Stephen D. Russell

Dr. Stephen Russell, Senior Executive Service (SES), is Director of Science and Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), and Head of the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Cyber/S&T Department where he leads a highly technical team of 1000+ personnel and influences $1.2B supporting R&D in the command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, and space domains. Over his 30+ year career supporting the Department of the Navy he has been the recipient of many awards, including AFCEA’s International Gold Medal in Engineering, SSC Pacific’s Lauritsen-Bennett Award for Excellence in Science, the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Federal Lab Consortium Excellence in Technology Transition Award. He holds over 120 US and foreign patents and over 20% of his IP portfolio has been commercially licensed. He has authored or coauthored over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and technical reports and serves on the Editorial Board of the Naval Science and Technology FUTURE FORCE Magazine. Dr. Russell received his PhD, MS from the University of Michigan and his BS from SUNY Stony Brook. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Senior Member of SPIE, and member of the American Physical Society.

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