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Senior Program Manager, Center for Software Engineering
Mark Gondek is a senior program manager in SRI International’s Center for Software Engineering. He has experience in program management, software engineering, systems engineering, and information technology in the domains of software systems, training systems, and traffic systems.
Gondek supported the Center’s founding under the establishing director, Carla Woodworth. In 2007, the Center received SRI’s Presidential Achievement Award, which honors SRI staff members whose extraordinary contributions have made a positive and lasting impact on the world, SRI's clients, and SRI. Recipients exemplify SRI's values of client focus, vision, perseverance, integrity, excellence, passion, and teamwork.
His responsibilities in the Center include deployment and management of software development infrastructure tools used by SRI software project teams; management and support of software projects within SRI R&D divisions; quality assurance; systems engineering development and deployment; and software system testing and technology support to internal and external clients.
Gondek supported SRI’s role in managing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) five-year Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes (CALO) program. For that effort, he provided the SRI software collaboration infrastructure and the software testing resources needed to evolve, integrate, and deploy software technologies developed by SRI researchers and 22 subcontractor organizations.
Gondek joined SRI as a research engineer supporting the development of inflight aircrew training systems known as the U.S. Navy Tactical Aircrew Combat training System (TACTS) and the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI). His focus included design and execution of system functional and performance testing; aircraft instrumentation and interfaces for participating military air-to-air aircraft (including F-15 & F-16) and air-to-ground aircraft (including F/A-18 and AV-8B) and their respective weaponry; and as electronic warfare (EW) systems.
Later, he provided systems engineering work for SRI projects funded under the U.S. Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS) Program with a technology focus in Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS). Assignments included data integration among disparate ATIS subsystems operating within the jurisdiction of the nine-county Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Oakland, California; system enhancements to improve the operations (communications, data and voice processing, report generation) of the MTC Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) System; and technical interoperability roadmap for the San Francisco Bay Area TravInfo Traveler Information and other Bay Area intelligent transportation systems.
Gondek has B.S. and M.S degrees in systems engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.