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Lab taps Roman as new chief scientist

Posted 6/22/22

Mark H. Linderman, of Rome, has been selected as the new chief scientist at the Air ForceInformation Directorate on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

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Lab taps Roman as new chief scientist


ROME — Mark H. Linderman, of Rome, has been selected as the new chief scientist at the Air Force Information Directorate on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, according to an announcement by Air Force officials.

As the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in C2 (Rapidly Adaptable Command and Control Systems), he will advocate for significant research in information sharing, data fusion, machine learning, performance optimization techniques, and systems resiliency, the announcement added.

Linderman joined Rome Laboratory in 1994 after completing his doctorate at Cornell University. Upon joining the laboratory, he applied his VLSI experience to surveillance signal processing architectures.

He was the Director of the Information Directorate HPC Center from 1995 to 2000. In 2000, he became the Technical Lead of the AFRL Information Directorate Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI) program.

He has initiated several projects including the Content- and Context-Aware Trusted Router and OpenPod. He has also served as technical advisor at the branch and division level for the Advanced Computing Architectures Branch, Information Systems Research Branch, and Computing and Communications Division.

“As part of the Air Force team here in Rome, we are fortunate to have Mark in this role,” said AFRL/RI Commander Fred Garcia. “Mark’s in-depth experience, knowledge, and leadership will be invaluable to our need to stay ahead of our pacing challenges and ensure the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force meets their obligations as the great enabler and protectors of our nation.”

“We welcome Mark to the front office team here at Rome and recognize how fortunate we are to have him on our team,” said Deputy Director Michael Hayduk. “His leadership and experience serving in various disciplines and leadership roles will be critical to supporting Air Force Research Laboratory priorities as we look to accelerate transformation for the future.”

Linderman’s priorities in his new role will revolve around enhancing the Department’s speed and collaboration in developing systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s One AFRL, Two Services mission, while also synchronizing efforts across the Air Force and with broader government and international partners, to get new capabilities into the hands of warfighters.

Linderman completed his undergraduate at the University of Delaware. He received his master’s and doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca. He holds two US Patents.

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

With a workforce of more than 11,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, including Rome Lab on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, the AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information,


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