Our people

SRI is a leading American nonprofit research institute that’s created some of the world’s most important innovations.

But we wouldn’t be where we are without our people. Learn more about us — and how we can work with you to build a safer, healthier, and more sustainable future.

Our leadership team is driven by the desire to have positive impact on the world, to nurture SRI’s culture of excellence, and to support our mission of building a safer, healthier, and more sustainable future.

  • David Parekh

    David Parekh

    Chief Executive Officer, SRI

  • Kathlynn Brown

    Kathlynn Brown

    President, Biosciences Division

  • John Crowe

    John Crowe

    President, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Mike Freedman

    Mike Freedman

    Vice President, Communications

  • James Fritz

    James Fritz

    Senior Vice President, Federal and Strategic Program Development

  • Shari Golan

    Shari Golan

    President, SRI Education

  • Joann Lime

    Joann Lime

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • William Mark

    William Mark

    President, Information and Computing Sciences

  • John McIntire

    John McIntire

    Chief Legal Officer

  • Michael Page

    Michael Page

    Chief Information Officer

  • Steve Perna

    Steve Perna

    President, Integrated Systems and Solutions

  • Suresh Sunderrajan

    Suresh Sunderrajan

    President, Commercialization

  • Jan Vandenbrande

    Jan Vandenbrande

    Senior Vice President, Future Concepts division

Our directors are distinguished leaders in their fields, and they are committed to upholding SRI’s extraordinary legacy and ensuring our continued success.

  • David Parekh

    David Parekh

    Chief Executive Officer, SRI

  • David Motley

    David Motley

    CEO and President, MCAPS, LLC

  • Ellen Ochoa

    Ellen Ochoa

    Veteran Astronaut, Director of NASA Johnson Space Center (retired)

  • Ellen M. Pawlikowski

    Ellen M. Pawlikowski

    General (Retired), US Air Force

  • Rengarajan Ramesh

    Rengarajan Ramesh

    Operating Partner, EagleTree Capital

  • Deborah Rieman

    Deborah Rieman

    Executive Chair (Retired), Metamarkets

  • Steven Walker

    Steven Walker

    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin, and former DARPA director

  • Laura H. Wright

    Laura H. Wright

    Independent Consultant

  • John J. Young, Jr.

    John J. Young, Jr.

    President, JY Strategies, LLC; Partner, E6 Partners, LLC

Our lab and center directors are central to the work we do at SRI, creating with their teams cutting-edge solutions for our customers and clients across multiple scientific and technical disciplines.

  • Julie Bert

    Julie Bert

    Director, Hardware Research and Technology Lab, Future Concepts Division

  • Eric Braddom

    Eric Braddom

    Product Line Director, Dominite, Integrated Systems and Solutions Division

  • Jeffrey Casper

    Jeffrey Casper

    Program Director, Instrumentation and Simulation Program, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Vanessa Coleman

    Vanessa Coleman

    Director, Center for Education Research & Innovation, SRI Education

  • Chris Cowart

    Chris Cowart

    Managing Director, Nomura-SRI Innovation Center

  • Kurt Dustin

    Kurt Dustin

    Senior Director, Intelligence Systems Laboratory, Integrated Systems and Solutions Division

  • Kai Goebel

    Kai Goebel

    Director, Intelligent Systems Lab

  • Leyi Gong

    Leyi Gong

    Program Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry

  • Carol Green

    Carol Green

    Senior Director, Preclinical Development, SRI Biosciences

  • Michael Greenstein

    Michael Greenstein

    Sensing and Diagnostics Lab Director, SRI Biosciences

  • Todd A. Grindal

    Todd A. Grindal

    Co-Director, Center For Learning & Development, SRI Education

  • Sajid Ishaq

    Sajid Ishaq

    Vice President, Microcircuit Emulation Center, Integrated Systems and Solutions Division

  • Indira Jayaweera

    Indira Jayaweera

    Director, Carbon Capture systems, Integrated Systems and Solutions Division

  • Thomas Kilduff

    Thomas Kilduff

    Center Director, Center for Neuroscience

  • Rakesh “Teddy” Kumar

    Rakesh “Teddy” Kumar

    Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences and Director, Center for Vision Technologies

  • Patrick Lincoln

    Patrick Lincoln

    Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences Director, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Michael McGuire

    Michael McGuire

    Director of Macromolecular Sciences, Biosciences

  • Celia Merzbacher

    Celia Merzbacher

    Executive Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium

  • Karen Myers

    Karen Myers

    Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences and Lab Director, Artificial Intelligence Center

