Petros Mouchtaris, PH.D.
Dr. Petros Mouchtaris has more than 20 years of experience in research and development, both as a technologist and a senior manager. He was named president of Vencore Labs in 2016 and provides the vision and leadership for transformative applied research.
Prior to being appointed as president, he served as vice president of applied research and played a key role in growing the organization and setting its strategic direction. In particular, he has led the entry into advanced security for wireless ad hoc networks and served as principal investigator for various projects funded by two of the organization’s biggest customers—DARPA and CERDEC.
In previous roles he has been AVP of Telcordia Technologies' Network Systems Laboratory, director of Oracle’s Product Development, and technical director at Pacific Bell (now AT&T).
Mouchtaris has been published extensively in the areas of wireless networks, cybersecurity, voice-over-IP and smart grid security; and is co-author of the book “Security for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.” He was elected a Telcordia Fellow in 2011 and has been named by Billing and OSS World as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Telecom Software.”
Mouchtaris holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, as well as a Master of Science and doctorate in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Calif.