Jennifer Marsman is a Principal Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. In this role, Jennifer is a frequent speaker at software development conferences across the United States. In 2009, Jennifer was chosen as "Techie whose innovation will have the biggest impact" by X-OLOGY for her work with GiveCamps, a weekend-long event where developers code for charity. She has also received many honors from Microsoft, including the Central Region Top Contributor Award, Heartland District Top Contributor Award, DPE Community Evangelist Award, CPE Champion Award, MSUS Diversity & Inclusion Award, and Gold Club. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, Jennifer was a software developer in Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services division. In this role, she earned two patents for her work in search and data mining algorithms. Jennifer has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her graduate work specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory.
Sara Miller has 27 years of experience in or around real time embedded control systems. Her experience began in military applications as a defense contractor on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile. She has spent the last 21 years in the employment of Cummins Inc, a predominant diesel engine manufacturer. Her first 11 years were in new product Controls development and deployment. Following completion of an Executive Management Course, Sara shifted into Product Planning and Strategic Marketing. She held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in Strategy and Planning. In her current role, Sara leads Global Marketing, Sales and Program Management for the Cummins Electronics segment of Cummins Inc. Cummins Electronics supplies critical electronic products to Cummins and select external Customers. The product lines are Engine Control Module hardware, Electronic Controls Unit hardware, Base and Operating System software, Sensor hardware and software, Wiring Harnesses, Electronic Service, Software Development and Communication Tools.
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Co-founder and Chief Scientist
AppScale Systems, Inc.
Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-founder and Chief Scientist of AppScale Systems, Inc. She joined the UCSB faculty in 2001 after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Chandra has led a number of different research projects that have advanced the state-of-the-art in programming systems in ways that improve performance and energy consumption, and that ease development and deployment of software. Recently, her work has focused on the intersection of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and data analytics with applications in farming and ranching (SmartFarm) and health management (Vigilance). Chandra has advised over 60 undergraduate and graduate students, has published numerous research articles in programming systems in top venues, participates in efforts to broaden participation in computing, and is the progenitor of the AppScale project. Chandra's efforts have been recognized with a NSF CAREER award, the CRA-W Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA), the UCSB Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, and as the 2015 UCSB Sustainability Champion.
Dr. Deborah Agarwal is a Senior Scientist and the Data Science and Technology Department (http://dst.lbl.gov), Head at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Dr. Agarwal’s current research focuses on developing computational tools to enable scientists to more effectively organize and use their data to understand and mitigate climate change. She has worked on projects involving watershed understanding, tropical forests, soil carbon, carbon capture, cosmology, particle accelerators, and satellite data. Dr. Agarwal earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Her MS and PhD are from University of California, Santa Barbara in Computer Engineering. Dr. Agarwal's career has taken her around the world including spending time consulting at the United Nations in Vienna, travel to India, travel to Japan and Taiwan, and a year working in Rennes, France on sabbatical at Inria. Dr. Agarwal is committed to increasing diversity if computing and is involved in organizing mentoring programs to help underrepresented groups succeed. Her hobbies include sailboat racing, kayaking, swimming, crossword puzzles, and gardening.