Gordon W. Clark

Division Manager

Dr. Gordon W. Clark, Metron
Dr. Clark joined Metron in April 2003, and is the founder and current manager of the Computing and Engineering Technologies for Unmanned Systems (CETUS) division. The CETUS division works directly with Department of Defense agencies such as ONR, SPAWAR, and DARPA to develop autonomy infrastructure, algorithms and software. Dr. Clark has served as project manager, consultant and analyst on projects for the US Navy, specializing in autonomous behavior and mission planning, mine countermeasures, and littoral warfare. His work in these areas includes project management, research and development, applied mathematics modeling, discrete event simulation and software development. He has managed and performed multiple trade-off studies and operations analysis projects for OPNAV N81, ONR, PEO LCS, PMS 495, PMS 420, and OPNAV N95. Dr. Clark has lead Metron’s R&D effort on the ONR LDUUV INP project and the Unmanned Cooperative Cueing and Intervention (UCCI) project since 2008.


Between 2003 and 2007, Dr. Clark’s primary technical responsibility was modeling, software development, and design of Metron’s mine warfare simulation system, the Mine Warfare Countermeasures Evaluation Tool (MCET). Dr. Clark is the primary developer of the Automated Dynamic Planning Tool (ADPT), an automated and adaptive planning and decision making tool fully integrated with MCET. Dr. Clark’s work on the ADPT system has included design of algorithms for automated planning, Bayesian statistical analysis of risk in the Mine Warfare (MIW) arena, software design, development and integration, and analysis.


Before joining Metron, Dr. Clark was the web applications architect and lead software designer for development of internet and intranet applications at VitalChek Network in Nashville, TN. From 1999 to 2001 Dr. Clark was a software engineer with Aspect Communications. Previous to that Dr. Clark was a mathematics professor for seven years teaching mathematics courses at introductory through graduate levels and performing research in Partial Differential Equations, focusing on homogenization of systems of equations describing fluid flow. Dr. Clark is the author or co-author of 7 peer reviewed scientific journal articles in mathematics and one conference proceedings article in computer science. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 1986 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1992