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Senior Fellows
Johnetta MacCalla
CEO, ASCI, Incorporated

Areas of Interest:

high-tech infrastructure, wireless technology, e-commerce, automation using electronic systems, training of a high-tech workforce, design and building of high-tech projects, public safety technology for transit, airports, police, fire, and schools


MacCalla is chief executive officer of Automated Switching and Controls, Inc. (ASCI), a high-tech company serving the public sector especially the transportation industry. Her specialties include system design, development and installation of communication and control systems using fiber optics, wireless radio and networked cables as well as control signaling and robotic systems. She is the publisher of over 17 papers on communications and control.

MacCalla was a Hughes Doctoral Fellow and the recipient of a Bell Labs Fellowship. She served as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), 1993-1999, and is a member of the Independent Review Panel for the Public Interest Energy Research Program, 2003-05. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Stanford and Brown University. She has been project manager for high-tech projects including BART, Port of Los Angeles, TRW, NASA, and the U.S. Military.

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