an ambitious effort to build new connections between scientists, research institutions and the federal policy-makers who are involved with antiterrorism efforts and other national security issues. He holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Rochester (N.Y.). He was a Fulbright Fellow to Germany in 1955-56. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Northwestern University in 1957. After joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1965, during the height of the Cold War, he became the first U.S. science attaché in Eastern Europe in 1967, based at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. From 1969 to 1973, he served as the international affairs assistant in President Richard Nixon’s Office of Science and Technology. After leaving that post, he worked for Texas Instruments until 1996 as director of Texas Instruments in Japan and vice president of Texas Instruments Asia. In the closing months of President Bill Clinton’s administration he was named as science and technology adviser for a three-year term, first to Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright and then to Secretary Colin Powell. Dr. Neureiter left the post in September 2003 after his term expired.
Professor Panagariya is a professor of economics and co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. In the past he has served as the chief economist of the Asian Development Bank and also advised the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities. Professor Panagariya has written extensively on trade reforms in developing countries. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Reform, which he edited with Dani Rodrik during 1996-2001. He is currently an associate editor of Economics and Politics. He writes a monthly column in the Economic Times, India’s top financial daily. He has also written guest columns in the Financial Times, Hindu, India Today and Outlook.
Thomas Pickering is senior vice president for international relations at the Boeing Company, a position he assumed in January 2001 upon his retirement as United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Ambassador Pickering held the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he has served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. From 1989 to 1993, he served as ambassador to the United Nations. His government service began in 1956 in the Navy. On active duty until 1959, he later served in the Naval Reserve to the grade of lieutenant commander. Between 1959 and 1961, he served in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the State Department, and in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Mr. Pitroda is the chairman and CEO of World-Tel Limited, an International Telecom Union (ITU) initiative. He is also the chairman and founder of Sevend High-Technology. Mr. Pitroda is also the founding chairman of a nonprofit Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions in India. Mr. Pitroda received a master’s degree in physics and electronics in Baroda, India. In 1964, he completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering in Chicago. Thereafter, he worked at GTE and formed Wescom Switching, Inc. In 1984, Mr. Pitroda returned to India and founded the Center for Development of Telematics (CDAC) and later became advisor to the Indian Prime Minister on national technology policy.
After obtaining his M.Sc. degree from Madras University in 1963, Professor Ramamurthy joined the Training School of the then Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (the present Bhabha Atomic Research Centre). Since then, he has been engaged in full time research in nuclear physics and has made important contributions, both experimental and theoretical, in the areas of nuclear fission, statistical and thermodynamic properties of nuclei and medium energy heavy ion reaction mechanisms. Part of his work on fission theory earned him the Ph.D. degree from Bombay University in 1971. In 1989, he moved to the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar, as director. After the installation and commissioning of a 3 MV pelletron accelerator at the Institute, he initiated several experimental programs on low energy ion beam applications and small atomic clusters. He also initiated an experimental high energy physics programme at the Institute using the accelerator in CERN, Geneva. In July 1995, Professor Ramamurthy assumed the position of Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, government of India.
J. Thomas Ratchford
Before joining George Mason University in 1993, Dr. Ratchford was associate director for policy and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Prior to confirmation by the Senate to his OSTP position in 1989, he was the associate executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Ratchford is also CEO of STTA, LC. A condensed matter physicist, Dr. Ratchford has
served on university faculties and research staffs of private and governmental laboratories. As a professional staff member and subcommittee staff director of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science in the 1970s, he was one of the first scientists to serve the Congress full-time. He was selected a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association, a fellow of the AAAS and the American Physical Society (APS), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is active in international science and technology programs in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and chairs the U.S. side of the U.S.-China Science Policy Initiative for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Ratchford directs The George Mason University Law School’s Tech Center's Science and Trade Policy Program. Dr. Ratchford received both his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Virginia in physics and also holds a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Davidson College.
Dr. Sampat’s research centers on the economics of biomedical innovation, the law and economics of the patent system, and science policy. His current projects examine the political economy of the National Institutes of Health, the effects of patents on access to medicines in India, the interactions between patent laws and FDA regulation in the pharmaceutical industry, the determinants of patent quality in the U.S. patent system, and challenges to evidence-based medicine in contexts of rapid technological change. Dr. Sampat received his B.A. in economics and political science summa cum laude and with honors from Columbia University in 1996, and was awarded the Sanford Parker Prize in economics that year. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. with distinction in Economics from Columbia in 1998 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Sampat was an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2003-2005 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in health policy research at the University of Michigan.
Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on Chinese domestic politics, technology development, foreign policy, and security issues, Dr. Segal currently leads a study group on Asian innovation and technological entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the project director for a Council-sponsored independent task force on Chinese military modernization. Before coming to the Council, Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. There, he wrote about missile defense, nuclear weapons, and Asian security issues. He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Qinghua University in Beijing. He has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University. Dr. Segal has a Ph.D. and a B.A. in government from Cornell University and an M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Oded Shenkar is the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and professor of management and human resources at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, where he is also a member of the Center for Chinese Studies. Professor Shenkar’s research interests include international business, particularly comparative and international management. His special interests include strategic and managerial issues pertaining to international strategic alliances. Geographically, his main region of interest is East Asia, particularly China. Professor Shenkar serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Management International Review, Human Relations and Organization Studies. Professor Shenkar has advised multinational
firms, national and state governments, and international organizations. He is a member of the Conference Board Council of Integration Executives.
Dr. Simon is the provost and vice president for academic affairs of the Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce at the State University of New York. He has also served as managing director in Singapore for Scient and associate partner at Andersen Consulting China, and from 1990 to 1995 served as president of China Consulting Associates. Dr. Simon, who has published several books on China, including Corporate Strategies Towards the Pacific Rim, holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Singham is founder and chairman of ThoughtWorks, Inc. With more than 20 years of technology and executive management experience, Mr. Singham is a globally-renowned information technology thought leader. He has authored technology-related columns in various industry publications, and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide. Mr. Singham and ThoughtWorks are recognized experts in enterprise architecture, agile development, large scale software development including highly distributed teams, open source software, ruby, .NET and web services. During the last five years, Mr. Singham has provided management services to clients in the insurance, mortgage, energy, leasing, retail and software development industries. He has also directed multi-million dollar projects for clients including Caterpillar Financial Services, Dixonis Group, Progressive Insurance, and Transamerica. One of Mr. Singham’s passions is evolving cultural and organizational patterns to create the most advanced internally and externally socially networked consultancies in the industry.
Mr. Stokes is the international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine and, a journalism fellow at the German Marshall Fund. In addition, Mr. Stokes is a fellow with the Pew Research Center, where he works on the Global Attitudes Project, a survey of 48,000 people in 50 countries on changing public values and attitudes toward a range of issues, including globalization, modernization, democratization, and current foreign policy concerns, including America's role in the world. Mr. Stokes is a regular commentator for Marketplace on National Public Radio. He is also the U.S. rapporteur for the Transatlantic Policy Network, and from 1996 to 2002, he was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently working on a study for the Centre for European Reform on transatlantic economic relations.
Dr. Suttmeier a professor of political science, received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1970 and has been with the University of Oregon since 1990. He is a member of the Department of Commerce Civil Industrial Technology Coordinating Committee for relations with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and has served as a senior analyst at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, as a consultant to the World Bank and the UNDP, and as the director of the Beijing Office of the Committee for Scholarly Communication with China. Dr. Suttmeier’s current research includes a study of China’s scientific community (with Cao Cong), and a longer term study of Chinese approaches to the management of technological and environmental risks entitled, Is It Safe to be Modern?
Lee S. Ting
Mr. Ting is a managing director of W.R. Hambrecht & Co. Mr. Ting is a former corporate vice president of Hewlett Packard where he worked for more than thirty years. He was the founder and general manager of HP Taiwan, general manager of Far East region, managing director of Southeast Asia operations, director of business development, and vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific. His last position was corporate vice president and managing director of worldwide geographic operations where he was responsible for HP’s customer-facing organizations in all the
countries in which the company had a business presence. He is an independent board member of the Lenovo Group, the leading IT company in China, and MTI, a supplier of satellite/microwave communications components and subsystems based in Taiwan. Mr. Ting is also an advisor to WK Technologies, a leading venture capital company with operations in Taiwan and the United States and other private companies. Mr. Ting received his BSEE from the Oregon State University and has completed the Stanford Executive Program.
