Dr. Reneta Barneva is a professor and chair of the Department of Applied Professional Studies, State University of New York at Fredonia. Her interests span in several areas of applied and theoretical computer science, such as big data, imaging, design and analysis of algorithms, computer graphics, multimedia, and computational biology. She is a recipient of several national and international awards among which Wilkes Award of the British Computer Society, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Kasling Award - the most prestigious SUNY Fredonia research distinction. She also served as a vice-chair of the professional organization IAPR TC-18 "Discrete Geometry." Dr. Barneva has published more than 80 refereed papers and has co-edited twelve books. She has chaired or served on the program committee of a number of conferences and workshops. In particular, she was a general chair of the International Symposium on Computational Modeling of Objects Presented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods, and Applications (CompIMAGE'10; Buffalo, NY), vice-chair of the 12th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA'08, Buffalo, NY), and played leading role in professional conferences in Madrid (Spain), Brno (Czech Republic), Austin, TX, and others.
Dr. Lisa M. Walters is Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She teaches operations management, including the first level of operations management, and advanced operations management, beginning in 2013. The advanced operations management is focused on the use of data-driven decision-making within the framework of Six Sigma methodology. Lisa has extensive industry experience, particularly within the biomedical and medical device industries. She has served in various operational quality and compliance roles for the American Red Cross Biomedical, with particular emphasis on Quality Management systems, accreditation, and data analysis. She is a certified specialist in blood banking from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, a certified quality auditor from the American Society for Quality, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. She serves on the Medical and Technical Advisory Board of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). She earned an MBA from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Management from the California Coast University in Santa Ana, California. She is the editor and contributing author of three books published by the AABB Press and has authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed papers