Karen Kafadar, University of Virginia
Karen Kafadar, Commonwealth Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Prior appointments include Rudy Professor at Indiana University, Chancellor's Scholar and Professor at University of Colorado-Denver, Fellow at National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention, and Mathematical Statistician at Hewlett-Packard (RF/Microwave Test Equipment Division) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (Statistical Engineering Division). Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods for problems in the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences, with an emphasis on robust methods and exploratory data analysis. She has served on several committees including National Academy of Sciences' Committees on Applied & Theoretical Statistics (CATS), National Statistics (CNSTAT), and Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science System, as well as on the governing boards for ASA, IMS, and ISI. She was Editor of JASA Reviews (1996-98) and Technometrics (1999-2001), she is currently Biology & Genetics Editor for The Annals of Applied Statistics. She is an Elected ASA/ISI/AAAS Fellow, has authored many journal articles and book chapters, and has advised numerous M.S. and Ph.D. students.
Adam Fraser, Elsevier
Adam Fraser Is Associate Publisher at Elsevier, working in the area of cognitive science and psychology. His portfolio includes Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Brain and Language, and Cognitive Psychology, among others. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Warwick and is based in London.
Isabel Gauthier, Vanderbilt University
Isabel Gauthier is the David K. Wilson Chair of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Gauthier received her PhD from Yale in 1998, followed by concurrent post-doctoral fellowships at Yale and MIT. Her research interests include the behavioral and neural study of visual object recognition, especially in domains of perceptual expertise such as faces, letters, musical notation, with implications for disorders likes autism and congenital face blindness. Gauthier has authored over 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have been cited more then 12,300 times. She received many honors including the APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution and the Troland research award from the National Academy of Sciences. She is the 2015 SEC Professor of the Year. Gauthier serves as chief editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology:General.
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Carolyn Cramer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Carolyn Cramer is an analyst in the Information Delivery group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has over ten years experience working in the development and characterization of solid oxide fuel cell materials. Six years ago, she transitioned from the engineering field to information sciences, where she assists research scientists with their information needs and delivers relevant scientific and technical information in support of research projects. She also develops enrichment and professional development activities for the Scientist and Engineering Development Program and various internship and fellowship programs at PNNL that include resume writing workshops, getting into graduate school materials, and publishing workshops. Additionally she is interested in the analysis of data through the use of visual analytic tools to discover relationships and emerging trends. M.S. Library and Information Sciences (University of Washington), M.S. Materials Science and Engineering (University of Washington), B.S. Ceramic Engineering (University of Washington).