|Synthetic Ecosystems for Learning about the Living World|
For each PI and co-PI, a brief curriculum vitae, including a list of up to five relevant publications, a list of collaborators during the past five years, and other information deemed relevant (maximum of one page total). Please immediately forward your CV as text in an email, as an attached document (Word or RTF) or a web URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmed Principal Investigators and Co-PIs
CLARK GUEST (Principal Investigator)
Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Voice: 619-534-6549 University of Californial San Diego Fax: 619-534-1225 La Jolla, CA 92093-0407 email:email@example.com
Ph. D. Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, Georgia, 1983
M.E.E. Rice University; Houston, Texas; 1976
B. S. Rice University; Houston, Texas; 1975
Teaching and Research Experience:
- Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, 1991 to present. Teaching and research in areas of optical information processing, neural networks, and digital electronics.
- Post Doctoral Research Engineer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984. Research in optical information processing.
- Optical Society of America
- Society of Photooptic Instrumentation Engineers
- International Neural Network Society
Honors and Awards:
Sigma Xi Outstanding Engineering Thesis Award (1984)
Stephen Brodsky, Peggy Israel, Thomas Lee, Bart Kosko, Gary Marsden, Jeffrey McKinstry
- Clark C. Guest, "Optical Additive Fuzzy Systems," Fuzzy Engineering, Bart Kosko, ed., pp. 387-399, Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice Hall,1997.
- Thomas Y. P. Lee and Clark C. Guest, "A Parallel Channel Binocular Vision Neural Network Model," International Neural Network Society 1994 Annual Meeting, vol. 1, pp. I:559-I:604, June 1994.
- Peggy Israel, Thomas Lee, and Clark C. Guest, "Design of optoelectronic implementation of biological vision models," OSA Annual Meeting Technical Digest, 1992,(Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1992) vol. 23, p. 40.
- Stephen A. Brodsky, Gary C. Marsden, and Clark C. Guest, "Optical matrix-vector implementation of the content addressable network," Applied Optics, vol. 32, pp1338-1345, March 10, 1993.
- Thomas Y. P. Lee and Clark C. Guest, "A Binocular Interaction Neural Network Model Using Parallel Channel Architechture," Proc. S.P.I.E., vol. 1915, Feb. 1993.
The fuzzy dynamical maps (FDMs) that we have developed can be used to simulate the behavior of a single organism or an entire complex ecosystem and drive its on-screen graphical representation. The conceptually simple programming interface to FDMs will allow students to understand the forces behind the behavior of supplied organisms/systems and to easily modify those forces and view the results. Very elegant hypothesis-experiment-conclusion exercises can be run on these systems.
CAROL A. KERNEY (Principal Investigator)
Technology/Magnet Resource Teacher San Diego Unified School District Voice (619) 279-6550 Linda Vista and Fremont Elementary Schools Fax (619) 268-3064 9713 Caminito Del Marfil email: firstname.lastname@example.org San Diego CA 92124
- Current Position and Responsibilities with San Diego City Schools:
- Technology/Magnet Resource Teacher - 1993-present
- Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow Coordinator - 1993-present
- Grantwriter, Site Coordinator - U.S. Department of Education Challenge Grant - 1995-present
- Technology Trainer - 1990-present
- Internet Curriculum Developer - 1995-present
- Virtual Reality Developer for K-6 - 1996-present
- Marketing Resource Teacher - San Diego City Schools - 1990-1993
- Spanish Instructor - San Diego Mesa College - 1978-1990
- Adult Educator - San Diego Adult School - 1972-1978
- Elementary School Teacher - South Bay Union School District, San Diego CA - 1969-1972
- Elementary School Teacher - Mt. Diablo School District, Concord CA - 1968-1969
M.A. - Educational Technology - San Diego State University - 1991
M.A. - Spanish - Texas Tech University - 1970
B.A. - Spanish/German - Texas Tech University - 1966
Awards, Honors, Recognition, Educational Leadership:
- Technology Mentorship - San Diego Office of Education - 1996-1997
- Coordinator of the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow Teacher Development Center - 1993-1997
- SB 1274 Leadership in Restructuring Education Coordinator - 1994-1997 "Triton Project" Coordinator - 1995-1997
- Presenter or Speaker - Society for Technology and Teacher Education,
- Instructional Technology Leadership Academy, Education Council for Technology
- and Learning, Association of California School Administrators - 1993-1997
Five Recent Publications:
Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal - "Merging Multimedia with Magnet School Marketing" - 1992
Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 1993 - "Marketing Schools Through Multimedia: How San Diego Magnet Schools "Sell" Themselves to the Public Using Technology" - 1993
Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 1993 - "How Soon Will Teachers use Virtual Reality in the Classroom?" - 1993
International Spectrum - "Virtual Reality - Real or Surreal?" - 1993
The Distance Educator - "Is Virtual Reality a Reality in Education?" - 1995
JERRY FJERMESTAD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Department of Computer and Information Science New Jersey Institute of Tech Newark, N.J. 07102 (201) 596-3388 email@example.com
- Assistant Professor, 1993-, School of Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Assisatnt Professor, 1994-,
Faculty of Management, Rutgers University
- Ph.D., Management Information Systems, 1994
Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.
