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Dr. Owen Brown

Dr. Owen Brown is the Vice President of Research & Development at Scientific Systems. His primary responsibilities include strategic development, implementation, and oversight of new development programs in AI-enabled autonomy across all warfighting domains. Dr. Brown leads operations in the National Capital Region for a variety of DoD, NASA, and other government and commercial customers.

Previous to joining Scientific Systems, Dr. Brown was a Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he led the MiTEx space demonstration and created the fractionated spacecraft architecture concept culminating in the System F6 program.  He was the Chief Technology Officer of KTSi (later SAIC), where he provided senior military leadership advice on advanced space programs. He served as a committee member of the National Academy of Sciences National Security Space Defense and Protection project, and led a congressional report on space traffic management.  Brown served on active duty as a nuclear submarine officer and retired from the US Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer.

A former researcher at NASA Ames, he holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University.


Mr. 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.


Dr. Ssu-Hsin Yu

Dr. Yu is the Vice President of Advanced Concepts at SSCI. He is primarily responsible for identifying new research directions and leading technology-focused teams to develop new concepts and innovative solutions. His current focus includes enabling SSCI’s Collaborative Mission Autonomy (CMA) solutions with advanced AI-driven behaviors

Since joining SSCI, he has led DoD, NASA and NIH funded efforts in the areas of machine learning, control and autonomy. He is instrumental in developing the closed-loop sensing technologies that integrate platform autonomy with knowledge acquisition and machine learning in a unified framework. The closed-loop sensing family of technologies has been successfully implemented in applications across multiple domains as part of the CMA solutions. Previously, he led the SSCI team as part of the Army Handheld Standoff Mine Detection (HSTAMIDS) program. His machine learning algorithm is currently part of AN/PSS-14.

Dr. Yu holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.