Sukarno Mertoguno
Research Professor


J. Sukarno Mertoguno, Ph.D., is the chief innovation officer for the Information and Cyber Sciences Directorate of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and is jointly appointed as deputy director of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech. 

Sukarno’s expertise is in developing innovative cybersecurity solutions. Prior to joining GTRI, Sukarno managed basic and applied scientific research in cybersecurity and complex software for the Office of Naval Research. He was previously a system and chip architect and an entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from SUNY-Binghamton with a focus on system architecture design. He also earned a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Indonesia.