Communication systems and Cyber Security
Marc A. Zissman - Biography
Dr. Marc A. Zissman is Assistant Head of the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is mission lead for the Laboratory's growing cyber security research, development, evaluation, and technology transfer efforts. He also shares responsibility for research and development in the areas of advanced military communications, wideband tactical networking on the move, and human language processing. His work includes evaluating the response of Government organizations that provide relief during massive disasters. Previously, he was Leader of the Wideband Tactical Networking Group. In that position, he managed research and development of on-the-move network nodes for ground forces.
Dr. Zissman joined the Laboratory in 1983, and his early research focused on digital speech processing, including parallel computing for speech coding and recognition, co-channel talker interference suppression, language and dialect identification, and cochlear-implant processing for the profoundly deaf. After working for one year at the Department of Defense under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act program, he expanded his research interests to include cyber security technology. He served for four years as a U.S. technical specialist to the NATO IST-011/TG-001 task group, which studies military applications of speech technology for NATO. He was elected to and served for four years on the Speech Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He also served for four years on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology Study Group. He was part of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and Joint Task Force–HAITI team that responded to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Dr. Zissman holds an SB degree in computer science and SB, SM, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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