Name: Raj Reddy (Panel Chair)

Address: School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5325 Wean Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Dr. Reddy is Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie MellonUniversity and the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Scienceand Robotics. He began his academic career as an assistant professor atStanford in 1966. He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty as an associateprofessor of computer science in 1969, full professor in 1973, a universityprofessor in 1984 and Simon University Professor in 1992. He served as thefounding Director of the Robotics Institute from 1979 to 1991 and as Dean ofthe School of Computer Science since 1991. He received a BE degree (Universityof Madras, India, 1958), MTech degree (University of New South Wales,Australia, 1960), PhD (Computer Science, Stanford University, 1966).

His research interests include the study of human-computer interaction andartificial intelligence. His current research projects include speechrecognition and understanding systems; collaboration on the Web; universaldigital libraries; and learning on demand.

His professional honors include the following: Fellow of the Institute ofElectrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Acoustical Society ofAmerica, Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Memberof the National Academy of Engineering, and Member of the American Academy ofArts and Sciences. He was president of the American Association for AI from1987 to 1989. He is a recipient of the IBM Research Ralph Gomory Fellow Awardin 1991. Dr. Reddy was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Mitterand ofFrance in 1984. He was a recipient of the ACM Turing Award in 1995. He wasnamed a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee(PITAC) in 1997.

Name: Tryg Ager

Address: IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Rd., San Jose, CA 95122

Dr. Ager is the leader of Digital Library Pilots and Prototypes projects atthe IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. Recent projects includeuniversity electronic journal collections, a special collections project withthe Library of Congress, integration of automated library systems with digitallibrary, country-wide digital library systems, and digital libraries fortraining and analysis for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to joining IBMin 1994, he was a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses and helpedplan and implement worldwide multimedia networking for the U.S. Department ofDefense Dependents Schools, a K-12 school system for children of U.S. militarypersonnel stationed abroad. From 1978 to 1994 he was Senior Research Scientistat the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at StanfordUniversity, working on many projects to create, test, and disseminate programsfor computer-based instruction in logic and mathematics.

He graduated from St. Olaf College (BA) and received a PhD (philosophy) fromthe University of Pittsburgh.

Name: Rama Chellappa

Address: Department of Electrical Engineering and Center for AutomationResearch
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, 20742.

Dr. Chellappa is a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliateprofessor of computer science at the University of Maryland in College Park. Heis also affiliated with the Center for Automation Research (Associate Director)and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Prior to joining theUniversity of Maryland, he was an associate professor and Director of theSignal and Image Processing Institute at the University of SouthernCalifornia.

Several of his journal papers have been included in Collected Workspublished by IEEE Press, IEEE Computer Society Press and MIT Press. He hasedited a collection of papers on digital image processing (published by IEEEComputer Society Press), co-authored a research monograph on artificial neuralnetworks for computer vision (with Y.T. Zhou) published by Springer Verlag, andco-edited a book on Markov random fields (with A.K. Jain) published by AcademicPress. He has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions onSignal Processing, Image Processing, Neural Networks, and as aco-Editor-in-Chief of Graphical Models and Image Processing, publishedby Academic Press. He is serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactionson Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has received severalawards, including the 1985 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, a 1985IBM Faculty Development Award, the 1991 Excellence in Teaching Award from theSchool of Engineering at USC, and the 1992 Best Industry Related Paper Awardfrom the International Association of Pattern Recognition (with Q. Zheng). Hehas been recently elected as a Distinguished Research Fellow (1996-1998) at theUniversity of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the InternationalAssociation for Pattern Recognition. He has served as a general and technicalprogram chair for several IEEE international and national conferences andworkshops. His current research interests are image compression and automatictarget recognition.

Name: W. Bruce Croft

Address: Computer Science Department
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lederle Graduate Research Center
Amherst, MA 01003-4610

Dr. Croft is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, which he joined in 1979. In 1992, hebecame the Director of the NSF-State-Industry-University Collaborative ResearchCenter for Intelligent Information Retrieval, which combines basic researchwith technology transfer to a variety of government and industry partners.

His research interests are information retrieval models, text representationtechniques, the design and implementation of text retrieval and filteringsystems, and user interfaces. He has published more than 100 articles on thesesubjects. This research is also being used in a number of operational retrievalsystems. He was Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on InformationRetrieval from 1987 to 1991, and is an ACM Fellow. He is currentlyEditor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Information Systems and anassociate editor for Information Processing and Management. He hasserved on numerous program committees and has been involved in the organizationof many workshops and conferences. He received the B.Sc. (Honors) degree in1973, and an M.Sc. in computer science in 1974 from Monash University inMelbourne, Australia. His PhD in Computer Science is from the University ofCambridge, England in 1979.

