Dr. Petros Mouchtaris is president of Perspecta Labs, providing the vision and leadership for transformative applied research across the organization. He has more than 30 years of experience in research and development, both as a technologist and a senior manager.
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—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC).
In previous roles he has been assistant vice president 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 he is co-author of the book “Security for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.” He was named by Billing & OSS World as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Telecom Software” and in 2011 he was elected a Telcordia Fellow.
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