Name:     Joanne H. Maurice

Address: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
              Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development
              U.S. address: Unit 45002, APO AP 96337-5002
              Japan address: 7-23-17 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Ms. Maurice is a liaison scientist for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AFOSR/AOARD) in Tokyo, Japan. Her responsibilities include assessments of emerging technologies in Asia and the Pacific Rim countries, including Australia and India, and encouraging foreign and U.S. Air Force scientists working on leading edge technology to actively pursue research collaborations through sponsorship of lectures, conferences, and exchange visits. Her career with the U.S. Air Force began in 1988 at the Photonics Center at the AFRL Rome Research Site, formerly Rome Laboratory (RL), in central New York State. There, she conducted in-house applied engineering research for the development of C4I photonics technology for processing, storing, and transmitting information. While a member of RL, she served as a visiting scientist at the Cornell University Nanofabrication Facility (CNF), using the resources there to fabricate novel photonic device structures for optical interconnect applications. She has authored several publications related to her in-house photonics work. She received her M.S. (1994 in Electrical Engineering) from Syracuse University. Her B.S. (1988, Engineering Physics) is from MIT. She has received several scientific achievement awards and performance awards.

Name:     Nader Moayeri

Address: Manager
              Wireless Communications Technologies Group
              National Institute of Standards and Technology
              100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8920
              Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8920

Nader Moayeri was born in Hamadan, Iran, on August 31, 1956. He studied electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, from 1974 to 1978. He received the MSEE, MSCICE, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering-systems from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1980, 1981, and 1986, respectively.

From 1986 to 1994, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, the University of New Jersey. From 1994 to 1997, he was with the Imaging Technology Department at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California. Since September 1997, he has been with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. At NIST, he is the Manager of the Wireless Communications Technologies Group, which he organized during 1997-98. Dr. Moayeri's research interests include data compression, mobile radio communications, information theory, and routing and flow control in data networks. He has served the Princeton/Central Jersey Section of the IEEE in various capacities, among which was Section Chair (1992-93) and founder and first Chairman (1989-93) of the Information Theory Chapter. He was a Co-chairman of the Joint DIMACS/IEEE Workshop on Coding and Quantization, held at Rutgers University in October 1992.

Name:    Hiroshi Morishita

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

Mr. Morishita, President, HMI Corporation, specializes in ultra-micro manipulation technology for MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). He founded HMI Corporation in 1991 to commercialize his ultra-micro manipulator system. He extended his interest and business to the field of archaeological excavating machines and to a new robot manipulator system to help bed-ridden persons. In 1994, he became a consultant to WTEC concerning its study tours in Japan. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (BA, MA, mechanical engineering) and is in the final stage of preparing his doctoral thesis. He was a visiting researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1992 and 1993, and at RCAST (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology) of the University of Tokyo in 1994 and 1995.

Name:    Leo Young

Address: ODDR&E
              4015 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209
              Arlington, VA 22203

Dr. Young obtained degrees in mathematics and in physics from Cambridge University in England, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of Sigma Xi, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has held senior positions at Westinghouse, Stanford Research Institute, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; he retired from the Pentagon as Director for Research in 1994 and now consults for that office. He has served on many government, industry, and university advisory boards, and was the first chairman of the NSF Engineering Advisory Committee. Dr. Young has authored, co-authored or edited 14 books and over 100 papers, and he holds 20 patents. He has received numerous awards from IEEE and received an honorary doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University. He served as President of the IEEE Microwave Society, and later as IEEE President and Chairman of the Board. He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. His current interests focus on RF components for wireless communications

Published: July 2000; WTEC Hyper-Librarian