Dr. Steven A. Davidson

Chief Scientist for Systems Architecture, Electronics Systems Innovation Center

MITRE Corporation

Dr. Steve Davidson is Chief Scientist for Systems Architecture in the Electronics Systems Innovation Center at The MITRE Corporation (a role he started when he joined MITRE in July 2020). In his role, he leads architecture development on projects across MITRE's portfolio, and is co-Lead of MITRE's MOSA Technical Capability Area. He has been deeply involved in MOSA since 2010, and over the years has strongly influenced the development of many open systems architectures (especially FACE and SOSA).

Steve was previously at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems as Director of Product Family Development and Open Systems Architecture, and prior to that held many other roles over his twelve years at Raytheon (including R&D Principal Investigator, technical lead, Chief Architect, Technology Area Director, etc.)

Steve spent the first 20 years of his professional career at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he led networking and missile defense projects, and worked in the fields of air defense, radar, and electro-optic sensors. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.   With background is in networking, RF sensors, lasers, and EO/IR sensors, so his career literally goes from DC to light.