- M.S., Operations Research, 1982
Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, New York.
- B.A., Chemistry and Psychology, 1971
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.
Five Recent Publications Related to Project
- Christensen, E.W., and Fjermestad, J., "Challenging Group Support Systems Research: The Case for Strategic Decision Making," Group Decision and Negotiation, forthcoming.
- Fjermestad, J., "An Integrated Framework for Group Support
Systems Research," Journal of Organizational Computing and
Electronic Commerce, accepted pending revision.
- Fjermestad, J., and Hiltz, S.R., "Experimental Studies of
Group Decision Support Systems: An Assessment of Variables
Studied and Methodology," Proceedings of the 30th Hawaii
International Conference on System Sciences, in-press.
- Fjermestad, J., Hiltz, S.R., Turoff, M., Ford, C., Johnson, K., Ocker, R., Ferront, F., M., Worrell, and Czech, R.M., "Group Strategic Decision Making: Asynchronous GSS Using Structured Conflict and Consensus Approaches," Proceedings of the 28th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IV, 1995, 222-231.
- Ocker, R., Fjermestad, J., Hiltz, S.R., and Turoff, M., "An Exploratory Comparison of Four Modes of Communication for Determining Requirements: Results on Creativity, Quality and Satisfaction Proceedings of the 30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, in-press.
Other Publications and Presentations
- Ocker, R., Hiltz, S.R., Turoff, M., and Fjermestad, J., "Computer Support for Distributed Asynchronous Software Design Teams: Experimental Results on Creativity and Quality," Proceedings of the 28th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IV, 1995, 4-13.
- Ocker, R., Hiltz, S.R., Turoff, M., and Fjermestad, J., "The Effects of Distributed Group Support and Process Structuring on Software Requirements Development Teams: Results on
Creativity and Quality," Journal of Management Information
Systems, 12, 3, 1995-1996, 127-154.
- Worrell, M., Hiltz, S.R., Turoff, M., and Fjermestad, J., "An Experiment in Collaborative Learning Using a Game and a Computer Mediated Conference in Accounting Courses," Proceedings of the 28th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IV, 1995, 63-71.
Other Collaborators during the past 48 months:
- Ajaz Rana, James Whitescarver, and Joseph Wen
- Semi-Finalist in the 1994 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Dissertation Competition
- Nominated for best Paper in the Information Systems Tract: Twenty-Eighth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, with Ocker, R., Hiltz, S.R. and Turoff, M.
