Job: scientist, leadership
Ersin Uzun is Vice President and Director of the System Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at PARC. His organization leads research and development in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, planning, optimization, security and high-performance analytics for a variety of cyber-physical system applications serving Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), CAD/CAM, Transportation, IoT, Additive Manufacturing, Energy, and Defense sectors. SSL also houses PARC’s renowned social sciences group and innovation service offerings such as rapid prototyping, user needs research and innovation management consultancy. In his previous roles at PARC, Ersin was the Director of the Computing Science Laboratory and the global director of software technology solutions & strategy, leading PARC's efforts in developing innovative custom solutions to the industries' most challenging problems. Prior to that, he managed PARC's Security and Privacy Research, leading some of its visionary research in Privacy Preserving Analytics and Content-Centric Networking. Before joining PARC, Ersin worked at Nokia Research Center, HP Labs, INRIA, Ericsson and was the co-founding CTO of Identillect Technologies, a growing provider of email security solutions to SMBs in healthcare and finance. Ersin received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from UC Irvine, and is the author of over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and issued/pending patents.