Dr. Stephen E. Cross
Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology
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 at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He previously served as Georgia Tech's Executive Vice President for Research from 2010 to 2018. He also served as a Vice President and Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute from 2003 to 2010.
Previously, 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 Air Force Research Award in 1986 and the Federal 100 Award in 1992.
Cross is a member of the Defense Science Board. 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. He has published widely on artificial intelligence, software engineering, and technology transition. Cross is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems. He is currently an associate editor of the online 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.