Mr. Wadhwa is founder, chairman, and CEO of Relativity Technologies, Cary, North Carolina. His company does what is called legacy transformation, creating software to ensure old computers are compatible with newer client-servers and the Web. He is also president of the Carolinas chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit global network intended to foster entrepreneurship. In addition, he serves as an advisor to several local entrepreneurs looking to build companies from the ground up. Mr. Wadhwa has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. He has focused on the issue of coping with technological change since he was vice president of information services at New York-based investment banking powerhouse CS First Boston (CFSB). He spearheaded the development of a revolutionary technology for building large-scale client/server systems. The technology was so successful that CSFB decided to spin off this business unit into its own company, Seer Technologies. Mr. Wadhwa was tapped to head Seer’s technology efforts as executive vice president and chief technology officer, and helped grow the nascent startup into a $118 million publicly traded company. Mr. Wadhwa was born in Delhi, India, and came to the United States in 1980. He holds a B.A. degree in computer science from Canberra University in Australia and a master's degree in business administration from New York University.
Dr. Wang currently serves multiple roles at the National Institutes of Health. He is lab chief in the Laboratory of Muscle Biology, Section Chief of Muscle Proteomics and Nanotechnology, and he focuses on Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institute of Arthritis. Prior to these roles, he served as lab chief in the Lab of Physical Biology. He has also been a visiting professor in the department of cell biology at Duke University Medical Center and, prior to that, a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. He was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. He is part of the National Institute of Health’s Nanomedicine Roadmap Implementation Group and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nanomedicine. He also currently serves on the advisory board of Taiwan’s National Research Council and on several advisory boards of Taiwan’s Academia Sinica. He completed his postdoctoral training in cell and molecular biology in 1976 at the University of California at San Diego. He earned his Ph.D. in molecular biochemistry and biophysics at Yale University, completed graduate studies in physical chemistry at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and earned his B.S. in chemistry from National Taiwan University.
Alan Wm. Wolff
Alan Wolff is a member of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s management committee and managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He also leads Dewey’s international trade practice group representing clients involved in some of the most important trade issues of our day. It has been credited with helping to open international markets for American products, including semiconductors, computer parts, telecommunications equipment, soda ash and forest products, consumer photographic film and paper, and insurance, and other services. The trade practice group is also active in efforts to limit trade-distorting practices such as dumping
and subsidies, private anticompetitive practices, violations of intellectual property rights, and trade-related investment performance requirements. Mr. Wolff served as United States Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations (1977 - 1979) in the Carter Administration, holding the rank of ambassador, after having served as general counsel of the agency from 1974-1977. As Deputy Trade Representative, he played a key role in the formulation of American trade policy and its implementation. From 1968 to 1973, Mr. Wolff was an attorney dealing with international monetary, trade and development issues at the Treasury Department.
Dr. Xue is professor and executive associate dean of the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. His teaching and research interests include public policy analysis and management, science and technology policy, and crisis management. Dr. Xue holds a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at the George Washington University before returning to China in 1996. He has served as a policy advisor for many Chinese government agencies and has consulted for the World Bank, APEC, IDRC, and other international organizations. He is a recipient of 2001 National Distinguished Young Scientist Award. He currently serves as a vice president of the China Association of Public Administration and vice chairman of the Chinese National Steering Committee for MPA Education. He is also a member of the visiting committee to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Mr. Yellavalli heads the solutions and consulting group of the banking and capital markets vertical at Infosys Technologies, Ltd. He has been with the company since September, 2000, and in this period has worked in various multi-faceted roles across consulting, vertical market solutions and client relationship management. He brings with him over 15 years of professional experience spanning business consulting, IT strategy and strategic sourcing. Mr. Yellavalli holds an M.B.A. degree from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Infosys, he worked with KPMG-AFF India and Feedback Ventures.
Dr. Zhao is a research fellow in the energy technology innovation policy research group at the Belfer Center of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on advanced energy technologies for China that burn coal more cleanly and efficiently. Previously, Dr. Zhao was at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She holds a doctorate of engineering thermophysics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Stephen A. Merrill, Project Director
Dr. Merrill has been Executive Director of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) since its formation in 1991. The STEP program addresses macroeconomic, intellectual property, technical standards, trade, taxation, human resources, and statistical as well as research and development policies affecting technology development and economic performance. Previously, Dr. Merrill was a fellow in international business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), served on various congressional staffs, including that of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Dr. Merrill holds degrees in Political Science from Columbia (B.A., summa cum laude), Oxford (M. Phil.), and Yale (M.A. and Ph.D.) Universities.