ISR Systems and Technology
Robert A. Bond - Biography
Robert Bond is an Assistant Division Head in the ISR and Tactical Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
In his career, Mr. Bond has focused on the research and development of high-performance embedded signal and image processors and algorithms. He has led research initiatives in a wide range of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) computing technologies spanning custom VLSI circuits, parallel processors, non-linear signal processing, graph detection theory, and parallel processing middleware. Prior to coming to Lincoln Laboratory, he worked at CAE Ltd. on flight simulators and then at Sperry where he developed Naval command and control applications.
Mr. Bond joined Lincoln Laboratory in 1987. In his first assignment, he was responsible for the development of the Mountaintop RSTER radar software architecture and later led the radar system integration. In the early 1990s, he conducted seminal studies to evaluate the use of massively parallel processors (MPP) for real-time signal and image processing. Later, he led the development of 1000-processor MPP for radar space-time adaptive processing and a custom VLSI processor for high-throughput radar signal processing. In 2001, he led a team in the development of the Parallel Vector Library, a novel middleware technology for portable and scalable high-performance parallel signal processors. In 2003, he was one of two researchers to receive the Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence Award for his "technical vision and leadership in the application of high-performance embedded processing architectures to real-time digital signal processing systems."
Recently, Mr. Bond has been involved in research into complex systems, open systems architectures, cloud and grid computing, graph and network based algorithms, and advanced computing technologies.
He earned a B.S. degree (honors) in physics from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada in 1978.
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