Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, is currently supporting the Technology Transfer Office, The MITRE Corporation, where she works closely with the organization’s engineers, scientists and the MITRE Research Programs to stimulate innovation and facilitate collaboration among researchers, academic institutions and federal laboratories interested in developing MITRE’s innovations. As a not-for-profit organization that operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), MITRE offers expertise in a wide range of technologies, from big data to human language technology to wireless communications, and transfers successful technology directly to its government sponsors or to industry through licensing, including commercialization and open source.
Prior to joining MITRE in October 2016, Vicki was the Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). Her efforts at CTC focused on building and directing the company’s technical capabilities, overseeing research and development activities, and maintaining a sound plan of technical organization.
Vicki earned a PhD in physics from Imperial College, University of London and a MSc in Applied Statistics from the University of Oxford, both in the UK. Vicki returns to the R&D 100 Conference faculty as the R&D Technology Transfer’s Forum’s panel Facilitator and a presenter. Vicki spoke on disruptive technologies and careers in R&D at the previous conferences.