John Matyjas Scientific Adviser to the Commander Air Combat Command
AIAA DEFENSE Forum 2020
Dr. John D. Matyjas, a Senior Level executive, is the Scientific Adviser to the Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He serves as the Command Chief Scientist providing scientific expertise and technical guidance throughout ACC. As a primary interface to the scientific community, Dr. Matyjas identifies promising technologies and catalyzes rapid, effective enhancements to ACC's warfighting capabilities.
While at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Dr. Matyjas served as Technical Advisor for the Computing and Communications Division at the Information Directorate as well as Core Technical Competency (CTC) Lead for Connectivity and Dissemination, developing information technologies critical for C4ISR and cyber systems. Dr. Matyjas cultivated strategic co-development partnerships via joint capability tech demonstrations (JCTDs) and coalition experimentation while serving as US National Lead since 2010 for The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) C4I Group, Communications & Networking Panel. These accomplishments were lauded by AFRL with induction as Fellow in 2016.
Dr. Matyjas also serves as the Air Force technical lead to the White House Wireless Spectrum R&D; DoD CIO Spectrum S&T; and OSD C4I Community of Interest Working Groups as well as an Adviser to the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program.
In the area of wireless communications and networking, Dr. Matyjas has published over 100 journal and conference articles resulting in 3 key patents filed and more than 1500+ citations. He recently published as lead editor two books on the subjects of directional antennas and spectrum sharing, respectively.
As an international authority, he is frequently invited as a speaker to flagship IEEE communications conferences, the Association of Old Crows, NATO, AFCEA, IDGA, and AdHocNets events. In recognition of his technical leadership and professionalism, he was appointed to the IEEE Wireless Communications Editorial Advisory Board for a three-year term in 2012. Dr. Matyjas also provided 6 years of service as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York Polytechnic.EDUCATION
1996 Associate of Science degree in pre-engineering, Niagara University, NY
1998 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical & computer engineering, University of Buffalo, NY
2000 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of Buffalo, NY