People

About Us

  • Soloman Abera
    Student Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols
    email: aberasoloman@gmail.com
  • Manjish Adhikari
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: adhikari.manjish@ku.edu
  • Mohanad Al-Ibadi
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: mohanad.alibadi@ku.edu
  • Chris Allen
    Professor - Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 3024 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-8801
    email: callen@ku.edu
  • Richard Alley
    Professor - Geosciences
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 517 Deike Building
    phone: 814-863-1700
    email: rba6@psu.edu
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan
    Associate Director - PSU Operations
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 442 Deike Building
    phone: 814-863-6742
    email: sak@eecs.psu.edu
  • Emily Arnold
    Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 340 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-2467
    email: earnold@ku.edu
  • Sravya Athinarapu
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: s819a214@ku.edu
  • Victor Berger
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    email: victorluiz@ku.edu
  • Aishwarya Bhatnagar
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    email: aishwarya.bhatnagar@ku.edu
  • Shannon Blunt
    Professor - Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 3034 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-7392
    email: sdblunt@ku.edu
  • David Braaten
    Associate Director - Science
    University of Kansas
    office: 321 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7790
    email: braaten@ku.edu
  • Lee Campbell
    System Administrator
    phone: 785-864-7844
    email: l680c902@ku.edu
  • Calen Carabajal
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: Rm. 303 Nichols
    phone:
    email: ccarabajal@ku.edu
  • Kevin Carr
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: kscarr@ku.edu
  • Divya Challa
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4729
    email: d928c637@ku.edu
  • Haiyang Chao
    Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2120 Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2968
    email: chaohaiyang@ku.edu
  • Rohan Choudhari
    Student Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: rohan.choudhari@ku.edu
  • Erik Christensen
    Assistant Engineer
    Technical University of Denmark
    office: Støb Building 119
    phone: 45-4525-1837
    email: ec@byg.dtu.dk
  • Shane Chu
    Student Research Assistant
    office: Rm. 318 Nichols
    phone:
    email: k562c775@ku.ed
  • Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
    Professor
    University of Copenhagen
    office: Niels Bohr Institute, Rockefeller, 01-03-316
    phone: +45-353-25269
    email: ddj@gfy.ku.dk
  • Jacob Davisson
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    email: JBD@ku.edu
  • David Downing
    Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2118 B Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2970
    email: drdrd@ku.edu
  • Mark Ewing
    Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2120 B Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2964
    email: mewing@ku.edu
  • James Fastook
    Professor - Computer Sciences
    University of Maine
    office: Neville Hall
    phone: 207-581-3927
    email: Fastook@maine.edu
  • Geoffrey Fox
    Associate Director - IU Operations
    Indiana University
    office: Pervasive Technology Institute
    phone: 812-856-7977
    email: gcf@indiana.edu
  • Prasad Gogineni
    University of Alabama
    office: 401 7th Ave Hardaway 284, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
    phone: 205-348-1591
  • Daniel Gomez-Garcia
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Ph.D.—Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7819
    email: radar@ku.edu
  • Rick Hale
    Associate Director - Technology
    University of Kansas
    office: 305 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4748
    email: rhale@ku.edu
  • Ayyangar Harish
    Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
    IIT Kanpur
    office: 227 B ACES, m IIT
    phone: +91-512-2597569
    email: arh@iitk.ac.in
  • Joal Hathaway
    Administrative Assistant
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: joalhathaway@mindspring.com
  • Linda Hayden
    Associate Director - Education and ECSU Operations
    Elizabeth City State University
    office: 119 Lane Hall
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: haydenl@mindspring.com
  • Matthew Hoffman
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: Los Alamos, NM
    phone: 505-665-5484
    email: mhoffman@lanl.gov
  • Rachel James
    Administrative Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 304 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7998
    email: rachelmjames@ku.edu
  • Dietrich Jenkins
    System Administrator
    office: 344W Nichols
    phone: 785-864-7844
    email: d556j751@ku.edu
  • Ian Joughin
    Associate Director - UW Operations
    University of Washington
    office: Polar Science Center
    phone: 206-221-3177
    email: ian@apl.washington.edu
  • Krishnateja Karidi
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 315 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7819
    email: k383k008@ku.edu
  • Shravan Kaundinya
    Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-4390
    email: shravankaundinya@ku.edu
  • Shawn Keshmiri
