GTRI Director Bio, Dr. Stephen...

Dr. Stephen E. Cross, GTRI Director, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology

In addition to serving as Georgia Tech’s Executive Vice President for Research, Dr. Stephen E. Cross is a professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and an adjunct professor in the College of Computing and the Ernest J. Scheller College of Business. He served as a Vice President and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute from 2003 to 2010.

Previously, Dr. Cross was at Carnegie Mellon University as a research faculty member in computer science and Director and CEO of the Software Engineering Institute. Earlier, he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology. A retired military officer, he received the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Air Force Research Award.

Dr. Cross was the University System of Georgia representative to a State of Georgia strategic planning task force on science, technology, and innovation in 2011. He is a member of the Defense Science Board, an advisory service to the Secretary of Defense. A past member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, he has supported studies by the National Research Council, testified to Congress, and served as a consultant to government and industry. During this time he led studies on system-level experimentation and adaptive organizations.

He has published widely on leadership, innovation, culture change, software engineering, and technology transition. Dr. Cross is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Systems Management.

He received his BSEE from the University of Cincinnati, his MSEE from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Updated October 2014