Dr. Mark H. Linderman, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Command and Control, Decision Support, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of command and control (C2) and supporting technologies including information sharing, data fusion, machine learning, performance optimization techniques, and systems resiliency. He conceives, plans, and advocates major research and development activities, monitors and guides the quality of scientific and technical resources, and provides expert technical consultation to other Air Force organizations, Department of Defense and government agencies, universities and industry.
Dr. Linderman joined Rome Laboratory in 1994 after completing his doctorate at Cornell University. Upon joining the laboratory, he applied his VLSI experience to surveillance signal processing architectures. He was the Director of the Information Directorate HPC Center from 1995 to 2000 where he was active in several projects involving the application of HPCs to signal processing challenges. In 2000, he became the Technical Lead of the AFRL Information Directorate Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) program that addressed a broad spectrum of information management challenges from access control, the role of metadata, dissemination, persistence and destruction of information. He initiated several projects including the Content- and Context-Aware Trusted Router and OpenPod. He has served as technical advisor at the branch and division level for the Advanced Computing Architectures Branch, Information Systems Research Branch, and Computing and Communications Division. Dr. Linderman has been active in the Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) where he chaired of the C3I Group Technical Panel on Information Management from its inception until 2009 and is the national lead for the Cyber Strategic Challenge Group Mission Assurance and Situation Awareness effort. Dr. Linderman holds two U.S. patents.
1986 Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1991 Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1995 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1. 1986 - 1988, Engineer, HRB-Singer, State College, PA
2. 1994 - 1997, Electronics Engineer, Surveillance Directorate, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
3. 1997 - 1999, Electronics Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
4. 1999 - 2003, Senior Electronics Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
5. 2003 - 2016, Principal Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
6. 2016 – present, Senior Scientist, Command and Control Decision Support, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 Air Force Science and Engineering Award for Exploratory and Advanced Technology Development.
1998 AFRL/IF Harry Davis, Jr. Award for Technical Excellence
2008 AFRL Information Directorate Harry Davis Award for Technical Excellence
2013 Graniero Team Award for significant impact on reputation of organization
2014 AFRL Information Directorate International Team Award
2014 AFRL Information Directorate Graniero Team Award.
2015 Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory
2015 FLC Northeast Regional Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
(Current as of April 2016)