INDIRA NAIR is the former Provost of Education at CMU. Most of her work at Carnegie Mellon was in research on science and engineering education, women in engineering, and the biological effects of low-frequency magnetic fields. She was active in developing and teaching innovative undergraduate courses, in curriculum design in the local schools, and in enabling and encouraging students of all ages to participate in technology in a responsible way. The Carnegie Mellon Chapter of Student Pugwash was founded by Professor Nair to give students a forum for discussion.
SHREE K. NAYAR is the T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center and heads the Computer Vision Laboratory (CAVE), which is dedicated to the development of advanced computer vision systems. His research is focused on three broad areas: the creation of novel vision sensors, the design of physics based models for vision, and the development of algorithms for scene interpretation. In 2009, he invented the Bigshot Camera, a kid-friendly digital camera designed for education and currently in use by the CREATE Lab Satellite Network.