The panelists for Friday, December 6th final presentation include:

Alex d'Arbeloff. ... Biography for Mr. d'Arbeloff....

Marcelo Cavocanti - Raytheon. ... Biogoraphy for Mr. Cavocanti...

Paul Ferraro - Raytheon. ... Biography for Mr. Ferraro...

Larry Linden. ... Biography for Mr. Linden...

Thomas E. Lovejoy. ... Biography for Dr. Lovejoy...

Otto T. Solbrig. ... Biography for Mr. Solbrig...

and a SIVAM representative officer, also from Raytheon.



In selecting Alexander V. d'Arbeloff to succeed Dr. Paul E. Gray as Chairman of The MIT Corporation, the board broke with a time honored tradition while honoring another. The Chairman of the MIT Corporation has traditionally been a former president who serves full time in that position-neither of which describes Mr. d'Arbeloff. The Board decided to focus not on who or what Alexander d'Arbeloff was not; it chose instead to consider all the extraordinary things that he certainly was.

"Alex d'Arbeloff is truly an outstanding selection for this position," MIT President Charles M. Vest said. "He is a man of strong intellect and accomplishment, whose wisdom I have often sought regarding Institute affairs. He has deep loyalty to MIT, and his teaching both at the Sloan School and in Mechanical Engineering has given him an appreciation of many of the issues of concern to our faculty and students. His knowledge of the high tech industry-a world that intersects strongly with the interests of many of our faculty and the future of our students is, of course, extraordinary."

Mr. d'Arbeloff is perhaps best known for his role in building Boston based Teradyne Corporation into one of the world's leading makers of semiconductor test equipment. Teradyne's story has humble beginnings and features lessons on the vagaries of alphabetical order, the importance of dedicated and inspired leadership, and the ability to ride the many ups and downs associated with high technology in general and the semiconductor business in particular. It begins in the late 1940s when MIT classmates Alex d'Arbeloff and Nick DeWolf meet when they line up alphabetically in a ROTC class. After graduation, Alex and Nick pursue separate careers, getting together again in 1960 with the vision of starting their own company. The pair rented space above a Joe and Nemo's hot dog stand, on the corner of Kingston and Summer Streets in downtown Boston. Their new venture was named Teradyne because "it had to have a 'D' in it," according to DeWolf. "'Tera' is the prefix for 10 to the 12th power and 'dyne' is a unit offeree. To us, the name meant rolling a 15,000 ton boulder uphill." In 1966, Teradyne introduced the first integrated circuit tester to use a minicomputer to control a series of test steps. In doing so, it launched the automatic test equipment industry. Ever since, Teradyne has been credited with a long string of technology "firsts." Nick DeWolf left Teradyne in 1971 to pursue personal and other business interests. Alex d'Arbeloff stayed on as CEO. Under his leadership, Teradyne has grown almost 100-fold, from sales in 1971 of $13 million to sales in 1996 of $1.2

Mr. d'Arbeloff served as Chairman and President of Teradyne until January 1996, when he opted to step down and Teradyne elected a new President. This decision has allowed him to take on his new duties at MIT. It also brought his MIT journey full circle. Mr. d'Arbeloff received the S.B. degree in management from MIT in 1949. He has been a member of the MIT Corporation since 1989, and was elected to Life Membership in 1994. He has also served on the Corporation's Development Committee and on the Visiting Committees for the Departments of Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he has taught classes at the Sloan School of Management and has developed and teaches a course on management and entrepreneurship for graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His wife Brit, an aspiring novelist whose earlier professional activities included engineering and business management, received the master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Institute in 196L Both are active supporters of music and the arts in the Boston area. Mr. d'Arbeloff is a Director of Sematech, BTU Corporation, PRI Automation, Stratus Computer Corporation, and several private companies. A Director and former Chairman of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, he is also a Director of the Center for Quality of Management. He is a Trustee of Partners Health Care System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the New England Conservatory.

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Marcelo Cavalcanti is the Telecommunication Systems Engineering Manager for the SIVAM Program at Raytheon. His duties include overseeing the installation, testing, integration and customer sell-off of all the telecommunication systems in the SIVAM Program, which involves extensive travel to Brazil. He joined Raytheon 3 years ago as a Senior Telecommunication Systems Engineer. Prior to working at Raytheon, Marcelo was a Development Engineer in the Research Labs at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY.

Marcelo received his Master of Science in Optics from the University of Rochester in 1999 and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1995.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcelo has lived in Southhampton, England; Monterey, California; Lawrence, Kansas; Rochester, New York; and now Methuen, Massachussetts. He came to the United States in 1991 to pursue his Bachelor's and has lived here ever since. He and his wife Denise, have 20 month old twin daughters, Julie and Christie.


Professional Experience

Paul Ferraro has been with Raytheon Company since 1997. Here his work has been focused primarily on the support of a major initiative aimed as providing a comprehensive Air Traffic Control and environmental monitoring system throughout the Amazon region of Brazil known as SIVAM, or System for the Vigilance of the Amazon. Since October of 2000, Paul has held the position of Technical Director for the SIVAM Program. In this capacity, he works with customer representatives to develop overall system architectural requirements and subsequent network modifications. In addition, he is responsible for the development of system level specifications as well as the integration and verification of many major subsystems.

Prior to joining Raytheon Company, between 1991 and 1997 Paul held numerous engineering and managerial positions at Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company. His fields of endeavor included cellular and PCS communications systems, antenna array design and the development and design of instrumentation system radar test facilities.

While at Sanders, as the System Engineering Manager for the Cable Microcell Integrator (CMI) system, Paul served as the technical lead and overall manager of one of the first prototype deployments of a CDMA-based PCS wireless communication system.

