ISI Directory

John Damoulakis, Ph.D.

Senior Supervising Computer Scientist

Senior Director for Special Projects


Dr. John N. Damoulakis is a Sr. Director and Director of Advanced Electronics at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC) focusing to bring together ISI’s core technologies on information technology, micro-electronics, algorithms, and signal processing to an integrated framework of many electronic and information science applications. He holds a Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston, Texas, and a MS in EE and ME from the Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Dr. Damoulakis has over 30 years of experience in concept definition, development, transition to operational systems, and management of high- technology programs for the commercial and defense industries. These activities embody not only technology development and readiness to products, but also deployment to operational systems (commercial and defense). Technologies invoked include signal processing algorithms, micro-electronic devices and systems, real-time and non-real-time embedded processors, and their applications. Dr. Damoulakis worked with all major U.S. R&D organizations to conceive the original and fundamental program ideas, developed and completed the required constituent technologies, and transitioned the derived products to commercial and government programs. The activities involved large program efforts of multi-million dollars in size, as well as small efforts aiming to develop proof-of-concepts.

Dr Damoulakis has been with USC’s ISI since 2002. Prior to USC, Dr. Damoulakis worked for Lockheed-Martin as Sr. Director developing a variety of electronic system applications, and was also, responsible for the research and development of many divisions within the corporation, a position having a budget of many millions of dollars. He is often a consultant to many governmental agencies as a subject-matter-expert within the areas of his expertise. He is the author of numerous technical papers in the areas of engineering sciences and holds three patents. He is the recipient of the Franklin’s Institute Levy medal for his contributions to optimal control and estimation (1973).