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A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey
A Committee and Staff Biographies
Robert P. Denaro, Chair, is vice president of NAVTEQ, a corporation that specializes in digital road maps for navigation, and is leading NAVTEQ's new thrust into Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree in engineering sciences (Astronautics) from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Denaro joined NAVTEQ from Rand McNally & Co. where he was senior vice president and general manager of Global Business Solutions, responsible for business-to-business applications and consumer technology products and services in mapping and routing. Prior to joining Rand McNally, Mr. Denaro was vice president and director of Motorola's Consumer Telematics Products, a division he launched after heading the company's Global Positioning System (GPS) business for five years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Denaro launched Trimble Navigation's Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking Division and was co-founder of TAU Corporation, producer of the first commercial differential GPS systems. He started his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for nine years, initially working on research, development, and flight testing of the first cockpit digital map displays, and ultimately carrying out research and development as a captain at the Navstar Global Positioning System Joint Program Office. Mr. Denaro is a member of the National Research Council's Mapping Science Committee, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and served as a Policy Board Director of the 511 National Traveler Information Number Deployment Coalition. He is a past vice president of the Institute of Navigation, past vice chairman of the U.S. GPS Industry Council, and was a North Atlantic Treaty