Systems Engineering at The MITRE Corporation – A Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with three Cornell alums who are currently working at MITRE. They’ll talk about MITRE and their individual work before opening the conversation up for Q&A.
Register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/3h6vk7b9. Refreshments will be available.
Dr. Ballard Smith ‘02
Innovation Area Lead, MITRE
Dr. Ballard Smith manages a research portfolio spanning several research areas including communications, networking, undersea, advanced manufacturing, autonomy, acoustics, and quantum. Dr. Smith has a background in signal processing with a focus on undersea acoustic communication. He graduated from Cornell in 2002 with a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering before receiving his Master’s in ECE from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. from the MIT-Woods Hole Joint Program in electrical and oceanographic engineering. Dr. Smith currently lives in the Ithaca area, returning after supporting MITRE out of their Hawaii office for over two years.
Scott Holmdahl ’17, M.Eng. ‘20
Systems Engineer, MITRE
Scott Holmdahl is a systems engineer in MITRE’s Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Systems & Transformation division, which works with VA Central Office and the Veterans Health Administration. He currently serves as project lead for MITRE’s support to the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization initiative and has previously supported a variety of government agencies including the F-35 Joint Program Office, National Background Investigation Service and Federal Aviation Administration. Scott graduated from Cornell with a mechanical engineering undergraduate degree in 2017 and with an M.Eng. in Systems Engineering in 2020.
Matt Kuzdeba ‘09
Technology Integrator, MITRE
Matt Kuzdeba is the technology integrator for MITRE’s Electronic Systems Innovation Center, which spans a range of technical capability areas including communications, signals intelligence, positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), sensors, electromagnetics, electromagnetic warfare, electronic systems development, embedded security, mechanical engineering and prototype development, advanced manufacturing, underwater and acoustic systems, and unmanned aerial systems. Matt was a Cornell ECE graduate in 2009 and has been very involved in MITRE’s recruiting and academic engagement efforts with Cornell since then.