2022 Workshop Speaker Bios Choose a speaker to read their bio:Sabrina AfrozJennifer AguirreMichael AhearnOmar AkbikMike AllenHenry ApgarBill BarfieldDaniel BarkmeyerGeorge BayerJeff BeckRhys BergeronRyan BlackburnAlexander BonichCorey BoonePeter BraxtonDavid BrownSandy BurneyShannon CardozaKevin CincottaBrad ClarkBrittany ClaytonEdward CrummeyCara CuiuleKyle DavisCarol DekkersVincent DelisleSam EasterlyBryan EckleKyle FerrisBrian FlynnDaniel B. FrenchKetan GanatraEarl J. Gee IIWilliam GellatlyEmily GoldhammerSarah GreenEric J. HageeDaniel HarperMarkie HarrisAnn HawpeShawn HayesMarc HayhurstDakotah W. HoganDoug HowarthMark JacobsSara JardineTyrese JohnsonBrent M. JohnstoneCheryl L. JonesMegan JonesMichelle JonesLindsey JonesAlan KarickhoffZoe KeitaDaniel KennedyKimmo KettulaWilliam KingJennifer KirchhofferJustin KnowlesChristina KosmakosSriram KrishnanChuck KurtzBenjamin KwokMaura LapoffConner LawstonRichard LeeKatiana LemmonsCharles LoeliusDaniel LongChad LucasAustin LutterbachJohn W. MaddreyKate MalcolmPatrick MaloneZachary MathesonPatrick McCarthyKevin McKeelMolly MertzM. Michael MetcalfArlene F. MinkiewiczAdrian S. MitchellMaxwell MoseleyKaren MourikasJoseph MrozinskiDenise NelsonPaul NeubertAmin RahimianKevin RayNicolas RhodesKen RhodesWendy E. RobelloWilson RosaKimberly RoyeJennifer ScheelAbby SchendtChris SeatJacob ShareRichard SheaDale ShermonBlaze SmallwoodChristian SmartEdward SmithChristina N. SnyderEd SpriggsGregory StampSteve SterkRyan TimmMichael TrumperEric van der VlietH.S. van HeeringenErin E. VeltmanRaymond VeraLev VirineJeffrey VothAlex WeklukTomeka WilliamsAmar Zabarah Sabrina Afroz Financial Accountability Office Of Ontario Trending Topics Track: Estimating Costs of Climate Change Impacts to Public Infrastructure (CIPI) (TT08) Sabrina joined the FAO in 2019, where she conducted research on wide-ranging topics including provincial spending, fiscal sustainability, and the labour market. She’s co-authored numerous reports on the state of public infrastructure, the provincial economic and budget outlook, and the financial impacts of climate change on Ontario’s public infrastructure. Sabrina holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Dhaka. Jennifer Aguirre Quantech Services, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: The Progression of Regressions (AM07) Jennifer Aguirre is a senior cost analyst for Quantech Services with 3.5 years of DoD cost analysis experience supporting a variety of Agile DevOps / information system programs. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia. Michael Ahearn Unison Cost Engineering Management & Risk Track: Real-World Data Transformation Challenges in the DoD Supply Chain (MR03) Modeling & Analysis Track: Is Your Organization Ready for Model-Based Cost Engineering? (MA08) BS in Operation Mgt and Supply Chain MGT from the University of Alabama. Worked as a Material Estimator at Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company. Working as a solutions consultant at PRICE Systems (now Unison Cost Engineering) Omar Akbik Technomics, Inc. Trending Topics Track: Minding Your P’s and Q’s as Prices Rise (TT01) Omar Akbik is a Project Manager within the Data Analytics and Technology Solutions practice area of Technomics. He is responsible for developing innovative tools and techniques for use in cost and economic analysis by his clients and their partner organizations. He has experience supporting a wide range of offices and programs throughout the defense and civilian federal space. Omar is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst, a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner, and holds degrees in economics and finance. Mike Allen Tecolote Research, Inc. CEBoK® Training Track: Analysis, Probability, & Statistics (CEB06) Mike Allen works for Tecolote Research in the Aviation & Missiles Programs Group and has over 32 years of experience in Program Office Support, Cost Research, and LCCE development. Mike is the lead analyst for Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and has been an ACEIT instructor since 1993. Mike has a BS in Business, a MS in Systems Management/Operations Research, and earned his CCEA designation in 2013. Henry Apgar Retired Data Science Track: Cost Estimating Maturity and a Vision for the Future (DS06) Henry Apgar is a retired cost engineer. He has worked for MCR and The Aerospace Corporation. He has more than 50 years’ experience developing parametric models and statistically-based parametric cost estimates. Hank is a lifetime ICEAA member and a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA), with a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA. He authored the Cost Estimating Chapter for the Space Mission Engineering Handbook. He is co-founder and past president of ISPA and recipient of their lifetime achievement Freiman Award. Bill Barfield CEBoK® Training Track: Regression Analysis (CEB08) Bill has worked in basic R&D, information systems technology, and cost estimation for Federal and corporate clients. He is an Air Force veteran, a research scientist in NASA atmospheric physics and Navy underwater acoustics, and is very experienced in scientific computing and software development. He has provided cost estimation for AFCAA, the IRS, OSD/Health Affairs, FBI, MDA, Department of Agriculture, US Navy, and FAA. Bill is an avid soccer player, has a MS in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College, a BS in Mathematics from Old Dominion University, and is CCEA certified. Daniel Barkmeyer Burgess Consulting, Inc. Modeling & Analysis Track: NRO CAAG Parametric Model for Spacecraft-to-Launch-Vehicle Integration (MA04) Daniel Barkmeyer is an analyst with Burgess Consulting, Inc. with 15 years experience supporting the NRO CAAG. His chief responsibilities include cost estimating for satellites and launch vehicles, and cost model development. He has co-authored papers including “Commercial-Like Acquisitions: Practices and Costs” published in Vol. 3, Issue 1 of the SCEA Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2001 and 2005. George Bayer Cobec Consulting, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Sustainment Analysis Methodology for Cost Models and Business Cases (AM05) George Bayer, a Senior Director at Cobec Consulting with over 20 years of Finance experience, manages cost and benefits estimating teams for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acquisitions. Prior to the FAA, Mr. Bayer led economic analyses and DCF valuations at BP and ConocoPhillips and financial management at Disney. Mr. Bayer has a BSBA in Finance and English from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in Corporate Finance. Jeff Beck Technomics, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Implementing Quantile Regression for Capital Acquisition Project Estimating (AM06) Mr. Jeff Beck is a Project Manager at Technomics, working with clients at the Department of Energy to plan and execute capital acquisition projects. He brings over 13 years of experience in cost, program, portfolio, and budget analysis. Recently Mr. Beck has provided programmatic and operational support for AoAs and assists the development of the NNSA’s 25 Year Infrastructure Capital Acquisition portfolio. He has experience supporting long term planning and early stage capital acquisition projects for the NNSA by developing life-cycle cost and schedule estimates and requirements analysis. Rhys Bergeron Technomics, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: Cracking Open the ‘Black Box’ of Product Technical Support Contracts (PB02) Rhys Bergeron, a Lead Analyst with Technomics Inc., has over 3 years of experience supporting government entities. Rhys specializes in using data science skills to empower government analysts to exploit and make use of their data. Many of his projects involve building ETL (Extraction, Transform, and Loading) processes, creating automation scripts to scrape information, engineering databases, and building analysis tools. Rhys is an ICEAA member and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Ryan Blackburn Booz Allen Hamilton Software & Agile Track: Agile Product Roadmap Estimating and Progress Tracking (SA08) Ryan Blackburn CSM is a data and Agile metrics analyst in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Analytics group mainly supporting DoD programs in the NAVWAR Enterprise, particularly software-oriented Navy Command and Control (C2) and Intelligence programs. Most recently, Mr. Blackburn has been focused