UC San Diego

Kevin Patrick
Kevin Patrick, M.D., M.S., is a Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute/Calit2. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Data Exploration Project. His research, funded by the NIH, NSF, CDC and RWJF, is focused on improving the use of information and communication technology to measure and improve health-related behaviors of individuals and populations. For 20 years (1994-2013) Dr. Patrick served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and he has served on the Secretary’s Council for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and on the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board.

Chaitan Baru
Dr. Baru is a Distinguished Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), where he is Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Development. He also leads the CloudStor group, which is involved in cloud-storage research. He has been involved in a number of cyberinfrastructure projects: as Project Director of the Geosciences Network (GEON); Director, NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center (NEESit); and Cyberinfrastructure Lead, Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring network (TEAM). He is also co-PI of the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information Systems (HIS) and was co-PI of the Cyberinfrastructure Testbed for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) while also serving as a founding member of the NEON Senior Management Team.

Baru’s research interests are in large-scale data systems, cloud computing, data integration, and scientific data management. Prior to SDSC, Baru was at IBM, where he led one of the development teams for DB2 Parallel Edition Version 1 (released Dec 1995). He received his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and M.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Emilia Farcas
Dr. Emilia Farcas is an Assistant Project Scientist at the UCSD's Qualcomm Institute, the San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Her research interests are software-engineering methodologies for managing the complexity of cyber-physical systems, focusing on modeling requirements, architectures, and service-oriented engineering, while addressing concerns such as governance and reliability. Her research is applied in various cyber-infrastructure projects at UCSD in the fields of health sciences and clinical trials, large-scale oceanographic observatories, and fail-safe automotive systems.

Dr. Farcas received her PhD degree from the University of Salzburg, Austria in 2006 in the area of component models, programming languages, and scheduling algorithms for real-time distributed systems. Her research on network scheduling algorithms received the best paper award for Factory Automation at the 2007 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation.

After she joined UCSD in fall 2006, she focused on integrating large-scale systems and foundations for service-oriented architectures. Until 2010, she was subsystem lead architect for the Cyber-infrastructure and also the Sensing and Acquisition components of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project. There she researched governance, messaging infrastructures, scientific data models, and novel methods for data distribution and control of oceanographic experiments. Since 2010 she has been leading the requirements engineering, architecture, and development for the CYCORE project, to deliver an innovative cyber-infrastructure that meets stakeholders' needs. She has also been researching value-based engineering and quality assurance in cyber-infrastructures.

Kai Lin
Kai Lin, Ph.D. is a Scientific Researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), primarily focusing on the TEAM project, the Geoinformatics Information Network (GIN) and CYCORE. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lin’s current research interests include databases, data management, cyberinfrastructure, geoinformatics, and software engineering.

Viswanath Nandigam
Viswanath (Vishu) Nandigam is a program manager in the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Development Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He is the Co-PI of the National Science Foundation funded OpenTopography Facility, which provides internet-based access to large volumes of high-resolution airborne and ground-based LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) topographic data sets, derived data products and web-based processing tools for generating custom digital elevation models. He also works as the informatics lead on various translational cancer research projects at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center.

Nandigam specializes in scientific data acquisition and management, data intensive application development, parallel and federated database systems and information integration.

Fred Raab
Fredric Raab is the lead systems engineer for the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (CWPHS) at Calit2. He is developing and evaluating wireless applications for collecting and analyzing data in the areas of physical activity, energy balance, and nutrition. He is the designer of e/Balance, a smart-phone application that supports energetics and active-living research (ALR), and CWPHS’s text and picture messaging platform for cell phones. He serves as the technical director of PALMS (Physical Activity Location Measurement System), a cyber-infrastructure that enables active-living and exposure biology researches to collect, store and analyze temporal and geospatial data related to physical activity and environmental exposure.

Before relocating to San Diego in 2003, Mr. Raab was a founding member of LiveSky Solutions, a wireless developer in Boston, and was instrumental in the development of interactive multimedia and new media technologies. While in his last year of college, he founded Telematic Systems, a pioneering and award-wining videodisc development firm commercializing technologies developed at MIT’s Media Lab for clients such as AT&T, Digital Equipment Corp, Ford, and General Motors. In 1987, as vice president for production at Interactive Media Communications, he led the firm’s development and production teams in the creation of interactive multimedia training programs in industrial health and safety.

Claudiu Farcas
Claudiu Farcas, PhD, is an Assistant Research Scientist in the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). His major research interests are software engineering for embedded and large-scale distributed systems, virtual execution environments, portable real-time components, programming languages, networking, and Web technologies. He leads the architecture and development efforts of the cyber-infrastructure for delivering computational services related to data analysis, data integration, and privacy technologies.

Claudiu is Infrastructure Core Director for the NIH iDASH National Center for Biomedical Computing, where he is responsible for new processes and techniques for improved security and reliability of the center's infrastructure and oversight of the overall project, with emphasis on the software development, technical, and financial aspects. His focus within CYCORE is on the integration of CYCORE' and IDASH's platforms for scalability and performance reasons.

Lucila Ohno-Machado
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, MBA, PhD received her medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo and her doctoral degree in medical information sciences and computer science from Stanford. She is Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology, and the founding chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at UCSD, where she leads a group of faculty with diverse backgrounds in medicine, nursing, informatics, and computer science. Prior to her current position, she was faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at the MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Ohno-Machado is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association since 2011. She directs the NIH-funded iDASH National Center for Biomedical Computing.

Ingolf Krueger
Dr. Ingolf Krueger is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, where he directs the “Service-Oriented Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory”. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in UCSD’s Rady School of Management. Since March 2009 he has been the Director of the Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center at UCSD.

Dr. Krueger directs the “Software & Systems Architecture & Integration” functional area within the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). His major research interests are service-oriented software and systems engineering for distributed, reactive systems, software architectures, description techniques, verification and validation, and development processes. The application domains to which he applies his research results span the entire range from networked embedded systems to Internet-wide business information architectures.

Dr. Krueger holds a doctoral degree from Technische Universität München, Germany, and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship. He has organized and co-organized several international workshops on service-orientation and other software-engineering topics, including the Automotive Software Workshop in San Diego in 2004 and 2006. He aslo serves and has served as program co-chair for the Software Engineering In Practice Track of ICSE 2010, for RSP 2009 and ICSOC 2008, and as co-chair of the Automotive Systems Experience track for ICSE 2008.

Yan Yan
Yan Yan is a second-year Ph.D. student in Software Engineering and Architecture at UC San Diego’s Computer Science department. He got his B.S. degree in 2006 from Tsinghua University, and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Peking University in 2009. He joined UCSD at the end of 2009. He is very interested in Software and Systems Engineering.