BIOGRAPHIES

Doug Riecken
Professor Gilbert "Bert" Peterson

Gilbert L. Peterson is a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Chair of the IFIP Working Group 11.9 Digital Forensics. Dr. Peterson received a BS degree in Architecture, and an MS and Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. He teaches and conducts research in digital forensics, statistical machine learning, and autonomous robots. His research has been sponsored by the NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, AFRL, and JIEDDO. He has over 90 peer reviewed publications and 6 edited books. In 2008, Peterson received the Air Force Junior Scientist of the Year Category I award. Professor Peterson currently serves as the Chief Scientist for the Air Force's soecial operations unit for Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy Capabilities Team 3 (ACT3).

 
LtCol John Rice, PhD
Juan R. Vasquez
 
Michael J. Mendenhall, PhD
 
Steven K. Rogers, PhD
 

Dr. Steven "Cap" Rogers has served since 2015 as the Air Force (AF) Senior Scientist for Autonomy, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio. He also serves as the AF Senior Scientist for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)/Sensor Fusion, a position he has held since 2006. As the AF Subject Matter Expert (SME) on artificial intelligence (AI) and application data-to-knowledge challenges, he leads the AFRL Autonomy Capability Team (ACT3) in the rapid advancement of autonomy R&D and application. Dr. Rogers also identifies opportunities for data processing research collaboration throughout DoD, facilitating embeds with ACT3, and initiates new industry/academia relationships with the goal of creating a robust and flexible AI platform that scales to address all AI challenges. Dr. Rogers’ personal research has focused on QUalia Exploitation of Sensing Technology (QuEST), how to build autonomous systems by replicating the engineering characteristics of consciousness.  After retiring from active duty in the Air Force, Dr. Rogers founded iCAD, a company focused on developing practical applications of advanced information processing techniques for medical products.  The company invented the world’s most accurate computer aided detection system for breast cancer.  Dr. Rogers has 281 technical publications and 25 patents.