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Mani Srivastava
ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Professor, UCLA
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Mani_Srivadtava

Bio: Mani Srivastava is on the faculty at UCLA as Professor with joint appointments in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and the Computer Science Department. Before joining UCLA in 1997, Mani Srivastava worked for about four and a half years at the Networked Computing Research Department at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ (it was called AT&T Bell Labs when he had joined, but perennial reorganizations had transformed it into Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs Innovations by the time Mani Srivastava left, and it is now called the Nokia Bell Labs!). His interests in mobile and wireless systems are largely because of his work at Bell Labs where his group built one of the first wireless ATM system. Prior to that, he did his graduate work in the EECS Department at U. C. Berkeley under Prof. Robert Brodersen in the general area of CAD tools for embedded DSP VLSI and system design. His M.S. project (1988) was on CMOS bit-slice datapath compilation as part of the Lager silicon compiler for DSP VLSI, while his Ph.D. dissertation (1992) was on hardware-software rapid prototyping and co-design at the board level for embedded DSP and control applications. Going even further back in time, he received B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur in India in 1985, and did his prior schooling at the Colvin Taluqdars' College in Lucknow, India - the city where he grew up. He have served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, and as Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Sensor NetworksACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, and the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

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Naira Hovakimyan
Fellow and a life member of AIAA, IEEE Fellow, W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor, UIUC
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Bio: Naira Hovakimyan received her MS degree in Theoretical Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in 1988 from Yerevan State University in Armenia. She got her Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1992 from the Institute of Applied Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, majoring in optimal control and differential games. Before joining the faculty of UIUC in 2008, she spent time as a research scientist at Stuttgart University in Germany, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) in France, Georgia Institute of Technology and she was on faculty of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering of Virginia Tech during 2003-2008. She is currently a W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC. In 2015 she was named inaugural director for Intelligent Robotics Lab of Coordinated Science Laboratory at UIUC. She has co-authored two books, six patents, and more than 400 refereed publications. She was the recipient of the SICE International scholarship for the best paper of a young investigator in the VII ISDG Symposium (Japan, 1996), the 2011 recipient of AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, 2015 recipient of SWE Achievement Award, the 2017 recipient of IEEE CSS Award for Technical Excellence in Aerospace Controls, and the 2019 recipient of the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. In 2014 she was awarded the Humboldt prize for her lifetime achievements. In 2015 she was awarded the UIUC Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising. She is Fellow and a life member of AIAA, a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of SIAM, AMS, SWE, ASME and ISDG. She is a co-founder and chief scientist of IntelinAir. Her work in robotics for elderly care was featured in the New York Times, on Fox TV and CNBC. Her research interests are in control and optimization, autonomous systems, machine learning, neural networks, game theory, and their applications in aerospace, robotics, mechanical, agricultural, electrical, petroleum, biomedical engineering, and elderly care.

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Latanya Sweene
Daniel Paul Professor, Harvard
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Latanya

Bio: Latanya Sweeney is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and Technology at the Harvard Kennedy School and in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of Technology Science, director and founder of the Data Privacy Lab, former Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Technology and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Latanya Sweeney has 3 patents, more than 100 academic publications, pioneered the field known as data privacy, launched the emerging area known as algorithmic fairness, and her work is explicitly cited in two U.S. regulations, including the U.S. federal medical privacy regulation (known as HIPAA). She is a recipient of the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award, the American Psychiatric Association's Privacy Advocacy Award, an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and has testified before government bodies worldwide. She earned her PhD in computer science from MIT in 2001, being the first black woman to do so, and her undergraduate degree in computer science from Harvard University. Dr. Sweeney creates and uses technology to assess and solve societal, political and governance problems, and teaches others how to do the same.

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Molly Jahn
Program Manager, DARPA
Professor, UW-Madison
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Molly

Bio: Dr. Molly Jahn joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in January 2021 on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research interests focus on leveraging advances in biochemistry and complexity to improving resiliency in critical U.S. infrastructure and supply chains. Jahn previously led research groups at Cornell University and UW-Madison where she also served as dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, leading a successful bid for a Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center. She has served as deputy and acting Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics at the Department of Agriculture. In the past five years, Jahn held guest appointments at the Naval War College in the Ethics of Emerging Technologies program, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she chaired the scientific advisory board for the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate in addition to serving on the laboratory director’s advisory committee. She also led a cooperative research and development agreement with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and was contracted by NASA headquarters’ Earth Sciences Directorate to build bridges to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Jahn received her doctorate in plant genetics from Cornell University and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College and Anglia Ruskin University. She also holds a Master of Science in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Swarthmore College.

