Rob Wallace Technical Director US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
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Dr. Robert Wallace is lead technical director for Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) at the Information Technology Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center. In this roll he provides technical oversight for the DoD-wide acquisition program, an effort that spans all Services. Previously, he was the chief scientist for the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) and technical director for HPC and advanced data analytics. In that capacity he provided scientific leadership for execution of the $288 million HPCMP budget.
Dr. Wallace has 25 years of software development, engineering and managerial expertise for computational science projects with particular emphasis on water resources, graphical user interfaces, geographic information systems, mobile computing and data analytics. He previously served as Chief of the Computational Science and Engineering Division of the Information Technology Laboratory at ERDC where he led a team of approximately 120 engineers and scientists in developing cutting-edge software and computational techniques to solve complex problems for the DoD.
Dr. Wallace’s academic background includes completing Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 2002.