on program management-related data visualization and cost analysis support. Alexander Bonich Technomics, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: Cracking Open the ‘Black Box’ of Product Technical Support Contracts (PB02) Alex Bonich, an Associate with Technomics, Inc., has over a year of experience in the defense industry. For the past year he has supported the Army in the development of Life Cycle Cost Estimates for various vehicle programs. Prior to joining Technomics, Alex began his professional career at General Dynamics Land Systems as a Mechanical Engineering contractor. He graduated with academic honors and a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Corey Boone Herren Associates CEBoK® Training Track: Manufacturing Cost Estimating (CEB11) Corey Boone is an Operations Research Analyst working in the Program Analytics and Cost Engineering team at Herren Associates. He holds a CCEA® and level II DAWIA certification in cost estimating and business financial management. He has over six years’ experience in cost estimating working with DOD and Federal Agencies. Corey earned his BS from Virginia Commonwealth University in Chemical Engineering. Peter Braxton Technomics, Inc. Management & Risk Track: Uncertainty of Expert Judgment in Agile Software Sizing (MR05) Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Peter Braxton is a Subject Matter Expert and Employee Owner at Technomics, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience performing cost and risk analysis and delivering associated training for a broad spectrum of federal government clients. The inaugural VP for Professional Development and a multiple ICEAA Educator of the Year winner, he has shown a long-standing commitment to knowledge sharing within the community. He holds an AB in Mathematics from Princeton and an MS in Operations Research from the College of William and Mary. He is a semi-retired game show contestant and avid cruciverbalist. David Brown Technomics, Inc. Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Management & Risk Track: Uncertainty of Expert Judgment in Agile Software Sizing (MR05) CEBoK® Training Track: Software Cost Estimating Using CEBoK-S (CEB12) Mr. Dave Brown is a CCEA certified Subject Matter Expert for Technomics, Inc. He has 30 years of experience providing cost estimating and analysis to DoD and DHS clients. His primary area of expertise is in the area of IT and software estimating, with products such as life cycle cost analysis, applied cost estimating, independent cost assessment, cost research, program management support, modeling and simulation, data analysis, and database development. Sandy Burney Processes & Best Practices Track: The BS in BoeS – Oh the Games that are Played (PB08) Sandy provides cost strategy consulting for a large OEM. In his 30+ year career, Sandy has provided cost estimating analyses as a Government, SETA, and OEM employee. Across these three types of employers, Sandy has performed forecasting, cost estimation, and modeling within specific cost groups, system engineering, and pricing organizations. From this experience he has developed a unique perspective on BoEs that is presented in his paper. Shannon Cardoza Quantech Services, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: No Estimation Without Escalation – The Inflation Revolution (PB09) Shannon Cardoza is a cost analyst for Quantech Services supporting ground based radars and space systems within the Space Force Enterprise Corps. She has 2 years of DoD cost and data analysis experience with a recent emphasis on agile software development and hardware systems sustainment. She has a BS in Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. Kevin Cincotta The MITRE Corporation CEBoK® Training Track: Software Cost Estimating Using CEBoK-S (CEB12) As a Principal Cost Analyst with The MITRE Corporation, Mr. Cincotta provides technical leadership for MITRE’s Center for National Security, supporting the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He is the co-lead of MITRE’s Cost Analysis Community of Practice and current ICEAA Certification Principal. He is the lead reviewer of ICEAA’s SCEBoK and an ICEAA Cost Estimator of the Year. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Virginia, and an MS in the same fields from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Brad Clark Software Metrics Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Software Licenses: A Bill You Can’t Pay? (AM02) Dr. Brad Clark is Vice-President of Software Metrics Inc. His area of expertise is software cost and schedule data collection, analysis and parametric modeling. He co-authored a book with Barry Boehm and others on “Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO II” and with Ray Madachy on “Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual for Defense Systems”. Dr. Clark received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1997. Brittany Clayton RAND Corporation Trending Topics Track: Impacts of Digital Engineering to the Cost Estimate (TT03) Brittany Clayton is an Operations Researcher at the RAND Corporation. She supports projects focused on lifecycle cost estimating and defense acquisition policy. She has a master’s degree in Operations Research from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Washington & Jefferson College. Ed Crummey Financial Accountability Office Of Ontario Trending Topics Track: Estimating Costs of Climate Change Impacts to Public Infrastructure (CIPI) (TT08) Ed joined the Financial Accountability Office in December 2015 after holding various roles in the Ontario Ministries of Finance and Natural Resources. Ed has conducted analysis on a wide range of issues including public infrastructure, tax policy, economic development, the provincial budget, labour markets, health care and climate change. Ed has a Master in Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from Dalhousie University. Cara Cuiule Unison Cost Engineering Processes & Best Practices Track: Data Management for Cost Engineering Projects (PB04) Cara Cuiule is a Cost Research Analyst for Unison (formerly known as PRICE Systems). Her interests are data management, Python, software/IT cost estimation, and improving current parametric models. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Stockton University in Galloway, NJ. Kyle Davis Quantech Services, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: The Progression of Regressions (AM07) Kyle Davis is a Senior Task Lead for Quantech Services. He is the lead analyst for the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) program within the Air Force’s C2ISR Division of the Digital Directorate. He has 6.5 years of experience with the DoD supporting a variety of Agile DevOps / information system programs. He has a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Georgia. Carol Dekkers Quality Plus Technologies Software & Agile Track: Simplifying Software Sizing with Simple Function Points (SA04) Carol is CEO of Quality Plus Technologies, Inc. and has over 25 years of experience helping companies who want to succeed with software measurement. She is the lead author of the ICEAA Software Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (SCEBoK) and the co-author of several books, (The IT Measurement Compendium: Estimating and Benchmarking Success with Functional Size Measurement; Program Management Toolkit for Software and Systems Development; Practical Project Estimation), an U.S. international expert to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7, and a past president of IFPUG. Carol is a PMP, CFPS (fellow) and a P.Eng. Vincent Delisle Unison Cost Engineering Modeling & Analysis Track: Model-based Cost Engineering launches with Space Missions Estimating (MA03) BS in Finance at University of Connect School of Business. Going on 7 years experience in GovCon sector. Sam Easterly Tecolote Research, Inc. CEBoK® Training Track: Risk Analysis (CEB09) Mr. Sam Easterly is a Principal Analyst at Tecolote Research, Inc. He currently provides cost analysis and budget support to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He holds a CCEA®, earned his B.S. in Economics from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, and earned his M.P.P. from Georgetown University. Bryan Eckle Summit2Sea Consulting Data Science Track: Supercharging Machine Learning with Cloud Computing (DS02) Bryan Eckle has over two decades of experience with government financial systems. He is the cofounder of