    Associate Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 2119 C Learned Hall, 322 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-2974, 785-864-7716
    email: keshmiri@ku.edu
  • Derrick Lampkin
    Assistant Professor - Geography
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 313 Walker Building
    phone: 814-865-2493
    email: derrick.lampkin@colorado.edu
  • Jennifer Laverentz
    Administrative Manager
    University of Kansas
    office: 334 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7722
    email: jenlav@ku.edu
  • Andrea Lawrence
    Associate Director - ADMI Operations
    Spelman College
    phone: 404-270-5875
    email: lawrence@spelman.edu
  • Malcom Lecompte
    Research Associate
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: mL118031@gmail.com
  • Carl Leuschen
    Director
    University of Kansas
    office: 311 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7723
    email: leuschen@ku.edu
  • JiLu Li
    Assistant Research Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 325 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7769
    email: jiluli@ku.edu
  • William Lipscomb
    Scientist, Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: 240 Building 123
    phone: 515-667-0395
    email: lipscomb@lanl.gov
  • Joseph MacGregor
    Research Scientist Associate
    University of Texas
    office: ROC 2.116H
    phone: 512-471-0411
    email: joemac@ig.utexas.edu
  • Clayton Matheny
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 323 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-4688
    email: Matheny@ku.edu
  • Sanjay Mishra
    Associate Professor - Business
    University of Kansas
    office: 315D Summerfield Hall
    phone: 785-864-7528
    email: smishra@ku.edu
  • Jerome Mitchell
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Ph.D.—Computer Science
    Indiana University
    office: IU Bloomington
    email: jeromitc@indiana.edu
  • Onobeoghene Oghenekaro
    Student Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: nobuso@ku.edu
  • Aaron Paden
    Machinist
    University of Kansas
    office: 112 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7661
    email: aaronpaden@gmail.com
  • John Paden
    Associate Scientist
    University of Kansas
    office: 325 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-1692
    email: paden@ku.edu
  • Paulette Place
    Lab Technician
    University of Kansas
    office: 313 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7746
    email: l688p796@ku.edu
  • David Pollard
    Senior Scientist
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 2217 Earth & Engineering Sciences
    phone: 814-865-2022
    email: pollard@essc.psu.edu
  • Stephen Price
    Associate Director - LANL Operations
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: 273 Building 123
    phone: 505-665-1000
    email: sprice@lanl.gov
  • Steve Rector
    IT Engineer
    University of Kansas
    office: 336 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7798
    email: rector@ku.edu
  • Jeffery Redmond
    Machinist
    CReSIS
    office: 114 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: j646r136@ku.edu
  • Fernando Rodriguez-Morales
    Assistant Research Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 307 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7754
    email: frodrigu@ku.edu
  • Jim Rood
    Staff - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: Learned
    phone: 785-864-2873
    email: roodjim@ku.edu
  • Alessandro Salandrino
    Assistant Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 3030 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-4896
    email: a.salandrino@ku.edu
  • Jiaxuang (Betty) Shang
    Research Engineer
    office: 310 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-2185
  • Tyler Sharp
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: tsharp802@ku.edu
  • Andrew Shepherd
    Professor
    University of Cambridge
    office: Scott Polar Research Institute
    email: aps46@cam.ac.uk
  • Sam Shiff
    Student Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: sam_shiff@ku.edu
  • Jordan Sprick
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: jsprick@ku.edu
  • Leigh Stearns
    Assistant Professor - Geology
    University of Kansas
    office: 339 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-1275
    email: stearns@ku.edu
  • James Stiles
    Associate Professor - EECS
    University of Kansas
    office: 106 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4838
    email: jstiles@ittc.ku.edu
  • Hara Madhav Talasila
    Engineer
    University of Kansas
    office: 327 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: hara.madhav@ku.edu
  • Renish Thomas
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7819
    email: renishthomas@ku.edu
  • George Tsoflias
    Associate Professor - Geology
    University of Kansas
    office: 302 Lindley Hall
    phone: 785-864-4584
    email: tsoflias@ku.edu
  • Cornelis Van Der Veen
    Professor - Geography
    University of Kansas
    office: 339 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4734
    email: cjvdv@ku.edu
  • Dan Wildcat
    Professor - American Indian Studies
    Haskell Indian Nations University
    phone: 785-832-6677
    email: dwildcat@haskell.edu
  • Jeff Wood
    Multi-Media Technician
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3234
    email: jawood2@mail.ecsu.edu
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan
    Associate Director - PSU Operations
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 442 Deike Building
