Robert L. Constable heads the Nuprl research group in automated reasoning and software verification, and joined the Cornell faculty in 1968. He is known for his work connecting programs and mathematical proofs, which has led to new ways of automating the production of reliable software. Professor Constable is a graduate of Princeton University where he worked with Alonzo Church, one of the pioneers of computer science. Professor Constable stepped down as the Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University, serving from 1999 – 2009. CIS is a college-level unit created to advance Cornell’s academic and research initiative in computing and information science.
Nick Culbertson is the CEO of Protenus, a Baltimore-based artificial intelligence company that specializes in healthcare compliance analytics. Prior to co-founding Protenus, Nick was a Fellow a the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and a medical student at The Johns Hopkins University. Nick served eight years as a US Army Special Operations “green beret” where he specialized in human intelligence network development and analysis. In 2012, Nick received his bachelor’s from The Johns Hopkins University. Nick is an active member of Baltimore’s non-profit community as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and a board member for The 6th Branch, a veteran-led community revitalization organization.
Susan B. Davidson received the B.A. degree in Mathematics from CornellUniversity in 1978, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1980 and 1982. Dr. Davidson is the Weiss Professor of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been since 1982, and currently serves as Chair of the board of the Computing Research Association. Dr. Davidson’s research interests include database and web-based systems, scientific data management, provenance, crowdsourcing, and data citation.
Melanie Dorn is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. She is a manager in Field Management Technology, currently focused on Financial Advisor Compensation and Solutions Architect for Investment Solutions Technology. Melanie earned a BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2015, she held several leadership positions in technology at UBS and Prudential Securities, designing and implementing new systems allowing financial advisors to expand their business for the firms.
Melanie won the FinTech Futures Tech Leadership Award at the 20th annual Banking Technology Awards, and was named a 2019 Transformation Leader of the Year Finalist at the Women in IT Awards.
David B. Enabnit received his B.S., M.S. in physics from The Ohio State University and his M.S. in computer science, and a M.S. in business from Johns Hopkins University. Enabnit was formerly Technical Director of the Office of Coast Survey in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he; handled technical and management responsibilities for computer assisted cartographic system development and deployment; technical and business responsibility for print-on-demand development and commercialization; and served as Head of U.S. delegation to international standards setting body for marine navigation data and systems. He was also a Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve with duty station as staff to the Director of Army Research. Enabnit is now retired and exploring other interests.
Jacob Green is a technology entrepreneur, based in Baltimore MD. He is a partner in SpreadConcepts LLC, a boutique consulting firm which develops advanced, research-based technology to address real-world problems in distributed systems and networking. He is one of the founding technical team members of LTN Global Communications where he currently serves as Director of Engineering. He co-founded D-fusion an early business intelligence web crawling firm. He holds BS (’99) and MS (’00) degrees from Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science, as well as BA (’99) in physics.
Colin McCarthy is the co-founder of Nebula Research And Development, a quantitative hedge fund, where he applies statistical models to the financial markets looking for novel investment opportunities. Prior to his current role, Colin was a trader at Cubist Systematic Strategies for nine years, where he built out a statistical arbitrage & volatility trading business. During his career in the financial markets, Colin has also managed capital at several other firms including Fortress Investments, SwissRe Financial Products, and Tesseract Capital. He also worked in the technology sector for Warp Solutions, a startup focused on building distributed networking infrastructure software. He received a BS in computer science in 1998 from Johns Hopkins University and received an MS in computer science from Stanford University in 2000.
Cristina Nita-Rotaru co-directs the Network and Distributed Systems Security Lab and is a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern University in 2015, she was a faculty member at Purdue University (2003-2015), where she was also an Assistant Director for the Center for Research and Education in Information Assurance and Security (2011-2013). Professor Nita-Rotaru is the recipient of several awards for her work in dependable and secure network protocols in distributed systems. She is a member of the Steering Committee for ACM Wireless Security Conference and the IEEE/IFIP Dependable Systems and Networks Conference. Professor Nita-Rotaru is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D (2003).
Cleve Pasarell, ’04, is VP of Product Development at Livingly Media, a company he joined pre-launch eleven years ago. A software engineer at heart, he tries his best to stay on top of the latest trends in the field and is currently studying data science and machine learning. When he can, Cleve contributes his spare time to Hopkins and co-chairs the Student and Faculty Engagement subcommittee in the Hopkins Engineering Alumni Leadership Committee. A Bay Area native, he currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, Jenny.
Joe Pistritto is a SRE Engineering Director in the San Francisco office where he is the Site Lead. He manages teams running the base infrastructure for Google’s services including setup and teardown of cluster software infrastructure. Before that he worked in global infrastructure planning at Google and was VP of Engineering at several Bay Area startups as well as at Oracle in his life before Google. Joe is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland with a BS and MS in electrical engineering.
Noah Presler is an Associate Product Manager at Google/Alphabet Inc. He co-founded and co-created Semester.ly, a platform that makes college more collaborative and stress free by bringing technology to difficult areas like course registration. It is used regularly by thousands of students at the Johns Hopkins University. Noah graduated from the Whiting School of Engineering in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in computer science and minors in both applied mathematics and statistics and entrepreneurship and management. He hopes to combine these diverse subject areas to create impactful technologies that improve people’s lives at scale.
Gary Siegel is the Executive Vice President, Delivery and Operations at FAST Technology, a Policy Administration Software Company, operating across the Life insurance Industry. He is responsible for Customer and Product Delivery and is committed to making each and every FAST Implementation a success in the eyes of our customers. A hands‐on leader, Gary holds a patent and has won a number of Quality and Innovation Awards. A 1988 Graduate of Johns Hopkins, with a Master’s Degree in computer science and a Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering.
Sandeep Singhal is Senior Director of Engineering for storage at Meta (formerly Facebook), powering product, analytics, and learning infrastructure, as well as disaster recovery. He has previously held leadership roles at Google (leading Cloud Storage), Microsoft (GM for Bing Maps and Local Search, Internet Explorer, and Windows Networking), and IBM (Chief Architect for Pervasive Computing Division). He co-founded ReefEdge Networks, a pioneer in wireless LAN security, mobility, and management products. He has served on advisory panels supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Research Council, and the European Commission. His credits include 78 issued patents and dozens of publications, including three books. Sandeep holds M.S. and Ph.D degrees in computer science from Stanford University, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in computer science, mathematical sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.
Jim Williams is the CEO of Siemens Molecular Imaging and is based in Knoxville, TN. Prior to that he was seven years in Germany with Siemens responsible for interventional X‐ray imaging. He received his Ph.D. from JHU in 1998, working in the field of medical imaging and his undergraduate and masters degrees from Rice University.