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2021 Bios

Anat R. Admati, PhD is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Faculty Director of the Corporations and Society Initiative, and a senior fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford.

Dr. Admati has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, portfolio management, financial contracting, corporate governance, banking, and political economy. Since 2010, she has been active in the policy debate on financial regulations and on the challenge of creating trustworthy systems and institutions. Her current research, teaching, and advocacy focus on the complex interactions between business, law, and policy, emphasizing the importance of governance and accountability mechanisms.

Dr. Admati has testified before legislators and engages extensively with policymakers, scholars in various fields, and the media. She is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the recipient of multiple fellowships, research grants and paper awards, and a former Board member of the American Finance Association, the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee.

Dr. Admati is the coauthor, with Martin Hellwig, of the award-winning book The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It (Princeton University Press, 2013). In 2014, she was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Foreign Policy Magazine as among 100 global thinkers. With a broad education mission, Admati has developed multiple new interdisciplinary courses and has organized conferences and events that draw on many disciplines in the social sciences and the law.

Dr. Admati holds BSc from the Hebrew University; MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University; and an honorary doctorate from University of Zurich.

Tamer Başar, PhD was born in Istanbul, Turkey. After receiving B.S.E.E. degree from Robert College (Istanbul) in 1969, he began his graduate studies that Fall at Yale, receiving three degrees (M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D.) in engineering and applied science during the period 1970 -1972. After holding positions at Harvard University and Marmara Research Institute (Turkey), he joined the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1981, where he is currently Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus and Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with also affiliations with the Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Information Trust Institute. At Illinois, he has also served as Director of CAS (2014-2020), Interim Dean of Engineering (2018), and Interim Director of the Beckman Institute (2008-2010).

Dr. Başar has published extensively in systems, control, communications, networks, and dynamic games, with around 1000 publications, including books on non-cooperative dynamic game theory, robust control, network security, wireless and communication networks, and stochastic networked control. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the premier journal in the control field, Automatica, between 2004 and 2014, and is currently editor of several book series, member of editorial boards of several international journals in control, games, networks, and applied mathematics, and member of advisory boards of several scientific centers.

Dr. Başar has received several awards and recognitions over the years, among which are the Medal of Science of Turkey (1993); Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (1995) and Bode Lecture Prize (2004) of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS);  Tau Beta Pi Drucker Eminent Faculty Award of UIUC (2004); Giorgia Quazza Medal (2005) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC); Richard Bellman Control Heritage Award (2006) of the American Automatic Control  Council (AACC); Isaacs Award (2010) of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG); IEEE Control Systems (Technical Field) Award (2014); IFAC Advisor (2017); and a number of international honorary doctorates and professorships. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (elected in 2000), and Fellow of IEEE, SIAM, and IFAC. He served as the founding president of ISDG (1990-1994), president of IEEE CSS (2000), and president of AACC (2010-2011).

Donald Ingber MD, PhD is the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, and Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., M.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
Dr. Ingber is a pioneer in the field of biologically inspired engineering, and at the Wyss Institute, he currently leads scientific and engineering teams that cross a broad range of disciplines to develop breakthrough bioinspired technologies to advance healthcare and to improve sustainability. His work has led to major advances in mechanobiology, cell structure, tumor angiogenesis, tissue engineering, systems biology, nanobiotechnology and translational medicine, with his most recent pioneering contribution being the development of human Organ-on-Chips as replacements for animal testing and personalized medicine. Through his work, Dr. Ingber has helped to break down boundaries between science, art, and design, and he also has made great strides in translating his innovations into commercial products, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices, with many now either in clinical trials or currently being sold. His Organ Chip technology was named one of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies by the World Economic Forum, Design of the Year by the London Design Museum, and is now included in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York’s permanent design collection. He also has authored more than 500 publications and almost 200 issued or pending U.S. patents, founded 7 companies, has been a guest speaker at more than 550 events internationally, and was named one of the Top 20 Translational Researchers world-wide in 2012 and 2020.  Dr. Ingber is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mary Miller, PhD is Director of the Getty Research Institute, located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. A specialist in the art of the ancient Americas, Dr. Miller is both a scholar and curator, as well as a prominent figure in institutional leadership. 

Professor Miller is the author of numerous scholarly articles, and the author or co-author of many celebrated books, including: The Murals of Bonampak (1986), The Art of Mesoamerica (1986, now in its 6th edition), The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya (1993, with Karl Taube), and Maya Art and Architecture (1999, now in a new edition with Megan O’Neil). With Barbara Mundy, Dr. Miller edited Painting a Map of Mexico City (2012), a study of the rare Indigenous map in the Beinecke Library of Yale University; and, with Claudia Brittenham, she wrote The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court: Reflections on the Murals of Bonampak (2013). Among her diverse curatorial activities, Dr. Miller co-curated the landmark exhibition The Blood of Kings (1986) with Linda Schele at the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and she led The Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya (1994) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Professor Miller is also recognized for her work as a leader in higher education and the humanities. Long a member of the Yale University faculty, Dr. Miller served in many administrative roles before assuming her post at the Getty among them as the first woman to be Dean of Yale College (2008-2014). At Yale, she also served as chair of the Department of History of Art, chair of the Council on Latin American Studies, graduate advisor to the program in Archaeological Studies, and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Women Faculty Forum. From 2016-2018, she was Senior Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage on Yale’s West Campus. As Director of the Getty Research Institute, she has led efforts in Pre-Hispanic Art Provenance; Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI); and the promotion of increasingly diverse opportunities for academic and community engagement in the visual arts.

For her work on ancient Mexico and the Maya, Dr. Miller has won national recognition, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 1988 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996. In 1994, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and she became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2021. She has delivered numerous named lectureships, including the Fifty-Ninth A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in 2010, the Slade Lectures at Cambridge University in 2015, and the Tatiana Proskouriakoff Award Lecture at Harvard University in 2021.