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, N.Y. 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 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 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 4 U.S. patents, and has authored or co-authored more than 55 journal, 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, Syracuse, N.Y.
2008 Air War College, Air University, non-resident studies
2009 Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, England
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, 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, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
10. 2012 – 2015, Senior Scientist for Connectivity and Dissemination, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
11. November 2015 - present, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Rome, NY
AWARDS AND HONORS
1999 IEEE Region 1 Award
2005 Transfer Award of the Year AFRL, Sensors Directorate, AFRL 2007 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2010 AFMC Selection for Federal Engineer of the Year
2010 International Team Award, Information Directorate, AFRL
2014 AFRL Fellow
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Association of Old Crows
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
(Current as of November 2015)