Israel Soibelman - Biography

Israel SoibelmanDr. Israel Soibelman is Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Major activities of this division include programs in Homeland Air Defense, Chem-Bio Defense, Homeland Security, and Air Traffic Control. Prior to this position, he served as Associate Head of the Homeland Protection and Tactical Systems Division, where he led the Laboratory's role in making significant technical contributions to Homeland Protection.

Dr. Soibelman joined the Laboratory in 1989, and his early research focused on infrared data analysis, phenomenology, and algorithms for missile defense systems. In 1992, he joined the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) Phase One Engineering Team (POET) office in Washington, D.C. In this role, he participated in system studies supporting the BMDO leadership. These efforts included a Boost Phase Intercept Systems study and kill assessment technology study. In 1994, Dr. Soibelman took an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment in the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Technology Transfer Office. In this assignment, he helped the Energy Department develop cooperative research and development agreements with industry to transfer technology developed at DOE labs. Upon returning to Lincoln Laboratory in 1995, he assumed the project leadership role on air and missile defense programs focusing on seeker and interceptor technology. In 1998, the Seeker and Interceptor Technology Group was established at Lincoln Laboratory, and Dr. Soibelman assumed leadership of this group in 2002.

Dr. Soibelman holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a PhD degree in applied mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.


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