| American|| Andrew Gerber|
| Georgia Institute of Technology,
Georgia Tech Research Institute,
MIT Lincoln Laboratory|
Duke University (AB), Yale University (MS, MPhil, PhD)
Air and Missile Defense
Andrew Gerber Wikipedia
Andrew Gerber is the director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and a senior vice president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. GTRI is the applied research arm of Georgia Tech. Gerber was selected in 2015 to succeed Robert McGrath as permanent director of GTRI and replaced Stephen E. Cross, another former director who was serving as an interim following McGrath's departure in 2014.
Prior to joining GTRI, Gerber was the associate head of the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Gerber received an AB in chemistry from Duke University in 1979. From 1981 to 1987, he earned an MS, MPhil, and PhD, all in applied physics, from Yale University. He began working at Lincoln Laboratory as a staff member in 1988, leaving in 1991 to work with space surveillance systems and later lead the ALTAIR radar project at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands. Gerber returned to Lincoln Laboratory in 1996 as assistant leader of the Air Defense Techniques Group. In 1997, Gerber began working with the Navy's Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants as an intergovernmental Personnel Act appointee. He returned to Lincoln Laboratory again in 2001, and in 2002 he was named head of the Sensor Systems Division. He became the associate head of the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division in 2004, a position he held until he was selected to become the director of GTRI in 2015.