AJAZ R. RANA (Co-Principal Investigator)
Assistant Professor & Director CIS Distance Instruction Computer and Information Science Phone: (201) 596-2661 New Jersey Institute of Technology Fax: (201) 596-5777 University Heights E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Newark, NJ 07102
- Assistant Professor & Director CIS Distance Instruction, 1995 -, Computer & Information Science Department, NJIT, Newark NJ
- Special Lecturer, 1993 - 1995, Computer & Information Science Department, NJIT, Newark NJ
- Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (May, 1995) Rutgers the State University of NJ, Newark, New Jersey
- M.S. in Computer Science (October, 1988) New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
- Masters in Business Administration (October, 1984) Punjab University, New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
- B.S. in Mathematics & Statistics Government College, Lahore, Pakistan
Five Recent Publications Related to the Project:
Rana, A. R., Turoff, M. & Hiltz, S. R. (1997) Task and Technology Interaction (TTI): A Theory of Technological Support for Group Tasks. Proceedings of the 30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Rana, A. R. & Bieber, M. (1997) Towards a Collaborative Hypermedia Educational Framework. Proceedings of the 30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Rana, A. R., Whitescarver, J., Godala, S. & Aljallad, F. (1996) From Isolation to Collaboration: A WWW based Peer Review System. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Rana, A. R., Turoff, M. & Czech, R. (1996) Inquiring Systems Validation Approaches as Determinants of Media Richness for Technology Supported Group Work. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on
Hiltz, S. R., Dufner, D., Fjermestad, J., Rana, A. R. & Turoff, M. (1996) Distributed Group Support Systems: Theory Development and Experimentation. Book chapter: Olsen, B. M., Smith, J. B. & Malone, T., eds., Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology, Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.
Other Publications and Presentations:
. Turoff, M., Hiltz, S. R., Bhagat, A. & Rana, A. R. (1993) Distributed Group Support Systems. MIS Quarterly, December 1993.
. Rana, A. R., Wooster, J., Whitescarver, J. & Hiltz, S. R. (1996) From Virtual Classroom to Hypermedia Virtual Classroom. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Czech, R. & Rana, A. R. (1996) Society of Objects. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Rana, A. R., Turoff, M. & Hiltz, S. R. (1996) Peer Review Process: A Group Support Systems Approach. Submitted for publication, under review.
Tanik, M., Yeh, R., Bieber, M., Kurfess, F., Liu, Q., McHugh, J., Rana, A., Rossak, W., & Ng, P. (1996) Issues and Architecture for Electronic Enterprise Engineering. Proceedings of the Integrated Design
and Process Technology, Vol. 2, pp. 57 - 62.
Other Collaborators during the past 48 months:
Raymond Yeh, Richard Hoffman, Steve Hanson
- CIS Excellence in Teaching Award: 1995 - 1996
- Nominated for NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award: 1995 - 1996
- Nominated for NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award: 1994 - 1995
- Nominated for NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award: 1993 - 1994
BRUCE DAMER (Program Manager and Principal Investigator)
Co-Director Contact Consortium 343 Soquel Ave, Suite 70, Santa Cruz CA 95062-2305
Corporate and Faculty Positions:
- Co-Director, Contact Consortium, 1995 to present
- President and CEO, DigitalSpace Corporation, 1995 to present
- Instructor, new curriculum projects, Dept. of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, 1992-1994
- Chief Technologist, Elixir Technologies Corporation, 1987-1994
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
- B.Sc., Computer Science 1984, University of Victoria, Victoria Canada.
Five Recent Publications Related to Project:
- Damer, B.F., "Avatars, Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet", Addison-Wesley Longman/Peachpit Press, forthcoming
- Damer, B.F., "Multi-User VRML Environments, Technology Review and Survey", VRMLSite, Cover, Feb 1997.
- Damer, B.F., "Inhabited Virtual Worlds, a New Frontier for Interaction Design", ACM interactions, Sept-Oct 1996, pp. 27-35.
- Damer, B.F., Kekenes, C., Hoffman, T., "Inhabited Digital Spaces", ACM CHI '96 Companion, pp. 9-10
- Damer, B.F., Kashani, K. "The Elixir Desktop", Xerox Publications, in print 1990 to present.
- Produced Earth to Avatars, October 1996, The First Annual Conference of the Contact Consortium
- Recent presentations: NasFiC 1995, American Assn. of Anthropologists 1996, MediARTech 1996, CHI '96, VRML Developer's Conference; forthcoming: CHI '97, CFP '97, HCI International '97
- Organizing The Burgess Shale and the Digital Cambrian, Banff, Alberta Canada, August 1997
Collaborators during the past five years:
- de Kerckhove, D., Marshal Mcluhan Program, University of Toronto, design of a virtual university
- Gold, S., Bauer, Gold and Associates, architects, London U.K. global virtual architecture competition
- Funaro, J., Cabrillo College, Riner, R., Northern Arizona Univ., Anthropology of Virtual Communities
- Kryll, R. Charles University, Prague, special curriculum projects 1992-94
- Xplorer of the Year, 1992, Xplor International, for Xerox Elixir Desktop product line
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Space Studies Institute
- VRML Consortium Working Group on Biota
I have extensive product development and team leadership experience gained through projects for Xerox, IBM, Siemens-Nixdorf and other corporations. I have established software development laboratories in Europe and the USA and been in charge of large scale software architectures. The Elixir Desktop project allowed me to gain experience in transferring technology from the research environment (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center) to industrial and educational uses. This Star-based object desktop is currently in use by 25,000 commercial, government and educational institutions.
