Board of Directors

Dr. Emily Caporello provides scientific support to the DARPA Biological Technologies Office and Defense Sciences Office on programs related to neural engineering, prosthetics, and scientific data processing. Prior to working at DARPA, she completed her PhD in neuroscience at UCSD in the lab of Timothy Gentner. Her research focused on the application of computational, behavioral, and electrophysiological techniques to understand complex object formation, recognition, and attention in the auditory system. She is currently a neuroscientist at i_SW Corporation, an advanced technology, engineering and research company that provides high-end technical, integration, engineering and analysis solutions to the US Government and other customers.
Dr. Christopher Cieri is the Executive Director of the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC). He holds a PhD in Linguistics and has worked at the intersection of language, computing and big data since the early 80s. LDC is an open consortium of universities, libraries, corporations and government research laboratories formed in 1992 to address the critical data shortage then facing language technology research and development. LDC's initial role was that of a repository and publisher of language resources but has since developed expertise in creating a wide array of resources to support sponsored research programs and language-based technology evaluations.
Gene Civillico, Ph.D. is a systems neuroscientist focused on therapeutics at the is a systems neuroscientist in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) at FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Since 2009 Dr. Civillico has been working to incorporate leading-edge assays of neuronal network function into neurotherapeutic discovery and development. He is particularly interested in new rodent models of human disease targeting impaired neural circuit computation, and collaborative analysis of human and animal electrophysiological and behavioral data.
Maciej Lazarewicz, MD, PhD is a Chief Data Scientist at Medtronic Neuromodulation. He received his MS in Mathematics and MD from the University of Gdansk, Poland and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He was working in industry and academia for last 17 years in different roles ranging from the CEO of an Internet start-up, physician, IT consultant to a research faculty at a university. His passion is leading translation and implementation of cutting edge technology in commercial products with a focus on data science and big data analytics.
Dr. Michele Masucci is the interim Senior Vice Provost for Research at Temple University. She oversees the research enterprise operations for the University, including research strategic, government, and development initiatives; technology transfer; business development; research integrity and compliance; grant administration; and research technical support. Dr. Masucci is Temple's representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership, where she leads the Pipelines Initiative, aimed at expanding access to STEM careers for women and underrepresented minorities. She is also Temple's representative to the Government University Industry Research Round Table (GUIRR) of the National Academies.