Management Team

 

Raman Mehra Dr. Raman Mehra, Chief Executive Officer  Dr. Mehra founded Scientific Systems in 1976 and is responsible for overall technical and financial management of R&D projects, and supervision of a professional staff of engineers and scientists. He has participated in the development of innovative applications of autonomy and intelligent guidance, navigation and control (GNC) for aerospace and defense systems; image and signal processing for target detection and recognition; multisensory multitarget tracking; Kalman Filtering and Nonlinear Filtering; Battlemanagement, Wargaming and Mission Planning. He is responsible for getting the company into new fields such as Robotics, Unmanned Systems, Networking, Formation Flying, Fault-Tolerant Control, Multi-Spacecraft Autonomy & Control, Information Assurance, Network Centric Warfare, nonlinear optimization of flight vehicles, missile guidance and control, process control and electric power systems. He has published over 300 papers and edited a book on System Identification. Dr. Mehra was an Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University from 1972-1976. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1965 and 1968, respectively. His professional awards include: Fellow IEEE (1986), Eckman Award (1971), IEEE T-AC Best Paper (1971) and Automatica Best Paper (1982) Awards. LinkedIn profile. Dr. Mehra has close to 10,000 Citations for his papers.  They can be found on Google Scholar.
Sanjeev Seereeram Dr. Sanjeev Seereeram, Senior Vice President, Research and Development. Dr. Seereeram is responsible for building an R+D engineering team capable to developing and testing advanced technologies for unmanned systems. He has led DARPA, NASA, AFRL and NAVAIR-funded efforts to develop software for onboard autonomy, mission planning, image-based navigation, autonomy and control for maritime, air and space systems. His interests and experience are in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Advanced Controls and Estimation, and Information Technologies. Dr. Seereeram holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Brown University) and a Ph.D. in Computer & Systems Engineering (RPI).
Ssu-hsin Yu Dr. Ssu-Hsin Yu, Vice President, Research and Development. Dr. Yu has been with SSCI since 1996, and currently manages the technology-focused teams within the R+D organization. He was principally responsible for the success of the Mine Detection/Recognition system as well as the RF Transmitter Localization product line. As principal investigator on a number of SSCI’s most successful programs, Dr. Yu’s expertise in sensors, control systems, and pattern recognition provides strong technical leadership for SSCI’s researchers. Dr. Yu holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Kunal Mehra Mr. Kunal G. Mehra, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development. Mr. Mehra leads the transition of SSCI’s technology development programs into fielded products. He successfully led the commercialization of both the CMARS and ImageNav products while securing Phase III funding. Prior to SSCI, he was Vice President of Strategy and Market Development at Equitant Inc. (ACQ: IBM), a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider that managed over $50 billion of revenue on behalf of market leaders such as Microsoft, Cisco, Lucent, Hewlett Packard, and Visteon, among others. While spearheading Equitant’s Global Market Development and Strategy, Mr. Mehra helped to increase their revenues by 80% in the 18 months prior to IBM’s acquisition of the company. He holds a B.S. (Honors with Distinction) in Operations Research with Minors in Economics and International Affairs from Columbia University.
Pat-McLaughlin Mr. Pat McLaughlin, Vice President of Innovation, is responsible for maintaining and leveraging the company’s culture of innovation to develop new programs for DARPA, ONR, AFRL and other research organizations. Pat brings over 30 years of experience in aerospace and commercial industries, having led research initiatives in diverse market spaces such as software processes, systems analysis, data fusion, information security and medical systems. As the Technology Innovation lead for Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for new research program concepts such as augmented reality for the battlefield. He has been active in the research community including paper presentations and conference support on a variety of subjects including: cognitive situation management, behavior recognition, Information Assurance, activity modeling, influence operations planning, and acoustic monitoring of surgery. He has a Masters degree in Operations Research from Claremont Graduate School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College spanning various disciplines such as computational intelligence, fuzzy logic, sensor exploitation, computer networks, and simulation.
Pat-McLaughlin Ms. Lora Loyall is the Vice President of Finance at SSCI since April 2017. She oversees operational and strategic financial planning and analysis, accounting, compliance, and contracting functions for the company. Prior to coming to SSCI, Ms. Loyall held senior financial positions at BBN Technologies (now part of Raytheon), iRobot’s Government Division, BTI Systems (now part of Juniper Networks), and Crossbeam Systems (now part of Symantec). She brings 20 years of financial and government accounting and strategic planning experience to SSCI. Ms. Loyall holds an M.S. in Finance from Northeastern University and a B.S. from Bloomfield College.

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