Science and Technology Advisory Board

Jeffrey Birnbaum

Jeffrey M. Birnbaum

Outside Advisor

Jeffrey M. Birnbaum is Chief Architect at Merrill Lynch and the founder of 60East Technologies where he developed “AMPS” (Advanced Message Processing System), which delivers high performance for real-time environments. Previously, Birnbaum was Managing Director and Chief Technical Architect for the Institutional Securities division at Morgan Stanley where he spearheaded the development of a cost-effective and competitive computing platform. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Birnbaum was a systems engineer in the aerospace industry and for the Central Intelligence Agency.


Dr. Marc L. Simpson

Dr. Marc L. Simpson

Outside Advisor

Dr. Marc Simpson is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he has worked for 24 years in the advanced laser and optical technologies group. Dr. Simpson is also a Senior Member of the IEEE where he served as Co-Chair of the annual IEEE Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems. He holds 13 US patents, one of which won an R&D 100 Award, and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles. He recently authored a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Modern Optics.


Dr. Joel R. Stile, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Joel R. Stiles, M.D. Ph.D.

Outside Advisor

Dr. Joel Stiles is Director of the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and holds adjunct Associate Professorships in the Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and in the Neuroscience and Computational Biology Departments at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a principal co-author of MCell, a Monte Carlo simulator of cellular microphysiology, and is also the principal architect of DReAMM (Design, Render, and Animate MCell Models). His work has helped create and distribute research and teaching software for spatially realistic simulations of cellular function.