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Interview Please discuss your background, how you came to your current Þ eld, including details on your tenure and role @ Prometheus. I have been a Prometheus Principal Scientist and Administrator for 18 years. While at Prometheus I have de- veloped technology applications for Prometheus algorithms, co-developed a DCAA approved accounting system and man- aged several Prometheus efforts in mathematics and business development, including current efforts to integrate the Materi- als IdentiÞ cation Reß ectivity Kernel algorithm suite into the ANN/BQQ-10 sonar system. In addition, as Executive Vice President of the Inter- national Neuroscience Network Foundation (INNF), I man- aged a large four-year multinational neuroscience project for Nestle examining the relationships among taste psychophys- ics, metabonomics and genetics. I also led INNFÕs education outreach program, working to stimulate STEM (science, tech- nology, engineering and math) interest and excellence in K-12 students. While at RAND, I was Co-Director of the Congres- sionally-mandated Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Re- sponse to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (the Gilmore Commission). As part of this well-regarded multi-year project, I supervised more than 50 personnel and developed and oversaw the research agenda for the panel, which included research on technologies to combat (biologi-cal, chemical, infrastructure) terrorism as well as policies and procedures in the areas of critical infrastructure, border pro-tection, and health and emergency services. I completed a National Research Council postdoc- toral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Wash- ington, D.C., and I hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Microbiology from Harvard University, and two Bach- elor degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. I have co-authored several peer-reviewed articles, fsbook chapters and books.Looking at Prometheus? turnover in a given year, please give an overview description of your client base. PrometheusÕ client base is primarily the Department of Defense and defense contractors. Currently, our primary customer is the U.S. Navy and more speciÞ cally the Naval Dr. Jennifer Brower, Prometheus Image of Prometheus? signal pro-cessing work showing the differ- ence in ?featuregrams? between targets and non-targets using Prometheus MIRK processing. The match Þ lter processing (com- monly used by Navy) identi Þ es all of the noted peaks as targets but when the signal is processed us-ing a Prometheus algorithm suite, targets and non-targets are cor- rectly identiÞ ed.18 MTRNovember/December 2013MTR #9 (18-33).indd 18MTR #9 (18-33).indd 1812/12/2013 11:06:38 AM12/12/2013 11:06:38 AM

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