Alex Bernardo

SURVICE Engineering Company’s Michigan Area Operation

Alex Bernardo is a senior engineer at the SURVICE Engineering Company’s Michigan Area Operation. He has more than 20 years in research, development, test, and engineering, predominantly in the military vulnerability field. His past work has included planning, conducting, and reporting of ballistic and explosive testing. He has also performed pre- and post-test analysis using a variety of mathematical and numerical models, ranging from first-principle to empirical-based. Mr. Bernardo holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Dong Ho Wu

Naval Research Laboratory

Dong Ho Wu is a research physicist at the materials science and technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., and is also an adjunct professor in the Physics Department at Temple University. Before joining the NRL in 2001, he served as a research faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, from 1991 until 2001. In 1991, for a few months, he was a member of technical staff at GTE (General Telephone and Electric) Laboratories, Waltham, MA. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at Northeastern University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Tufts University and, as a visiting research assistant, carried out his Ph.D. research at Northeastern University and MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory.

Michael Woudenberg

Lockheed Martin

Michael Woudenberg is a senior staff operations research analyst for Lockheed Martin and an applied research lead for autonomy, AI, and ML. Prior to joining Lockheed, he was a program manager for cyber, electronic warfare, and directed-energy R&D portfolios at Raytheon and advanced avionics at Honeywell Aerospace. Michael is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as an Airborne and Ranger qualified Field Artillery officer. Mr. Woudenberg holds an M.S. in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in information systems from Michigan Technological University.

Sierra I. Semel


Sierra I. Semel is a mechanical engineer at CCDC AvMC, where she develops and matures aircraft structures technology. Her areas of focus include aircraft vulnerability reduction; composite aircraft design, manufacturing, and repair; and additive manufacturing. Ms. Semel holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering, with a minor in math and physics, from Virginia Commonwealth University.