Advisory Board

The Advisory Board oversees the development and implementation of strategy direction of the Secure, Trusted, and Assured Microelectronics (STAM) Center. The board members contribute indispensable insight, knowledge, expertise and ideas to the effective implementation of center’s initiatives, especially research, training, and outreach programs.

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David R. Martinez

Mr. Martinez is a Laboratory Fellow in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this capacity, he is focusing on research and technical directions in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing, and digital-enterprise transformation. 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 Laboratory 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. Mr. Martinez holds a BS degree from NMSU, an SM degree from MIT, and an EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in electrical engineering and oceanographic engineering. He completed an MBA at the Southern Methodist University. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez served as a member of the Army Science Board. From 2007 to 2008, he served on the Defense Science Board ISR Task Force.

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Dennis W. Beal

Mr. Beal is a retired Marine Colonel. For over 30 years, COL (Ret) Beal has been a leader in the Cyber Security planning, implementation, and solution procurement space. He spent 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Beirut in ’83 and in the Gulf War in ’91. While serving in the Marines, COL (Ret) Beal also served as executive director for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Science and Technology, executive director for Advanced Technology and Future Combat Systems, and executive director of the USMC Center For Electromagnetics and Advanced Propulsion Project. Among his other leadership roles, COL (Ret) Beal was a senior partner for University Venture Capital Growth, where he managed a research team responsible for generating $120 million in revenue for universities. COL (Ret) Beal is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Defense Acquisition University.

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Roscoe C. Giles

Dr. Giles is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University (BU). His research focuses on the application of high performance and parallel computing to physics and materials problems. He has served in a number of leadership roles in the community, including as a member and chair of the DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) and chair of the Boston University Faculty Council. Professor Giles has also worked to prototype and build computational and educational infrastructure that will enable broad participation of scholars and students in high-performance computing. For his work in increasing the participation of minorities in computer and computational science, in 2000 he received the A. Nico Habermann award from the Computing Research Association. Professor Giles received his PhD in Physics from Stanford University in 1975 as a Hertz Fellow. He is the first in a long line of African-American PhD’s in Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1970.