Dr. Mark H. Linderman, a member of the Scientific and Professional Cadre of Senior Executives, is the Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, New York. The Information Directorate leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces spanning Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Information (C5I). He 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. 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 High Performance Computing 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. 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 four U.S. patents.
1986 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark
1991 Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1995 Doctor of Philosophy, 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 Air Force Base, N.Y.
3. 1997–1999, Electronics Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
4. 1999–2003, Senior Electronics Engineer, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
5. 2003–2016, Principal Engineer, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
6. 2013–2015, Technical Advisor, Computing and Communications Division, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
7. 2016–2022, Senior Scientist, Command and Control Decision Support, Information Directorate, AFRL, Rome, N.Y.
8. 2022–present, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, AFRL, 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
2014 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
2015 Graniero Team Award for significant impact on reputation of organization
(Current as of June 2022)