Summit2Sea, along with Laurian Eckle. For the past 18 years, they have been working with a variety of customers including the DoD, Department of Energy, IRS, and DARPA, to improve financial systems and accelerate technology via analytics, AI, and RPA. Kyle Ferris Tecolote Research, Inc. Machine Learning/NLP Track: Adopting a Data Science Paradigm (ML04) Kyle Ferris is a Cost Analyst for Tecolote Research, Inc., where he currently provides cost and data analysis support for the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In addition to his work responsibilities, Mr. Ferris serves as a lead facilitator for Tecolote’s Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG), responsible for developing data science curriculum as part of Tecolote’s Analyst Training Program. Mr. Ferris holds a PCEA certification, along with a B.S. in Conflict Analysis from George Mason University. Brian Flynn Technomics, Inc. Trending Topics Track: Minding Your P’s and Q’s as Prices Rise (TT01) Brian Flynn supports national security efforts at Technomics’ Arlington, VA, headquarters. Brian is a recipient of the Department of Navy’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award and ICEAA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in Economics from Georgetown University and Virginia Tech. Last but not least, he is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Semper Fi. Daniel B. French Cobec Consulting, Inc. Software & Agile Track: Simplifying Software Sizing with Simple Function Points (SA04) Dan has more than twenty years of experience in a variety of IT roles including analyst, developer, tester, project management, software metrics and software estimation. He has developed CMMi and ISO compliant process improvement and software estimation processes. Dan holds a B.S. in Economics from Virginia Tech and holds certification as a Lifetime CFPS, PMP and CSM. He also serves as Chairman of the IFPUG Functional Software Sizing Committee (FSSC). He’s authored numerous white papers/presentations on software metrics, Agile, and estimation. He recently served as Chairman of the IFPUG Functional Software Sizing Committee (FSSC) and is currently the Certification Director for the IFPUG Board of Directors. Ketan Ganatra Summit2Sea Consulting Data Science Track: Supercharging Machine Learning with Cloud Computing (DS02) Ketan Ganatra serves as the chief technical advisor for Summit2Sea. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering as well as certifications from AWS and UiPath, and 25 years experience in IT/Cloud/AI. Earl J. Gee II Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division CEBoK® Training Track: Cost Management and EVM (CEB15) Earl Gee II is a cost and schedule analyst for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). Earl supports various projects and program offices by developing and analyzing Earned Value Metrics (EVM), Integrated Master/Program Schedules, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and Technical Advisory Reports (TARs). He holds a B.S. in Physics from Longwood University and a Masters in Applied Mathematics from Virginia State University. William Gellatly Technomics, Inc. Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Mr. William Gellatly has 11 years of experience in supporting and estimating software development efforts. Eight of those years are in estimating costs for major software development efforts for a wide range of civilian agencies, including the US Postal Service, Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture. He holds an MS information technology and Management from UNCG, and BS in Political Science and History from Guilford College. Emily Goldhammer Pantheon Integrated Solutions Management & Risk Track: Alternative EAC Methodologies – Calculating EACs without Standard EVM Data (MR06) Emily Goldhammer is a Consultant at Pantheon Integrated Solutions, Inc. She specializes in Cost, EVM, & Financial analysis and has developed estimates and conducted cost research efforts for OSD CAPE, SSP, NAVSEA, NCCA, and GAO. She received her B.S. in Business and Spanish from University of Mary Washington, and is currently working on her Masters in Public Administration & Policy from Virginia Tech. Sarah Green Air Force Cost Analysis Agency Data Science Track: Integrating Data Science & Cost Analysis (DS04) Sarah Green is an Operations Research Analyst at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency. She has worked in the cost estimating field for over 15 years, supporting a variety of agencies including the Air Force, Space Force, Navy and NATO. Sarah has a Masters in Systems Engineering and a Bachelors in Mathematics. Eric J. Hagee Tecolote Research, Inc. Data Science Track: Managing Data Science: A Stacked Approach to Integrating Advanced Data Analytics (DS05) Eric Hagee MS, PCEA, is a data analyst and cost analyst with several years of experience at Tecolote Research, Inc. He has supported multiple government customers including data analytics support for both the Department of Homeland Security Cost Analysis Division and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity Division. Markie Harris Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division CEBoK® Training Track: Inflation (CEB05) Markie Harris is a cost analyst for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). Markie currently supports PEO IWS 4.0 by developing Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs) and Technical Advisory Reports (TARs) for Foreign Military Sales to over 6 different countries. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Tuskegee University. Daniel Harper The MITRE Corporation Trending Topics Track: Cost Estimate Kick-Starters (TT11) I have a passion for knowledge sharing and knowledge management throughout the federal cost and acquisition community. I’m very active in the cost community, founding and relentlessly promoting the Cost FACTS (Factors, Analogies, CER’s & Tools/Studies) Group, a networking forum of over 500 cost and acquisition professionals from Government, industry, academia, and non-profits/FFRDCs. Ann Hawpe Herren Associates Management & Risk Track: Delusions of Success: Overcoming Optimism Bias in Schedule Forecasting (MR02) Ann Hawpe is a co-founding member of Herren’s Program Analysis and Cost Engineering practice. She has established and managed the firm’s business with the US Government for over 19 years in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hawpe continues to identify trends across the cost estimating industry and deliver advanced training throughout the cost community. She holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. Shawn Hayes Space Systems Analysts, LLC Modeling & Analysis Track: Model-based Cost Engineering Space Missions Estimating (MA03) Marc Hayhurst The Aerospace Corporation Modeling & Analysis Track: Mission Operations Cost Estimation Tool (MOCET) 2022 Research (MA09) Marc Hayhurst is a Senior Project Leader in the Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. He has over 15 years of experience in performing independent cost estimates and developing cost models for a variety of different NASA missions and organizations. He is the lead developer of the CERs for the MOCET model. Dakotah W. Hogan Air Force Cost Analysis Agency Data Science Track: Integrating Data Science & Cost Analysis (DS04) Capt Dakotah W. Hogan, CCEA® is an active duty Air Force officer assigned to the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency. His professional experience includes development and production cost estimating and analysis on the KC-46, F-35, and F-22 programs. Capt Hogan holds a Master of Science in Cost Analysis and a Data Analytics certificate from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Doug Howarth Hypernomics, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: 8D Cost Trades With Entanglement (AM04) Doug Howarth discovered Multidimensional Economics, or ME, also known as Hypernomics. ME reveals the linked, opposing, non-physical forces known as the Law of Value and Demand, which replaces the law of supply and demand. He’s been published 14 times across four continents. His company, Hypernomics, Inc., founded on his ideas, has worked for NASA, Virgin Galactic, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, and Northrop Grumman. He won ICEAA Best Track Papers in 2011 and 2018. Mark Jacobs Space Systems Analysts, LLC Modeling & Analysis Track: Model-based Cost Engineering Space Missions Estimating (MA03) Sara Jardine Galorath