Board of Trustees
Edward E. David, Jr.
It would be difficult to find a career more distinguished than Dr. Edward E. David's. After receiving his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from MIT, he joined AT&T's Bell Laboratories concentrating his efforts first in the general field of audio and visual communications then in computing systems technology. Dr. David is known for his thoughtful wisdom as well as his technical contributions.
He left Bell Laboratories in 1970 to become the Science Advisor to the President of the United States leaving the White House in 1973 to become Executive Vice President for Research and Development of Gould, Inc. Dr. David was then asked to serve as President of Exxon Research and Engineering and did so until his retirement in 1986.
During his career he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. These are only a small number of the distinguished affiliations in which he has been awarded fellowships.
He has authored 185 publications.
Dr. David has served as Principal, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Washington Advisory Group, a consulting firm that provides strategic counsel and management advice to companies, universities, governments, and not-for-profits around the world. Currently, Dr. David is advising governments, universities, and businesses on intellectual property, commercialization, and technology transfer. He is a Past President of AAAS.
James L. Flanagan
When it is stated that James Flanagan is world renowned, it is not an exaggeration. The King of Sweden, the Crown Prince of Spain and the President of the United States have presented awards to him.
Dr. Flanagan received his doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and joined Bell Laboratories where he began concentrating in an area that over a period of years led to discoveries that sealed his reputation as a major contributor in the areas of signal coding algorithms and automatic speech synthesis and recognition. He invented auto-directive microphone arrays for teleconferencing and pioneered the use of digital computers for acoustic signal processing.
His many scientific accomplishments have earned him Fellowships in the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, IEEE, and the Acoustical Society of America. He has 50 US patents, has published 200 technical papers and his text Speech Analysis, Synthesis and Perception is a leading reference in speech technology.
Until October, 2004, Dr. Flanagan was Vice President for Research at Rutgers University. He also served as Director for the Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), an advanced technology center sponsored jointly by industry and government. CAIP conducts research in parallel and distributed computing, image and speech processing, graphics and data visualization, human/machine communications, robotics, and software engineering.
Andy Hopper is Professor of Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge and Head of the Computer Laboratory. His research interests include networking, pervasive and sentient computing, and using computers for assuring the sustainability of the planet. He is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.
Andy Hopper has pursued academic and industrial careers in parallel. In the academic career he has worked in the Computer Laboratory and the Department of Engineering at Cambridge. In the industrial career he has co-founded a dozen companies, two of which floated on stock markets. He is currently chairman of RealVNC, Ubisense and Adventiq, and a director of Solarflare.
Professor Hopper received the BSc degree from the University of Wales Swansea (1974) and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (1978). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1996) and of the Royal Society (2006). He was made a CBE for services to the computer industry (2007).
Lawrence H. Landweber
Lawrence H. Landweber is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin Ð Madison where until July 2000 he held the John P Morgridge Chair. He joined the Wisconsin Computer Science Department in 1967, serving as Chairman during 1977-79 and 1987-90. During 2002-2006 he was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering of the US National Science Foundation. Dr. Landweber is a member of the Board of Internet2 and Chair of its Network Research Council. He has been Chairman of the Board, President and Vice President for Education of the Internet Society and a member of the Computer Research Association Board. He is a Fellow of the ACM and in 2005 received the IEEE Award on International Communication. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University.
Early in his career, Dr. Landweber worked on monadic second order logic / infinite games, complexity theory and Petri nets, serving as Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Automata and Computability (SIGACT). Since 1977, he has worked on computer networks.
Dr. LandweberÕs first networking project, TheoryNet, involved an email system for theoretical computer scientists. In 1979, he helped conceive and later led the CSNET (Computer Science Network) project. The goal of CSNET was a network for all US computer research groups. Funded by NSF, CSNET provided an early large-scale community network based on Internet technology. Later, he worked with NSF on the development of the NSFNET. From 1987 to 1992, he led the Wisconsin component of the NSF-DARPA Gigabit Testbed Project. He currently participates in the NSF-funded 100x100 project, whose goal is to redesign the Internet to accommodate 100 million homes connected at 100 Mbps.
Dr. Landweber has been a leader in the development of the international academic/research Internet. In the 1980s he helped establish the first network gateways between the US and many countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America and also advised these countries on the development of their national networks. In the 1990s he helped initiate the Internet Society's Workshops for Developing Countries. These workshops were a key factor in the spread of the Internet to developing countries. Later he collaborated on the plan for what became the USAID Leland Initiative, the program that has played a major role in bringing the Internet to Africa. While President of the Internet Society, he initiated the ISOC proposal to revise the governance of the Domain Name System and assisted in the formation of ICANN.
David L. Roscoe, III
David L. Roscoe, III is currently a senior executive at RiskMetrics Group. Mr. Roscoe has a broad understanding of the business strategies necessary for an organization to be successful. Mr. Roscoe was employed from 1967-1999 at J.P.Morgan, from which he retired as a Managing Director, and from 1999-2002 at Bridge Information Systems, where he served as Executive Vice President, President, and co-Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Roscoe received a B.A. with Honors in Economics from Yale University in 1965, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oregon in 1967. Mr. Roscoe served on active duty as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve from 1968-1971.
Jeffrey R. Walsh
Mr. Walsh has the ability to view the many aspects of a business and instinctively know what it will take to make it better and therefore, more valuable. His contributions as a member of the Executive Committee of Fraser Research are invaluable.
Mr. Walsh is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Villanova University.
He is Executive Vice President of WR Investment Partners, LLC and a partner with WR Capital Partners, LLC. Both are successful and highly regarded founders of the U.S. leveraged buyout industry. Mr. Walsh joined Wesray Capital in 1987 as Vice President and was actively involved in the acquisition and management of numerous entities. In 1991, he developed a strategy to provide Wesray partners a more organized approach for investing in the public markets and private investment entities. Pursuant to this, he structured and led the acquisition of Evaluation Associates, Inc., one of the largest and most respected investment consulting firms in the U.S., which has become one of the largest alternative asset businesses in the world.
Mr. Walsh is a board member of EAI Holdings Corp. and Vice Chairman of EAI Partners L.P and affiliated entities. He is Chairman of the Management Committee of Spinnaker Coating, LLC and a founding member of two independent alternative asset firms, Rumson Capital, LLC and ZAIS Group, LLC.
Richard M. Wolf
Mr. Wolf worked in the telecommunication industry for 44 years and his knowledge is encyclopedic. His perspective on the future of the industry is perceptive and insightful.
Mr. Wolf graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and attended Stanford's Engineering Economics and Executive Programs. In 1962 he joined New York Telephone and AT&T in various engineering positions and became involved in the Bell Systems antitrust case. He testified in more than 80 state and federal proceedings.
In 1982 he joined Robert E. LaBlanc Associates, Inc. a telecommunication consulting firm where he held several positions and became the subject matter expert on Wireless Towers Sitings. Mr. Wolf often testifies on behalf of municipalities and interveners at such hearings.
In 2000 Mr. Wolf founded Richard M. Wolf LLC, a telecommunication/ information technologies consulting firm located in Basking Ridge, NJ. Mr. Wolf is a senior member of the IEEE.