Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Parker to participate in national engineering symposium

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 9, 2001 — Lynne Parker, a researcher at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's seventh annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

Parker, a group leader in computational intelligence within ORNL's Computer Science and Mathematics Division, will be among 81 of the nation's top young engineers to participate in the three-day September symposium in Irvine, Calif.

Participants, all between the ages of 30 and 45, are performing leading-edge engineering and technical work. Representing industry, academia and government, the participants were nominated by fellow engineers or related organizations.

Parker's research, which is conducted at ORNL's Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, is focused on developing distributed, intelligent control software that enables teams of robots to cooperatively work with each other.

A 2000 Presidential Early Career Award recipient, Parker earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Tennessee Technological University, a master's degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She and her husband, Bob, reside in the Karns section of West Knoxville.

ORNL is a DOE multiprogram facility operated by UT-Battelle.