Machine Learning/NLP Track: Linear Regression: How to Make What’s Old New Again (ML03) Software & Agile Track: Let’s Go Agile: Data-Driven Agile Software Cost and Schedule Models Derived from DHS Projects (SA09) Sara Jardine is a Senior Cost Analyst for Galorath Federal with over 16 years of financial management experience. She has served a broad variety of federal agencies including the Army, Navy, OUSD AT&L, DAU, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security. She is skilled in Cost Analysis and course development, Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Contract Management, and Budget Management. Sara earned a MS in Project Management from George Washington University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Tyrese Johnson Frontier Technology Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track:Transforming Cost Estimation Services (PB10) Mr. Tyrese Johnson is a Senior Program Manager at Frontier Technology Inc. supporting Financial Planning and Analysis with the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS). He has over 25 years of experience in a Technical Advisor in Program Management, Operations Research, and Cost Analysis in the federal government and Industry. He has experience with DHS, DISA, ODASA-CE, and PEO DHMS. Mr. Johnson holds an MA (Economics) from Virginia State University and a BA (Economics) from SUNY Fredonia. Brent M. Johnstone Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Modeling & Analysis Track: Second Source Manufacturing: Lessons from the Second World War (MA01) Brent Johnstone is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and production air vehicle cost estimator at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas. He has 34 years’ experience in the military aircraft industry, including 31 years as a cost estimator. He has worked on the F-16 program and has been most recently the lead Production Operations cost estimator for the F-35 program. He has a Master of Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Cheryl L. Jones US Army Analytical Methods Track: Software Licenses: A Bill You Can’t Pay? (AM02) Cheryl Jones is a senior systems engineer at the US Army Futures Command and the technical lead for the Army Software Sustainment Cost Estimation initiative. The objective of this project is to provide estimation approaches to accurately estimate and justify software resources. Ms. Jones is the project manager of Practical Software and Systems Measurement and the DoD representative to ISO SC7, System and Software Engineering. She is co-editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems Life Cycle Processes. Lindsey Jones Technomics, Inc. Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Lindsey Jones is an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst at Technomics, Inc. She has six years’ experience providing cost estimating and analysis to DoD clients. Her primary focus has been cost and software data report (CSDR) planning and policy, EVM, and Navy program office support. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Statistics and Chemical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry from Virginia Tech. Michelle Jones Booz Allen Hamilton Processes & Best Practices Track: Predictive Thresholds for Schedule Execution Metrics (PB07) Ms. Jones, a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, supported the National Reconnaissance Office, Earned Value Management Center of Excellence since 2009. She developed the EAC Maturity Model, co-authored Better EVM Implementation, and delivers independent cost and schedule analysis. AACE EVP Certified since 2006; MBA from Georgetown University, 2002; BA from George Washington University, 1997. Megan Jones ICEAA Trending Topics Track: Volunteering: Maximizing the ROI of your ICEAA Membership (TT12) Megan Jones has spent the past 8 years of her 20-year association management career serving ICEAA’s members and volunteer leaders as Executive Director. As the hands-on leader of a small organization, Megan’s duties include those of meeting planner, membership manager, database administrator, marketing director, graphic designer, webmaster, copywriter, magazine editor, webinar emcee, sponsor relationship liaison, financial manager, chief of staff, and an ex-officio board member. Alan Karickhoff Technomics, Inc. Trending Topics Track: Minding Your P’s and Q’s as Prices Rise (TT01) As an analyst in the Energy Analytics-Based Program Management Practice Area (EAPM) at Technomics, Alan Karickhoff develops innovative program evaluation tools and databases to serve clients within the Department of Energy. Alan leverages previous experience as an economic analyst for the trucking industry and as a survey statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau. He holds a Master of Professional Studies degree in Applied Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Zoe Keita Tecolote Research, Inc. Machine Learning/NLP Track: Adopting a Data Science Paradigm (ML04) Zoe Keita is a Cost Analyst for Tecolote Research, Inc., where she currently provides cost and data analysis support for the US Coast Guard. In addition to her work responsibilities, Ms. Keita serves as a lead instructor for Tecolote’s Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG), providing foundational data science training in Power BI and R programming for Tecolote analysts. Ms. Keita holds a PCEA certification, along with dual B.A. degrees in Pure Mathematics and Economics from the University of Texas in Austin. Daniel Kennedy Galorath, Inc. Modeling & Analysis Track: Integrating Cost into Model-based Systems Engineering Environments (MA05) Dan Kennedy is Technical Fellow at Galorath Incorporated. Dan currently facilitates the creation, adoption and use of advanced estimation tools and methodology that quantify costs and cost drivers in manufacturing design and operations. Dan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and has spent more than 30 years in Engineering and Manufacturing having held Senior roles in Operations and Program Management. Kimmo Kettula CGI Machine Learning/NLP Track: Estimation of Application Maintenance by Means of Machine Learning (ML02) Kimmo Kettula has a PhD in Astronomy and more than 5 years of consulting experience in data science, machine learning and advanced analytics across multiple industries. In his current role as Senior Data Scientist at CGI, Kimmo combines hands on data science work with strategic data consulting. Recently Kimmo has been developing a machine learning and advanced analytics based tool for IT cost estimation. William King MCR, LLC Data Science Track: Cost Estimating Maturity and a Vision for the Future (DS06) William King is a Data Scientist for MCR who specializes in statistical analysis and cost model development. Formerly, he has worked for the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA) and supported cost estimating for numerous programs at the Space Systems Command. He holds a Master of Applied Statistics degree from Pennsylvania State University, a M.A. Economics from University of California, Irvine, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Redlands. Jennifer Kirchhoffer Tecolote Research, Inc. CEBoK® Training Track: Basics & Techniques (CEB01) Jennifer Kirchhoffer is the general manager for the Software Products and Services Group with Tecolote Research. Her group develops and supports CADE, EVAMOSC, EVM-CR, ACEIT, and various other cost estimating tools and data repositories. Prior to Tecolote, she served in the Air Force as a cost analyst. Jennifer is a CCE/A, CCP (Certified Cost Professional), has a BS in Economics from USAFA, and an MS in Cost Analysis from AFIT. Justin Knowles Northrop Grumman CEBoK® Training Track: Data Collection & Normalization (CEB04) Justin Knowles is the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector Manager for Strategic Decision Analysis (SDA). He has 20+ years of DoD Cost Estimating, Business Management, and Position-To-Win (PTW) experience. Prior to his current responsibilities Justin was a Technical Fellow and Cost Estimating manager for TASC. He has extensive experience in parametric estimating in the Aerospace industry and is a Certified Cost Estimator / Analyst (CCEA). He completed his undergrad degree at Brigham Young University and received his MBA at Pepperdine University. Christina Kosmakos Technomics, Inc. Software & Agile Track: What Does Agile Software Development Need: Predictable Costs or Predictable Outcomes? (SA03) Christina Kosmakos is a Senior Associate at Technomics, Inc., where she has supported a variety of tasks for the Navy PEO IWS 2.0. Her 2 years of experience include supporting the Soft-kill Coordinator Subsystem, a software that coordinates the employment of Electronic Warfare weapons. She holds a B.A. