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The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

David Martinez

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1976 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2013




David R. Martinez is associate head in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this capacity, he is focusing on the strategic and operations management of the division in the fast-growing areas of cyber security, Big Data management, analytics, information sciences, and cloud computing. He is also a member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Steering Committee.

Mr. Martinez, who joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1988, has served in various management positions. During 1993–1999, he held leadership roles in the Digital Radar Technology Group (later to become the Embedded Digital Systems Group). He served as associate head (1999–2004) and head (2004–2010) of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Technology Division. As head of the ISR Systems and Technology Division, he had direct line management responsibility for the division’s programs in the development of advanced techniques and prototypes. Mr. Martinez was responsible for more than $140M in total operating budget and total personnel of 330+ people.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, he was employed as a principal research engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, specializing in adaptive seismic signal processing. He received the ARCO special achievement award for his work on the 1986 Cuyama Project, which provided a superior, cost-effective approach to three-dimensional seismic surveys. He holds three U.S. patents based on his work in signal processing for seismic applications. He served as the president and chairman of Mercury Federal Systems during 2010–2011. In that role, he was responsible for the company’s operations and strategic directions. He returned to the Laboratory as a principal researcher in the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division before accepting the appointment to the new Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division.

Mr. Martinez was awarded a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1976, an MS degree from MIT, and the EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1979. He completed an MBA from the Southern Methodist University in 1986 and attended the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2003, he was elected an IEEE Fellow. He was awarded the Eminent Engineer Award in 2008 from the College of Engineering at NMSU, and was elected to the NMSU Klipsch Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy in 2012. He is a member of the NMSU Dean’s Advisory Council in Engineering.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez served on the Army Science Board. In 2007-2008, he served on the Defense Science Board ISR Task Force. He founded the High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop in 1997, which in 2012 became an IEEE conference. He has been the keynote speaker at both national and international conferences. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Signal Processing magazine, and co-authored/co-edited the book entitled High Performance Embedded Computing, A Systems Perspective (CRC, 2008).

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