Dr. Richard W. Linderman, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the Senior Scientist for Advanced Computing Architectures, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. He is responsible for initiating, planning, coordinating, evaluating and conducting research and development in advanced computing architectures to enhance Air Force capabilities. This area includes high performance computers, embedded computer architectures, fault tolerant architectures, adaptive architectures, distributed architectures, and next generation architectures based on quantum, biological, photonic or nanoscale components. He supports the director in technical reviews and assessments of programs and new study areas, and interacts with other Air Force and government agencies in matters relating to advanced computing architectures.
Dr. Linderman was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May 1980. Upon completing four years of graduate studies, he entered active-duty, teaching computer architecture courses and leading related research at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was assigned to Rome Air Development Center in 1988, where he led surveillance signal processing architecture activities. In 1991, he transitioned from active-duty to civil service as a senior electronics engineer at Rome Laboratory, becoming a principal engineer in 1997. During these years, he pioneered three dimensional packaging of embedded architectures and led the Department of Defense community exploring signal and image processing applications of high performance computers. Dr. Linderman holds six U.S. patents and has published more than 60 journal, conference and technical papers.
1980 Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1981 Master of engineering degree in electrical engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1984 Doctor of philosophy in electrical engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1985 Academic Instructors School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1987 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1984 - 1985, instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1985 - 1988, assistant professor of electrical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1988 - 1991, Technical Director, Strategic Defense Initiative Signal Processing Architectures, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
1991 - 1997, Senior Electronics Engineer, Surveillance Directorate, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
1997 - 2001, Principal Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
2001 - 2004, special assistant to the Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
2004 - present, Senior Scientist, Advanced Computing Architectures, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal
1988 Charles A. Stone Award, Air Force Institute of Technology
1993 Ralph I. Cole Engineer of the Year, Rome Laboratory
1994 R&D 100 Award for Innovation, R&D Magazine
1994 and 1995 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer
1995 Science and Engineering Award, Air Force Association
1995 General Ronald W. Yates Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Air Force Systems Command
1999 Fellow, AFRL
2001 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Steering Committee, Government Military Applications of Critical Technology Conference