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Tarek Abdezaher
ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor of CS and Willett Faculty Scholar, UIUC
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Tarek

Bio: Abdelzaher (Ph.D., UMich, 1999) is a Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor of CS and Willett Faculty Scholar (UIUC), with over 300 refereed publications in Real-time Computing, Distributed Systems, Sensor Networks, and IoT. He served as Editor-in-Chief of J. Real-Time Systems for 20 years, an AE of IEEE TMC, IEEE TPDS, ACM ToSN, ACM TIoT, and ACM ToIT, among others, and chair of multiple top conferences in his field. Abdelzaher received the IEEE Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award in Real-time Systems (2012), a Xerox Research Award (2011), and several best paper awards. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM.

Network Analysis and Mining: Yesterday, today, tomorrow & beyond

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Paolo Boldi
Professor, University of Milano, Italy
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Bio: Paolo Boldi is full Professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2015, where he is currently the co-ordinator of the PhD Program in Computer Science and of the Computer Science Degree. His main research topics are algorithms and data structures for big data, web crawling and indexing, graph compression, succinct and quasi-succinct data structures, distributed systems, anonymity and alternative models of computation. Recently, his works focused on problems related to complex networks (especially, the World-Wide Web, social networks and biological networks), a field where his research has also produced software tools used by many people working in the same area. He chaired many important conferences in this sector (e.g., WSDM, WWW, ACM WebScience), and published over one hundred papers; he was also recipient of three Yahoo! Faculty Awards and co-recipient of a Google Focused Award, and member of many EU research projects. He was keynote speaker at many conferences such as ECIR, SPIRE, MFCS, IIR and invited scholar at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.

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Jerry M. Chow
Director, Quantum Hardware System Development, IBM Quantum, T. J. Watson Research Center
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Jerry

Bio: Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing team at IBM. Research focus is on multi-qubit systems towards fault-tolerant quantum computing.

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Kathleen Carley
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
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Kathleen

Bio: Kathleen M. Carley is a professor in the School of Computer Science in the department - Institute for Software Research - at Carnegie Mellon University. She also has courtesy appointments at: Engineering and Public Policy Bio, Heinz School Bio, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and GSIA Bio. She is the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS), a university wide interdisciplinary center that brings together network analysis, computer science, and organization science (www.casos.ece.cmu.edu). Kathleen M. Carley's research combines cognitive science, social networks and computer science to address complex social and organizational problems. Her specific research areas are dynamic network analysis, computational social and organization theory, adaptation and evolution, text mining, and the impact of telecommunication technologies and policy on communication, information diffusion, disease contagion and response within and among groups particularly in disaster or crisis situations. She and her lab have developed infrastructure tools for analyzing large scale dynamic networks and various multi-agent simulation systems. The infrastructure tools include ORA, a statistical toolkit for analyzing and visualizing multi-dimensional networks. ORA results are organized into reports that meet various needs such as the management report, the mental model report, and the intelligence report. Another tool is AutoMap, a text-mining system for extracting semantic networks from texts and then cross-classifying them using an organizational ontology into the underlying social, knowledge, resource and task networks. Her simulation models meld multi-agent technology with network dynamics and empirical data. Three of the large-scale multi-agent network models she and the CASOS group have developed in the counter-terrorism area are: BioWar a city-scale dynamic-network agent-based model for understanding the spread of disease and illness due to natural epidemics, chemical spills, and weaponized biological attacks; DyNet a model of the change in covert networks, naturally and in response to attacks, under varying levels of information uncertainty; and RTE a model for examining state failure and the escalation of conflict at the city, state, nation, and international as changes occur within and among red, blue, and green forces. Dr. Carley is the director of the center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) which has over 25 members, including students, post doctoral fellows, research staff, and faculty. She is the founding co-editor of the journal Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory which she now co-edits with Dr. Terrill Frantz. She has co-edited several books in the computational organizations and dynamic network area.