John Gero, George
|John Gero is a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for
Advanced Study and at the Volgenau School of Information Technology
and Engineering, George Mason University and a Visiting Professor
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Formerly he was Professor
of Design Science and Co-Director of the Key Centre of Design Computing
and Cognition, at the University of Sydney. He is the author or
editor of 46 books and over 550 papers and book chapters in the
fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence,
computer-aided design, design cognition and cognitive science. He
has been a Visiting Professor of Architecture, Civil Engineering,
Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Design and Computation or Mechanical
Engineering at MIT, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia and CMU in the USA,
at Strathclyde and Loughborough in the UK, at INSA-Lyon and Provence
in France and at EPFL-Lausanne in Switzerland. His former doctoral
students are professors in the USA, UK, Australia, India, Japan,
Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
He has been the recipient of many excellence awards including the Harkness
Fellowship, two Fulbright Fellowships, two SRC Fellowships and various named
chairs. He is on the editorial boards of numerous journals related to design
science, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering
and is the chair of the international conference series Artificial Intelligence
in Design, the new conference series Design Computing and Cognition and
the international conference series Computational and Cognitive Models of
Professor Gero is also an international consultant in the field of computer-aided
design, artificial intelligence and technology policy.
Baldwin, Harvard Business School
|Carliss Y. Baldwin is the William L. White Professor of Business
Administration at the Harvard Business School. With Kim B. Clark,
she is involved in a multi-year project to study the process of
design and its impact on the structure of the computer industry.
She and Clark have authored Design Rules, Volume 1: The Power
of Modularity, the first of a projected two volumes on this
topic. Volume 2, in progress, will focus on Architecture and Strategy.
Baldwin received a bachelor's degree in economics from MIT in 1972, and MBA and DBA degrees from Harvard Business School. She developed and taught Mergers & Acquisitions, a second-year MBA course.
She has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards. Within Harvard
University, she is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Graduate
School of Design and serves on the policy and admissions committee of the
joint Ph.D program in Information Technology and Management. She lives in
Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, Randolph Hawthorne.
Jay Kesan, University of Illinois
|Professor Jay Kesan's academic interests are in the areas of
patent law and policy, intellectual property, entrepreneurship,
internet law/regulation, digital government (e-gov), agricultural
biotechnology law, and biofuels regulation. He directs the Program
in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the College of Law
and is Group Leader of the Business, Economics & Law of Genomic
Biology (BioBEL) theme at the Institute of Genomic Biology.
At the University of Illinois, Professor Kesan holds positions in the
College of Law, the Institute of Genomic Biology, the Information Trust
Institute, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Department of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, and the Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics.
He received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University, where
he received several awards including Order of the Coif, and served as Associate
Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. After graduation, he clerked for Judge
Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Prior to attending law school, Jay Kesan-who also holds a Ph.D. in electrical
and computer engineering-worked as a research scientist at the IBM T.J.
Watson Research Center in New York. He is a registered patent attorney and
practiced at the former firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP in the areas of patent
litigation and patent prosecution. In addition, he has published numerous
scientific papers and obtained several patents in the U.S. and abroad.