Science Advisory Committee
Dail Doucette is a scientist and systems designer. He retired from the U.S. Air Force. His major subject of work has been interoperability, intercommunication, interconnection of Information Science and Technology issues between different academic and research disciplines, federal government departments, and other cultures and nations.
In addition to early experiences as an assistant city manager in two California cities, he has been an instructor in advanced information theories and display systems for the Engineering School at the University of California at Los Angeles, the American University Center for Technology (Washington, D.C.), and the NATO Science division (Brussels, Belgium). He was guest lecturer on the information aspects of cultural anthropology at the University of Kyoto (Japan), the American University in Beirut, the University of Southern California (USC), Cambridge University (United Kingdom), and the Fulbright Scholarship recipients orientation program for west coast U.S. universities. He assisted in formation of a joint Masters and Ph.D. program between USC and the University of Teheran (Iran). He was also Executive Vice President of ComFac, a commercial telecommunications corporation. He is a long-time active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Section T” (information, computing, and communications). He was an NGO delegate to the UNESCO World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland in 2003, and the second session in Tunis, Tunisia, in 2005.
He was a member of the original team that established the Air Force Data Design Center and the directorate of information technology for the Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, HQ, USAF. He was a member of the committee that founded the Society of Information Display, helped start the World Future Association, and is assisting in establishing the Foundation for Information Science as a professional society, as well as founding the Science of Information Institute.