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Virginia. Sriram Krishnan Cobec Consulting, Inc. CEBoK® Training Track: Learning Curves (CEB07) Sriram Krishnan is a Lead Consultant with Cobec Consulting, providing cost, business case, and acquisition analysis and support to FAA clients. He has over 15 years of experience in providing expertise and analysis to numerous clients across both the government and commercial spaces. Mr. Krishnan has held the CCE/A designation from ICEAA since 2007. He has an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. Chuck Kurtz BAE Systems Trending Topics Track: What is the OEM COG? (TT05) Chuck unwittingly fell for the lure of estimating by pure happenstance and his 30-year adventure continues. Chuck is currently Director of Pricing for the global defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems. Throughout his career with several companies, he has prepared cost estimates for multiple customers, major systems and several major strategic acquisitions. Benjamin Kwok Tecolote Research, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: Visual Exploration of Data – The Missing Element in CER Development (PB03) Benjamin Kwok is a technical expert at Tecolote Research and has supported cost research efforts at Space Systems Command (SSC) for over 18 years. He is mostly known for being “the USCM guy” and is a regular speaker at the SSC CIPTs. He graduated from UCSD with a BS in electrical engineering and worked at Boeing for a few years prior to Tecolote. Lastly, he is passionate about data visualization and product design. Maura Lapoff Technomics, Inc. Machine Learning/NLP Track: Advanced Natural Language Processing for Work Breakdown Structures (ML05) Maura Lapoff is a Senior Associate at Technomics providing data analysis and project management support to the NNSA Office of Programming, Analysis, and Evaluation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Miami and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at George Mason University, concentrating in Computational Social Science. Conner Lawston Summit2Sea Consulting Data Science Track: Supercharging Machine Learning with Cloud Computing (DS02) Conner Lawston holds a MS degree in Data Science from Georgia Tech & BS in Engineering from Cal Poly. He is currently a data scientist at Summit2Sea consulting, where he has worked on projects involving machine learning, language processing, and computer vision. Prior to his 6 months at Summit2Sea, Conner spent 3 years cost estimating DoD space systems. Richard Lee Pantheon Integrated Solutions Management & Risk Track: Alternative EAC Methodologies – Calculating EACs without Standard EVM Data (MR06) Richard C. Lee is currently the Director of Operations at Pantheon Integrated Solutions, Inc. He has developed estimates and conducted cost research efforts for OSD CAPE, NAVSEA, NCCA, GAO, DHS, and ODASA-CE. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and also received his Masters in Cost Estimating and Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) and has presented numerous ICEAA conference proceedings. Katiana (Kat) Lemmons Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division CEBoK® Training Track: Inflation (CEB05) Kat Lemmons is a cost analyst for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. She currently supports PEO IWS 4.0, developing independent government cost estimates and evaluating proposals for Foreign Military Sales to Australia, Korea, and Japan. She holds a B.S.in Mathematics from Virginia Union University. . Charles Loelius National Nuclear Security Administration Analytical Methods Track: Implementing Quantile Regression for Capital Acquisition Project Estimating (AM06) Modeling & Analysis Track: DICEROLLER: Estimating D&D Costs for the NNSA (MA10) Daniel Long AFIT Software & Agile Track: Software Phasing and Schedule Growth Analysis (SA10) Captain Daniel Long is a Cost Analyst for AFRL. He recently graduated from AFIT with a MS in Cost Analysis. He also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to this assignment, he worked at the Comptroller Squadron in San Antonio, TX, where he managed a $275M budget as was the deputy budget officer. Chad Lucas Galorath Federal Software & Agile Track: Let’s Go Agile: Data-Driven Agile Software Cost and Schedule Models Derived from DHS Projects (SA09) Mr. Lucas is a Senior Cost Estimator with Galorath Federal and has 22 years of experience in Cost Analysis, cost modeling, and PPBE across a wide range of Federal agencies. Previously he worked for the MITRE Corporation, Modern Technology Solutions (MTSI) and CEI Management Consulting. Mr. Lucas holds a BS degree in Management and an MBA, both from George Mason University. He has held a CCE/A certification in cost analysis since 2005. Austin Lutterbach Cobec Consulting, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Sustainment Analysis Methodology for Cost Models and Business Cases (AM05) Austin Lutterbach, an analyst and data scientist at Cobec Consulting, conducts data and sustainment analyses for major Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acquisitions. He has a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from Purdue University and a MS in Operations Research from Cornell University. In various academic research projects, he has designed statistical software and utilized linear programming, machine learning, and R to develop optimization models. John W. Maddrey Tecolote Research, Inc. Data Science Track: Managing Data Science: A Stacked Approach to Integrating Advanced Data Analytics (DS05) John W. Maddrey MA, PCEA, is a cost analyst and data scientist with 10 years of experience in cost estimating, mathematical modeling, and advanced analytics. He has supported ACAT and major acquisition programs for both the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard. Kate Malcolm Pantheon Integrated Solutions Management & Risk Track: Alternative EAC Methodologies – Calculating EACs without Standard EVM Data (MR06) Kate Malcolm is currently an Associate at Pantheon Integrated Solutions, Inc. She specializes in developing cost estimating models used for current and future needs and conducting relevant cost research. Previously, she worked as an Associate to provide cost and budgeting analysis for the Marine Corp System Command. She has received her B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Patrick Malone MCR, LLC Data Science Track: Cost Estimating Maturity and a Vision for the Future (DS06) Modeling & Analysis Track: Applying System Readiness Levels to Cost Estimates – A Case Study (MA11) Patrick Malone, P.E., is Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A), and senior analyst at MCR, LLC, where he performs in-depth cost, earned value and risk assessments for space, air and marine programs of all types and sizes. His analytical insight provides creative advancements in science and technology. An experienced engineer and analyst, Pat has researched methods such as technology and system readiness levels, agile applied to program management and system engineering that provides additional insight to managing programmatic processes and risks to support positive project outcomes. Zachary Matheson Modeling & Analysis Track: DICEROLLER: Estimating D&D Costs for the NNSA (MA10) Analytical Methods Track: Implementing Quantile Regression for Capital Acquisition Project Estimating (AM06) Zachary is an analyst in the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Programming, Analysis, and Evaluation. Previously, he was an NNSA Graduate Fellow in the Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing. Zachary earned a dual PhD from Michigan State University in Nuclear Physics and Computational Math, Science, and Engineering. Patrick McCarthy Technomics, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: Cracking Open the ‘Black Box’ of Product Technical Support Contracts (PB02) Pat McCarthy, a Program Manager with Technomics, Inc., has over 19 years of experience in Federal and private industry. He has previously worked as a Cost/Price Analyst and Team Lead with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Army Contracting Command and as a Senior Industrial