Dr. Laurie A. Schintler
Dr. Schintler is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D.in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her expertise is in the management and modeling of networks of infrastructure, and the use of advanced information and communications technologies for managing and controlling traffic in metropolitan area highway and road systems. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has been the principle investigator or co-principle investigator on a number of sponsored research projects. Currently, Dr. Schintler is in charge of managing a group within the School of Public Policy whose purpose is to gain a better understanding of the relationship between telecommunications and economic and socio-political factors across different nations of the world. She is also actively involved in a number of scholarly organizations, including STELLA, an NSF-ESF sponsored group focused on issues relating to transportation, telework and telecommuting, e-commerce and sustainable development, for example and continues to be active in presenting her research at conferences and workshops.
Mr. Kulkarni works as a Research Faculty in the School of Publi c Policy at George mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. Engineer and computer scientist by training, he has worked on wide variety of intredisciplinary projects. His research interests include application of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems theory to model transportation and regional economics issues, research and development of methodologies to study application of ITS to regional road networks and traffic, development of regional economic models incorporating a suite of methods from the complexity theory- percolation theory, spin glasses, self organizing and adaptive systems, and deterministic chaos, analysis and modeling of regional economy, Regional Technology database development and analysis and development of applications/software for analysis of highway traffic. He is a the recipient of and principal investigator for the NSF Grant # ECS0085981 for the study of Road Transportation as Complex Adaptive System: An Exploratory Conceptual Framework to study Road Traffic Patterns, Accessibility, Mobility, Connectivity and Congestion/Emission, 2000. (PI: R.G. Kulkarni, CoPI: R.R. Stough and K.E. Haynes).
Dr. Roger Stough
Dr. Roger Stough is the Director of the Mason Enterprise Center and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the School of Public Policy. He holds the Northern Virginia Endowed Chair in Public Policy. His educational background includes a BS in International Trade and Economics from Ohio State University; an MA in Economic Geography from the University of South Carolina; and a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Stough has an extensive publication record, including nearly 200 scholarly and professional publications, 10 books and 100 journal articles. Dr. Stough also has a wide range of graduate and undergraduate teaching experience, with over 30 years experience in eight separate institutions. He has extensive experience interfacing the University with the local, state, regional and national community. He chairs a number of task forces, and advises a wide range of program and university-level policy boards. Dr. Stough is the principal investigator on numerous grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the National Technology Information Administration, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, the National Science Foundation, and numerous state and local agencies.
Sean P. Gorman
Mr. Gorman is a PhD. candidate at George Mason University's School of Public Policy working as the Provost's High Potential research candidate. He is also employed as adjunct faculty at American University's Kogod School of Business. Mr. Gorman has also served as VP of R&D for a telecommunications mapping firm and was Director of Strategy for a Washington DC based technology incubator. His research is focused on cybersecurity and he works with the GMU's Critical Infrastructure Protection Project. His cybersecurity research has been featured in the Washington Post, Wired, Der Spiegel, Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, CNBC, and NPR. He has published in Telecommunications Policy, Environment and Planning A & B, Tijdschrift voor Economische Geografie, Journal of Crisis and Contingency Management and the forthcoming book Networks, Complexity, and Security. Mr. Gorman has also worked extensively with the New York University Taub Urban Research Center on e-business growth, wireless infrastructure, catastrophe preparedness and international telecommunications projects.