In addition to his work with cellular and PCS communications, Paul was the lead antenna designer for the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter's EW (Electronic Warfare) and CNI (Communication, Navigation and Identification) systems. The array designs addressed opposing requirements of antenna/array performance and low radar cross section (RCS) requirements of the stealth aircraft. In support of this effort, Paul contributed to the design and development a broadband RCS and array calibration test facility used for test and verification of antennas and arrays spanning an operational frequency band from 2 to 35 GHz.


Paul Ferraro recently completed a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University in the spring of 2002. Prior, Paul received his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1989 and 1991, respectively. While completing his engineering graduate work, Paul studied under Dr. Robert McIntosh as a member of the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL). Here he contribute to the design, development and field deployment several prototype radar and radiometer systems aimed at measuring and characterizing geophysical and environmental parameters such as wind speed, humidity, ocean salinity and ocean current.

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MIT alumnus Larry Linden, S.M., 1970, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D., 1976, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Management, is a Co-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Compliance and Control Committee at Goldman Sachs & Co.

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Thomas E. Lovejoy directed the program of World Wildlife Fund-US from 1973 to 1987 and was responsible for its scientific, western hemisphere, and tropical forest orientation. From 1985 to 1987 he served as the Fund's Executive Vice President. He is generally credited with having brought the tropical forest problem to the fore as a public issue, and is one of the main protagonists in the science and conservation of biological diversity. He was the first person to use the term biological diversity in 1980 and made the first projection of global extinction rates in the Global 2000 Report to the President that same year. In the field of international conservation he is the originator of the innovative concept of debt-for-nature swaps. Many such swaps of international debt for conservation projects have been initiated (including Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Philippines, Madagascar, Jamaica and Zambia). Over a billion dollars in conservation funds have already been made available with this mechanism.

He is the founder of the public television series Nature, and for many years served as principal advisor to the series. This program is the most popular long-term series on public television.

In 1987 he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Environmental and External Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution. As Assistant Secretary he supervised the membership programs, the Smithsonian Magazine, the Smithsonian Press, the Office of Government Relations, the Office of Development, the Office of Telecommunications, the Office of International Relations, and the Visitor Information and Reception Center. From 1994-2000 served as Counselor to the Secretary for Biodiversity and Environmental Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1988 he served briefly on the White House Science Council. From 1989 to 1992 he served on the President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST) and from 1992 to 1998 was Co-Chair for the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) under the Executive Office of the President's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). He is past president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, past chairman of the United States Man and Biosphere Program, and past president of the Society for Conservation Biology. In 1993 he was chosen by the U.S. Secretary of Interior to be the Science Advisor. Among many responsibilities, he participated in the coordination of the new agency called the National Biological Survey. He served as Scientific Advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme from 1994 to 1997. In 1998 he became Chief Biodiversity Advisor for the World Bank as well as Lead Specialist for the Environment for the Latin American region. This was on a reimbursed detail basis. In 2001 he became Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation (created by Ted Turner and located in Washington). He retains a link to the Smithsonian as Research Associate of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. In 2002 he became the President of The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment (a non-profit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multi-sectoral collaboration among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations).

A tropical biologist and conservation biologist, has worked in the Amazon of Brazil since 1965. His Ph.D. thesis (1971) introduced the technique of banding to Brazil and identified patterns of community structure in the first major long-term study of birds in the Amazon.

He conceived the idea for the Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems project, also known as the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project. It is a joint research project of the Smithsonian Institution and Brazil's National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia). This program, considered a centerpiece of the newly emerging discipline of conservation biology, is essentially a giant experiment designed to define the minimum size for national parks and biological reserves as well as management strategies for small areas. For this work and many conservation initiatives in Brazil he was decorated by the Brazilian government in 1988, becoming the first environmentalist to receive the Order of Rio Branco. In 1998, Brazil awarded him the Grand Cross of the Order of Scientific Merit. In April 2001 he received the John & Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. In May 2002 he received the 2002 Lindbergh Award for work dedicated to a balance between the advance of technology and preservation of the environment.

He serves on numerous scientific and conservation boards and advisory groups including: the New York Botanical Garden, Committee for the National Institute for the Environment, Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Wildlife Preservation Trust, Resources for the Future and Woods Hole Research Center. He is Chairman of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Linnaean Society of London, and the American Ornithologists' Union.

He is the author of numerous articles and is author or editor of five books including Key Environments: Amazonia with G.T. Prance, Global Warming and Biological Diversity (Yale University Press) with R.L. Peters, Ecology, Conservation and Management of Southeast Asian Rainforests (Yale University Press) with R.O. Bierregaard, Jr., C. Gascon, and R. Mesquita.

He received his B.S. and Ph.D. (biology) from Yale University.

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Otto T. Solbrig
is the Bussey Professor of Biology, Emeritus, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. A native of Argentina, professor Solbrig' s work has dealt with plant population biology and ecology subjects. He has many years of field experience in the South American tropics. Professor Solbrig is a former president of the International Union of Biology and the Society for the Study of Evolution. He was awarded the International Prize in Biology for his work on Biodiversity and several honorary degrees. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books and over 250 research papers. His present work deals with the interphase between development and conservation in the Amazon and Cerrado regions of Brazil.

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Mission 2006 - MIT subject 12.000 is taught by Prof. Kip Hodges and Prof. Rafael Bras.


...provides information about the history of 12.000


...identifies students and their teams, graduate teaching assistants, upperclass teaching fellows, alumni mentors, and technical advisors

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