Event Location
2108 EB


Dr. John D. Matyjas

Tech Advisor of the Computing & Communications Division

Air Force Research Laboratory

Rome, NY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2108 EB

“Info Session on the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate”


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) leads the discovery, development and product delivery of new air, space and cyberspace technologies that provide our Air Force with what it needs to defend America. The Information Directorate is the Air Force's and nation's premier research organization for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) and Cyber technologies. The directorate explores, prototypes, and demonstrates high-impact, affordable and game-changing technologies. These technologies transform data into information and subsequently knowledge for decision makers to command and control forces. This knowledge gives our air, space and cyberspace forces the competitive advantage needed to protect and defend the nation.  This talk will focus on key research challenges and opportunities for collaboration in the areas of autonomy, communications, computing and cyber.

Dr. John D. Matyjas received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. Currently, he is serving as the Tech Advisor of the Computing & Communications Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, NY. His research interests include dynamic multiple-access communications and networking, software defined RF, spectrum mutability, statistical signal processing and optimization, and neural networks.  Dr. Matyjas was inducted as an AFRL Fellow in 2016. He is the recipient of the 2015 Air Force Association 'Technology Manager of the Year' Award, 2015 AFRL 'Scientist of the Year' Award, 2012 IEEE R1 Technology Innovation Award, and the 2010 IEEE Int'l Communications Conf. Best Paper Award. From 2012-2014, he served on the IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications Editorial Advisory Board.  He is an IEEE Senior Member, Secretary of the IEEE Mohawk Valley Section, and chair of the IEEE Mohawk Valley Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society.

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