Robert Mandelbaum, Ph.D.

Independent Board Member

Board of Directors

Ph.D. in Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand

Robert Mandelbaum

Robert Mandelbaum is the director and general manager at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. In 2021, Kitware broadened its board to include two external directors, including Robert. He brings a strong technical background in artificial intelligence and robotics, 20+ years leading projects and teams at larger peer companies like Sarnoff and Lockheed Martin, and experience as a successful DARPA program manager.

At Sarnoff, Robert gained experience with software platform-based R&D and first-hand experience with spin-off companies. At DARPA he led the well-known Big Dog program in robotics and started a robotic manipulation program. Most recently, at Lockheed Martin, Robert leads a research team within the larger production-focused Lockheed organization.

Robert holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Associations & Service

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-present

  • Member, IEEE, 1993-2020