I am an Associate Director at the UCLA Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement (ITA), where I am leading Business Development and Project Management in the area of Intelligent Systems (IS) with specific emphasis on security, intelligent systems, sensor networking, biomedical systems, robotics and automation, embedded systems and IS infrastructure design.

I have extensive experience in applying Intelligent Systems in the fields of social media, wireless health and telemedicine, environmental technologies, resource conservation, defense and space exploration. In the past, I have led multiple technology development programs funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, DARPA, DHS, commercial enterprises as well as other national agencies.

I hold a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Oregon (Eugene, OR, USA), MS in Management from Tavriya National University (Simferopol, Ukraine), and PhD in Computer Science from University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, USA).