Richard M Lusk

Rick Lusk is the Director of the UAS Research Center and leader of the Data System Sciences and Engineering Group in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With more than 30 years of professional experience, he is an expert in designing and planning integrated technology platforms and managing their creation and transformation into comprehensive, authoritative, and intuitive support systems.

Before joining the lab, Lusk designed and developed multiple complex strategic technology, operation, and marketing plans for multinational businesses and U.S. government agencies. These include the first global client-server network for imagery analysis, VOIP, and WebTV. His career has ranged from working at the MIT Media Lab, to providing business solutions to former customers such as Jack Nicklaus Golf, Gary Player and Bankrate, to representing United States interests abroad.   A former Marine Corps officer, Lusk holds a BS in communications from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Boston University. He is a graduate of the National Defense University Advanced Management Program and is a federally certified enterprise architect and chief information officer. Rick is also an ISO TAG member and UAS Expert for the USA.

He also designed the Lusk Family tartan, Scottish Register of Tartans - STA ref: 7228. SRT ref:2252