Engineer and Team Leader with General Dynamics Land Systems. Pat is CCEA and PMP certified and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Kevin McKeel Logapps Machine Learning/NLP Track: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Requirements (ML01) Processes & Best Practices Track:Transforming Cost Estimation Services (PB10) Mr. Kevin McKeel has over 25 years of experience in software cost estimation. He is a CCEA and SAFe Architect and received the prestigious 2021 Technical Achievement of the Year award from ICEAA related to research of automated software sizing using AI and NLP. Mr. McKeel holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Finance, ‘89) from James Madison University and a Master’s in Business Administration (Decision Systems, ’92) from The George Washington University. Molly Mertz OSD CAPE Trending Topics Track: DoD Cost Estimating Guide v2 (TT07) Ms. Molly Mertz is an Operations Research Analyst in the Air Warfare Cost Analysis Division of the Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense organization. She holds a CCEA® and level III DAWIA certification in cost estimating and business financial management. Ms. Mertz earned her BA from Washington & Jefferson College in Mathematics and History and her MS from George Mason University in Operations Research. M. Michael Metcalf Technomics, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Using TRLs to Predict the Future of Nuclear Weapons (AM01) Trending Topics Track: Minding Your P’s and Q’s as Prices Rise (TT01) M. Michael Metcalf is a project manager at Technomics, supporting the Department of Energy, DoD, US Army, DHS and NNSA in cost estimating and data-driven decisions. He previously worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Mike is a graduate of Lehigh University, with a B.S. in Integrated Business and Engineering (Business Economics focus) and M.S. in Industrial Engineering. Arlene F. Minkiewicz Unison Cost Engineering Software & Agile Track: Up is Up; Why Expert Knowledge Should Be Favored in a Technologically Driven World (TT10) Processes & Best Practices Track: Data Management for Cost Engineering Projects (PB04) Arlene F. Minkiewicz is the Chief Scientist at PRICE Systems (now Unison Cost Engineering) with over 37 years of experience at PRICE building cost models. She leads the cost research activity for TruePlanning®, the suite of cost estimating products that PRICE provides. She is a software measurement expert dedicated to finding creative solutions focused on helping make software development professionals successful. She is widely published and speaks frequently on software related topics. Adrian S Mitchell QinetiQ Data Science Track: Developing Conceptual Cost Estimates for Good Ideas (DS01) Adrian is a Senior Principal Consultant for QinetiQ Australia and is the 2020 winner of the ICEAA Team Achievement of the Year Award. He has economics degrees from the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics. Maxwell Moseley Herren Associates Management & Risk Track: Delusions of Success: Overcoming Optimism Bias in Schedule Forecasting (MR02) Max Moseley is a CCEA® at Herren Associates in Washington, D.C., where he performs cost and statistical analyses for several defense agencies. He graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.A. in Communication. Prior to joining Herren, Mr. Moseley engaged in operations research with homeland security applications. Karen Mourikas The Boeing Company Processes & Best Practices Track: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Affordability… But Were Afraid to Ask (PB06) Modeling & Analysis Track: Integrating Cost into Model-based Systems Engineering Environments (MA05) Karen Mourikas is a Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company in Systems/Operations Analysis focusing on Affordability Analysis & Optimization. Her current work includes expanding the scope of Affordability Analysis over the entire lifecycle, and integrating Affordability Analysis into MDAO and MBE environments, enabling integrated cost-performance trades early on. Previous work includes Machine Learning for Cost Analyses, Product Teardown, Experimentation, and Optimal/Should Costing. Karen has 2 MS degrees from USC in Applied Math and Operations Research. Joseph Mrozinski NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Modeling & Analysis Track: NASA Instrument Cost Model (NICM 9) Introductory Training (MA06) Joe Mrozinski is a Senior Systems Engineer in JPL’s Systems Modeling, Analysis and Architectures group. Joe is the task manager of both NICM and the Programmatic Cost Tool (PCT). Joe is the creator and developer of NASA’s COMPACT CubeSat cost tool, is the Cost Chair for JPL’s Team Xi, and serves on multiple NASA Standing Review Boards. Joe 3 degrees: BS Aerospace, BA Philosophy, Masters Space Systems Engineering, all from the University of Michigan. Denise Nelson The Boeing Company Processes & Best Practices Track: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Affordability… But Were Afraid to Ask (PB06) Paul Neubert Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division CEBoK® Training Track: Contract Pricing (CEB14) Paul is a cost analyst with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). He leads a team developing independent government cost estimates (IGCEs) and evaluating contractor proposals in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Spain. He is a proud member of the Central Virginia ICEAA chapter and is CCEA® certified. Amin Rahimian University of Pittsburgh Management & Risk Track: Decision Support and Operation Design in Mission Critical Applications (MR07) Amin Rahimian is an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at University of Pittsburgh where he leads the Sociotechnical Systems Research laboratory (sociotechnical.pitt.edu). He works at the intersection of networks, data, and decision sciences. Some of his current focus is on the challenges of inference and intervention design in complex, large-scale sociotechnical systems, with applications ranging from online social networks, public health and e-commerce to modern civilian cyberinfrastructure and future battlefields. Kevin Ray JHU/APL Analytical Methods Track: Predicting and Minimizing Industrial Base Risks to Emerging Technologies (AM08) Kevin Ray is a senior cost analyst at JHU/APL and has been conducting cost analyses for the Department of Defense for over 10 years. He has completed cost estimates for early hypersonic missile programs, testing infrastructure, and supply chain vulnerability studies. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an international MBA from Vlerick Business School. He also holds certifications as a CCEA from ICEAA and a PMP from PMI. Ken Rhodes Technomics, Inc. Management & Risk Track: Uncertainty of Expert Judgment in Agile Software Sizing (MR05) Ken Rhodes is an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA), Project Manager, and Employee Owner at Technomics, Inc. He has over fourteen years of experience performing cost analysis and acquisition decision support for DoD customers. Currently, Mr. Rhodes develops life-cycle cost estimates, cost / price assessments, and data visualization products for software and IT programs. He holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and MS in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Nicolas Rhodes Financial Accountability Office Of Ontario Trending Topics Track: Estimating Costs of Climate Change Impacts to Public Infrastructure (CIPI) (TT08) Nicolas joined the Financial Accountability Office in 2015. At the FAO, he has conducted wide-ranging analysis and research on Ontario’s economy and finances, from labour markets and credit ratings to the impact of climate change on public infrastructure. Nicolas holds a Master of Arts in Economics from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Guelph and is a CFA charterholder. Wendy E. Robello The George Washington University Machine Learning/NLP Track: Strategic Investment Planning using Machine Learning Techniques (ML06) Wendy Robello brings over 16 years of systems engineering and strategy experience. She is an experienced executive within the aerospace and defense industry with leadership roles in strategic analytics, leading competitive positioning for key captures and investment strategy across several portfolios. Wendy earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC, Irvine, an M.S. in Systems Architecture and Engineering from