DEMETRI TERZOPOULOS (Principal Investigator)
Professor Department of Computer Science University of Toronto 6 King's College Road, Room 283 (416) 978-7777; Fax: (416) 978-1455 Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H5 Canada email: email@example.com
- Professor, 1995-, Associate Professor, 1989-94, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto ON
- Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 1989-
- Program Leader, Schlumberger, Inc., 1985-89, Palo Alto CA, 1990-92, Austin TX
- Research Scientist, 1984-85, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Cambridge, MA
- Ph.D., Computer Science (AI), 1984, MIT, Cambridge MA.
- M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, 1980, McGill University, Montreal QC.
- B.Eng., Hons. Electrical Eng., 1978, McGill University, Montreal QC.
Awards And Honors:
- E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship by the NSERC (1996).
- Awards from the American Assn for Artificial Intelligence in 1987 for work on deformable models in vision; IEEE in 1987 for work on active contours (snakes); NICOGRAPH in 1996 for work on human facial modeling for computer animation; the International Digital Media Foundation in 1994; Ars Electronica in 1995 for work on artificial animals for computer animation and VR
- The PhD thesis of student, Xiaoyuan Tu, received the 1996 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Professional Honors and Activity:
- Delivered over 200 invited talks, including recent keynote addresses at 4th Inter. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (1995), 4th SIAM Conf. on Geometric Design (1995), 3rd Pacific Conf. on Computer Graphics (1995), and recent distinguished lectures at Georgia Institute of Technology (1996), University of Florida (Gainesville) (1995).
- Committee service: computer graphics conferences (SIGGRAPH, EUROGRAPHICS, CGI, PG, GI, etc.) and computer vision conferences (ICCV, CVPR (CVPR'88 program co-chair), etc.).
- Served on NSF Grant Review Panel (96), NIH Study Sec. (95), ARPA Advisory Committee (94-96).
- Serving on editorial boards of 4 journals in vision, graphics, and medical imaging.
Five Recent Publications Related to the Proposal:
- Terzopoulos, D., Tu, X., Grzeszczuk, R., "Artificial fishes: Autonomous locomotion, perception, behavior, and learning in a simulated physical world" Artificial Life, 1(4), December, 1994, 327-351.
- Terzopoulos, D., Rabie, T., Grzeszczuk, R., "Perception and learning in artificial animals," Artificial Life V: Proc. Fifth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Nara, Japan, May, 1996, 313-320.
- Terzopoulos, D., Rabie, T., "Animat vision: Active vision with artificial animals," Proc. Fifth International Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV'95), Cambridge, MA, June, 1995, 801-808.
- Grzeszczuk, D. Terzopoulos, "Automated learning of muscle-actuated locomotion through control abstraction," Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH'95 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August, 1995, 63-70.
- Terzopoulos, D. Thalmann (eds.) "Computer Animation and Simulation," Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995. (ISBN 3-211-82738-2).
Biota Participating Individuals
- Tim Riley, Patrick Mahoney, dFORM
- Gever Tulley, John Shiple, Construct Internet Design
- Peter Hughes, Live Picture
- Sang Mah, Life Forms
- Dominic Sagallo, Ben Vigoda, Hewlett Packard
- Charles Ostman, Berkeley Designs
- Karen Marcello, Intervista
- Rocky Harris, Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro Oregon
- Others to be named
Contact Consortium Participating
- dFORM Internet Design
- Construct Internet Design
- Silicon Graphics Inc.
- Live Picture, Inc.
- Onlive Technologies
- Fujitsu Interactive
- Paragraph International
- British Telecom
- Others to be named
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