Simon Liu is the Associate Administrator of Agricultural Research Service, a research agency with 2,000+ research scientists. He previously served as Director of the National Agricultural Library, the world’s largest and most accessible research library specializing in agriculture. Before that, Liu served as Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine and Chief Information Officer. He also served as the Director of Information Management & Security at the Department of Justice and the Chief IT Architect of Treasury Department. Liu attended 10 universities in three countries and holds two PhDs and three master’s degrees in computer science, education, government management,business administration, and mathematics.
Sorel Reisman is a Senior Member of IEEE; the Managing Director of the international consortium MERLOT (www.merlot.org) at the California State University Office of the Chancellor; and a professor of information systems at CSU Fullerton. He is President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Educational Products Editorial Board, member of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, and member of the Open Courseware Consortium (OCWC) board.
Henry Schaffer is Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects & Faculty Collaboration at NC State University. His interests include analytics, bioinformatics, cloud computing, and the use of ICT to further education and research. He was involved in the early Internet as co-PI of SURAnet, an NSFnet Regional Network, and the early stages of GenBank and the international collaboration establishing databases of nucleic acid sequences. He has received the Robyn Render Endeavor Award from the NC Regional Education Network (NCREN).
George Strawn is the director of the National Coordination Office for the federal interagency program Networking and IT R&D (NITRD). His interests include IT research policy and management, big data, networking, and history. He has previously been the NSF CIO; program officer, division director, executive officer, and acting assistant director in the NSF CISE directorate; the director of the Iowa State University Computation Center; and a faculty member and chair of the Iowa State computer science department. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For further details, see www.nitrd.gov.