Omar Akbari is an associate professor of biological sciences at the University of California, San Diego, where he develops animal population control technologies.
John Basl is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Northeastern University and works primarily in applied or practical ethics, including the ethics of artificial intelligence, the ethics of emerging technologies, and environmental ethics.
Patrick Boyle is the head of codebase at Ginkgo Bioworks, where he leads a growing portfolio of reusable biological code that builds highly automated foundries to rapidly design, build, and test engineered organisms.
Gabriel Burnett is an engineering manager for Boeing Research and Technology in Seattle, where he develops and applies machine learning, simulation, optimization, and model-based engineering to improve the performance of platforms, production systems, and aftermarket services.
Li Chang is a technical fellow for The Boeing Company, specializing in high-intensity radiated fields, lightning strike protection, advanced manufacturing, and innovation systems architecture.
Tae Eun Choe is the principal engineer at NVIDIA, where he focuses on computer vision, machine learning, and autonomous driving.
Tarik Dickens is an assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Florida A&M University and Florida State University, where he researches composite structure design, intelligent processing, additive and automated processing, and mechanical testing with a focus on failure prognosis with interconnected sensors.
Charles Gersbach is an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, where he researches genome and epigenome editing, gene therapy, regenerative medicine, biomolecular and cellular engineering, synthetic biology, optogenetics, genomics, and epigenomics. His laboratory applies molecular and cellular engineering to develop new methods to genetically modify genome sequences and cellular gene networks in a precise and targeted manner.
Christoffer Heckman is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he focuses on autonomy, robotic perception, field robotics, self-driving cars, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He develops practical and explainable techniques in probabilistic artificial intelligence. His work in computer vision, machine learning, and sensor fusion has applications to intelligence, defense, and environmental monitoring.
Christian Hubicki is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Aeropropulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy Center at Florida State University, where he specializes in bipedal locomotion, specifically optimization methods that apply to both legged robotics and biomechanics.
Pamela Kobryn is a principal aerospace engineer for the structures technology branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory, where she researches hybrid physics/datainformed modeling, simulation, and analysis of aircraft performance with a focus on structural integrity.
Christapher Lang is an aerospace engineer in structural mechanics and concepts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center, where he focuses on computational modeling for the design and certification of additively manufactured components for aerospace applications.
Jacob Leshno is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, where he works on market design, matching markets, and economic theory. He researches the design of school choice procedures that guide the allocation of students to schools, the assignment of patients to nursing homes, and the design of decentralized cryptocurrencies.
Samantha Maragh serves as leader of the genome editing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she focuses on mea-
surement assurance and technology development for genome editing, bioassay and biomarker validation, with applications in engineering biology, precision/regenerative medicine, and cancer biology.
Petr Novotny is a research staff member of enterprise solutions at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he leads development of blockchain-based analytical, audit, and compliance methods and tools and seminal blockchainbased industry use cases in finance, trading, media, and other areas.
Joan Robinson-Berry is vice president and chief engineer for Boeing Global Services. As Global Services’ engineering leader, Robinson-Berry is responsible for strengthening Boeing’s enterprise engineering expertise and encouraging a companywide approach to meeting customer, business, and operational priorities, with an emphasis on safety, quality, and integrity.
Dorsa Sadigh is an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, where she designs algorithms for robots to enable safe and reliable interaction with humans.
Krishanu Saha is an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, where he researches cell and genome engineering with patient-derived cells. His laboratory brings together genomics, stem cell biology, immunology, materials science, and bioethics for the development of novel therapeutics targeting the eye, blood, and brain.
Hae-Jong Seo researches autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and computer vision for NVIDIA’s autonomous driving research and development group.
Elaine Shi is an associate professor of computer science at Cornell University, where she designs and builds systems that are efficient, provably secure, and friendly to users and programmers. She takes an interdisciplinary approach that blends cryptography, systems security, languagebased security, distributed systems, randomized algorithms, programming languages, and blockchains.
Hong Wan is an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, where she focuses on the design and analysis of complex simulation experiments, statistical learning methods (feature selection), blockchain simulation, data analysis, mechanism design, healthcare engineering, and quality management.
Renee Wegrzyn is a program manager in the biological technologies office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where she applies the tools of syn-
thetic biology and genome engineering to support biosecurity, outpace infectious disease, support and grow the bioeconomy, and enable human survival in extreme environments, including space.
Jennifer West is the Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, where she focuses on the design of novel bio-functional materials for medical applications ranging from coronary artery bypass grafting to cancer therapy. This includes research in tissue engineering, through which synthetic polymer design can mimic functions of the natural extracellular matrix, thus providing cues to support and guide the formation of new tissues in the laboratory to use for transplantation.