David Martinez is a Laboratory Fellow in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT Instructor. He focuses on research and technical directions in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing. Previously, Mr. Martinez served as an Associate Head in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division. He was also a member of Lincoln Laboratory’s Steering Committee. Mr. Martinez has held many past technical leadership roles, including Leader of the Embedded Digital Systems Group and Head of the ISR Systems and Technology Division. Mr. Martinez also served in a leadership role as President and Chairman of Mercury Federal Systems. Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, he was employed as a principal research engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, specializing in adaptive seismic signal processing. He received the ARCO special achievement award. He holds three U.S. patents based on his work in signal processing for seismic applications. He was elected an IEEE Fellow “for technical leadership in the development of high-performance embedded computing for real-time defense systems.” In 2008, he and his co-authors released a successful book titled High Performance Embedded Computing Handbook, which is highly referenced within the embedded computing research community.

Mr. Martinez was awarded a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University, an MS degree from MIT, and the EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Electrical Engineering and Oceanographic Engineering. He completed an MBA from the Southern Methodist University.

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