Dr. Paul Antonik, a member of the Scientific and Professional Cadre of Senior Executives, is the Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. The Information Directorate leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces. It consists of more than 800 military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and support personnel pursuing a wide variety of research and development projects with an annual budget of more than $1.6 billion. Dr. Antonik serves as the directorate's principal scientific and technical adviser and primary authority for the technical content of the science and technology portfolio. He provides principal technical oversight of a broad spectrum of information technologies.
Dr. Antonik began his career with the Air Force in 1978 when he joined the Rome Air Development Center, where he advanced as an electronics engineer from grade GS-7 to grade GS-12. In 1983, he transitioned to the private sector, where he served as a systems engineer and designed, developed and evaluated a wide variety of sensor systems, waveforms and signal processing techniques. In 1998, he returned to government service, joining the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, where he developed waveform diversity and knowledge-aided signal processing techniques. In 2009, Dr. Antonik joined the Information Directorate to become Technical Adviser of the Advanced Computing Division. He later became the Technical Adviser to the Computing and Communications Division. Dr. Antonik entered the senior executive service in 2012 as the Air Force Senior Scientist for Connectivity and Dissemination. Dr. Antonik holds four U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than 55 journals, conference and technical papers, and reports. Additionally, Dr. Antonik participates in several national and international panels, committees and working groups. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.
1978 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo
1987 Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, New York
2008 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom
1. 1978–1983, Electronics Engineer, Rome Air Development Center, Rome, N.Y.
2. 1983–1985, Engineer, Raytheon Company, Wayland, Mass.
3. 1985–1987, Senior Engineer, Simulation Technology Inc., Caddo Mills, Texas
4. 1987–1990, Principal Engineer, ARC Professional Services Group, Inc., Rome, N.Y.
5. 1990–1997, Senior Engineer, Kaman Sciences Corporation, Utica, N.Y.
6. 1997–1998, Senior Engineer, ITT Systems & Sciences Corporation, Rome, N.Y.
7. 1998–2009, Principal Electronics Engineer, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
8. 2009–2011, Technical Advisor, Advanced Computing Division, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
9. 2011–2012, Technical Advisor, Computing and Communication Division, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
10. 2012–2015, Senior Scientist for Connectivity and Dissemination, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
11. November 2015–present, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, AFRL, Air Force Materiel Command, Rome, N.Y.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1999 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 1 Award
2007 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2010 Air Force Material Command Selection for Federal Engineer of the Year
2014 Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory
2017 IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society Pioneer Award
2019 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Association of Old Crows
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
(Current as of February 2020)