J. Scott Stadler
Dr. J. Scott Stadler is the Head of the Communication Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He directs a portfolio of programs spanning architecture definition, technology development, system prototypes, and reference implementation test beds that are advancing the capabilities of the nation's communication networks. The division focuses on military satellite communications, free-space laser communications, ground-based and air-based tactical radios, spectrum operations, and quantum technologies for communications.
Dr. Stadler has been involved in the design, development, and operation of a number of NASA and Department of Defense satellite systems, both at Lincoln Laboratory and in industry. He has made contributions to current and planned generations of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, UHF, SHF, and EHF systems. This work included the early design and prototype of an architecture for supporting packetized network services via satellite. He has also led research efforts focused on the seamless integration of wireless and terrestrial packet data networks, including long- and ultralong-haul fiber networks, metropolitan-area fiber access networks, and airborne and satellite wireless access networks.
Dr. Stadler has served in technical management positions in a variety of groups at Lincoln Laboratory, including the Advanced Networks Group and the Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group. He also served as chief engineer for the Air Force's Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act and as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Stadler holds a BS degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS degree from the University of Southern California, and a PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, all in electrical engineering.