Name: Lawrence S. Goldberg

Address: National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 675
Arlington, VA 22230

Dr. Goldberg received his BS degree in engineering physics from WashingtonUniversity (1961); his PhD, in solid state physics, is from Cornell University(1966). In 1966-67, he spent a postdoctoral year as research assistant at thePhysikalisches Institut at the Universitšt Frankfurt in Germany; from1967-1985, he was with the Naval Research Laboratory as research physicist inthe Optical Sciences Division. During 1976-1977, he was on sabbatical leave atImperial College, London, England.

His research interests have been in lasers, nonlinear optics, opticalparametric devices, ultrashort pulse lasers and spectroscopy, liquid crystals,and radiation defect centers in solids. He came to the National ScienceFoundation in 1985 as Program Director for the Quantum Electronics, Waves, andBeams Program, in the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems,Directorate for Engineering. In the summer of 1989, he served as Acting Head ofthe NSF Office in Tokyo, Japan. His program responsibilities at NSF coveredresearch areas of quantum electronics, optics, plasmas, and electromagnetics.He served also as Senior Staff Advisor and as Acting Division Director. InOctober 1994, he was appointed Director of the Division of Electrical andCommunications Systems and served until January 1998.

Dr. Goldberg now holds the position of Senior Engineering Advisor. Dr.Goldberg serves on the federal government's Joint Management Committee for theU.S. Japan Joint Optoelectronics Project and as government representative onthe Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He previouslywas NSF representative on the Electronics Subcommittee under the NationalScience and Technology Council. He has helped to develop and coordinate therecent NSF multi-disciplinary initiative in Optical Science and Engineering,the NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering, and the NSFScholar-in-Residence at NIH activity.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, theIEEE Lasers and Electro Optics Society, and the Optical Society of America.

Name: Ronald L. Larsen

Address: DARPA/ITO
3701 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203-1714

As the Assistant Director of the Information Technology Office (ITO) at theDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Larsen manages theIntelligent Software and Systems Division. The division is responsible forresearch in human-computer interaction, human language systems, distributedcollaboration, visualization, software engineering, information survivability,and high confidence networking and a national research program in informationmanagement, including DARPA's research in digital libraries. He is on leavefrom the University of Maryland, where he is the associate director of theuniversity libraries and is an affiliate associate professor of computerscience. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, he worked for NASA for17 years. He spent five years at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where hemanaged the agency's research in automation and computer science. Before comingto NASA Headquarters, he worked at Goddard Space Flight Center, where heprogrammed real-time mission support systems and conducted research in computernetworking.

He holds a BS from Purdue University (electrical engineering), an MS fromCatholic University (applied physics), and a PhD from the University ofMaryland (computer science). His primary research interests currently focus ondigital library technology.

Name: Hiroshi Morishita

Address: HMI Corporation
Matsudo Paresu 1002, 35-2 Koyama
Matsudo 271-0093, Japan.

Mr. Morishita, President, HMI Corporation, specializes in ultra-micromanipulation technology for MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). He foundedHMI Corporation in 1991 to commercialize his ultra-micro manipulator system. Heextended his interest and business to the field of archaeological excavatingmachines and to a new robot manipulator system to help bed-ridden persons. In1994, he became a consultant to WTEC concerning WTEC study tours in Japan. Hegraduated from the University of Tokyo (BA, MA, mechanical engineering), and isin the final stage of preparing his doctoral thesis. He was a visitingresearcher in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1992 and 1993, and atRCAST (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology) of the Universityof Tokyo in 1994 and 1995.

Name: Robert Duane Shelton

Address: Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Loyola College
4501 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699

Robert Duane Shelton has led international technology assessments since1984, as science policy analyst at NSF, and now as ITRI Director. His degreesare in electrical engineering from Texas Tech (MCL), MIT (as NSF Fellow), andthe University of Houston. Dr. Shelton worked at Texas Instruments, Inc. onelectronics R&D, and at NASA in performance analysis of the Apollo spacecommunications system and of TDRSS- the system currently used for Space Shuttlecommunications. He was a professor at the University of Houston, University ofLouisville, Texas Tech University and now Loyola College. During this time, hehas served as principal investigator on 35 grants, has written 58 technicalpapers and one book, and has chaired 60 MS and 3 PhD thesis committees. He haschaired academic departments of applied mathematics, computer science,engineering science and electrical engineering. During 1995, he was an IEEECongressional Fellow, serving as legislative assistant on science issues forRep. Lloyd Doggett. His current research interest is science policy analysis:international technology assessment, high-technology trade problems with Japanand national strategies for engineering education.

Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian