The following distinguished scholars served on the planning committee:
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair,
Tom Dietterich, Oregon State University,
Zoubin Ghahramani, FRS, University of Cambridge,
Nathan Griffiths, University of Warwick,
Sofia Olhede, University College London,
David Vladeck, Georgetown University, and
Bin Yu, NAS, University of California, Berkeley.
This summary of the forum is drawn from the presentations and discussions of participants at the meeting. It was prepared by rapporteur Linda Casola with assistance from Michelle Schwalbe, Jessica Montgomery, Jon Eisenberg, Catherine Pollack, Kim DeRose, and Ben Wender, and it was reviewed in draft form by members of the planning committee. The reviewers provided comments and suggestions but were not asked to endorse the views in the document. Oversight of the review process was provided by the National Academy of Sciences’ Council Committee on Scientific Programs. Sincere thanks to the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum for support of this activity.
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1 FMedSci, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
2 FRS, Fellow of the Royal Society.
3 NAS, National Academy of Sciences.
4 NAE, National Academy of Engineering.