USC, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. Wilson Rosa DHS Software & Agile Track: Let’s Go Agile: Data-Driven Agile Software Cost and Schedule Models Derived from DHS Projects (SA09) Dr. Rosa serves as Assistant Director at the DHS Cost Analysis Division. He has over 25 years of experience in government including DHS and DoD. In 2015, Dr. Rosa launched the Annual Software and IT Cost Analysis Forum. Winner of 6 Best Paper Awards at premier conferences including the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM Mensura), and ICEAA Workshop. Kimberly Roye Galorath, Inc. Machine Learning/NLP Track: Linear Regression: How to Make What’s Old New Again (ML03) Kimberly Roye is a Senior Data Scientist for Galorath Federal. Starting her career as a Mathematical Statistician for the US Census Bureau, Kimberly transitioned to a career in Cost Analysis over 10 years ago. She has supported several Department of Defense hardware, software and vehicle programs, as well as NASA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She is currently a lead developer of Machine Learning training for the Army and DHS. Kimberly earned a MS in Applied Statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology and a dual BS in Mathematics/Statistics from the University of Georgia. Jennifer Scheel Galorath, Inc. Modeling & Analysis Track: Cost and Throughput Analysis for the NASA Ames Arc Jet Modernization Program (MA07) Jennifer Scheel is Lead of the North Central Region at Galorath Federal, a leading international supplier of parametric cost models and cost analysis consulting services. Ms. Scheel has a BS degree in Finance and a BA degree in German from The Ohio State University . She has 14 years of experience in cost estimating and analysis with past six focused on NASA. Ms. Scheel is a long-time member of, and test certified by, ICEAA. She is a recipient of the Team Achievement of the Year award in 2019 for her work on NASA SOMA mission evaluation. Abby Schendt Technomics, Inc. Analytical Methods Track: Using TRLs to Predict the Future of Nuclear Weapons (AM01) Abby Schendt is a lead analyst at Technomics, supporting the NNSA in cost estimating and data driven decisions and recommendations. She previously worked at Rand Corporation on acquisition policy and support using modeling to inform policy recommendations. Abby is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, with a MPS in Applied economics, and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, with a BS in Physics, Mathematics and Economics. Chris Seat Technomics, Inc. Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Mr. Chris Seat is a CCEA certified Senior Analyst for Technomics, Inc. He has 17 years of experience providing cost estimating and analysis to DoD and DHS clients. His primary area of expertise is in US Navy surface electronics, and has led the cost estimating teams for over a dozen acquisition programs. He holds a BS in Economics from Virginia Tech. Jacob Share Air Force Cost Analysis Agency Data Science Track: Integrating Data Science & Cost Analysis (DS04) Jacob Share is an Operations Research Analyst at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency where he builds life-cycle cost estimates for UAV programs. While in government, he has developed Python models to streamline cost estimating and data analysis processes. Jacob has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. Richard Shea Herren Associates CEBoK® Training Track: Economic Analysis (CEB13) Richard Shea joined Herren Associates in 2016 as an Associate supporting NAVSEA 05C. Previously, Mr. Shea has years of experience supporting various Department of Defense (DoD) Organizations starting with DoD Health Affairs, Defense Health Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, US Marine Corps, US Army, and now the US Navy. Mr. Shea is experienced in building program life cycle cost estimates, business case analysis, and independent cost estimates supporting DoD systems and services. Dale Shermon QinetiQ Ltd Trending Topics Track: Solving the Climate Crisis with Satellites, Fighter Aircraft & Nuclear Reactors (TT06) Dale Shermon is the Head of Planning, Monitoring and Control. As a QinetiQ Fellow he is recognized as a domain leader in his chosen field. He leads a team for the sustainment and development of the project professional community globally across the business. Dale has worked in the Aerospace and Defence environment both in industry and government for more than 35 years. He has detailed knowledge and experience in cost estimating, forecasting and risk analysis with broad skills of project and programme management disciplines. Dale has spoken at 90+ conferences and published multiple books. Blaze Smallwood Booz Allen Hamilton Software & Agile Track: Agile Product Roadmap Estimating and Progress Tracking (SA08) Blaze Smallwood CCE/A is a cost analyst in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Analytics group mainly supporting DoD programs in the NAVWAR Enterprise, particularly software-oriented Navy Command and Control (C2) and Intelligence programs. Most recently, Mr. Smallwood has been focused on program management-related cost analysis support, particularly developing progress metrics analyses for Agile software development projects. Christian Smart Galorath Federal Modeling & Analysis Track: Cost and Throughput Analysis for the NASA Ames Arc Jet Modernization Program (MA07) Machine Learning/NLP Track: Linear Regression: How to Make What’s Old New Again (ML03) Dr. Smart has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, with more than 20 years of experience with the application of predictive analytics, machine learning, and risk management to defense and aerospace programs. Solving for Project Risk Management: Understanding the Critical Role of Uncertainty in Project Management is his first book. Dr. Smart is the 2021 recipient of the Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award from ICEAA. Edward Smith Quantech Services, Inc. Processes & Best Practices Track: No Estimation Without Escalation – The Inflation Revolution (PB09) Alex Smith is a Business Area Manager for Quantech Services. He provides managerial and technical oversight to teams within Space Force Enterprise Corps and Air Force PEO Digital delivering cost and data analytics for IT Systems, Aircraft, Radar, and Cyber programs. He has 11 years of experience supporting the DoD through engineering, cost, and data analysis roles. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Christina Snyder MCR, LLC Trending Topics Track: CE^2 : Communication and Empowerment for Cost Estimators (TT04) Trending Topics Track: Volunteering: Maximizing the ROI of your ICEAA Membership (TT12) Christina Snyder has been a cost estimator for 16 years; supporting multiple DOD programs with various aspects of cost estimating and strategic planning. She received her CCE/A® certification in 2012 and is passionate about translating cost data into insights that resonate. She won a best paper award in 2021 for her original work, “Dost Cost Team Leadership Matter”. Mrs. Snyder graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a B.S. in Applied Computational Mathematics. Ed Spriggs Logapps, LLC Processes & Best Practices Track:Transforming Cost Estimation Services (PB10) Ed Spriggs is a co-founder of Logapps and brings over 20 years of experience in Federal Acquisition Strategy, Business Case Analysis, and Cost Estimation. He works with clients, Logapps employees, and consultants to provide insight into client issues through extensive research and analysis. Prior to founding Logapps, Ed worked as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and as an analyst at MCR Federal. Ed received a BA in Economics and an MBA from the College of William & Mary. He is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) through the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE). Gregory Stamp Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation Analytical Methods Track: Implementing Quantile Regression for Capital Acquisition Project Estimating (AM06) Dr. Stamp is a Senior Operations Research Analyst in the Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation (CEPE, NA 1.3) with more than 16 years of experience in the Federal Government. In addition, he served eight wonderful years in the United States Army and received a doctorate degree in Engineering Management from the George Washington University (GWU). He has a strong statistical modelling background