Josiah Hester

Josiah Hester is Associate Professor of Interactive Computing and Computer Science at Georgia Tech, and was previously at Northwestern as an Assistant Professor. He works broadly in computing systems applied to sustainability and healthcare, informed by his Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) heritage. He explores large-scale sensing for sustainability and conservation and its intersections with personal and population health. He is supported by multiple grants from the NSF, NIH, ARPA-H, and the DoD. He was named a Sloan Fellow in Computer Science and won his NSF CAREER in 2022. His work has received multiple best paper awards and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, BBC, Popular Science, Communications of the ACM, and the Guinness Book of World Records, among many others.

Bart Knijnenburg

Bart Knijnenburg is a Dean’s Professor of Human-Centered Computing and an expert in privacy decision-making and the user-centric evaluation of recommender systems. Since joining the Clemson University School of Computing, his research has been awarded over $3,000,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award), the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and corporate gifts. He has published in top conferences and journals including the ACM conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI), the international journal of human-computer studies (IJHCS), the User Modeling and User-Adapted Interactions journal (UMUAI) and the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions (ToCHI).

Eileen Martin

Eileen Martin is an assistant professor at Colorado School of Mines jointly appointed in geophysics and applied math and statistics (60/40%). She is part of two industry-aligned consortia: the Center for Wave Phenomena and the Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining. She also previously worked as am assistant professor of mathematics at Virginia Tech. She holds a Ph.D. in computational and mathematical engineering (2018) and M.S. in geophysics (2017) from Stanford, as well as B.S. degrees in mathematics and computational physics from UT-Austin (2012). Her work has been recognized by the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Early Career Prize (2023) and an NSF CAREER grant through the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (2021).

Allison Sullivan

Allison Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) since Fall 2020 where she leads SCOPE lab. Her research interest lies in easing the adoption of formal methods, so that software models can be used more broadly to develop correct and reliable software systems. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (CAREER, CISE CORE and FMitF) and NASA (ULI). She is the current faculty advisor for UTA’s Society of Women’s Engineers and has been a Grace Hoper Celebration Faculty Scholar and a Google Faculty in Residence cohort. When not doing research, Allison enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling the world, and hiking.