Lance M. Kaplan received the B.S. degree with distinction from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1991and 1994, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1987–1990, Dr. Kaplan worked as a Technical Assistant at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He held a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a USC Dean’s Merit Fellowship from 1990–1993, and worked as a Research Assistant in the Signal and Image Processing Institute at the University of Southern California from 1993–1994. Then, he worked on staff in the Reconnaissance Systems Department of the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1994–1996. From 1996–2004, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Engineering and a senior investigator in the Center of Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems (CTSPS) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), Atlanta, GA. Currently, he is a researcher in the Networked Sensing and Fusion branch of the U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Dr. Kaplan serves on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES) Society (2008-2013, 2018-Present) and as VP of Conferences for the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) (2014-Present). Previous, he served as Editor-In-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on AES (2012-2017) and on the Board of Directors of ISIF (2012-2014). He is a three-time recipient of the Clark Atlanta University Electrical Engineering Instructional Excellence Award from 1999–2001. He is a Fellow of IEEE and of ARL. His current research interests include information/data fusion, reasoning under uncertainty, network science, resource management and signal and image processing.