with interest in modelling and simulation as well as data analytics. Steve Sterk NASA Armstrong Research Center Machine Learning/NLP Track: A Deep Look into Optimistic Bias based on a NASA’s STEM 4th Grade Activity (ML07) Steve Sterk is a cost estimator, a cost engineer and program analyst working within the CFO, Program Planning and Control Office at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. He has 40-plus years of experiences in the Aerospace Industry, 20 years with Rockwell / Boeing and 20 years in Federal Service. He has written and published numerous articles; Cost, Schedule, Risks and develop NASA Parametric X-Plane Cost Model. Steve was the Keynote Speaker on “Innovation” at the Government Pricing Summit, 2017, San Diego. Steve earned the NASA Silver Medal Award presented by Robert Lightfoot Aug. 2017. Ryan Timm Timm Analytics Trending Topics Track: Superheavy Launch: The Coming Paradigm Shift for the Space Industry (TT09) Mr. Timm is president of Timm Analytics, a boutique cost analysis and IPM consulting firm, and has 18 years cost estimating experience. He has supported the National Reconnaissance Office for the past 12 years and is currently responsible for estimating space launch. Prior to founding Timm Analytics in 2016, Mr. Timm was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton where he supported NRO, NGA, DIA, FBI, and DoD clients. ICEAA certified JMU grad, go dukes! Michael Trumper Intaver Institute Inc. Management & Risk Track: Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis of Megaprojects (MR04) Michael Trumper has over 25 years of experience project risk analysis and management training and consulting, instructional and software design, and technical communication. Michael is partner at Intaver Institute Inc., a Calgary (Canada)-based vendor of project risk management and risk analysis software. Michael has authored papers on quantitative methods in project estimations and risk analysis. Michael has consulted in the development and delivery of project risk analysis and management solutions to clientele that includes NASA, DOE, Lockheed Martin, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, USAF, MBDA, and others. Michael Trumper is a co-author of ‘Project Decisions: the Art and Science’, Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 5, 2019) ; ‘Project Think: Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices’, Gower Publishing, England, 2013; and, ‘Project Risk Analysis Made Ridiculously Simple’, World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business, USA, 2017. Eric van der Vliet CGI Machine Learning/NLP Track: Estimation of Application Maintenance by Means of Machine Learning (ML02) Eric has more than 30 years of experience in IT with a specialization in Software Cost Estimation during the last 10 years. Eric is directory of the Estimation Centre of Excellence for CGI global and president of the Dutch Software Cost Estimation Nesma. Eric has published several papers on international conferences with respect to Software Cost Estimation and the relation with Architecture as well as the use in Agile environments. In his recent projects worked on the development of an IT Cost Estimation tool supported by data analytics and machine learning. H.S. van Heeringen Metri | IDC Software & Agile Track: Agile Team Performance Measurement as a Basis for Accurate Cost Estimation (SA05) Harold works as a principal consultant and practice lead for IT Intelligence services (including Estimation & Performance Measurement) services in sourcing advice and benchmarking services provider Metri, now part of IDC. Harold was president of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group from 2011 until 2019 and is still a board director. Harold is a board member of Nesma, the international organization focusing on software cost estimation. In Nesma, he is responsible for international partnerships and cooperation. Erin E. Veltman Tecolote Research, Inc. Trending Topics Track: DoD Cost Estimating Guide v2 (TT07) Ms. Erin Veltman is a Principal Analyst at Tecolote Research and has over 14 years of cost estimating experience for various projects within NAVSEA shipbuilding, NAVWAR C4I, USCG, and DOE programs. Erin is an ACEIT instructor and specializes in cost risk and uncertainty analysis. She holds a CCEA® and earned her B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Raymond Vera National Nuclear Security Administration Analytical Methods Track: Using TRLs to Predict the Future of Nuclear Weapons (AM01) Ray Vera is the Cost Supervisor for the Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation at the National Nuclear Security Administration. He previously worked at the Defense Contract Management Agency as an earned value management specialist and Bank of America as a bond market quantitative analyst. Ray has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.S. in Financial Engineering from Claremont Graduate University. Lev Virine Intaver Institute Inc. Management & Risk Track: Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis of Megaprojects (MR04) Lev Virine, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience as a structural engineer, software developer, and project manager. In the past 17 years he has been involved in a number of major projects performed by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to establish effective decision analysis and risk management processes as well as to conduct risk analyses of complex projects. Lev’s current research interests include the application of decision analysis and risk management to project management. He writes and speaks to conferences around the world on project decision analysis, including the psychology of judgement and decision-making, modeling of business processes, and risk management. Jeffrey Voth Herren Associates Management & Risk Track: Delusions of Success: Overcoming Optimism Bias in Schedule Forecasting (MR02) Jeff Voth is the President of Herren Associates, an engineering and management consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. He studied at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, obtaining his MSc degree with distinction and specializing in the economic impact and risk of global megaprojects. Prior to this, he received an MBA from Georgetown University and was awarded a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Alex Wekluk Technomics, Inc. Management & Risk Track: Uncertainty of Expert Judgment in Agile Software Sizing (MR05) Software & Agile Track: Dynamic Software Effort Estimation: How SWEET It Is! (SA07) Alex Wekluk is an ICEAA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) and Employee Owner at Technomics, Inc. He has over fifteen years of experience performing cost, risk, and technical analyses for the DoD and the IC. He secured a USPTO patent for Marine Corps weapon design work and earned the IC Meritorious Unit Citation for exemplary performance identifying cost-reduction measures. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a MA in Economics from George Mason University. Tomeka Williams The MITRE Corporation Data Science Track: Statistical Techniques to Improve Software Effort Estimation Data Quality for Cost Engineers (DS03) Dr. Williams helps guide how best to procure & acquire engineering systems with solutions that are affordable, cost-effective, and risk-managed with ethics in mind. She has over 20 years of business, cost analysis & investment management experience and has worked with several federal agencies in these disciplines to support business process re-engineering, operational/functional requirement development, performance metrics strategies, planning, programming & budgeting to bring real value to stakeholders. Dr. Williams has a broad range of experience providing applied engineering economics. Amar Zabarah Logapps LLC Machine Learning/NLP Track: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Requirements (ML01) Amar has more than 10 years of Systems Engineering, Research and Development (R&D), and Operations Research (OR) experience in gathering, defining, and structuring requirements of systems for clients’ needs; identifying and designing processes; developing program estimates; building project schedules, budgets, forecasts, and plans; conducting detailed system analyses; and providing acquisition recommendations. Mr. Zabarah has worked in commercial and federal settings, including the NOAA, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, IRS, OUSD, and others.