Robert G. Atkins
Dr. Robert G. Atkins is the head of the Advanced Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Prior to this position, he served as an Assistant Head of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Tactical Systems Division, and earlier, as an Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Tactical Systems Division, and as the Leader of the Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group.
He began working at the Laboratory as a cooperative-education student and research assistant in the Air Defense Techniques Group, where his work focused on the modeling of electromagnetic scattering and radar cross-section prediction.
Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the technical staff of Lincoln Laboratory. He became an Assistant Leader of the Systems Analysis Group in 1999 and the Associate Leader of the Sensor Exploitation Group in 2000, before returning to the Systems Analysis Group in 2003.
Atkins has expertise in the areas of radar cross-section modeling, automatic target recognition, and the systems analysis of air defense and surface surveillance systems. In his current position, he leads efforts aimed at the development of revolutionary component and subsystem technologies to enable new system level solutions to critical national defense challenges. He holds SB, SM, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from MIT.