    phone: 814-863-6742
    email: sak@eecs.psu.edu
  • David Braaten
    Associate Director - Science
    University of Kansas
    office: 321 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7790
    email: braaten@ku.edu
  • Geoffrey Fox
    Associate Director - IU Operations
    Indiana University
    office: Pervasive Technology Institute
    phone: 812-856-7977
    email: gcf@indiana.edu
  • Rick Hale
    Associate Director - Technology
    University of Kansas
    office: 305 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4748
    email: rhale@ku.edu
  • Linda Hayden
    Associate Director - Education and ECSU Operations
    Elizabeth City State University
    office: 119 Lane Hall
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: haydenl@mindspring.com
  • Ian Joughin
    Associate Director - UW Operations
    University of Washington
    office: Polar Science Center
    phone: 206-221-3177
    email: ian@apl.washington.edu
  • Andrea Lawrence
    Associate Director - ADMI Operations
    Spelman College
    phone: 404-270-5875
    email: lawrence@spelman.edu
  • Carl Leuschen
    Director
    University of Kansas
    office: 311 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7723
    email: leuschen@ku.edu
  • William Lipscomb
    Scientist, Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics Group
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: 240 Building 123
    phone: 515-667-0395
    email: lipscomb@lanl.gov
  • Stephen Price
    Associate Director - LANL Operations
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: 273 Building 123
    phone: 505-665-1000
    email: sprice@lanl.gov
  • Chris Allen
    Professor - Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 3024 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-8801
    email: callen@ku.edu
  • Richard Alley
    Professor - Geosciences
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 517 Deike Building
    phone: 814-863-1700
    email: rba6@psu.edu
  • Emily Arnold
    Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 340 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-2467
    email: earnold@ku.edu
  • Shannon Blunt
    Professor - Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 3034 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-7392
    email: sdblunt@ku.edu
  • Haiyang Chao
    Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2120 Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2968
    email: chaohaiyang@ku.edu
  • Erik Christensen
    Assistant Engineer
    Technical University of Denmark
    office: Støb Building 119
    phone: 45-4525-1837
    email: ec@byg.dtu.dk
  • Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
    Professor
    University of Copenhagen
    office: Niels Bohr Institute, Rockefeller, 01-03-316
    phone: +45-353-25269
    email: ddj@gfy.ku.dk
  • David Downing
    Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2118 B Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2970
    email: drdrd@ku.edu
  • Mark Ewing
    Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 2120 B Learned Hall
    phone: 785-864-2964
    email: mewing@ku.edu
  • James Fastook
    Professor - Computer Sciences
    University of Maine
    office: Neville Hall
    phone: 207-581-3927
    email: Fastook@maine.edu
  • Prasad Gogineni
    University of Alabama
    office: 401 7th Ave Hardaway 284, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
    phone: 205-348-1591
  • Ayyangar Harish
    Associate Professor - Electrical Engineering
    IIT Kanpur
    office: 227 B ACES, m IIT
    phone: +91-512-2597569
    email: arh@iitk.ac.in
  • Matthew Hoffman
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    office: Los Alamos, NM
    phone: 505-665-5484
    email: mhoffman@lanl.gov
  • Shawn Keshmiri
    Associate Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 2119 C Learned Hall, 322 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-2974, 785-864-7716
    email: keshmiri@ku.edu
  • Derrick Lampkin
    Assistant Professor - Geography
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 313 Walker Building
    phone: 814-865-2493
    email: derrick.lampkin@colorado.edu
  • JiLu Li
    Assistant Research Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 325 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7769
    email: jiluli@ku.edu
  • Joseph MacGregor
    Research Scientist Associate
    University of Texas
    office: ROC 2.116H
    phone: 512-471-0411
    email: joemac@ig.utexas.edu
  • Sanjay Mishra
    Associate Professor - Business
    University of Kansas
    office: 315D Summerfield Hall
    phone: 785-864-7528
    email: smishra@ku.edu
  • John Paden
    Associate Scientist
    University of Kansas
    office: 325 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-1692
    email: paden@ku.edu
  • David Pollard
    Senior Scientist
    Pennsylvania State University
    office: 2217 Earth & Engineering Sciences
    phone: 814-865-2022
    email: pollard@essc.psu.edu
  • Fernando Rodriguez-Morales
    Assistant Research Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 307 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7754
    email: frodrigu@ku.edu
  • Alessandro Salandrino
    Assistant Professor
    University of Kansas
    office: 3030 Eaton Hall
    phone: 785-864-4896
    email: a.salandrino@ku.edu
  • Andrew Shepherd
    Professor
    University of Cambridge
    office: Scott Polar Research Institute
    email: aps46@cam.ac.uk
  • Leigh Stearns
