Echodyne, the radar platform company, announced today the formation of its Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Echodyne’s TAB comprises leaders and experts from academia and industry who will advise Echodyne on radar technology trends and product strategies.
The advisory board members are Dr. David R. Smith, Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik, and Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds. Dr. David R. Smith is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University as well as Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke. Dr. Joseph R. Guerci is president and CEO at Information Systems Laboratories. Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington.
“Echodyne could not have assembled a better suited technical advisory board,” said co-founder and CTO, Dr. Tom Driscoll. “Our business has excellent traction in defense, security and autonomous machines. While we have introduced the only cognitive radar for commercial markets, the state of machine perception is evolving quickly. The people on our TAB will keep us connected with cutting-edge research, technology trends, and the changing needs of government and industry so we can continue bringing next-generation radar products to market.”
Full biographies for the Echodyne Technical Advisory Board:
Dr. Joseph R. Guerci is President and CEO at Information Systems Laboratories. Joe has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology research and development in government, industrial, and academic settings, including a recent 7-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He is a recognized leader in the research and development of next-generation sensor systems and adaptive signal processing and recently received the 2020 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal to honor his work and leadership in radar technologies and applications. He has held adjunct professorships in engineering and applied mathematics at The City University of New York, Polytechnic University, The Cooper Union for Advancement of Art and Science, and Virginia Tech. Additionally, Joe has held senior engineer and scientist positions in industry and was recently CTO for SAIC’s Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Group. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from New York University Tanden School of Engineering in 1992.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. As a consultant, Jeff has worked for the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Air Force Rome Laboratories. His research interests include statistical signal processing for surveillance radars and microwave remote sensing, active and passive sonar, and medical imaging. Jeff was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and an Assistant Research Scientist Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1987.
Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. Matt is also co-founder and CTO of ThingMagic Inc (acquired by Trimble Navigation), Zensi (acquired by Belkin), SNUPI Inc. (acquired by Sears Holding Company), and is currently co-founder and CEO of ThruWave Inc. Matt’s research interests include millimeter-wave imaging, radar, and communication, backscatter communication, and the physics of sensing and actuation. He was previously the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has received five IEEE and ACM Best Paper awards, the ACM Ubicomp 10 Year Impact Award, and has 67 issued and over 75 pending US patents. Matt received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2003, where he was a Motorola Fellow, as well as S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Dr. David R. Smith is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. David is also Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke. He is best known for his theoretical and experimental work on electromagnetic metamaterials. David has been at the forefront in the development of numerical methods to design and characterize metamaterials and has also provided many of the key experiments that have helped to illustrate the potential that metamaterials offer. Since 2009, David has been consistently listed as a “citation laureate” by Clarivate Analytics for being among the most highly cited researchers in the field of physics. David has received numerous awards for his work, including being inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2016. David received his Ph.D. in 1994 in Physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Echodyne, the radar platform company, designs and delivers high performance compact, solid-state, patent-protected MESA® radars. Ideally suited for defense, security, machine perception, and autonomy, Echodyne’s commercially priced electronically-scanning array radars are used by defense and government agencies, autonomous developers, and security integrators for counter-UAS, borders and perimeter security, critical infrastructure protection, unmanned aerial vehicles, and autonomous vehicles. Privately held, the company is based in Kirkland, Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Vanedge Capital, and Lux Capital among others. For more information, please visit: Echodyne.com.