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vironmental Center, a NOAA Special Achievement Award, was named a BEYA Modern Day Technology Leader in 2006, two R.W. Hart Prizes for Excellence in Independent Research and Development, and the APL Invention of the Year Award for the Implantable Pressure-Actuated Drug Delivery System in 2011. Coles earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from


Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.


Senior Investigator


Sharon Norris, Ph.D. Chief Physician, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine


The Boeing Company S


haron Norris, M.D. joined The Boeing Company in 2009, after retiring from Univer- sity of Southern Cali- fornia (USC) School of Medicine where she was Medical Director for Occupational Medicine. While at USC, she taught first-, second-, and third- year medical students courses in Cardiovascu- lar Physical Diagnosis, Introduction to the Coronary Care Unit, and Introduction to Clinical Medicine.


Aside from supervising several students each year on at


Boeing Aerospace and Occupational Medicine elective rotation from the School of Public Health at the University of Wash- ington, Dr. Norris is currently Chief Physician at The Boeing Company in Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Global Occupational Health Services. In this role, her responsibilities include but are not limited to acting as principal investigator for research projects on infectious disease transmission during flight on an aircraft, and one that focuses on the effects that pollution in China has on aircraft on the ground, and developing policies and procedures for Occupational and Environmental Health. She also assists in The Boeing Company’s business units in responding to air quality issues from airlines and the Department of Defense, chairs the Boeing Infection Control Committee, and serves as subject matter expert for occupational and aerospace medicine concerns. Dr. Norris holds medical licenses in New York, California


and Washington, and is board certified in preventive medicine and board eligible in internal medicine. In 2006, she received her Medical Review Officer Certificate. Dr. Norris attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Rutgers Medical School for a master’s degree in medical science and her medical doctorate degree. She received post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and a post-graduate fellowship in Cardiology from the Health and Hospital Corp. in New York.


60 USBE&IT I WINTER 2015 Senior Technology Fellow


Anne Kao, Ph.D. Senior Technology Fellow Data Analytics, Boeing Research & Technology The Boeing Company


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nne Kao, Ph.D. is a


Senior Techni- cal Fellow of Engineering, Operations & Technology at The Boe- ing Company. With over 20 years of success in analytic meth- ods, Dr. Kao has been praised by her peers as a pioneer and an internation- ally recognized expert in text analytics with a long record of innovation


that includes ground-breaking text analytics methods valuable to Boeing, government agencies and research institutions. However, prior to joining The Boeing Company in 1990, Dr. Kao began her career as a teacher in Taiwan before moving to San Diego, CA, where she became a Chinese/English translator, instructor at San Diego Mesa College and lecturer at the Univer- sity of California, San Diego, before joining Northrop Grumman as a software engineer.


Over the past 24 years with Boeing, Dr. Kao has made many significant contributions to the company, as she created TRUST text analysis software to help users understand topics in large document collections; KM DocTEr which categorizes free-text data to solve challenges in manufacturing, airline maintenance and aviation safety; and P-MATCH which helps identify aircraft part names and offers a scalable solution to leverage engineering knowledge from non-professionally authored messy data. She is also the founder and leader for the Boeing Data Ana- lytics Community of Excellence, which is more than 1,500 mem- bers strong and one of the most-active CoEs at Boeing, and also leads and works on a combination of Boeing internally funded research and development, Boeing business unit-funded work in support of products and services, government-funded contracts, and external software licensing/consultation. Dr. Kao holds 10 patents in the United States (three ad- ditional U.S. patents pending) and one in the European Union, as well as a commendable publication records, which includes papers in peer-reviewed journals. She was also the editor of “Text Mining and National Language Processing,” a book that was released in 2006.


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