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BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS


2015


Reginald Hobbs Associate Director for Experimentation


Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) Army Research Laboratory


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r. Reginald Hobbs has a quarter of a century of contributions in STEM. He was recently named as- sociate director for experimentation at the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) of the Army Research Laboratory. He has made significant breakthroughs in machine language translation and is an acknowledged leader of multidis- ciplinary research teams exploring basic research initiatives. One project in Army basic research constitutes a $40 million investment in understanding networks, users, and network-based trust models as applied to Army communications needs. The professional col- laboration between Dr. Hobbs and Army Research Laboratory’s academic and industrial partners guarantees military relevance of the research and heightens the transition potential from scientific theory to solutions. Dr. Hobbs’ leadership has led to innovation in network science, applying fuzzy logic inference and intelligent agents to the challenge of maintaining quality of information over tactical networks.


His recognized expertise, complexity of work, and impact on


the Army has proven “invaluable,” says Cynthia Bedell, associate director of S&T. Dr. Hobbs has authored or co-authored 36 technical publi- cations on network science, machine translation, and scenario- based design. Over 100 citations of his work have appeared in research papers, technical reports, master’s theses, and disserta- tions of researchers in this country and abroad, in three different disciplines of computer science. In addition to his ARL work, Dr. Hobbs is an adjunct profes- sor at both Howard University and the University of the District of Colombia – motivating nearly 300 traditional and non-tradi- tional students to pursue advanced degrees in STEM fields. Known as an enthusiastic and compassionate teacher and


researcher, he is a role model for youth interested in STEM. During his dissertation studies, Hobbs returned to Wash- ington, D.C., to care for his mother-in-law who was in declining health. On top of his studies and full-time job, he became the pro- vider to his five small children, one of whom had special needs.


40 USBE&IT I WINTER 2015


Special


Recognition HONOREES


Marvy Moore Associate Vice President


Big Data and Advanced Solutions in Mobility and Business Solutions AT&T


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arvy Moore was chosen by


the CEO of AT&T Business Solutions to launch market devel- opment. Her position as AVP of market development posi- tions her as a leader in AT&T’s technol- ogy innovation. The team she heads creates models for technology innovation. Under her leadership, the team works across the firm to find connections in product, marketing and sales to create compelling solutions for AT&T customers.


Ms. Moore is breaking new ground with the market devel- opment model. She has made notable achievements with the team in a short period of time. AT&T’s network enhancement at Disney Parks and Resorts is their largest small cell deployment. It provides quality connections for thousands of employees and millions of customers. Ms. Moore is also excited about a project with AT&T to create a mobile platform to bind content, skills and location into an industrial application. Throughout her years with AT&T, Ms. Moore has contribut- ed to business growth through her leadership roles in marketing, consultative sales and technical design. Her contributions are not limited to her role at AT&T. Awards she has received include the Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry, the Ben Hill UME Living Legend, and the Atlanta YWCA 2006 Woman of Achievement. Ms. Moore’s board memberships include Atlanta Partners for Education and the Georgia 100 Mentor Exchange. Ms. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts in English (journal- ism) and speech (interpersonal and organizational communica- tions) from North Carolina State University.


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