Dr. Berg-Cross is a Cognitive Psychologist (Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook, BS RPI) with over 30 years of experience with cognitive and analysis growing out of his dissertation on knowledge representation dealing with discourse understanding within a constructionist perspective. He has taught human learning and cognition & problems solving courses at the Stony Brook, the University of Delaware, George Washington University, George Mason University and Widener University. Dr. Berg-Cross has been a consultant at a range of organizations including silicon valley startups, and data management firms. He has also consulted to the NIH and the Military Health System¬ís enterprise architecture efforts. Currently he provides part-time independent consulting on geospatial and health semantics and related informatics.    (24KG)

Since 1975 he has consulted to health and medical facilities to evaluate and improve medical functioning and manage medical knowledge. Major thrusts of work include reusable knowledge, vocabularies and semantic interoperability achieved through ontological analysis. For the last 9 years he has a dual focused on the semantics for Enterprise Architecture/SOA models and on the advancement of general understanding of the developmental process for cognition. An outlet for the latter effort has been the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) where he serves on the Program Committee and has organized special sessions on this topic and developmental robotics since 2007. Since 2005 he has been an active member of SICoP and facilitates workshop meetings including the June session on geospatial ontology that lead to the creation of a spatial community of practice (SOCoP). He is currently the SOCoP Executive Secretariat and serves on the organizing committee for Terra Cognita which is focused on the growing field of Semantic Web research dealing with geospatial semantics and applications.    (24KH)

Topic areas on which he lectures: 1. Bio-Inspired Ideas for Cognitive Systems 2. Methodological Issues of Developmental Robotics 3. Geospatial Semantics 4. Improving the Semantics of Enterprise and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)    (24KI)