Dr. Y.T. Chien serves as the Division Director for Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Chien received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. From 1967 to 1982, he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Connecticut. During that period, he served as Chair of the Department for four years (1976-80) and later became Assistant Dean of Engineering for Computer Research (1980-82). Prior to joining National Science Foundation he spent two years as a researcher and Group Leader at the Artificial Intelligence Center, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. He is author (or co-author) of three books: Fundamentals of Computing (John Wiley); Interactive Pattern Recognition (Marcel Dekker); Knowledge-based Systems, Tutorial (IEEE Computer Society Press). He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Robert Duane Shelton
Dr. Shelton received his degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech, MIT, and the University of Houston. He has been a professor at the University of Houston, Texas Tech, and the University of Louisville, where he was Chairman of the Applied Math and Computer Science Department. He has also worked as an engineer at Texas Instruments, at NASA on the Apollo Space communications system, and at the National Science Foundation as a science policy analyst. He has served as principal investigator on over 25 grants and contracts, totalling over $2 million. He is presently professor and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department of Loyola College in Maryland. He is also Director of the International Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Loyola College, which conducts JTEC and WTEC studies for the National Science Foundation and other agencies, as well as assessments of foreign transportation technologies for the U.S. Federal Highway Administration under a program called the Transportation Technology Evaluation Center (TTEC).
Cecil H. Uyehara
Cecil Uyehara, President of Uyehara International Associates, is a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area on U.S.-Japanese relations (science and technology). He served in the U.S. government for almost 25 years, with the Air Force (weapons systems planning), the Office of Management and Budget (military assistance) and the Agency for International Development (AID). He has published on Japanese politics, scientific advice and public policy, and Japanese calligraphy. He organized the first U.S. Congressional hearings on Japanese science and technology, lectures at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute on Japanese science and technology and served as consultant to the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Library of Congress on Japanese calligraphy. He graduated from Keio University (BA), the University of Minnesota (MA) both in political economy, and received awards/grants from the Ford Foundation, American Philosophical Society, University of Minnesota (Shevlin Fellowship) and the National Institute of Public Affairs. Mr. Uyehara serves as Senior Consultant for Japan Operations for JTEC/WTEC, and in that capacity performed advance work and literature support for this JTEC study.