    Assistant Professor - Geology
    University of Kansas
    office: 339 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-1275
    email: stearns@ku.edu
  • James Stiles
    Associate Professor - EECS
    University of Kansas
    office: 106 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4838
    email: jstiles@ittc.ku.edu
  • George Tsoflias
    Associate Professor - Geology
    University of Kansas
    office: 302 Lindley Hall
    phone: 785-864-4584
    email: tsoflias@ku.edu
  • Cornelis Van Der Veen
    Professor - Geography
    University of Kansas
    office: 339 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4734
    email: cjvdv@ku.edu
  • Dan Wildcat
    Professor - American Indian Studies
    Haskell Indian Nations University
    phone: 785-832-6677
    email: dwildcat@haskell.edu
  • Soloman Abera
    Student Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols
    email: aberasoloman@gmail.com
  • Manjish Adhikari
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: adhikari.manjish@ku.edu
  • Mohanad Al-Ibadi
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: mohanad.alibadi@ku.edu
  • Sravya Athinarapu
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7747
    email: s819a214@ku.edu
  • Victor Berger
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    email: victorluiz@ku.edu
  • Aishwarya Bhatnagar
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    email: aishwarya.bhatnagar@ku.edu
  • Lee Campbell
    System Administrator
    phone: 785-864-7844
    email: l680c902@ku.edu
  • Calen Carabajal
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: Rm. 303 Nichols
    phone:
    email: ccarabajal@ku.edu
  • Kevin Carr
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: kscarr@ku.edu
  • Divya Challa
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-4729
    email: d928c637@ku.edu
  • Rohan Choudhari
    Student Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: rohan.choudhari@ku.edu
  • Shane Chu
    Student Research Assistant
    office: Rm. 318 Nichols
    phone:
    email: k562c775@ku.ed
  • Jacob Davisson
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    email: JBD@ku.edu
  • Daniel Gomez-Garcia
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Ph.D.—Electrical Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7819
    email: radar@ku.edu
  • Dietrich Jenkins
    System Administrator
    office: 344W Nichols
    phone: 785-864-7844
    email: d556j751@ku.edu
  • Krishnateja Karidi
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 315 Nichols
    phone: (785) 864-7819
    email: k383k008@ku.edu
  • Shravan Kaundinya
    Research Assistant
    office: 314 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-4390
    email: shravankaundinya@ku.edu
  • Clayton Matheny
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 323 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-4688
    email: Matheny@ku.edu
  • Jerome Mitchell
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Ph.D.—Computer Science
    Indiana University
    office: IU Bloomington
    email: jeromitc@indiana.edu
  • Onobeoghene Oghenekaro
    Student Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: nobuso@ku.edu
  • Jeffery Redmond
    Machinist
    CReSIS
    office: 114 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: j646r136@ku.edu
  • Tyler Sharp
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: tsharp802@ku.edu
  • Sam Shiff
    Student Research Assistant
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone:
    email: sam_shiff@ku.edu
  • Jordan Sprick
    Undergraduate Research Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 318 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: jsprick@ku.edu
  • Renish Thomas
    Graduate Research Assistant
    office: 315 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7819
    email: renishthomas@ku.edu
  • Joal Hathaway
    Administrative Assistant
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: joalhathaway@mindspring.com
  • Rachel James
    Administrative Assistant
    University of Kansas
    office: 304 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7998
    email: rachelmjames@ku.edu
  • Jennifer Laverentz
    Administrative Manager
    University of Kansas
    office: 334 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7722
    email: jenlav@ku.edu
  • Malcom Lecompte
    Research Associate
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3696
    email: mL118031@gmail.com
  • Aaron Paden
    Machinist
    University of Kansas
    office: 112 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7661
    email: aaronpaden@gmail.com
  • Paulette Place
    Lab Technician
    University of Kansas
    office: 313 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7746
    email: l688p796@ku.edu
  • Steve Rector
    IT Engineer
    University of Kansas
    office: 336 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7798
    email: rector@ku.edu
  • Jim Rood
    Staff - Aerospace Engineering
    University of Kansas
    office: Learned
    phone: 785-864-2873
    email: roodjim@ku.edu
  • Jiaxuang (Betty) Shang
    Research Engineer
    office: 310 Nichols Hall
    phone: (785) 864-2185
  • Hara Madhav Talasila
    Engineer
    University of Kansas
    office: 327 Nichols Hall
    phone: 785-864-7747
    email: hara.madhav@ku.edu
  • Jeff Wood
    Multi-Media Technician
    Elizabeth City State University
    phone: 252-335-3234
    email: jawood2@mail.ecsu.edu
  • Jonathan Bamber
    Director
    Bristol Glaciology Centre
    University of Bristol

