Washington Academy of Sciences
|Michael Coble is a Forensic Biologist in the Applied Genetics Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Previously, Dr. Coble was the Chief of the Research Section at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, where he was involved in resolving a number of high profile historical cases including the genetic identification of an unknown child from the Titanic sinking and the two missing Romanov children. Dr. Coble was listed among the top 20 high-impact authors in Legal Medicine & Forensic Science from 2001 to 2011 by Science Watch. His current research at NIST focuses on DNA mixture interpretation and research with lineage markers.|
|John Kaufhold is a data scientist and managing partner of Deep Learning Analytics. Before this, Dr. Kaufhold investigated deep learning algorithms as a staff scientist at NIH. Prior to NIH, Dr. Kaufhold was a Technical Fellow at SAIC, serving as principal investigator or technical lead on a number of large government contracts funded by NIH, DARPA and IARPA, among others. Prior to joining SAIC, Dr. Kaufhold investigated machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis and video analysis at GE’s Global Research Center. Dr. Kaufhold was a Whitaker Fellow in Boston University’s biomedical engineering department, earning his Ph.D. in 2001. Dr. Kaufhold is an inventor on 18 patent filings and is author on over 50 peer-reviewed publications.|
|Ronald Hietala is a semi-retired industrial-organizational psychologist. His career was in training and organizational development. He is interested in scientific methodology, process improvement, and human development and functioning.|
|Eugene Williams is a Professor of Biology at Salisbury University. His research focuses on how fishes acclimatize and adapt to changes in temperature. He explores the biochemical, molecular and cellular attributes that allow some fish, but not others, to thrive over a wide variety of environmental temperatures. He is particularly interested in how cell membranes contribute to overall cell function during temperate acclimatization. He is a Fulbright Scholar and conducted some of his research in Iceland. His web site is here.
|Sethanne Howard is an astronomer, retired Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office. Her main field of research is interacting galaxies.|
|W.I.Longstreth, III (Terry) is a Senior Member of ACM, a Systems Engineer and specialist in Data and Information Standards, Data Architecture and Data Systems Development. He has been active in research, development, design and integration, and operation of large, complex database systems since the early 1970s.
Until his retirement in June 2009, he was affiliated continuously with Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems and Global Services (IS&GS) and its predecessors, since starting out with IBM’s Federal Systems Division in June of 1967 as an assembly language programmer on IBM 1410 and 360 computers. His IBM/Lockheed career included 10 years of international assignments in Asia, Europe, and Australia. In 2003, Terry was certified by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems as a Technical Specialist in Database Engineering.In retirement:
He is a member of the Board of PTAB, the Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorisation Body (www.iso16363.org)He serves as a volunteer engineering and standards consultant to the Netcentric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), to the Mission Operations and Information Management Systems Area of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS/MOIMS), and to the Annual Ontology Summit and its culminating Symposium.He is a part-time Standardized Patient, portraying conditions symptoms and behaviors for students of several medical disciplines at the Howard University College of Medicine
|Dr. Jerry Dwyer is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Director of the STEM Academy at George Washington University. He worked for many years in computational mechanics related to fracture, composite materials and glaciology. In recent years, he has focused on issues of mathematical education and outreach and he has developed a wide range of K-12 outreach projects. His current interests include undergraduate learning in the STEM disciplines. the mathematical education of teachers, the scholarship of teaching and outreach, computational mathematics, and complex dynamics.|
The Academy’s Board of Managers is comprised of the officers listed above, the members-at-large listed below, the immediate past president, plus the representatives of the Affiliated Societies.
Immediate Past President