Dr. J. Michael McQuade

Carnegie Mellon University Moderator
Vice President, Research
NDIA National Security AI Conference and Exhibition (NSAICE)
J. Michael McQuade is Carnegie Mellon University’s Vice President for Research, providing leadership for the University’s research enterprise and advocating for the role that science, technology and innovation play nationally and globally.  From 2006 to 2018, he served as Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation, where he provided strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities that focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries.  Dr. McQuade held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak.  He served as Vice President of 3M’s Medical Division and President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business.  He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.  

Dr. McQuade holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.  He served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and is a member of the Defense Innovation Board