    Jonathan Bamber is a professor in physical geography. He graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Physics in 1983 and completed a Ph.D at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, in glaciology and remote sensing. He then spent eight years in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London before returning to Bristol in 1996. His main areas of interest are in applications of remote sensing data in the polar regions. More specifically, he has been working on the use of remote sensing data to elucidate the morphology and dynamics of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. He has recently begun work on cryosphere-climate interactions and feedbacks by through a combined modelling and observational approach. He is also involved in remote sensing research in the department and has interests in the use of remote sensing data for a variety of other applications such as the generation of digital elevation models and in oceanography.

  • Scott G. Beaven
    Vice President
    Research & Development
    Space Computer Corporation

    Dr. Beaven received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1995. From 1990-1995 he was a Research Assistant and Office of Naval Research Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory, and from 1995-2000 he was with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-San Diego (SSC-SD). While at SSC-SD, he served as Program Manager for real-time target detection and recognition under DARPA's Adaptive Spectral Reconnaissance Program (ASRP). Since joining Space Computer Corporation in 2000, Dr. Beaven's work has focused on adaptive detection and exploitation processing for hyperspectral, multispectral and multi-sensor image data. He is currently focused on research and development of multi-sensor exploitation, change detection and hyperspectral tracking concepts.

  • Steve Ericson
    Senior Manager
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Steve Ericson is a Senior Manager at the Skunk Works and Chief Engineer on special projects. This covers the creation, adoption and infusion of new technology, tools and processes into the design and manufacturing arenas. His duties have included managing the Advanced Prototyping Center where new Lockheed Martin Aeronautics vehicles are born and the Manufacturing Concepts Organization which matches developed or new technologies with program requirements. Prior to this assignment he was the IPT Airframe Lead and later the Deputy Program Manager for the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), a low cost, stealthy cruise missile program. His hobbies include motorcycling, model aircraft, photography, antique aircraft restoration and flying.

  • Roger Hathaway
    Director
    Office of Education
    NASA Langley Research Center

    Roger Hathaway began his federal career in 1983 as an educational programs officer serving precollege institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. Over his 22-year career with the Agency, he has served as a NASA consultant to national education associations, state and regional school and university administrations, private industry and local businesses. He has been a leader in such programs as the Cooperating Hampton Roads Organization for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME), the Summer High-School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP), the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business/Industry/Government-Education (BIG-Ed) Council and Langley's Explorer Post program.

  • Tony Hey
    Corporate Vice President
    Microsoft Research Connections

    As corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Connections, Tony Hey is responsible for worldwide external research (ER) collaboration in Microsoft Research. Before joining Microsoft, Hey served as director of the U.K.'s e-Science Initiative, managing the government's efforts to provide scientists and researchers with access to key computing technologies. Before leading this initiative, Hey worked as head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, and dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Southampton, where he helped build the department into one of the most respected computer science research institutions in England. His research interests focus on parallel programming for parallel systems built from mainstream commodity components.

