IU Bloomington Engineering Blue Ribbon Committee

Chair: James Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Duderstadt received a B.Eng. in electrical engineering with highest honors from Yale University in 1964, and an M.S. and Ph.D in engineering science and physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1967.  After a year as an Atomic Energy Commission Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1968 in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, rising through the ranks to full professor in 1975. Dr. Duderstadt became Dean of the College of Engineering in 1981 and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1986. He was elected President of the University of Michigan in 1988 and served in this role until July, 1996. He currently holds a university-wide faculty appointment as University Professor of Science and Engineering, co-chairing the University’s program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy and directing the Millennium Project, a research center exploring the impact of over-the-horizon technologies on society. A recipient of the E. O. Lawrence Award for excellence in nuclear research and the National Medal of Technology for exemplary service to the nation, Dr. Duderstadt has been elected to numerous honorific societies including the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Phi.

Eric Grimson, Chancellor, Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, MIT
Dr. Grimson received the BSc. (Hons) degree in mathematics from the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) in 1975 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1980. A member of the MIT faculty since 1984, Dr. Grimson was Chancellor of MIT from 2011-2103, and has served since 2013 as the Chancellor for Academic Advancement. Internationally recognized for his research in computer vision, especially in applications in medical image analysis, Dr. Grimson is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Anita Jones, University Professor Emerita, University of Virginia
Dr. Jones received her Ph. D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1973, and served on the faculty at CMU until leaving to co-found Tartan Laboratories. After serving as Vice-President at Tartan from 1981-87, Dr. Jones joined the University of Virginia as Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department. From 1993-1997, she served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the US Department of Defense, overseeing the department’s science and technology program, research laboratories, and DARPA. She received the US Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award, a Distinguished Public Service Award and a tribute in the Congressional Record. A member of the National Research Council Advisory Council for Policy and Global Affairs, Dr. Jones is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.