Name: Beth Davis-Brown

Address: Digital Project Conversion Coordinator
Law Library of Congress/NDLP LAW/PUBLIC/NDLP (3125)
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-3125

Ms. Davis-Brown has worked professionally in academic, technical, andspecial libraries since receiving the MSLS from the University of Tennessee in1984. Since late 1994, she has been working with digital libraries at theLibrary of Congress. She also coordinated a three-day conference on "CatalogingDigital Documents" held at the Library and the University of Virginia. Since1995, she has been the contact person for the LC National Digital LibraryProgram (NDLP) specializing in issues of bibliographic control of digitalmaterials, coordinating Library sponsorship of the Encoded Archival Description(EAD) development effort, and assisting in implementation of SGML encodedfinding aids. In addition to these tasks, in January of 1997 she took over asDigital Conversion Project Coordinator for the Law Library of Congress. In thisposition, she supervises a team in an effort to convert and make available viathe WWW over 350,000 page images from early congressional materials and over668,000 kilobytes of encoded text. She also serves as co-Contracting Officer'sTechnical Representative on the paper scanning/SGML conversion contract for theentire NDLP. She also continues as co-chair of a Library-wide committee onimplementation of the EAD and as a participant in issues concerning digitalrepository developments.

Name: Jerry M. Mendel

Address: Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2564

Dr. Mendel received a PhD (1963) in electrical engineering from thePolytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. Currently he is Professor ofElectrical Engineering and Associate Director of Education for the IntegratedMedia Systems Center (an NSF Engineering Research Center), at the University ofSouthern California at Los Angeles, where he has been since 1974. He haspublished over 360 technical papers and is author or editor of seven books,including Lessons in Estimation Theory for Signal Processing, Communicationsand Control (Prentice-Hall, 1995), Maximum-Likelihood Deconvolution(Springer-Verlag, 1990), and A Prelude to Neural Networks: Adaptive andLearning Systems (Prentice-Hall, 1994). He is also author of the IEEEIndividual Learning Program, Kalman Filtering, and Other Digital EstimationTechniques. He served as Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society's IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. His present research interestsinclude higher-order statistics applied to array signal processing; fuzzy logicapplied to a wide range of problems that involve uncertainty, includingprediction of nonlinear time series, modulation classification, and socialscience problems; and hysteretic neural networks with applications inoptimization and identification of systems that include hysteresis.

Dr. Mendel is a Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Member of the IEEE ControlSystems Society, member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, theInternational Neural Networks Society, the European Association for SignalProcessing, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Sigma Xi, and a registeredProfessional Control Systems Engineer in California. He was President of theIEEE Control Systems Society in 1986. He received the Society of ExplorationGeophysicist's 1976 Outstanding Presentation Award for a paper on theapplication of Kalman Filtering to deconvolution; the 1983 Best TransactionsPaper Award for a paper on maximum-likelihood deconvolution in the IEEETransactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing; the 1992 Signal ProcessingSociety Paper Award for a paper on identification of nonminimum phase systemsusing higher-order statistics in the IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech,and Signal Processing; a Phi Kappa Phi book award for his 1983 researchmonograph on seismic deconvolution; a 1985 Burlington Northern FacultyAchievement Award; a 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal; and the 1993 Service Awardfrom the School of Engineering at USC.

Name: Michael Ian Shamos

Address: Language Technologies Institute
263 Cyert Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Dr. Shamos is a member of the faculty of the Computer Science Department atCarnegie Mellon University, and Director, Universal Library, in CarnegieMellon's Language Technologies Institute. He is also a Partner in the law firmof Webb Ziesenheim Bruening Logsdon Orkin & Hansen, specializing inintellectual property law. He received his BS (physics) from PrincetonUniversity, MA (Vassar College, Physics), and PhD (computer science) from YaleUniversity and in law (J.D. cum laude from Duquesne University). Prior tobecoming Director of CMU's Universal Library, Dr. Shamos held a number ofteaching and research positions at CMU; he has practiced law, both privatelyand with several firms; and he has been involved in the software industry, asPresident of Lexeme Corporation (automated computer language translation) andas President of Unus, Inc. (document composition systems).

He is author (with F.P. Preparata) of the book Computational Geometry: AnIntroduction. Springer Verlag (1985, rev. ed., 1988, Russian edition, 1989,Japanese edition, 1992) and numerous papers in computational geometry, analysisof algorithms and computerized voting systems.

Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian