Dr. James Providakes
Director, Systems Engineering Technical Center, MITRE Corporation
Dr. James Providakes is the Director of the Systems Engineering Technical Center at the MITRE Corporation. Prior to this role, Dr. Providakes was the Executive Director of the Army Program Directorate in the C2 Center. He was responsible for the success of the Army ceiling program within the Army contract to include its partnerships, as well as staff development within the internal Army Program Directorate. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Providakes was the Technical Director of the Center for Innovative Computing and Informatics Technology Center, responsible for directing the technology capabilities development for Data Information and Knowledge Technologies, Communications/Networks, Modeling & Simulations, Architectures, Computing and Software, Analysis Decision Support and Applied Information, and Human Language Processing. Dr. Providakes earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1981, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1979. His professional honors include Eta Kappa Nu (1979).