External Advisory Committee
Bergman is the president of Bright House Networks, the sixth largest cable company in the U.S. Bergman is an expert in industry innovation that improves customer value and satisfaction. Her genuine attentiveness to both people and culture combined with her ability to strategically navigate quickly evolving technologies and rapidly advancing platforms garners top results. She has served on the FCC Technical Advisory Committee and the CableLabs Technical Advisory Committee and several other boards. She is a Trustee of the University of Rochester.
Jonathan Darer is the chief innovation officer and director of the IAA Center for Clinical Innovation at Geisinger Health System. He is an expert in leveraging analytics, clinical decision support, and reengineering solutions that result in improved chronic disease care and reductions in preventable harm.
Etzioni is the executive director of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He was a professor in the University of Washington's computer science department, was the founder or co-founder of several companies, and the author of over 100 technical papers that have garnered about 20,000 citations.
Halevy heads the structured data management research group at Google. Prior to that, he was a professor of computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle. He co-founded Nimble Technology and co-founded Transformic, a company that created search engines for the deep web, and was acquired by Google.
Horvitz is a distinguished scientist and the managing director Microsoft Research in Redmond, Wash. He has served as president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and is chair of the Section on Information, Computing, and Communication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
John Kelly is senior vice president of corporate operations at Xerox. Prior to Xerox, Kelly founded and served as president and chief executive officer of Niteo Partners Inc. and at Cap Gemini. He is a Trustee of the University of Rochester and serves on the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business executive advisory council and dean’s forum.
Nasch is the CEO of The Activity Exchange, which brings the science behind consumer marketing to the healthcare challenge. She is also an entrepreneur who has built high-growth technology companies focused on data-driven decisions. She has held leadership roles in Sense Networks, Fair Isaac, Company DNA, BackWeb, and Reuters.
Alex “Sandy” Pentland
Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, co-leads the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives, and is a founding member of the advisory boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, Telefonica, and a variety of start-up firms.
Richard Scheuermann is the director of informatics at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Prior to JCVI, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Pathology at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Tex. He has led three projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and has served as the biomedical Iiformatics lead for UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Science Award.
Selman is a professor of computer science at Cornell University. He has (co-)authored over 100 publications, including six best paper awards. His papers have appeared in Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and a variety of conferences and journals.