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Kegley, Kathy

Kathy Kegley is a lecturer in the Department of Management at Clemson University and a business consultant in creative thinking. Her diverse background includes computer engineering, graphics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, K12 teacher education, and plant science. Her background contributes to her passion for creative thinking by providing multiple "lenses" with which to frame and view challenges. Her current interest is the exploration of visual metaphors for conveying and creating knowledge.
Kelley, Benjamin S.

Benjamin S. Kelley has been dean of Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science since 1999. US News and World Reports ranks Baylor Engineering in the top twenty among peer institutions. Baylor ECS is intentionally active in business and entrepreneurship activities. Some of this has stemmed from appropriate technology projects, for which Dr. Kelley participated in a Kenyan project in 2005. Last fall ECS offered a pilot Global/Business/Communication course as a prerequisite to a course in Technology Entrepreneurship. Dr. Kelley is experienced in biomedical engineering research and teaching, and this session proposes to combine BME entrepreneurship. His areas of expertise are cardiovascular dynamics and orthopedic mechanics. As a faculty member at Mercer University he was named the university's outstanding faculty member.

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Kisenwether, Elizabeth

Elizabeth C. Kisenwether is assistant professor and director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor in the College of Engineering at Penn State University. She holds her B.S.E.E. degree from Penn State, and M.S.E.E. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Johns Hopkins University. After eleven years with HRB Systems/Raytheon, she co-founded and worked for five years with a high-tech startup, that developed digital video add-in cards/modules for portable computers. Since joining Penn State in 1999, Kisenwether has taught design-focused courses in three Engineering Departments: the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs and the Engineering Entrepreneruship (E-SHIP) Minor. She supported the launch of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Penn State, as well as theNSF-sponsored Hybrid and Electric Vehicle M3 (Manipulatives, Motivation and Mentoring) Education Project. She is president and founder of KidTech, Inc., a non-profit engineering outreach company developing hands-on design and problem-based learning kits and activities for K-12 youth.
Kulkarni, Vidya

Vidya Kulkarni is a reader in the Computer Science Department at the University of Delhi in India. Her research interests are in database management systems, global software development and image processing. Professor Kulharni is the co-author of two books on "Principles of Computer Science," widely used in schools in India.

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Kurihara, Christine

Christine Kurihara is the manager of special projects for the Biodesign Program at Stanford University. She is responsible for supporting IT projects in the program, including web development, database support, and application development and support. In this capacity she serves as managing editor for, a biomedical engineering portal. In addition, she is helping launch the new Stanford-India Biodesign initiative. Prior to joining Biodesign, Kurihara was director of web development for Stanford University Media Solutions, a university-based media services organization. Kurihara received her BA in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent twelve years in the aerospace industry as a manager supporting the creation and delivery of a computer-aided engineering capability on behalf of the engineering staff. Her career at Stanford has spanned several groups, including the central IT support group, where she served as web coordinator for the first several years of the University's web presence. In 1997 she co-chaired the 6th International World Wide Web Conference held in Santa Clara, California.

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Kussmaul, Clifton

Clif Kussmaul is assistant professor of computer science at Muhlenberg College and Chief Technology Officer for Elegance Technologies, Inc., which develops software products and provides software development services. Previously he was senior member of technical staff with NeST Technologies, and assistant professor of computer science at Moravian College. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Davis, master's degrees in CS and electro-acoustic music from Dartmouth College, and bachelor's degrees in engineering and music from Swarthmore College. His professional interests and activities include entrepreneurship, software engineering, digital signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and music.

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