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Get to Know Dr. Randy Yamada, Booz Allen’s VP, Panelist for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit

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Get to Know Dr. Randy Yamada, Booz Allen’s VP, Panelist for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit

Dr. Randy Yamada has been a long-time executive at Booz Allen. He has culminated over 15  years as a technical leader, assuming responsibilities for the research and development of autonomous systems and space solutions. These experiences make Dr. Randy Yamada an ideal panelist for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit.

 

Reserve a slot for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit to hear insights from industry leaders about cutting-edge technologies in development to achieve dominance in the rapidly evolving defense landscape.

 

Get to know Dr. Randy Yamada’s role in the 10th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit and his viewpoints on the current technology arsenal of the defense sector.

 

About Dr. Randy Yamada

 

Dr. Randy Yamada has been with Booz Allen since 2006. He began his professional career in the company as a Chief Scientist and eventually worked his way to become a Principal. In these capacities, Dr. Yamada spearheaded the creation of new capabilities in unmanned systems, signals intelligence, satellites, and tagging, tracking, and locating (TTL).

 

Since March 2022, Dr. Yamada has held the title of Booz Allen’s Vice President, handling artificial intelligence, signal processing, and robotics portfolio. 

 

Educational accomplishments

 

Randy Yamada, Ph.D. boasts comprehensive academic qualifications, further boosting his credibility in technology, engineering, and artificial intelligence.

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (2002–2006)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2009–2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) at Virginia Tech (2013–2017)

 

Broadening his education at Virginia Tech, Dr. Yamada has been named an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech since 2018. He is a part of the institution’s Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering in Northern Virginia, where he advises graduate students on autonomy and research signal processing.

 

Dr. Randy Yamada, Panelist for the 10th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit

 

10th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit

 

  • Organizer: Potomac Officers Club
  • Date: January 31, 2024 (7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – ET)
  • Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Sponsors: Ericsson, Nokia, Riverside Research, Ultra Intelligence & Communications, Digital Science, Oceus, Box, and Booz Allen

 

Dr. Randy Yamada is a panelist for the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit, hosted by the Potomac Officers Club, on January 31, 2024. His technical background in R&D in the defense sector is a critical discussion for Panel B: The Great Power Competition. Dr. Yamafa is joined by defense change-makers in the panel, namely:

 

  • Dr. Patrick Baker, Director of the DEVCOM Army Research Lab
  • Captain Jesse Black, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
  • Major General Scott Cain, Commander of the Air Force Research Lab

 

About the 10th Annual Defense R&D Summit

 

For the tenth installation of one of the largest GovCon defense summits, leading defense R&D leaders discuss the latest capabilities for:

 

  • Implementing innovation
  • Winning global power competition
  • Navigating the virtual battlefield
  • Providing technological advantages
  • Ensuring intelligent NetOps
  • Unlocking the potential of R&D

 

Sign up to become a member of the Potomac Officers Club now. Catch expert viewpoints from industry leaders and register for the 10th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit today.

 

Dr. Randy Yamada’s duties and responsibilities as the Vice President at Booz Allen

 

 

Dr. Randy Yamada is the Vice President at Booz Allen. He leads a cross-functional team composed of technologists, engineers, and scientists that creates prototypes and systems related to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare, communications, and robotics. 

 

Under his helm, Dr. Randy Yamada oversees Booz Allen’s engineering labs across the United States. These labs are responsible for developing new concepts for robotics, sensors, radio frequency, and cyber-physical and electronic systems. Dr. Yamada’s office solves many challenges in engineering, signal processing, and AI.

 

Dr. Randy Yamada’s innovative contributions to Booz Allen

 

Dr. Randy Yamada's innovative contributions to Booz Allen
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Since joining Booz Allen in 2006, Dr. Randy Yamada has made significant contributions to boosting the company’s science and technology capabilities. He has a patent named U.S. Patent #9354265, which exploits electromagnetic emissions to identify vehicles. Dr. Yamada has also commanded enhanced communications secrecy.

 

Throughout his tenure, Dr. Randy Yamada has represented Booz Allen with its collaborative work with the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Intelligence Community to advance research and development efforts. 

 

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