Meet Awardees From Across the Defense Enterprise in the DoD Innovator Spotlight Series
The Office of the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology awards exceptional personnel in the fields of Research and Development, STEM, and Technology Transfer with the following awards:
Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award recognizes extraordinary service by DoD scientists and engineers that demonstrate exceptional work on behalf of the Department.
STEM Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding STEM education and outreach efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.
Technology Transfer (T2) Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding Technology Transfer efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.
George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer (T2) recognizes outstanding efforts made in support and execution of T2 partnerships that promote technology commercialization and license patented government inventions.
Recent Innovator Awardees
Dr. Oluseyi (Seyi) Ayorinde
CCDC Army Research Lab
Oluseyi (Seyi) Ayorinde is a researcher on the Silicon team at the CCDC Army Research Lab, and is currently working out of the west coast office in Playa Vista. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia, where he explored generating and configuring custom, sub-threshold Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware, as well as designing accelerators for ultra-low power systems-on-chip (SoCs). He is currently focusing on development of low-power digital circuits for various applications. His research interests include Machine Learning Acceleration, Swarming Algorithm Acceleration, Digital Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design, and Low-Power FPGA hardware design. He also has an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach, particularly in exposing under-represented communities in STEM to engineering and science activities and opportunities. He serves as the chair of the CCDC ARL-West Outreach Committee.