Marc N. Viera - Biography

Marc Viera biographyDr. Marc N. Viera is the Assistant Division Head in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Tactical Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Dr. Viera joined the Laboratory in 2002 and worked in the Systems and Analysis Group on the Air Vehicle Survivability Evaluation program simulating, prototyping, and testing advanced IR surveillance systems and seekers for air defense applications. From 2008 to 2010, he served as an Assistant Leader in the Tactical Defense Systems Group and led field test and evaluation efforts employing the Group's ground-based and airborne testbeds in the areas of IR system characterization and novel electronic attack testing. In 2010, he joined the Advanced Systems and Capabilities Group as Associate Leader to start a new Advanced Concepts and Technology Program supporting Air Force acquisition through the innovation and development of advanced U.S. systems concepts. From 2012 to 2014 he returned as Leader of the Systems and Analysis Group and started a new Laboratory effort to support Air Force and Department of Defense leadership by providing cross-cutting capabilities analysis and systems trades for the Family of Systems Architecture Engineering program. From 2014 to 2015, he also returned to lead the Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group to work an array of rapid prototyping efforts in the areas of electronic warfare, force protection, and SIGINT.

Dr. Viera's areas of systems analysis and test expertise include EO/IR and RF air defense systems, IR signature phenomenology and countermeasures, electronic attack, multiple-sensor fusion, and defense system architectures.

Dr. Viera holds a BS in chemical engineering from Tufts University, and holds MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




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