Joseph Guerci

Joseph Guerci

President/CEO

ISL President and CEO Dr. Joseph R. Guerci has more than 30 years of experience in advanced technology research and development in government, industrial, and academic settings.

Dr. Guerci’s prior government service includes a 7-year term with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where as Director of the Special Projects Office (SPO), he oversaw a $500M annual technology portfolio. At DARPA, he was responsible for the inception, research, development, execution, and ultimately transition of next-generation multidisciplinary technologies. The advanced radar and electronic warfare (EW) solutions he developed at DARPA are currently deployed in the F-22, F-35 and other advanced radars. He also created the KASSPER project, the forerunner of cognitive radar and EW.

Additionally, Dr. Guerci has held senior engineering and scientific positions in private industry and was Chief Technology Officer for SAIC’s $2B+/year Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Group.

Dr. Guerci is an internationally recognized leader in the R&D and transition of next generation sensor and cognitive systems. He authored Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar and Cognitive Radar: The Knowledge-Aided Fully Adaptive Approach, co-authored several books and has written more than 130 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Guerci, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in 2020 was awarded the IEEE’s Dennis J. Picard Medal for his “contributions to advanced, fully adaptive radar systems and real-time knowledge-aided, and cognitive radar processing architectures.” He was previously awarded the IEEE’s Warren D. White Award for “Excellence in Radar Adaptive Processing and Waveform Diversity.

A graduate of NYU Polytechnic University (now Tanden School of Engineering) with a Ph.D.E.E, Dr. Guerci has held adjunct professorships in engineering and applied mathematics at The City University of New York, NYU Polytechnic University, The Cooper Union for Advancement of Art and Science, and
Virginia Tech.