Clinton Kelly has twenty years of leadership and management in research and advanced technology projects in both industry and government. As senior vice president for advanced technology development at SAIC, Dr. Kelly is responsible for the conduct of the corporation’s Independent Research and Development (IR&D) program; a discretionary investment intended to provide the corporation with the basis for developing contract research and development support in areas of strategic importance. He chairs the committee that reviews all IR&D proposals submitted by the operating groups and makes recommendations for funding to the chairman and president.
Prior to joining SAIC in 1998, Dr. Kelly was director of the U.S. Strategic Computing Program, the national fifth generation high performance computing research initiative at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and executive director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office, the leading source of funding for advanced computer science research in the United States. From 1980 until 1987, he was responsible for establishing the direction for research in all areas of the Strategic Computing Program. As director, he was also required to periodically review the program for congressional members and staff, as well as being responsible for the preparation of the annual technical plan and budget submission.
From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Kelly directed the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) study on Japanese manufacturing technology. Prior to the Strategic Computing Program, Dr. Kelly directed the DARPA engineering applications office with oversight of all DARPA research programs in robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent processing of materials, multimedia communications, and simulation technology.
From 1972 to 1980, Dr. Kelly was director of research and a founder of Decisions and Designs, Inc.; a company specializing in the development and application of decision analysis to public and national security policy problems. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NRC) Committee on Unmanned Ground Vehicles. He is a member of the Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center (SSR-RC). He is a board member, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and the Pittsburgh Technology Collaborative. He serves on the Advisory Boards: School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; College of Engineering, Duke University; COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, Georgia Institute of Technology; College of Science, Purdue University; Department of Computer Science, Purdue University; JB Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville; and Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland. Dr. Kelly received his bachelor’s degree (EE) from Duke University in 1959, a master’s degree and Ph.D. (EE) from the University of Michigan in 1967 & 1972 respectively.