Craig Knoblock, Ph.D.
Keston Executive Director
Prior to serving as ISI's Michael Keston Executive Director, Knoblock was the director of ISI’s Artificial Intelligence division, one of the United States’ largest and most respected artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories, which spans the full range of AI expertise. In this appointment, Knoblock led a team of 31 highly regarded researchers working on leading-edge projects.Learn More
Stephen Crago, Ph.D.
Director, Computational Systems and Technology Division
Stephen Crago, ISI's associate director, is responsible for managing projects and relationships with a select set of sponsors. He is also the director of ISI’s Computational Systems and Technology division, which seeks to solve complex science, engineering and defense problems through novel supercomputing and other approaches.Learn More
Chief Financial Officer
James Whalen, ISI Associate Director, and Chief Financial Officer leads the Administrative Services division at ISI, an organization committed to providing world class support to the Institute's research community. Achieving this objective is the result of attracting, developing and retaining an excellent team of committed, skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the areas of pre- and post-award.Learn More
Yigal Arens, Ph.D.
Senior Director for Administrative Affairs
Director, Emerging Activities Group
Yigal Arens, ISI’s senior director for administrative affairs, oversees administrative operations, working closely with division leaders to foster a culture of excellence in operational performance.Learn More
Director, Networking and Cybersecurity Division
Terry Benzel leads several major cybersecurity research initiatives, including cyber-education, cyber-experimentation ecosystems and tools, and strategic global partnering for cybersecurity.Learn More
Senior Supervising Computer Scientist
Research Team Leader
Director of ISI's Boston (MA) Office
Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Division
Elizabeth Boschee is the director of ISI’s Boston office, the associate director of ISI's AI division, and a research team leader focusing on information extraction and language understanding technology.Learn More
Yolanda Gil, Ph.D.
Viterbi Director for Major Strategic AI and Data Science Initiatives
Dr. Yolanda Gil is Director of Knowledge Technologies and Associate Division Director at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, and Research Professor in Computer Science and in Spatial Sciences.Learn More
Carl Kesselman, Ph.D.
Director, Informatics Systems Research Division
Carl Kesselman leads ISI's Informatics Systems Research division. Created to help transform the discovery processes, practice and delivery of healthcare worldwide.Learn More
Chief Information Officer
Director, Computing and Information Services
As Chief Information Officer of ISI, Eileen Lu provides the vision and leadership in information technology necessary to advance the Institute’s research mission and direction.Learn More
Derek Mikuriya, MBA
Director, Human Resources
In his role Director of Human Resources for ISI, Derek will implement HR strategies focusing on talent attraction, talent development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).Learn More
Pedro Szekely, Ph.D.
Director, Artificial Intelligence Division
Pedro Szekeley leads ISI’s Artificial Intelligence division. He is also a research director for ISI’s Data Science and Machine Learning group and a research associate professor.Learn More
Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives
As ISI’s senior director for strategic initiatives, John works with leaders and researchers across the institute to create a diverse research portfolio and develop new, boundary-spanning initiatives.Learn More