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Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190063-8 Edwin C. May, Ph.D. Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Dr. May has managed complex, interdisciplinary research projects for the federal government since 1985. His responsibilities included fund raising, personnel management, project administration and planning, and he was the guiding force for the technical research effort. Currently, Dr. May is the Director of Science Applica- tions International Corporation's (SAIC) Cognitive Sciences Laboratory which currently employs over twenty full or part-time researchers from a variety of disciplines. Prior to SAIC, he was the Director of a similar labo- ratory at SRI International. Dr. May has been involved in various forms of anomalous mental phenomena research since 1972. After obtaining a Ph.D., he accumulated over 12 years experience in experimental nuclear physics research, which included the study of nuclear reaction mechanisms and nuclear structure. He was asked to join the staff of SRI International to apply this unique training to experimental investigations of anomalous mental phe- nomena. His accelerator experience includes a variety of tandem Van de Graaff generators and cyclotrons operating under 50 million electron volts. Other specialized experience includes four years of y-ray spectroscopy, one year of trace-element analysis (x-ray, and a particle techniques), numerical analysis, Monte Carlo techniques, digital signal processing, and cardiac blood flow research. In addition, he has conducted physiology research through the careful investigation of the efficacy of biofeedback in clinical settings. Dr. May's eclectic background has provided him significant expertise in a variety of seemingly unrelated disci- plines; thus, he is ideally suited and experienced to direct interdisciplinary research. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 1991 - Date Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory Science Applications International Corporation 1985 - 1990 Program Manager, Cognitive Sciences Program SRI International, Menlo Park, California 1979 - 1985 Senior Research Physicist for the Psychoenergetics Program SRI International, Menlo Park, California 1976 - 1979 Consultant to the Psychoenergetics Program SRI International, Menlo Park, California 1973 - 1979 Research and Hardware Consultant The Biofeedback Institute of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 1972 - 1979 Technical and Software Consultant Digital Pathways, Inc., Mountain View, California 1972 - 1976 Physics Instructor City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 1972 - 1976 Technical Consultant Psychophysical Research Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey 1968-1971 Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Davis,California 1960 0 - 1964 Graduate Fellow, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 5 NEWS.) Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190063-8 September 1994Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190063-8 Page 2 EDUCATION Ph.D., Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 1968 B. S., Physics, University of Rochester, 1962 DISSERTATION "Nuclear Reaction Studies via the (p,pn) Reaction on Light Nuclei and the (d,pn) Reaction on Medium to Heavy Nuclei," B. L. Cohen, advisor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1968). PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS Author or co-author of a total of 130 reports: 16 papers in experimental nuclear physics and anomalous mental phenomena in refereed technical journals; 12 papers presented at technical conferences on anomalous cogni- tion; 19 abstracts presented at professional conferences on physics and cognitive science; 79 technical or ad- ministrative reports to various clients; and 9 miscellaneous reports and proposals. Outstanding Achievement Award in Parapsychology. This was granted in 1994 by the Parapsychological Association, an affiliate member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for a career-long contribution for research ex- cellence. EcLi Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190063-8