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DR. KALABHAI B. "RAJU" PATEL

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Dr. Kalabhai "Raju" B. Patel is Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems Software Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Patel serves as a national/international authority in embedded computer systems software and information assurance with responsibility for providing advice and guidance to the highest Air Force and government officials as well as nationally important military aerospace weapon system programs.

Dr. Patel started his career as a Research Scientist for the Spindle Top Research Laboratory, Lexington Ky. He has over 24 years of federal service, including 22 years at Wright-Patterson AFB, civilian service with the Army Material Command, and more than ten years of private-industry experience. Dr. Patel's contributions include development of artificial-intelligence technology strategy and policy, guidance and oversight of computer-resource acquisition policies and activities, information assurance and anti-tamper acquisition policy formulation, and support of all weapon system programs within the Aeronautical Systems Center on software related issues. Dr. Patel has served the military as a scientist, researcher, computer resources system engineer, general engineer, and technical expert. Prior to his current position, Dr. Patel served as the Technical Advisor for Weapon System Cyber Security and Software Supply Chain Integrity.

EDUCATION
1972 - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Detroit Institute of Technology, Mich.
1974 - Master of Science in Chemistry and Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton Ohio
1980 - Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kentucky

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
September 1980 - February 1982, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Kentucky
March 1982 - September 1985, Research Scientist, Spindles Top Research Institute, Lexington, Ky.
September 1985- March 1987, Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Frankfurt, Ky.
March 1987 - February 1989, General Engineer, Army Material Command, Lexington, Ky.
March 1989 - September 1992, Software Engineer, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
September 1992 - June 2000, Software Engineer, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
June 2000 - September 2006, Computer Resources System Engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
September 2006 - November 2008, Electronic Engineer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
November 2008 - January 2012, Technical Advisor, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
January 2012 - present, Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
2011 Technical Leadership Award by Affiliate Society Council
2011 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2010 ASC Cyber Security Engineering Team Finalist
2009 Meritorious Civilian Service award
2008 Civilian Achievement Award
2007 Mid Career Civilian Engineer Finalist
2006 Civilian Achievement Award
2004 Senior Civilian Engineer Finalist
2004 Civilian Achievement Award
2003 Civilian Achievement Award

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS
1. Co-Authored the IA "Semi-quantitative Risk Analysis Approach," Air Force IT Thesis presented at the Phoenix Challenge Conference (2009)
2. Co-Authored "Internal Threat Assessment Methodology," Air Force IT Thesis and presented to Phoenix Challenge conference (2008)
3. Presented AT risk modeling, DoD AT conference, 2005
4. B2 critical Technologies AT risk assessment, DoD AT Annual Conference, April 2006
5. Platform IT cyber security approach and process, NSA Annual security conference, September 2009
6. Air Force C and A process and risk assessment methodology, Air Force DIACAP forum, March, 2010
7. Author of AF PIT Guidance manual, June, 2010
8. Published ASC weapon system C and A process, September, 2010

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
2011 - Certified SPRDE Program Systems Engineer, Level III
2007 - Certified IS Security Professional 1994 - Certified Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level III, SPRDE
1994 - APDP Level I, Acquisition Logistics
1994 - APDP Level III, Program Management
1994 - APDP Level I, Test and Evaluation