  • David Holland
    Director, Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science
    Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    New York University

    David Holland is a Professor of Mathematics and Atmosphere-Ocean Science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) of New York University (NYU). He also serves as the Director of the Center for Atmosphere -Ocean Science (CAOS). Dr. Holland joined NYU in 1998 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to that he was an Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.Dr. Holland is an oceanographer studying phenomena of the polar oceans and their impacts on global climate, for example, the global sea level. His current research interests include the study of the interaction of floating ice shelves with polar ocean waters, the acquisition and implementation of observational data for model improvements, and the study of the teleconnection between polar and temperate/tropical latitudes.

  • Charles A. Luther
    Scientific Program Officer
    Office of Naval Research

    Charles Luther began his career as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, where he spent three years as an Engineering Project Officer developing flight simulators and was later employed with the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright–Patterson Air Force Base. His career continued as a Deputy Program Manager at the Naval Electronics Systems Command, and as a Scientific Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research, where he led the Navy’s basis research programs in sea ice microwave remote sensing.

  • Carl S. Person
    Manager
    Minority University Research and Education Programs (MUREP)
    NASA Office of Education

    Dr. Person is currently responsible for helping NASA ensure the participation of underrepresented and underserved populations in its programs, projects and activities as the Manager of MUREP and as NASA’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program Manager. Prior to joining NASA in 1999,Dr. Person was employed by the US Department of Education as Director of the Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service and as Executive Director of the HBCU Capital Financing Program.

  • Suresh Ramamurthi
    Scientific Program Officer
    BC Capital, Inc.

    Suresh Ramamurthi is Vice-Chairman at CBW Bank and heads up wholesale banking including new products and services. He leads CBW Bank’s initiatives to support and foster innovation including working with financial services start-ups. He also serves as a Principal at BC Capital, an early stage investment firm. A veteran technology entrepreneur, Suresh has founded and exited two start-ups, and has previously worked at Google Inc. Suresh’s first start-up, PowerFax, developed and manufactured wireless hardware and software applications. PowerFax’s wireless technology went on to become the basis for the ubiquitous “Guide Button” on television remote controls.

  • Christopher Shuman
    Scientific Program Officer
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Christopher Shuman is an Associate Research Scientist for the University of Maryland's Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center at Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. As a member of the Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory in the Topography and Surface Change group, he is working with Dr. David Harding on a new swath laser altimeter, and continuing to study the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets using satellite and field observations. Of particular interest is assessing elevation change with ICESat laser altimetry data and the nature of Antarctica's large subglacial lakes. The overall goal is to help understand the current status of these vast ice sheets in the climate system so that their future may be predicted. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Jeffrey D. Stepp
    Principle
    JDS Engineering

    Jeffrey Stepp is the principle of JDS Engineering (Grandview, MO), utilizing his management and technical skills to apply state-of-the-art and advanced technology to design, simulate, analyze, build, and test complex subsystems and equipment to solve issues with a global impact. He has over 30 years of experience in CW, Pulsed, and digital RF from sub-microwave frequencies to 40 GHz. He holds two patents, a Green Belt in Six Sigma, an Advanced Amateur Radio license, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has worked at Motorola in land-mobile and Cellular transmitter design and at Argonne National Laboratory in particle accelerator RF control subsystems. He has most recently worked for the Applied Technologies Division of Honeywell FM&T, LLC on National Security Programs for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

  • Herb White
    President
    W. Herbert White & Co. Inc.

    Herb White is a serial entrepreneur in technology. He currently serves as president of W. Herbert White & Co., Inc. and three of its affiliated companies and Cedar Ridge – a not-for-profit residential facility. Mr. White graduated from the University of Kansas in 1960 with a BSEE and from the University of Chicago with an MBA in marketing. He works with universities in the United States and Europe, as well as government entities like NASA, to identify and commercialize technology-based game changers. Mr. White also gives talks on entrepreneurship for organizations such as the Kauffman Foundation.

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