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Keynote Presentation (Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:30 - 9:15 am)

Rami R. RazoukRami R. Razouk
Senior VP, Engineering and Technology Group, Aerospace Corporation

"Software Challenges Facing National Security Space"


Dr. Rami R. Razouk is senior vice president of the Engineering and Technology Group, which comprises about 1,000 engineers and scientists, nearly half the company's technical staff. He assumed this position on July 1, 2005, after serving for one-and-a-half years as associate general manager of the Space Support Division.

He was appointed associate general manager of Space Support Division in 2004. In that position he had oversight responsibility for a number of programs for the Air Force and other Defense Department and civil customers, including the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program and the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.  He also has shared responsibility for the Air Force Space Test Program, Space Superiority, and Navy programs.

Razouk joined the company in 1988 as a member of the technical staff in the Computer Science Laboratory, where he specialized in software engineering, component-based software design, programming languages, temporal logic, and formal methods.

He subsequently served as manager of the Advanced Software Environments Section, director of the Computer Systems Research Department, principal director of the Computer Science and Technology Subdivision, and general manager of Computer Systems Division, the position he held before being named associate general manager of Space Support Division.

Before joining Aerospace, Razouk was an assistant professor of information and computer science at the University of California, Irvine. He also was an assistant professor in residence at UCLA, a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company, and an aerospace industry consultant.

Razouk was educated at UCLA, earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s and doctorate in computer science. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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