received his B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University in 1960 and his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1963. He is Chair of the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he has been President. He has been President of the Econometric Society and Vice-President of the American Economic Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Founding Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He was the recipient of the 1980 Mahalanobis Memorial Award and the 1994 Nemmers Prize. He has written on public finance, social insurance, uncertainty and search theories, and the macroeconomics.

Gerald P. Dinneen was Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Engineering from 1988 until 1995. He was previously Vice President of Science and Technology at Honeywell Corporation and from 1977–81 he was the Assistant Secretary of Defense and Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He has had a long affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1953 when he joined the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. He advanced through many positions to become the Director, 1970–77, and concurrently, a Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1971–81. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1975 and serves on many advisory committees and boards for the National Research Council and in government. He has been elected to the Engineering Academy of Japan, the Swiss Academy of Technological Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the U.K.

Mildred S. Dresselhaus is currently the Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she held the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair at MIT in Electrical Engineering and in Physics, and directed the Center for Materials Science and Engineering. She has been active in the study of a wide range of problems in the physics of solids, and the modification of the properties of electronic materials by

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