  • Namwoong Paik

    Namwoong Paik

    Senior Director, Center for Advanced Imaging, Integrated Systems and Solutions

  • Adolf Pfefferbaum

    Adolf Pfefferbaum

    Senior Director Basic Sciences and Distinguished Scientist

  • Gita Shankar

    Gita Shankar

    Director, Formulations R&D, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biosciences Division

  • Brian Slovick

    Brian Slovick

    Lab director, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Roland Stephen

    Roland Stephen

    Executive Director, Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy

  • Dimitra Vergyri

    Dimitra Vergyri

    Director, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory (STAR)

  • David Walker

    David Walker

    Director, Ocean Modeling, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Ken Wingerden

    Ken Wingerden

    Director, Center for Software Engineering, Integrated Systems and Solutions

  • Jesse Wodin

    Jesse Wodin

    Laboratory Director, Applied Physics Laboratory, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Michelle W. Woodbridge

    Michelle W. Woodbridge

    Exec. Director & Sr. Principal Researcher, Center for Learning & Development, SRI Education

  • Katrina Woodworth

    Katrina Woodworth

    Senior Principal Researcher, SRI Education

The SRI Fellows Award is our highest technical honor for individuals and recognizes sustained and exceptional technical, scientific, and professional contributions to solving important problems for our clients and society.

  • Fiona C. Baker

    Fiona C. Baker

    Director of Center for Health Sciences and Human Sleep Research Program, Biosciences Division

  • Grit Denker

    Grit Denker

    Senior Computer Scientist, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Horacio Franco

    Horacio Franco

    Chief Scientist, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory

  • Indira Jayaweera

    Indira Jayaweera

    Director, Carbon Capture systems, Integrated Systems and Solutions Division

  • Michael G. Kane

    Michael G. Kane

    Senior Principal Research Scientist, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

  • Peter Karp

    Peter Karp

    Technical Director, Artificial Intelligence Center

  • Thomas Kilduff

    Thomas Kilduff

    Center Director, Center for Neuroscience

  • Aaron Lawson

    Aaron Lawson

    Assistant Laboratory Director, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory

  • Patrick Lincoln

    Patrick Lincoln

    Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences Director, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Ulf Lindqvist

    Ulf Lindqvist

    Senior Technical Director, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Thomas P. Low

    Thomas P. Low

    Senior Technical Director, Robotics Laboratory

  • Jon C. Mirsalis

    Jon C. Mirsalis

    Vice President, SRI Biosciences

  • Kristien Mortelmans

    Kristien Mortelmans

    Sr. Microbiologist Emeritus, Microbiology, Center for Infectious Diseases

  • Karen Myers

    Karen Myers

    Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences and Lab Director, Artificial Intelligence Center

  • Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Principal Scientist, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Eric Pearson

    Eric Pearson

    Distinguished Senior Scientist, Special Programs

  • Mark A. Petrie

    Mark A. Petrie

    Senior Staff Scientist, Advanced Technology & Systems Division

  • Adolf Pfefferbaum

    Adolf Pfefferbaum

    Senior Director Basic Sciences and Distinguished Scientist

  • Phillip Porras

    Phillip Porras

    Program Director and Internet Security Group Leader, Computer Science Laboratory

  • John Rushby

    John Rushby

    Program Director, Formal Methods and Dependable Systems, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Natarajan Shankar

    Natarajan Shankar

    Staff Scientist, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Gregory Smith

    Gregory Smith

    Senior Research Chemist, Geospace Studies

  • Carolyn Talcott

    Carolyn Talcott

    Program Director, Symbolic Systems Biology, Computer Science Laboratory

  • Richard J. Waldinger

    Richard J. Waldinger

    Principal Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Center

  • David Walker

    David Walker

    Director, Ocean Modeling, Advanced Technology and Systems Division

Our business development team works closely with our commercial and government customers to help them solve their biggest challenges. Reach out if you’d like to learn more.

  • John Bradburn

    John Bradburn

    Executive director, Federal Programs

  • William Kevin Ham

    William Kevin Ham

    Executive director, Federal Programs

  • Christina Hildebidle

    Christina Hildebidle

    Interim Head, Federal Business Development

  • Youssef Iguider

    Youssef Iguider

    Vice President of Business Development & Japan Country Managing Director

  • Peter Marcotullio

    Peter Marcotullio

    Vice President, Commercial Business Development

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