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Dr. Michael Picciolo is a recognized world leader in Radar (SAR and GMTI), Electronic Warfare, Signal Processing, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems.  He has managed numerous successful advanced technology development programs throughout his career leading teams of talented researchers and engineers developing complex systems.  Held related positions in Government, Industry and Academia and currently serves as the Associate Chief Technologist of Dynetics Inc.  Also co-founded the Advanced Missions Solutions Group (AMSG) of Dynetics in Chantilly VA, and concurrently serves as Chief Engineer.  Formerly Engineering Director and Director of Advanced Programs at QinetiQ North America. Previously served as a Chief Technology Officer within ManTech and as a Chief Scientist at SAIC. Over 30 years of experience working across many disciplines. Has deep domain expertise in multichannel sensor systems, signal processing including Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), SAR/GMTI radar, communications theory, waveform diversity, wireless communications, hyperspectral imagery, and many intelligence disciplines. Lead teams involved in advanced signal processing solutions, complex algorithm design, and developed new theory for modulation, detection and estimation, all while applying skills to practical applications.  He is widely published including many patents, journal papers, conference papers, book chapter, and technical reports.  Recipient of the International IEEE Fred Nathanson young radar Engineer of the Year award in 2007, elected into the Nation’s 100 Best Engineers by the National Academy of Engineering in 2008, and serves on national and international panels and organizations laying out technology and policy roadmaps including the IEEE Radar Systems Panel.  Elected grade of Technical Fellow of SAIC in 2007.

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For contributions to Radar Signal Processing.
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“For Leading the Radar Systems Panel Education Committee and Founding the Radar Summer School Series”
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“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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