Michael J. DeHaemer

Michael J. DeHaemer is the Director of the World Technology Evaluation Center and the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. DeHaemer is founder and Director of the Lattanze Human Computer Interface Laboratory and is a specialist in the applications of synthesized speech and automated voice recognition systems as computer interface output and input. On the faculty of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College, he is the Chairman of the Information Systems and Decision Sciences departments, and currently teaches Information Technology and Strategy, the Human-Computer Interface, Applications of Expert Systems and Neural Networks, and Decision Support Systems. Dr. DeHaemer has research interests in business applications of artificial intelligence and the methodology of technology assessment. He is a former Captain and Submarine Commander in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. DeHaemer received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Master's degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and his Master's degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Oleg D. Lavrentovich

Oleg D. Lavrentovich is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.

Dr. Lavrentovich oversees the Characterization Facilities of the U.S. National Science Foundation Center ALCOM. He has been involved in the research of liquid crystals for over ten years. His scientific interests include the physical properties of nonuniform liquid crystals, surface phenomena and electro-optics of liquid crystals. Dr. Lavrentovich began his research in the Institute of Physics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1980). Prior to joining the Liquid Crystal Institute in 1992, Dr. Lavrentovich held the position of Visiting Scientist at Laboratoire de Physiques des Solides of the University of Paris- Sud in Orsay, France (National Center for the Scientific Researches of France). He has published over seventy papers.

Dr. Lavrentovich received his Master's degree in Physics (1980) from Kyyiv State University (Ukraine), and his Ph.D. (1984) and Doctor of Science (1990) degrees from the Institute of Physics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Ukrainian Physical Society, International Liquid Crystal Society, and "Commonwealth" Liquid Crystal Society.

Robert R. Rice

Robert R. Rice is Chief Scientist for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace - Lasers and Electronic Systems. He is currently developing programs in high energy solid state lasers and advanced display. His career has included numerous projects involving advanced laser display technology, LEDs, nonlinear optics, space laser communications, and integrated optics. He also served as vice president of an enterprise that produced electro-optical devices.

Dr. Rice has frequently served as expert consultant to federal and state agencies, and is active in several professional societies. He was awarded a McDonnell Douglas Engineering and Research Fellowship in 1986. He has authored or coauthored more than forty technical papers and holds twelve U.S. patents.

Among Dr. Rice's academic credentials are a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Indianapolis and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla.

David B. Slobodin

David Slobodin received his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981) and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in Electrical Engineering (1987).

In 1986 Dr. Slobodin joined Polaroid Corporation, where he developed amorphous silicon-based solar cells and CCD image sensors. In late 1988 he joined Greyhawk Systems, Mountain View, CA, where he developed photoaddressed liquid crystal light modulators for display and printing products. He recently joined the Institute for Defense Analyses and is currently working under the High Definition Systems Program at the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Dr. Slobodin has authored and coauthored over twenty-five technical papers and holds two patents in the display area.

Elison C. (Dick) Urban

Elison C. (Dick) Urban is Program Manager for ARPA/ESTO, responsible for display technology, head mounted displays, portable information systems, and data storage technology at the Advanced Projects Research Agency.

Mr. Urban has previously served as Deputy Director for Computers and Electronic Technology in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He also has held various positions responsible for communications and electron devices in the Department of the Navy.

Mr. Urban earned his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and an MBA degree from National University.

Published: December 1994; WTEC Hyper-Librarian