David R. Martinez - Biography

David Martinez biographyDavid R. Martinez is the Associate Division Head of the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division. Prior to this position, he was principal staff in the Communications Systems and Cyber Security Division.

Mr. Martinez is a national leader in high performance embedded computing, advanced signal processing, decision support, and ISR sensing technology.  He has had many past Laboratory leadership roles, including Group Leader of the High Performance Embedded Computing Group and Division Head of the ISR Systems and Technology Division.  He has also served in a leadership role as President and Chairman of Mercury Federal Systems. In 2011, Dave became Principal Staff in the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division, where he focused on technical and programmatic development in the areas of cyber security, enterprise architectures, system applications, and cloud computing. 

Mr. Martinez joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1988 and was responsible for the development of a large prototype space-time adaptive signal processor. Prior to joining the Laboratory, he was Principal Research Engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, responsible for a multidisciplinary company project to demonstrate the viability of real-time adaptive signal processing techniques. He received the ARCO special achievement award for the planning and execution of the 1986 Cuyama Project, which provided a superior and cost-effective approach to three-dimensional seismic surveys. He holds three U.S. patents.

Mr. Martinez is the founder, and served from 1997 to 1999 as chairman, of a national workshop on high performance embedded computing. He has also served as keynote speaker at multiple national-level workshops and symposia including the Tenth Annual High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop, the Real-Time Systems Symposium, and the Second International Workshop on Compiler and Architecture Support for Embedded Systems. He was appointed to the Army Science Board from 1999 to 2004. From 1994 to 1998, he was Associate Editor to the IEEE Signal Processing magazine. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2003, and in 2007 he served on the Defense Science Board ISR Task Force.

Mr. Martinez holds a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University (1976), an MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1979). He completed an MBA from the Southern Methodist University in 1986. He has attended the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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