David R. Martinez

David R. Martinez

David R. Martinez is an Associate Head of the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this role, he is focusing on the strategic and innovative directions of the division in the areas of artificial intelligence, cyber resilient systems, big data analytics, high performance embedded computing, and secure cloud computing. He is a member of Lincoln Laboratory's Steering Committee.

Mr. Martinez, who joined the Laboratory in 1988, has served in various management positions. From 1993 to 1999, he held leadership roles in the Embedded Digital Systems Group. He served as an Associate Head (1999–2004) and the Head (2004–2010) of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Technology Division.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, he was employed as a principal research engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, specializing in adaptive seismic signal processing. He received the ARCO special achievement award for his work on the 1986 Cuyama Project, which provided a superior, cost-effective approach to three-dimensional seismic surveys. He holds three U.S. patents based on his work in signal processing for seismic applications. He served as the president and chairman of the Board of Directors at Mercury Federal Systems from 2010 to 2011. In that role, he was responsible for the company's operations and strategic directions. He returned to the Laboratory as a principal researcher in the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division before accepting the appointment to the newly formed Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division.  

Mr. Martinez founded the High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop in 1997, which became an IEEE conference in 2012. He has been the keynote speaker at national and international conferences on artificial intelligence, radar systems, signal processing, and embedded computing. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Signal Processing magazine, and he coauthored and co-edited the book titled "High Performance Embedded Computing Handbook: A Systems Perspective" (CRC, 2008). In 2003, he was elected an IEEE Fellow "for technical leadership in the development of high performance embedded computing for real-time defense systems." Most recently, he founded and chaired the Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security workshop. He was awarded the Eminent Engineer Award from the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU), and was elected to the NMSU Klipsch Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy. He is a member of the NMSU Dean's Advisory Council in Engineering, and the Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences Advisory Board.

Mr. Martinez holds a BS degree from NMSU, an SM degree from MIT, and an EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He completed an MBA at the Southern Methodist University. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez served on the Army Science Board. From 2007 to 2008, he served on the Defense Science Board ISR Task Force.