Eric D. Evans, director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address at Northeastern’s doctoral graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 4. He is among the nation’s foremost experts in the development of remote sensing systems, detection of explosive threats, and ship antimissile defense.
Evans is responsible for the strategic direction and overall technical and administrative operations of a critical research asset within the United States’ defense infrastructure. The multidisciplinary laboratory, which has 4,000 employees and is run by MIT for the Department of Defense, focuses on advanced technology development and system prototyping for national security needs.
Evans will address Northeastern’s largest-ever class of graduating doctoral candidates. The university’s strengths in use-inspired and interdisciplinary research, along with talented faculty, have created an intellectually ambitious and entrepreneurial environment for Ph.D. education.